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    Several years ago I regularly attended the Sunday morning Adult Bible Study at the Church where I was a member.  We spent many weeks studying the Book of Genesis.  We read through chapter 19 which tells about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.  After reading it all, especially about Lot and his daughters begetting...

     I said, "All of Chapter 19 sounds like the plot summary of an X rated porno flick; but it is in the Bible." 

    The Lord wants us to learn many things from this this tale, which many Christian, or even non-Christian parents would be reluctant to let their children read.

 

Edited by William D'Andrea
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I like how you pointed out that it's like a "plot summary." Exactly. It IS disturbing, and probably MEANT to make us feel uncomfortable. The darker side of some things had to be mentioned so we can learn from it, but it's tactfully written without too many graphic details.

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I remember when I was little listening to chapter 19 being read when we were going through the life of Abraham and haveing no idea what was going on until I was much older. All I understood was the punishment and how evil Sodomn was (I thought the men of the city wanted to kill the angels) which is what as a child stuck with me. 

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4 hours ago, Stormfast said:

    (I thought the men of the city wanted to kill the angels) which is what as a child stuck with me. 

          I had the same idea myself as a child.  That was before I'd learned about perversion.  Knowing that the visitors were angels, makes the reason for the people's rage more understandable, than perverted lust.

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Huh, I never thought about that. I've heard of the story ever since I was a kid, but I was never told about what Sodom and Gomorrah really meant until I was older (tween age, I'm guessing). And I never actually realized that it was so immersed in homosexuality and probably even further sins until...maybe now.

 

That's just disgusting. Absolutely filthy.

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