Recently I read in an Eric Metaxas’ book about the real location of Sodom being found. Part of the description dealt with conditions that would be created by something like a nuclear explosion. That got me to thinking about our country.
Every time I think of Sodom being destroyed I think about the conditions that caused it. One of the most blatant was sexual sin, specifically homosexuality. I then think about how the city would have been spared if Abraham could have produced a few righteous individuals in the city. I think it would only have required ten out of a city that could have been over 100,000.
I then start thinking about conditions in the United States. I am reminded of the words of Ruth Graham in 1965,
"If God doesn't soon bring judgment upon America, He'll have to go back and apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!"That was in 1965. The top TV program in 1965 was Bonanza. You had Gomer Pyle, Andy Griffith and even Lassie was still on. Donna Reed still had a year to go. And Ruth Graham thought we were decadent then. Now we have homosexuality and all the variants being taught in our grade schools. We have a man dressed like a woman on the staff of our national government. We have child pornography as a thriving business and people calling for the repeal of the age of consent. I am sure you could go on. You live here too.
The United States is not Israel. We are not God’s chosen people. Yet we have been blessed for two centuries. I have a feeling that blessing is coming to an end. If Abraham were talking to God about us today I wonder what the number would need to be to keep destruction away.
Keep in mind that we don’t need everyone to live a righteous life, just enough.
homo unius libri