Jay Christian Huynh
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In the days of Abraham and Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah were considered the most wicked of cities for their abundance of sin. Before their destruction, Abraham had asked the Lord if He would spare these two sinful cities if only ten righteous people were found within the whole settlement. The Lord agreed to spare both cities if even ten righteous people were found amongst the sinful people. After they spoke, the Lord sent two of His angels to Sodom to confirm the cries of excessive sin from Sodom and Gomorrah. During the two angels’ trips, Lot, Abraham’s nephew, had persistently asked the angels to stay with him and his family for the night. While the angels of God were inside Lot’s home, the men of Sodom had come to Lot’s home and asked Lot to hand over the angels of the Lord so that they may “know them” (there are many translations of “know them” but the most direct of them all were that the men of Sodom wanted to commit homosexual immorality with the angels of God). After Lot refused, the men even tried to break down the door. However the angels struck the men blind and escaped with Lot, his wife and his daughters. Not even 10 people were found righteous among the people of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18-19).
Though the people of Sodom and Gomorrah have been long gone, the sins of these people continue to happen in the United States of America. Las Vegas, Nevada, also known as “Sin City”, is a great example because of its gambling and immorality. However, evil is happening almost everywhere in the U.S, such as the recent violent crimes including the Oregon School shooting, the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the shooting in Aurora, Colorado and many more. The great number of violences in the United States combined with immorality has made it clear that the Lord has begun to cease blessing the United States. These kinds of people who ignore God are also described in the Bible as appearing in large multitudes during the end times.
“But know this, that in the last days grievous times will be upon us. For men will be lovers of themselves, money-lovers, braggarts, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural feeling, unyielding, slanderers, without self-control, savage, haters of good, betrayers, reckless, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying the power of it; even turn away from these” (II Timothy 3:1-5 – Literal Translation of the Holy Bible).
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed through divine fire bombarding the cities. Now, the U.S is threatened by a super volcano within Yellowstone National Park that could destroy two-thirds of the United States and even leave these areas uninhabitable, much like how Sodom and Gomorrah were left uninhabitable from divine fire .
Could this divine fire be similar to the molten rock and ash that might potentially rain from the Yellowstone super volcano, or could this divine fire be the threat of a nuclear strike with fallout and radiation destroying the United States? With many churches endorsing and embracing sin, there are a minority of true Christians left, which could be diminished through the misguiding of false prophets or violent crimes. By the time these things happen, the United States may already start persecuting Christians such as in recent years, where many Christian organizations have been labeled as “domestic hate groups” .
“But as the days of Noah, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as they were in the days before the flood: eating, and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah went into the ark. And they did not know until the flood came and took all away. So also will be the coming of the Son of Man. At that time two will be out in the field; the one is taken away, and the one is left; two grinding at the mill; one is taken away, and one is left. Watch, then, for you do not know in what hour your Lord comes. But know this, that if the housemaster had known in what watch the thief comes, he would have watched and not have allowed his house to be dug through. Because of this, you also be ready, for in that hour you think not, the Son of Man comes” (Matthew 24:37-44 – Literal Translation of the Holy Bible).
Even before all of this, in the days of Noah, nearly the whole population of Earth was swept away in the Great Flood, while drinking, eating, giving in marriage, and taking part of wicked practices much like the situation of Sodom and Gomorrah. The sin of Earth was so great that God regretted that He made mankind. The sin of Earth now is so much more evil than it had before, where there is even more crime with a higher population of people who ignore God than ever before. Before we know it, the whole Earth could be in a situation even worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. Even so, God has given the human race many warnings through His Word, the Bible, and the prophets He sent to tell us of these events.
“Men, Ninevites will rise up in the Judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah. And, behold, a Greater-than-Jonah is here” (Luke 11:32 – Literal Translation of the Holy Bible).
Acknowledge the warnings and signs of God to avoid perishing like the son-in-laws of Lot, who ignored God’s warning. Always look towards the Lord, not having doubts in His power by looking back and perishing like Lot’s own wife. The only thing the people of America can do to prepare for this event is to repent to the Lord of their sins and remain holy. Though it will not guarantee life of the flesh, be assured that your soul will be saved, and not lost in hell. The end times are dangerously near and real. Turn to the Lord for guidance and repent of your sins. Let the Lord heal the sins of the past, and rely on him to protect you from evil. Not only should Americans tread carefully in life, but those of other countries should also be cautious because America isn’t the only Sodom and Gomorrah in the world today.
“and saying – ‘Fulfilled hath been the time, and the reign of God hath come nigh, reform ye, and believe in the good news.'” (Mark 1:15 – Literal Translation of the Holy Bible).
Jay Christian Huynh
Information from http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2013/October04/042.html