Due to the recent vote in North Carolina there have been many discussions as to Biblical principals behind it (from Christians). One of the popular ones is the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. There are a few pieces that people miss about this Biblical account.
First, Sodom and Gomorrah were guilty of a miriad of sins not JUST homosexuality.
Next, Abraham pleaded with God to not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. He started with “if there are 50 righteous will you spare the city?” and eventually got God to agree that if there were just TEN righteous he would not destroy it. Now why is this significant? First of all it showed compassion. Abraham could have said “yeah I agree they are awful take them down!” But instead he asked for them to be spared. The biggest reason this is significant though, is that they could have EASILY been spared. If Lot had been the head of the household he should have been, his wife, two daughters and sons in law would have accounted for five of the righteous. Had each of those witnessed to just ONE PERSON that would have been ten people and the cities would have remained standing.
Why do I bring this up? Well, obviously they would have never been in a position to be destroyed if they hadn’t been so wicked, BUT it was also within the power of the righteous to save the city but because they chose not to be in the will of God the city was destroyed.
Therfore before we get too prideful throwing Sodom and Gomorrah around, let’s be sure we tell the whole story because there is a lesson in it for everyone!