Title & Purpose
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:
for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand, Joel 2:1.
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015
The Bible ahead of its Time on Sodomite Marriage!
The days of Noah, and the days of Lot, will reappear and converge at the end of this age. This is the teaching of Jesus Christ in Luke 17:26-30: And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
The abuse of marriage was a feature of the days of Noah. The unseemly, unnatural sin of lusting after those of the same sex [cf. Romans 1:23-32] was the feature of Lot's day, and has taken on the infamous name of 'Sodomy'.
The Saviour says that these two sinful characteristics will reappear and converge prior to His second coming, cf. v30: Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. The Saviour is surely highlighting the point that the prevalent sins of the days of Noah and of the days of Lot will reappear and converge.
How up to date therefore is the Word of God. It is ahead of its time. We presently live in an age when these sins are re-emerging and converging.
Another feature of the days of Noah and Lot was the unbelief and indifference to the future. Those who lived in these times, mentioned by Jesus Christ, were unprepared for the coming judgment.
It is these truths among others that the Saviour is holding up in Luke 17:26-30 as a warning. It is interesting to note that these recorded events of Old Testament history, though they be denied and/or explained away nowadays by man, are referred to here as facts.
The rise of sodomy and the growing acceptance today of sodomite marriage is never a reason to throw off belief in the Word of God. Rather these developments give greater cause than ever to hold fast, to what we believe, for the Bible is being proved true before our very eyes. As the Saviour reminded us in Matthew 5:17,18: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.