21st Century Sodom and Gomorrah. By Bishop T. Nasir

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I read the article by a Presbyterian Minister "Charles Henderson in "About.com's Christianity -General". The news from www.presbyweb.com dated 26th July 2003. The Presbyterian Minister has advocated "Gay Marriages". In his opinion arguments against "

He starts his article with these words. "You've heard all the arguments against gay marriage: that it represents a threat to the core values of Western civilization; that it undermines the institution of the family; that it's unnatural, unhealthy, and UN-Christian. First it was the Supreme Court striking down sodomy laws, next it's the institution of marriage that will fall". He continues "As a Presbyterian minister and a happily married heterosexual male with a brood of children and grandchildren, I find none of these arguments in the slightest degree convincing. Rather the reverse is true. Marriage has never been stronger. This institution is as robust as ever and it would only grow stronger should Congress or the courts eventually decide to extend to committed gay couples the same legal protections that the rest of us enjoy. Further, as I have come to believe, people of faith will lead the way in awakening the wider culture to the blessings of gay marriage". I am sure no Christian (if he/she is a Christian) will agree with Mr. Henderson. The word "Sodomy" has been derived from the city of "Sodom" that was destroyed by the Lord God along with the city of Gomorrah for the reason that in both the cities the sin of homosexuality was so deep rooted. We read in Genesis Chapter 18: 20 "And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous". And when Abraham asked God if He would destroy Righteous with Wicked people God promised not to destroy even if He finds TEN righteous people. We further read in the Holy Bible, "And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake" (Genesis 18:32). It was a misfortune that even "Ten righteous" people were not found in the city and Sodom and Gomorrah and today we have no trace of these cities. It was "Gay Community" that brought the wrath of God on those cities. The sin of "Homosexuality" is against very purpose of creation of human race. In Genesis 1:27-28 it is written " So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it". Then in Genesis Chapter 2: 18 we read "And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help mate for him". There after it is written, "And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man . Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis Chapter 2: 21-24. In these verses God has revealed His Divine will for the creation of man and woman. I my opinion this was the first wedding ceremony solemnized by Lord God Himself. This marriage was between a "man and a woman". Woman was not created only as a helpmate but as a partner in every aspect of human life. If only helpmate was intended, God could create another man. God created woman for a fruitful life and multiplication of human race. By endorsing "homosexuality" and "same sex marriages" the State or the Church has sinfully interfere in the Divine Will of God and has made these States and Churches Sodom and Gomorrah of Twentieth and Twenty First Century. The Holy Bible has condemned homosexuality in all shape and forms. "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Leviticus 18 : 22. "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence" of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Romans Chapter 1:26-28.

The Holy Bible is very clear on the subject of human sexuality. Thus there is no place for homosexuality in Christianity. Yet in surprises that in a country that once said "In God we trust" has fallen in the hands of Devil. The State and the Church are not only showing their ignorance of the God's command, they are encouraging disobedience to God. If according to Mr. Henderson "homosexuals have right to enjoy (their homosexuality) then every kind of sin must be allowed. A murderer must be allowed to enjoy murder, a thief must be allowed to enjoy stealing. A sex maniac must be allowed to enjoy "rape". A whore must be allowed to enjoy her profession. I would suggest all criminals must be allowed to enjoy their criminal life. After all such crimes are declared sin by the Holy Bible.

According to Mr. Henderson, the "family system is falling apart". I do agree with him, yet I would ask, why? When a society gives protection to people responsible for falling family values such as homosexuals, open marriages and free love, the family will fall apart. Unfortunately extra personal freedom and liberty for which countries like the United States of America and Europe are so proud of has harmed the social and family values. On top of it are the "human right activists" who make issues out of no issue. The interference of State in the family has harmed family values too. Laws such as "child abuse" "wife abuse" are the root cause of every evil in society. Parents are deprived of the right of controlling their children. They must have the right to punish their disobedient children. Husbands should have right to object to the activities of their wives. Yet I have seen children and wives calling "911" even if parents or husbands try to correct their mistakes. This "Child Abuse" thing has given teen-age mothers and ever-increasing divorce rate. The Holy Bible does allow physical punishment of children by their parents yet the State, the church and in recent years the "human right activists" fight against the Will of God and the modern or so-called civilized countries encourages them. In our "Third World Society" parents are responsible for correct upbringing of their children. If I beat my 28 years old son or daughter, the State does not take me to jail. I am free to give proper guidance to my children yet an American or European father is not free to guide his children in right direction. A free teenager is always exposed to many temptations and if he/she gets State and Church backing along with "human right people, the child will one day leave his parent. If an Eighteen years old boy or girl decides to leave their parents and live life according to their free will, the family values will suffer and more and more young people will be adopting the sinful life and the "modern" society will see more and more "homosexuals". This makes a nation Sodom and Gomorrah and worthy of God's wrath. I believe there are still "TEN" righteous people in the so-called "First World" or so-called modern and civilized nations, and for these "TEN" righteous people, these nations are avoiding the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah. I would suggest the governments and the churches of such states to stop interfering in the family affairs of their citizens. Let the parents decide how they have to save their families. People like Mr. Charles Henderson are calling for the worst. They are like sons of "Lot" who refused to escape the wrath of God and mocked their father. May the Lord give some left over wisdom to Mr. Charles Henderson who is trying to find or has found joy in sin. I must make myself clear UN-repented sinners have no claim on any right that the Lord God has given to His people, otherwise what difference will be left between Lord's people and the Devil's Disciples such as "Gays" and "homosexuals?

May the Lord save America from becoming Sodom and Gomorrah of 21st Century.

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