Friday, August 12, 2011


"As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done. Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen."—Ezekiel 16:48-50

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Interesting, isn't it? Those who are saying that the US is turning into Sodom probably don't have this angle in mind when they are saying it! But, YHWH and the Bible put social concerns on a much higher plane than most capitalists do... OK, fire away!

Btw, I believe that one of the sins of Sodom was homosexuality, so don't say I am ignoring it. I'm just saying that the biblical text doesn't focus only on the sexual sins of Sodom—unlike some commentators in the U.S. today. For further fun, see this.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Right on! Reminds me of Lam 4:6. I appreciate your blog!