Sodom all around!

Another week begins and the ‘watchman’ must cry aloud once more: “‭Now‭ [it is] high time‭ to awake‭‭‭ out of‭ sleep‭: for‭ now‭ [is] our‭ salvation‭ nearer‭ than‭ when‭ we believed‭‭.‭ ‭The night‭ is far spent‭‭,‭ the day‭ is at hand‭‭: let us‭‭ therefore‭ cast off‭‭ the works‭ of darkness‭, and‭ let us put on‭‭ the armour‭ of light‭,” Romans 13:11-12.

The western world is rapidly becoming a virtual Sodom. That may be seen in the latest disgusting and stomach-turning report of the vileness enacted in the name of the Lord.

I just read in my daily reading this morning Ezekiel 16. There the prophet was required to set before the people of Jerusalem, just prior to their overthrow in judgment and the captivity by Babylon, the wickedness into which they had descended.

I commend the chapter to you and ask that you read it carefully. You will surely see that the spirit that is at work today in ‘Christendom’ was at work then, some 2600 years ago!

Heed particularly verses 48-52. “‭[As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. Behold, this was the iniquity‭ of thy sister‭ Sodom‭, pride‭, fulness‭ of bread‭, and abundance‭ of idleness‭‭ was in her and in her daughters‭, neither did she strengthen‭‭ the hand‭ of the poor‭ and needy‭.‭ ‭And they were haughty‭‭, and committed‭‭ abomination‭ before‭ me: therefore I took them away‭‭ as I saw‭‭ [good].‭ ‭Neither hath Samaria‭ committed‭‭ half‭ of thy sins‭; but thou hast multiplied‭‭ thine abominations‭ more than they‭, and hast justified‭‭ thy sisters‭ in all thine abominations‭ which thou hast done‭‭.‭ ‭Thou also, which hast judged‭‭ thy sisters‭, bear‭‭ thine own shame‭ for thy sins‭ that thou hast committed more abominable‭‭ than they‭: they are more righteous‭‭ than thou: yea, be thou confounded‭‭ also, and bear‭‭ thy shame‭, in that thou hast justified‭‭ thy sisters‭,” Ezekiel 16:49-52.

The wickedness of ‘Christendom’ is worse than Sodom and indeed worse than that of Jerusalem back in the days of Ezekiel for the simple reason that neither Jerusalem and certainly not Sodom, were privileged with the knowledge of the gospel as have those nations in which it has been preached for the last 2000 years!

“‭For‭ unto whomsoever‭‭ much‭ is given‭‭, of‭ him‭ shall be much‭ required‭‭,” Luke 12:48.

This spirit of apostasy, so graphically described in Ezekiel 16, is the same spirit at work today. Such wickedness heralds the approach of the judgment of God upon the religious miscreants, just as it did in BC 594!

So it will be on that GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH (Revelation 6:17), prefigured by the overthrow of Jerusalem, that will soon dawn in this world.


Ivan Foster.