The violence in the world is never a surprise to me anymore, but the insensitivity to the suffering of others who are victims of it by those who claim to be morally upright or godly is always a disappointment. "Sodom and Gomorrah" represent actual places that were subjected to divine judgment, but for much more than what most folks zero in on that makes their story famous. Sexual perversion was not the only abomination Sodom & Gomorrah was guilty of, nor is it the first thing mentioned when God Almighty gives his reasons for why he destroyed them in judgment. Sadly, The Most High couldn't even find ten righteous people for whom he would have spared the whole for. History has a funny way of repeating itself if we're not careful, and we're even worst.
EZEKIEL 16:48-50 (ESV); "As I live, declares the Lord God, your sister Sodom and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done. 49) Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. 50) They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it." #AMERICA #SODOM #GOMORRAH #USA #ABOMINATION
My compassion for all regardless of race, ethnicity, or lifestyle preference hasn't blinded my spiritual discernment. The true conspiracy against humanity is a "rabbit hole" that's goes much deeper than our natural discernment can see, and from which our spiritual blindness prevents us from understanding. We are experiencing symptoms of greater problems that go purposely overlooked like a physician who ignores curing the disease to instead provide temporary relief of the patient's symptoms to keep them coming back in order to continue profiting from their copay, but still leaving them sick. We're not as good as we think and are much worst than we care to admit. Our denial of our "sin sickness" prevents our healing while increasing the evidence against us for our condemnation.
JEREMIAH 8:21-22 (ESV); "For the wound of the daughter of my people is my heart wounded; I mourn, and dismay has taken hold on me. 22) Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of the daughter of my people not been restored?" #DISEASED #MorallyCorrupt #SpirituallySick #SocialDisorder
The recent tragic incident in Orlando, Florida is being politicized as expected to be more about the LGBT Community who were the targets this time, and also about Radical Islamic Jihadist because another Muslim was the assailant. In narrowing the focus to these two groups it misleads the public by using this tragedy to help promote other divisive agendas. It minimizes the focus on the rampant violence and mistreatment of people on a global scale; especially here domestically whether it be for racial & ethnic differences or for personal lifestyle choices. This year's political candidates are playing one side or the other with either anti-Islamic sentiments or pro-LGBT rhetoric to fuel the fires slowly consuming us all. #ORLANDO
EPEHSIANS 5:6-7 (KJV); "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7) Be not ye therefore partakers with them" #LIES #POLITICS #RHETORIC #VainWords
Today's society is diseased with racial bigotry, social indifference to human suffering, blatant injustice, irrespective of divine law while legislating "preferential" morality that hypocritically labels any disapproval as hate speech, is guilty of ungodly pride, overindulgent greed, negligence of the poor, rampant with sexual perversion, and spilling over with violence. It's interesting how we pick and choose the sins we want to condemn others for while overlooking our own. We are the modern day Sodom & Gomorrah in line to suffer the same judgment, and like them we have no clue or don't care that it's coming because we refuse to repent & change. ~ I.J. West
LUKE 13:2-5 (ESV); "And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3) No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4) Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5) No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” #REPENT #CHANGE #DoRight