What causes the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?

 

What causes the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?

What causes the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is the result of years of neglect for the poor among them. Being oppressed by the upper class, the lesser are driven to oppress the weakest among them. God is searching for men and women who will stand in the gap in a bid to reverse the tide of corruption so that they may see salvation for future generations. The righteous must intercede by stemming the tide of oppression so that sinners may be saved. The prophet Ezekiel says,

The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice. I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one. Ezekiel 22:29-30

Thus, believers must play the leading role in cultivating the spirit of charity among the young; to teach them about who they are as children of God; to learn tolerance and to put the interest of others before themselves; and to uphold the spiritual order that the wealthier is to share in all things with the needy.

Unfortunately, many churchgoers do not play their role as salt and light in the community. Their lives remain predominantly self-centred having little concern for the moral condition of the people or the plight of the poor. In fact they look on passively while their nation slide into decay. They looks pass the oppression of the poor and the corruption of the city supposing all will remain well by the grace of God.

In fact, turning a blind eye to the needy is the beginning of oppression!


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