Lot's Wife Looked Back and Became a Pillar of Salt
2 And he (red radius) said, Behold now, my (Gemini) lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and (red radius) entered into his (red radius) house; and he made them a feast, and did bake (solar golden) unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4 But before they lay down, the (Gemini) men of the city, even the (Gemini) men of Sodom, compassed the (red radius) house round, both old and young, all the people (Perseus, Orion, etc.) from every quarter:
5 And they (red radius) called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the (Gemini) men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 And (red radius) said, I pray you, (Gemini) brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two (Gemini) daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these (Gemini) men do nothing; for therefore came they under the (black Zodiac) shadow of my roof.
9 And they said, Stand back. And they (red radius) said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge (He "sat in the gate" -- 19:1): now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
10 But the (Gemini) men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
11 And they (red radius) smote the (Gemini, etc.) men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small (Canis Minor) and great (Canis Major): so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun was risen upon the earth (sun on red radius horizon) when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;
Strabo (h) makes the lake, which is now the place where they stood, to be owing to earthquakes and eruptions of fire, and of hot bituminous and sulphurous waters; and says nothing of fire from heaven, which yet Tacitus and Solinus do, being unacquainted with the sacred history:
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him (Orion), and she became a (Milky Way) pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the (Milky Way) smoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two (Gemini) daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
(p) Antiqu. l. 6. c. 13. sect. 4.
31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.
Did Jesus Condemn Homosexuality?
Christ stated, "Bessed are they that hear the word of God and KEEP it" (Luke 11:28). "He that hath my commandments, and and KEEPETH them, he it is that loveth me: And he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him" (John 14:21). "And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the LAW to FAIL " (Luke 16:17). "Think not that I am come TO DESTROY THE LAW, or the prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill" (Matt.5:17). Christ didn't come to destroy the laws against HOMOSEXUALITY. The MORAL LAW reveals God's UNCHANGING CHARACTER (Mal.3:6; Heb.13:8). Jesus told a young rich man, ". . . but if thou wilt enter into life, KEEP the COMMANDMENTS " (Matthew 19:17). In Matthew 5:20 Christ warned his disciples, "except your RIGHTEOUSNESS shall EXCEED the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."
Christ said that man shall live "by EVERY WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (Matt.4:4) and the OLDER TESTAMENT scriptures were the only written word of God at this time (2 Tim.3:15-16; 1 Cor.10:11). Christ also said, "the scriptures CANNOT be broken" (John 10:35) -- meaning the OLDER TESTAMENT isn't abolished. Later he said "Thy word is TRUTH " (John 17:17). The OLDER TESTAMENT is TRUE! They are part of the moral law that reveals God's character which doesn't change (Mal.3:6; Heb.13:8). Christ fulfilled the moral law BY MAGNIFYING the law and making it honorable (Isa.42:21) by adding the full SPIRIT and INTENT to the mere letter of the law (Matt.5:21-44).
"Jesus Christ the RIGHTEOUS" (1 John 2:1) knew that "all thy commandments are RIGHTEOUSNESS" (Ps.119:172). Jesus Christ "WHO DID NO SIN" (1 Pet.2:22) knew that "SIN is the TRANSGRESSION of the LAW."
The LAW and COMMANDMENTS condemn HOMOSEXUALITY and this perversion is called an abomination (Lev. 18:22; 1 Cor. 6:9-10). "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whosoever shall DO and TEACH them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matt. 5:19).
Even though Jesus did not specifically mention homosexuality, he TAUGHT the Old Testament, including its condemnation of HOMOSEXUALITY and repeated that marriage is between a man and a woman. Jesus also condemned HOMOSEXUALITY by affirming heterosexuality as the norm and the God ordained definition of marriage.
Matthew 10:15 says, "Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah (homosexuality) in the day of judgment than for that city."
But Paul plainly condemned homosexuality in 1 Cor. 6:9, and Paul was a follower of Jesus.
Both Jesus and Paul condemned FORNICATION
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to FORNICATION, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
The Greek word for fornication is ekporneuo, and it means to be utterly UNCHASTE. It is the Greek word from which English derives the word PORNOGRAPHY. A person who is utterly UNCHASTE would have continuously unclean thoughts. That is why PORNOGRAPHY is so dangerous because it can completely control the mind and make ones thoughts UNCHASTE.
The Bible then defines FORNICATION as ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY OUTSIDE MARRIAGE. It is an inclusive term. Remember, marriage is between one man and one woman. The definition of FORNICATION would then include: heterosexual relations before marriage, homosexual relations at any time, incest, bestiality, prostitution and pornography. All sex outside of marriage is considered fornication by God.
Sin first originates in the mind, then is dwelt upon and then acted upon. The Lord Jesus said that the act of FORNICATION defiles a man.
"And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, FORNICATIONS, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man" (Mark 7:20-23).
