Skip to comments.Churches of Gomorrah (Part 1)
Posted on 06/15/2019 6:05:56 PM PDT by Jan_Sobieski
"Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."
Growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (farm country) during the 70s and 80s, church sermons often rightly proclaimed the goodness and grace of God for allowing us to be born at this time and in this place. Most could easily resonate with this message, seeing the starving masses of Africa, or war ravaged Asia, or post Christian neo-pagan Europe. Regardless of troubles, folks accepted that we were still better off than most of the world. The supporting Bible verses always included Jesus' pronouncement, "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required" (Luke 12:48)
Faithful preachers of the 70s and 80s would remind their congregations of God's righteous destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and the world of Noah. New York Times best selling books were often eschatology books like, "The Late Great Planet Earth" by Hal Lindsey. Americans were aware and continually warned of God's righteous judgments to come. Men were convicted and provoked to repentance when they heard that Sodom did not have churches on every corner, nor Billy Graham preaching in their streets and on television. This, of course, implied that a much greater judgment would be waiting for us if we rejected so great a salvation. To whom much is given, much will be required! How I miss those days.
I still believe this message and repeat it to whoever will listen. I'm grateful that my church still faithfully conveys this message. However I tremble when I think of how the United States has fallen since the 70s, and wonder what form of judgment is headed our way for this country's rejection of God's immutable, everlasting truths. There is only one thing I disagree concerning the old message; I now believe that Sodom and Gomorrah had churches. The sudden and comprehensive adoption of the LGBTQI cause by today's mainstream Christian Denominations had given me and epiphany. Rather than warning and admonishing people about the danger and destruction these sins, most religious organizations today encouraged, aided, support, and enabled these unbridled and perverted passions. Even the most godless places of Africa and Asia eschew and reject homosexuality. Yet Sodom, Gomorrah, and the United States celebrate and promote the behavior!?
Major Christian Denominations like the United Methodist, Presbyterian Church USA, Episcopalian Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA), American Baptist, Community of Christ, United Church of Christ, Reformed Church in America, and even many non-denominational evangelical churches now affirm and support LGBTQI clergy. Despite studies showing a preponderance of homosexual and bisexuals being abused by sexual predators as children , many of these Churches have begun hosting Drag Queen story hour. At Drag Queen story hour children are introduced to, become familiar with, and learn from gender dysphoric transvestites and cross dressers. Remember that the homosexuals of Sodom and Gomorrah surrounding Lot's residence were unhindered in their predatory mission from any authority, judicial or religious.
Inter-denominational organizations like Believe Out Loud (www.believeroutloud.com), with over 5000 affiliated churches, assist these churches in the promotion of an LGBTQI friendly theological message, to "welcome and affirm persons of all sexual orientations and identities." Defense of their homosexual theology rests on the notion that Jesus never spoke against homosexuality, but rather taught us to welcome all. Our churches and society must work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality because God calls us to do justice. Perhaps this was the reason that no one in authority stood up or prevented the crowds from descending upon Lot's home.
Rightly so, many Christians are fleeing protestant and evangelical churches that embrace this sexual perversion. Unfortunately many naive Christians are going to the Roman Catholic Church for refuge. This is the proverbial leap "out of the frying pan, into the fire" as the Roman Church's rampant godless celibacy inspired pedophilia and homosexuality is unmasked every day. All the while, conservative Christian business owners are being bullied, sued, protested against, and terrorized with religious fervor by LGBTQI supporters for not commissioning such behavior and belief. Liberal churches stand in solidarity with the LGBTQI supporters.
The one group who could and should stand up to this madness is conservative Evangelical Churches (non-denominational and others like Calvary Chapel); the last bulwark against our generation's complete moral collapse. Instead many of these churches have lost their gravitas and moral courage. Why? They wants to be "hip", "inclusive", "cool", "relatable", "the next big thing", etc. Church growth is their only true gauge of success. While not expounding the engrafted Word of God which is able to save souls (James 1:21), or the coming "terror of the Lord" (2 Cor 5:11), they incessantly promote a lukewarm, tepid, Biblically bereft message of slogans like "unconditional love" (there are conditions to receiving God's love), "once saved always saved" (what about falling away?), and "God loves you the way are" (he loves you too much to leave you this way). When they should be standing in the gap and restraining this perversion, they bring a hip-hop beat and jovial, lighthearted view of sin. A mega-church I visited with my relatives in Longmont, Colorado had a homosexual hip-hop singer leading worship to prepare God's people for a deep (dish) sermon on how God is like Ice Cream. A hometown church recently started its service with 90s hip-hop fornication theme song, "Let's talk about sex", to prepare people for a sermon of the same title. Perhaps this is why Lot's sons-in-law thought he was joking when warning them to flee Sodom.?.?
All those churches are members of the National Council of Churches. Run away from those false churches. We left the apostate ELCA in the early 90s for the biblical Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. The ELCA is not Lutheran and it is not Christian.
Northrop does an excellent job of outlining the main offenders.
What’s that saying,,,
“If God doesn’t judge
Sodom and Gomorrah are
Owed an Apology.”
I, also left the ELCA, after that fateful 666/1000 “aye” vote to allow sexually active homosexual pastors in the pulpit, ten years ago, in August of 2009. A most extraordinary weather day - out of nowhere, a tornado arrived in the middle of town, toppling the steeple of the church hosting the delegates in Minneapolis. I believe it was just after the vote. God is not mocked.
Excellent and Truthful Read Thanks
WOW!! I'm expecting much the same here in California soon!
True many christians are fleeing the perverted churches which God tells his people to do in rev 18
also many people will stubornly insist that we should not desert but fight to change it back the way it
If that was possible they would not have turned to perversion to begin with, the church was used to
preach the gospel to the world and after that the end would come, the gospel has been preached to all of
the world and we are in judgement day as we speak.
Revelation 18:4 come out of her my people and be not partakers of her sins.
God for you, Norski! May God lead you to a faithful Church. Our church is, Believers in Grace (www.believersingrace.com) in Cedar Rapids under Pastor Bill Randles who writes articles often on this site. His sermons are on Youtube and facebook under “Believers in Grace Fellowship”
If you see a rainbow at a church (flag, banner, vestments, altar cloth), that means the church is controlled by Satan. Leave immediately before it can infect you or demons try to attach themselves to you. Since those in those churches are dying (literally and spiritually), the demons are always looking for new victims to infest.
While driving through Vermont last week, we saw many churches with gay pride flags front and center on the outside of the church.
It just made me sick to see it.
I believe this is a sign that Jesus is coming very soon!
Also enjoy His posting on here.
Now is not the time to be “lukewarm”.
I remember that. We left before that.
We go to a small church called Bible Fellowship, where the Word of God is taught.
Started with less than 10 people, 7 years later 2 services on Sunday, packed every week.
Bible studies, prayer time weekly, womens and mens groups.
None of this is taught. We are completely Bible based, nothing more, nothing less.
I love it there as we watch churches around us fall apart.
Actually, it's a sign that persecution of real Christians is coming very soon.
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