When the Sodomites Get

Their Rights

 

"And there were also sodomites in the land..." I Kings 14:24.

 

Introduction:

 

This is the same death knell that tolled out the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Divine judgment now threatens this nation because of an identical charge.

 

 

I. Sodomites Are Petitioning Their Rights

 

"The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves." Isaiah 3:9.

 

Sodomy is not a lifestyle preference, but wicked sin before God!

 

"But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly." Genesis 13:13.

 

Sodomy is not a lifestyle. It is rather a death style!

 

 

II. Politicians Are Promising Them Their Rights

 

"The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted." Psalm 12:8.

 

I suppose that to most politicians a vote is a vote no matter where it comes from, but the Bible says­ "Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!" Habakkuk 2: 12.

 

 

III. Religion Is Pondering Their Rights

 

 "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." Revelation 18:2.

 

 

Religion with no absolute authority, no spiritual life, no light, stumbles along in the darkness of sin and embraces sodomites into their religions. The "cage of unclean and hateful birds" is now packed full.

 

 

IV. God Will Pay Them Their Rights

 

"...every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward…" Hebrews 2:2b.

 

 

The sodomites are having a field day now as they organize their “task forces” and demonstrate in various ways. They say their want their rights.

 

 

You may rest assured, every sodomite will get just exactly what he has coming to him!

 

1. God gave them rights in Lot’s day- "And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know." Genesis 18:20-21.

 

 

The Lord found Sodom so vile that He smote the Sodomites with blindness and destroyed them all along with their city.

 

"Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground." Genesis 19:24, 25.

 

The sodomites just thought they had their rights until God’s pay day came. They lived in open sin. They probably had their sodomite parades, sodomite churches, political power and recognition. Sodomy was an appropriate lifestyle. There was no discrimination in employment. Then God gave them their rights - Total destruction!

 

 

2. God gave them their rights in Asa’s day- "And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and did as David his father. And he took away the sodomites out of the land..." I Kings 15: 11-12a.

 

The sodomites did not have the right to dwell in the land, and they were removed. Immigration laws banning sodomites from entering a country are right laws!

 

Jehoshaphat, Asa's son, followed in his father’s steps and finished the good work that his father started- "And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned ­not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD... And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land." I Kings 22:43a, 46.

 

He cleaned up the land. Oh, how this land needs a good cleaning! We need an Asa or Jehoshaphat in the White House.

 

3. God gave them their rights in Josiah's day- "Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem... And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD... And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD... "  II Kings 22: 1 a, 21, 23, 7 a.

 

They didn't have a right to houses. They didn't have the right to marry and adopt children. Josiah didn't want them anywhere around the house of the Lord. God said what Josiah did was right in His sight!

 

4. God is now paying them their rights in the form of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome-AIDS!

 

God's warning of AIDS is seen in Romans 1 :27- "And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. "

 

Hebrews 2:2 says - "...every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward."

 

So the sodomites are receiving their rights in a measure now in the dreadful incurable disease of sodomy. They are "receiving in themselves that recompence of their error… "

 

 

5. God will pay them their rights in the lake of fire - "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast out into the lake of fire." Revelation 20: 15.

 

In I Corinthians chapter six we have listed several whose names are not to be found written in the book of life. Among those scheduled to receive their rights of eternal torment in the lake of fire you will find the "effeminate" in verse nine.

 

 

Conclusion:

 

1. Take heed to lavender balloons, armbands and ribbons. These signify sodomite participants willing to come out in public and sodomite unity.

2. If the sodomites don’t like what they have now they surely won’t like it when the sodomites get their rights!

 

3. There is one right the sodomite now has: the right to repent of his sins and receive the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God ­"...now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead." Acts 17:30b, 31.