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1 WHY DID GOD DESTROY SODOM AND GOMORAH? GENESIS 18-19

2 Lot's situation Greed Pitched his tent toward Sodom Dwelt in Sodom None of these were wrong in themselves

3 Sat in the gates of Sodom 6 if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7 and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked 8 (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); 9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. 2 Peter 2:6-10 ESV

4 Lot tried to have the best of both worlds He lost both worlds Peace with Man Peace with God

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6 I. Lot's terrible condition Living in Sodom Sodom had become openly homosexual

7 What does God say about Sodomy Then the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, Genesis 18:20 ESV

8 Romans 1:21 ‑ 27 Progression Rejected God Began to worship idols God gave them up to their unnatural lusts Receiving the end result of judgment

9 Romans 1:27 (NIV) In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

10 Leviticus 18:22-24 ESV 22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. 23 And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion. 24 “Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these things, for by all these the nations I am driving out before you have become unclean,

11 Leviticus 20:13 ESV If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

12 Is there a cure?

13 1 Corinthians 6:9 ‑ 11 NLT 9 Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. 11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

14 God wants to save all Will you set yourself up as better? Only in Christ are you pure. Why Did God destroy Sodom and Gomorrah Sin had reached a high INTENSITY There were not 10 righteous

15 When a person gets entrenched in sin, it will destroy them. Except in Jesus Christ, people self destruct Sin is like an auto immune disease Hard to turn from our sin

16 IN TIMES LIKE THSE, YOU NEED A SAVIOR In times like these you need a Savior, In times like these you need an anchor; Be very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

17 IN TIMES LIKE THSE, YOU NEED A SAVIOR This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He's the One; This Rock is Jesus, The only One! Be very sure, be very sure, Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock.

18 IN TIMES LIKE THSE, YOU NEED A SAVIOR In times like these you need the Bible, In times like these O be not idle; Be very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

19 IN TIMES LIKE THSE, YOU NEED A SAVIOR This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He's the One; This Rock is Jesus, The only One! Be very sure, be very sure, Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock.

20 IN TIMES LIKE THSE, YOU NEED A SAVIOR In times like these I have a Savior, In times like these I have an anchor; I'm very sure, I'm very sure My anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

21 IN TIMES LIKE THSE, YOU NEED A SAVIOR This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He's the One; This Rock is Jesus, The only One! I'm very sure, I'm very sure, My anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock.

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