What’s up with Sodom

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I was wasting time surfing Facebook this week and I saw a post that grabbed my attention.  It was a question,  the question was :

“What was the sin of Sodom and Gamorah?”

You saw the typical answers; pride, immorality, homosexuality, messing with angels,  idolatry, disobedience, sex outside of marriage, etc. It made me think, what was their sin?

Was it homosexuality? Was it pride? Was it immortality?  At the root I say nope. The root of sin is a deception in my opinion. Believing a lie. Sin in its essence is man saying that man can do something without God. Think about it. Man trying to gratify or or satisfy his own desires or needs.

Sin is tied back to mans striving to achieve on his own accord, believing the lie or deception of self. In the garden Adam’s sin was believing he could be like God by the enlightenment of eating of the the apple. He thought if he did something he could do or be something. Under the law forgiveness required a sacrifice an action on mans part. Jesus came and destroyed the law. He wiped out the need for action on man’s part. We were co-crucified and co-resurrected with him. In this we were restored to our original identity, a redeemed innocence.

Here’s the kicker! Adam was already like God! He was made in God’s image. He believed the original lie and that lie was he was not like God and satan made him think if he did something on his own accord he could attain a god like status.

Now for our kicker! We are also made in God’s image. I’ve said it before and if you come back a month later you will probably see it again. Martyn Lloyd Jones (1899-1981) said “what’s true of Him (God) is true of you.” Jesus the final Adam said “if you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the father.”

We are in a better position then Adam ever was. He walked with God. God now resides within man. His address is you. Most people believe the lie that God is far off and we must struggle, strive, and strain to get God to even consider giving his attention to us. Do you not understand that God left the heavenlies to pursue man. We aren’t pets we are his sons and daughters. He knew you and justified you into his righteousness before the world was formed. The only thing required of us is to accept the free gift of his grace and acceptance. He even supplies the faith to believe it.

There is a God and he likes you and sees you pure and sin free (spotless) and that is the only view of you!

That is all for now…

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About Ben Kilen

I am a average guy father of 4. I don't claim any super powers or amazing talents. I do have a double jointed thumb and I have always hoped it would bring me wealth and fame but so far it hasn't. I am an eclectic music lover as long and by music current day main stream rap does not qualify as music. Anything that has one to two sentences hammered over and over with no melody or excessive auto tune does not qualify.

3 responses to “What’s up with Sodom”

  1. Richard/Beth says :

    I like!!

  2. marklhen says :

    Like. Romans 1:25 supports your thoughts well: “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.”

  3. melwild says :

    Good stuff, Ben. You really bring up a good point about sin. Jesus told the religious crowd that Sodom would be more justified than them (Mt.10:15; 11:23). That’s quite an indictment when you think about it! There’s nothing more judgmental and delusional than religion based on sin-management and behavior modification.

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