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Pete December 25, 2015 at 2:14 am

In peters epistle he said that lot was just and his righteous soul was tormented by the wickedness of sodom. Lot also offered his daughters to be rapedin place of the Angels when the inhabitants of Sodom were trying to break into his house. What in lots life looked righteous at all? He wasjustifiedby faith. There’s a lot of preachers out there who would look at lots life and works and say that guy wasnever saved. He”practiced sin” etc.only the Lordknows the heart and I think we need the whole counsel of scripture instead of condemning people ofneverbeing saved in their stomach if they backslide. Look at the Corinthian church.

Pete December 25, 2015 at 2:18 am

*never being saved in the first place.

Sorry if I’m being intense. This is just something I’m passionate about. Believers can fall to incredible lows for long periods of time. This does not mean they are not saved. Just weak and well….waking in the flesh. Let us all learn from our mistakes and lots mistakes and be filled with the spirit and flee from sin.

DocReits December 26, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Hi Pastor Jack,

I read with interest this article on Lot and was intrigued by your last thought, “God is surely trying to tell us something by including the story of Lot in the Bible.”

Then Pete replied with how one might start out on the right course and then back slide and questioned how that all plays out.

I contend that, “IT’S THE WOMAN’S FAULT”…;-) Poor men are so often just dopes when women are around. Look what happened in the Garden and how we all got in this mess. Moses just about got killed wrestling with God because Zipporah, his wife, didn’t think too much about circumcision. Poor old Abraham got tripped up over Sara telling him to take Haggar and what a mess with those offspring we’re seeing today.

Issac got fooled by his wife Rebecca’s scheme, literally pulling the wool over his eyes. Jacob(the deceiver) was deceived by Leah(his sister-in-law/wife) on the night of his wedding to her sister Rachel.

Probably the most egregious sins were committed by the wisest man ever born(other than Christ) when Solomon ended his life drawn apart by his foreign wives ending his days in idolatry.

Like I said dopey men(including me) drawn apart in order to please our ladies. Lot was the same no doubt. He probably got pulled into Sodom by his wife’s constant dripping(Pr 19:3) about being outside the city living a Bedouin lifestyle when she could be inside a city where she didn’t have to pee outside with the camels. C’mon men…you know you would probably give in also.

I don’t get the part about his daughters. Offering them to the men of the city in lieu of the angels. I just have to chalk that one up to weird Middle Eastern culture. After all, they’re the ones who still behead people and ride camels. Will Western man really ever understand that mindset. Answer, NO! That is why we have no business discussing peace with them, but that is another topic.

In summary, the moral to this reply is to never be unequally yolked(marriage) to a non-believer. Because, as I have illustrated, it is hard enough dealing with the wiles of these female believers, let alone a spouse who will draw you away from Jesus. Lot was a dope and paid the price.

My belief is that it was because he had a worldly wife as possibly evidenced by the fact that she remains a salt lick to this day(looked back to Sodom and the life she enjoyed). I have a godly wife who has worked for almost 50 years at keeping me from following in Lot’s footsteps. She introduced me to Jesus as a teenager. I thank God for her.

She tells me all the time to get us out of Washington state as it is a present day Sodom with some of the most anti-Christian state laws and leaders in the country. I don’t want to look back and become a salt lick, but I’m afraid WA state is just a small microcosm of what this nation(Babylon) has/is becoming.

DocReits

Jack Wellman December 26, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Thanks Doc. This is “extra-biblical” evidence now that its not good for man to be alone or “left to himself” (with me, look out!). We cannot do much with one and even with two (although more), but a threefold cord, not that is vital when the third cord is God.

KK Taylor January 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

“There is no record of why Lot’s father and mother didn’t come or if they were even around but apparently they had left Lot in Abraham’s care.”

Genesis 11:28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldeans.

So we know why his father didn’t come but not his mother.

Rob hudson July 2, 2017 at 5:34 am

The two guests were angels sent to destroy the town.

Literally they were going to breathe fire and death and brimstone upon the whole city.

Lot was a righteous man… but he had made peace with the world. He liked living in sodom… even though it was a wicked place.

He met the “guests” at the gate because he knew what they were sent to do. He got them to his house as quick as possible. He wanted to talk them out of destroying the town. He knew God. He believed in Him and all of His power.

When the “men” showed up demanding to see the guests it put him to the decision. These were agents of God. He wasn’t concerned about their safety. He knew they could take care of themselves. He was worried about protecting the city and the life he had made there.

I’m sure it was a moment of desperation that he chose to send his two children out to the men. These children happened to be girls. You see a lot of the misunderstanding of the story comes from believing somehow they were “less” valuable becuase they were female. It had NOTHING to do with that.

Obviously the mob could care less what sex they were. They wanted the men.

He actually thought he was trying to save the city.

It’s a great picture of what happens to a believer when they live in and of the world. Their thoughts get twisted.

David Perez September 10, 2018 at 7:38 pm

I have to say DocReits, that is the best comment I have read in a long time. Congratulations on 50 years with your wife and 50+ years serving the Lord.

Jack Wellman September 10, 2018 at 9:35 pm

Doc is a special man, for sure. You’re very encouraging Mr. Perez. Thank you sir.

Wilfred J Knapp January 18, 2020 at 12:59 am

“There is no record of why Lot’s father and mother didn’t come”. His father was dead. why write a bible blog if you arent going to do the simplest of research?

Jack Wellman January 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm

Hello Mr. Knapp. Why do research? We use the Bible as our source and do not trust man’s historical account. So you don’t believe the Bible? You need to read the Bible more and not depend on blogs to form you opinion or attack the writings of others so I pray you repent of your bitterness and judgmental attitude sir. What about John 13:34-35?





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