In Sodom, Lot had visitors, and “the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally’” (Genesis 19:4-5 NKJV). God later turned “the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:6 NKJV). Homosexuals in the streets, demanding their “rights” brought Sodom to ashes. With the White House bathed in rainbow colors after the U. S. Supreme Court’s recognition of homosexual “rights,” the ungodly haven’t learned from the “example” of what God thinks!
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I bought one of those new five blade razors but it was more than I could handle. I had to go back and trade it for a three blade model. I’m not the first preacher with shaver troubles. Long ago the Lord ordered Ezekiel to take a sword for a razor to his head and beard. After he was slick and bald, God told Ezekiel to weigh and divide the hair and whiskers. One third was to be burned, one third he was to smite with a sword and the last third was to be scattered to the wind. What did it all mean? And what does it say to us? It says that God will not forever endure the filth and treachery of His people. A day of reckoning will come. Yes, God is love. But “God is also light and in Him is no darkness at all.” On November 6th Sodom usurped the throne and Gomorrah won the election. Surely we are in the last days and need we be reminded that the last days have a last day? This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess
This is Just-A-Minute. Why does God permit us to lie down at night only to rise up in the morning to sin again; to oppose God and rebel against His will; to swear and profane His name; to break His commands and pile abominations high? How corrupt, how perverse, how irreligious, how willful, how presumptuous, and how intransigent we are! We are ripe for judgment and primed for punishment. The sacred is reviled and the holy desecrated. Brothelry is practiced without charge and whoring has gone on-line. Oppose perverseness and you are charged with hate crime or speak against the profane and you are accused of phobia. As Sodom demanded destruction and Gomorrah begged for retribution, so our sensual sodden society petitions for God’s condemnation. Only in Jesus is there hope.
The little Bible book of Jude declares: “Just as Sodom and the surrounding cities, which indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.” A recent poll says 52% of Americans approve of same-sex marriage. That’s the pollster’s wording. It should be, 52% approve of perverseness, 52% approve of Sodomy, 52% approve of decadence so corrupt that before this generation it was illegal, immoral and the worst of sins. But what did Jude say? God destroyed Sodom “as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.” Note the words: “example”, “punishment” and “eternal fire”, not a brief and over with destruction. If Sodom is an example of what God does to those who practice and approve as such, then woe to America. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess
. Is God no longer angry with wickedness? The feet of men race to iniquity; their mouths boast and blaspheme; their hands grasp in greediness; their hearts burn with passion and perverseness. Is the wrath of God a bygone trait? Is there no longer justice? Has God lowered the standards? Has God lost His power and is He too weak to accomplish His will? Does God no longer keep His promises? Has Satan rose to the throne and unseated both the Father and Son? Are unbelievers less guilty today? I found a wasp nest full of red wasps. I doused it with gasoline and killed them all. Will you find fault with me? God is the Potter, I am the clay. If I am a broken cup or a leaky pot, is the Potter at fault for tossing me away? This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess.
If you were to pick out the most wicked city ever, you might likely say, “Sodom”. After all, Sodom and Gomorrah were so wicked that God wiped them off the face of the earth. He rained down fire and brimstone to destroy them. Moreover, to call a man a Sodomite is one of the greatest insults you can use and the word Sodomy is synonymous with perversion and homosexuality. Can you imagine a people worse than Sodom? Well, God’s prophet, Ezekiel tells us that Judah was worse than Sodom. Everyone agrees that Judah was sinful and that was the reason they were carried captive into Babylon, but worse than Sodom? How can it be? The answer is in the principle – the more you know, the more you owe. Sodom never had the long line of God’s prophets revealing God’s will and warning against sin, but Judah did and committed abominations in spite of it. Here’s a sobering thought – no one is more blessed than we. Could it be that God considers us worse than Sodom? This is Just-a-Minute with Ed Boggess
26-year-old East Ridge, Chattanooga resident, Wade Westbrook, was bitten by a copperhead snake last February (Feb 1, 2011) and died. Wildlife official Dan Hicks said it is very unusual for a copperhead bite to be fatal. Minutes after being bitten on his right arm, Westbrook went into shock and witnesses present reported that his face turned blue before he succumbed. The interesting thing is he wasn’t in the wilds somewhere when it happened. He was at home in his living room. Westbrook kept several exotic snakes and reptiles in his home. While I feel sympathy for his wife, I struggle to do so for him. When a fellow pitches his tent towards Sodom, he shouldn’t be surprised when it rains fire and brimstone. This is Just-A-Minute