Lee’s biblical insights are always challenging and inspiring. This one is the best explanation of the Sodom episode in the Bible I have ever read.
The sin of Sodom? That’s obvious, isn’t it?
No, it’s not.
The Bible does tell us what the sin of Sodom was . . . and it’s not what you’re thinking!
In the book of Ezekiel, God says:
Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen. (Ezekiel 16:49–50)
There you have it. The Bible says that the sin of Sodom was arrogance, overindulgence, indifference, lack of charity for the poor and needy, and haughtiness. It’s all about self-centeredness and lack of love for the neighbor. Not a word about homosexuality.
Oh, yes. It also says that they “did detestable things.” And though Old Testament law does say that sex between two men…
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