Q. 1. The Holy Bible speaks of two cities that were destroyed because of their sins. What is the name of those cities and why were they destroyed?
A. 1. Sodom and Gomorrah are the two cities that were destroyed because of their sins.
There are some who claim that Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed because of the sins of homosexuality. There are others who claim that it was because of the sin of sodomy which derives from the word Sodom.
What does the Holy Bible say on this matter? Let me quote some Bible passages:
- "And they called to Lot, 'Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, so that we may know them.'" [Genesis 19:5] The people saw that Lot had male guests. They wanted the guests to come out so they, the male town people, may have sex with them. This is the sin of homosexuality.
- "Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which, in the same manner as they, indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire." [Jude 1:7] This passage condemns two things, "sexual immorality" as sex outside of marriage and "unnatural lust" as desiring someone of the same gender and/or bestiality.
- "This was the guilt of your sister Sodom; she and her daughters has pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty, and did abominable things before me; therefore I removed them when I saw it." [Ezekiel 16:49-50]
- "If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town." [Matthew 10:14-15]
This last passage implies that those who do not want to hear the Good News, the Word of God, the Gospel, they are lost. Do not waste your time with them. Move on towards those who hunger for the Word of the Lord.