"But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, FORNICATIONS, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man" (Matthew 15:18-20).
Galatians 5:19-21 "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, FORNICATION, uncleanness, lasciviousness … and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
Ephesians 5:3-7 "But FORNICATION, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints … For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them."
Colossians 3:4-6 "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; FORNICATION, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:"
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither FORNICATORS, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God."
God’s plan for a family unit is one man and one woman with children. Anything outside this plan is either adultery or fornication as there is no middle ground.
"Homosexual Behavior Doesn't Harm Anyone"
If mere homosexual activity harms no one, then why do gay men have a lifespan that is significantly less than heterosexual men? Why is the homosexual man 44 to 86 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than heterosexual men? Why is the incidence of domestic violence double that of heterosexual men? Why do lesbian women have greater health risks than heterosexual women? What about hemophiliacs and spouses who are innocent victims of this lifestyle? The truth is that homosexuality is highly promiscuous and brimming with disease and does harm to everyone involved.
1.) SHORTER LIFESPAN: "The life expectancy for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for men in general. Robert S. Hogg et al., "Modeling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men," International Journal of Epidemiology 26 (1997): 657." (Exodus Global Alliance, exodusglobalalliance.org/ishomosexualityhealthyp60.php) "A new study in the United Kingdom has revealed that homosexuals are about 50% more likely to suffer from depression and engage in substance abuse than the rest of the population, reports Health24.com . . . the risk of suicide jumped over 200% if an individual had engaged in a homosexual lifestyle . . . the lifespan of a homosexual is on average 24 years shorter than that of a heterosexual . . . While the Health 24 article suggested that homosexuals may be pushed to substance abuse and suicide because of anti-homosexual cultural and family pressures, empirical tests have shown that there is no difference in homosexual health risk depending on the level of tolerance in a particular environment. Homosexuals in the United States and Denmark - the latter of which is acknowledged to be highly tolerant of homosexuality - both die on average in their early 50's, or in their 40's if AIDS is the cause of death. The average age for all residents in either country ranges from the mid-to-upper-70s."(onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=255614)
2.) PROMISCUITY INCREASES HEALTH RISKS: "In their study of the sexual profiles of 2,583 older homosexuals published in Journal of Sex Research, Paul Van de Ven et al. found that "the modal range for number of sexual partners ever [of homosexuals] was 101–500." In addition, 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent had between 501 and 1000 partners. A further 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent reported having had more than 1000 lifetime sexual partners. Paul Van de Ven et al., "A Comparative Demographic and Sexual Profile of Older Homosexually Active Men," Journal of Sex Research 34 (1997): 354." (See more statistics on Promiscuity at http://www.carm.org/statistics-homosexual-promiscuity)
3.) AIDS: 2% of U.S. population is gay yet it accounts for 61% of HIV infection: "Men who have sex with men remain the group most heavily affected by new HIV infections. While CDC estimates that MSM represent only 2 percent of the U.S. population, they accounted for the majority (61 percent; 29,300) of all new HIV infections in 2009. Young MSM (ages 13 to 29) were most severely affected, representing more than one quarter of all new HIV infections nationally (27 percent; 12,900 in 2009)." (Center for Disease Control, cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/HIVIncidencePressRelease.html) "Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV and are the only risk group in which new HIV infections have been increasing steadily since the early 1990s . . . ” (Center for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/index.htm) "In 2007, MSM [Men Sex with Men] were 44 to 86 times as likely to be diagnosed with HIV compared with other men, and 40 to 77 times as likely as women." (Center for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/index.htm). In the 1980's homosexuals were responsible for infecting thousands of hemophiliacs with HIV because they donated blood and refused to voluntarily stop for health precautions because they claimed it was their "civil right to donate blood."
4.) HIGHER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: "'the incidence of domestic violence among gay men is nearly double that in the heterosexual population.'(Gwat Yong Lie and Sabrina Gentlewarrier, "Intimate Violence in Lesbian Relationships: Discussion of Survey Findings and Practice Implications," Journal of Social Service Research 15 (1991): 41–59." (exodusglobalalliance.org/ishomosexualityhealthyp60.php)
5.) LESBIAN WOMEN HAVE GREATER HEALTH RISKS: "For women, a history of sex with women may be a marker for increased risk of adverse sexual, reproductive, and general health outcomes compared with women who reported sex exclusively with men." (American Journal of Public Health, ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/97/6/1126). Breast Cancer higher among Lesbians: "Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women and is the leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, following cancers of the skin and lung. Recent research has identified risk factors for breast cancer that may differentially affect lesbian and bisexual women, including nulliparity and higher rates of alcohol consumption and overweight, that may place this population at greater risk than heterosexual women of developing breast cancer." (Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.showFeature&FeatureID=319&E:\ColdFusion9\verity\Data\dummy.txt)