Chapter 6: The Real Sin of Sodom

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Genesis chapter 19 gives the account of God sending angels on behalf of Abraham to escort Lot and his family out of the city of Sodom. They’re confronted by a flash mob of homosexuals determined to rape the two angels they spotted earlier in the streets. The angels blinded the sodomites and led Lot and his family out of the city to safety before God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah. Later on, in the book of Ezekiel, God reveals the root of the sin of Sodom:

Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. (Ezekiel 16:49-50)

Pride, gluttony, and laziness (while the poor suffered), is what God said led to the depravity of the city of Sodom. Many American cities are becoming this way.

I can picture the scene back then: a bunch of lazy, fat, and arrogant people who only get up to have sex with each other, or rape unsuspecting visitors in the streets at night.

We see here that homosexuality, perversion, and nightly gang rapes were just the symptoms of the problems in Sodom. I want to zero in on the first sin God mentions, and that is pride. Pride was, and is always, the root of homosexuality. Let me explain.

Pride and homosexuality

Humans are naturally selfish because the absence of God leaves a void. Some try to fill that void with sex when, in truth, they need the love of God. They misunderstand love for sexual intimacy, whether they consciously or unconsciously believe it; this is the disorder at work.

Sex is an expression between males and females who love each other in a marriage institution authorized by God. Sex is not to be used for any other purpose. Any other use of sex outside of its design will not bring true fulfillment.

Promiscuous, heterosexual fornicators have this same faulty logic; they use sex as a way to get love or “feel the love,” but it just doesn’t work. Why they don’t run to God for love is simply because of the rebellious nature in their hearts. So the very thing they need, they reject.

But why the same sex? This is, again, the disorder in the soul, and the escalation of sin. For some, the lust of fornication with the opposite gender gets old, so they seek to satisfy themselves with the same sex. The other reason is vanity. Some people are so in love with themselves they can only be with someone like themselves.

We’ve heard the origin stories of many homosexuals as they attribute their risky lifestyle to being sexually molested at a young age by someone of the same gender. Such an extreme violation against one so young without proper healing and understanding can lead to sexual perversion in the future.

Demons and homosexuality

I can’t talk about destructive and repetitive behaviors without talking about demons. Demons have a lot to do with homosexuality.

Whether or not you agree with the origin account of demons found in the book of Enoch (a reference book removed from the Canon), you have to accept that demons do exist today, and they do influence mankind. Nowhere in scripture does it say demons no longer existed after Jesus’ time.

Failure to accept that demons exist today in all parts of our world, including developed countries, is a failure to believe the word of God. However, I will not try to prove that demons exist in this book. I will briefly cite their origin account as written in the book of Enoch (and you can take it or leave it):

And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called.

(As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.)

And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them. (Enoch 15:8-12)

Demons are simply the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim, the offspring of the fallen angels who died in the flood. This means that fallen angels and demons are not the same as many people claim.

I believe the origin account from Enoch, and I believe those hybrid children were the first to go deep into the diverse perversions of sin, but they had no barriers in place. They had no conscience to say, “Stop, wait a minute.” So, their corruption was rapid, and exceedingly perverse in whatever direction sin took them.

I believe God allowed these unclean spirits to continue to exist in the natural realm until the time of judgement (Matthew 8:29). But for what reason? Doesn’t humanity have enough problems with the nature of Satan? He doesn’t need evil personalities living in his body too!

This is my view, but I believe they’re allowed to indwell anybody entertaining, and or, practicing the sins they used to commit. I look at it like this: If people don’t want to be filled with the Holy Spirit, then something else will be allowed to take his place.

If a person desires to live righteously and be like God, the Holy Spirit takes up residence in their body and empowers that person towards righteousness. If a person wants to live in sin, evil spirits, according to their appetite, can take up residence, and empower the host to practice evil.

When demons occupy a human body, they tend to wear down the body and soul and take it far beyond where that man or woman wanted to go. God allows this “push” deeper into depravity to show the host what the depths of sin are all about—and this journey can be torturous.

Therefore, a demonic infestation is intended to lead a person to evaluate their life course and seek deliverance; but if not, God will give them over to their lusts and a reprobate mind (as Romans 1:26-28 says).

In the account of the Gadarene demoniac (a man with a thousand or so demons in him), they asked Jesus, knowing they were about to be expelled if they could be permitted to go into a flock of nearby pigs (Luke 8:26-39). Demons hate being without a body which further shows me that they are earth dwelling spirits, as the account of Enoch suggests, and are not fallen angels. Jesus gives some insight into how demons operate:

43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. (Matthew 12:43-45)

Demons know, if a person turns from sin, they’ll be evicted, and have to go searching for a new body! It takes an effort to convince people to practice sin long enough for them to, unknowingly, give demons a home in their souls. So they much prefer fighting to maintain their position; this is why there can be such a violent reaction when the Saints disagree and condemn the lifestyle of the transgender—those are the demons protecting their home!

According to the Center for Disease Control (2016), suicide among the gay community is the highest among any other group. The rate of suicide attempts is four times greater for gay youth and two times higher for questioning youth than that of straight youth.

Suicide attempts by gay youth and questioning youth are 4 to 6 times more likely to result in injury, poisoning, or overdose that requires treatment from a doctor or nurse, compared to their straight peers.

Why is this happening? Gay-friendly media would like to blame bullying from a heterocentric culture, but it’s really the shame of their own lifestyles, and the body’s difficulty in practicing such a confusing, and backward lifestyle.

These people are so tormented by these spirits that they want to die. The other side of it is: the demons hate humanity and want to kill them, and torment is another tool which leads to thoughts of suicide.

CNN aired a story of a young gay man who committed suicide after his roommate secretly filmed him having gay sex. They later sent the video to his peers and made it public. If this was heterosexual sex, he might’ve been ashamed, but not to the point of suicide. The reality was: he knew his practice was against nature, perverted, and shameful. He couldn’t bear living, knowing people knew about his lifestyle, and so he took his own life.

Homosexuals are going through so much psychological trauma, and physical pain, yet they continue to practice sin. Why won’t they stop? They want to stop, but they don’t think they can. Something is driving them to go back to the vomit over and over again; it’s the demons that live within.

These unclean spirits are using humanity to fulfill their own lusts; this is where you get all these weird disorders and behaviors. There are millions of evil spirits who were into all kinds of things when they had bodies, and now they seek to bend the will of the person they inhabit to do the same.

While the host has a choice, they’re plagued by desires too strong to overcome apart from the power of Jesus, and so they just give in. Do you really think a man wants to have his behind broken into, to the point of stitches, having to wear adult diapers, and manage anal cancer? No! But he keeps going back for more. He doesn’t love that; the demon in him loves that!

No one in their right minds wants that. And apart from the destructive sexual side of it, the attempt to maintain an intimate relationship with the same sex is mind boggling, and frustrating at the least. Heterosexual couples have a hard time relating as it is, same sex is even more complicated! What chaos!

Homosexuals really don’t want these lifestyles, but the demons have pushed them beyond their limits. The word “gay” originally meant “to be happy,” but same-gender-loving people have hijacked the word as their own. These people are not happy. They’re tormented and bound, and their pride keeps them from calling out for salvation.

They believe they can control themselves, but they rather sink deeper into the mud of sexual perversion. The stuff they said they’d never do, they do, and enjoy. Little do they know, these are the appetites of unclean spirits, and their own pride keeps them from being free.

“I’m a god,” they subconsciously say, “There’s nothing wrong with me. These Christians, that Bible, and this heterocentric culture is the problem. These people are attacking me. This is who I am. This is how I’ve always felt. I was born this way.”

Let’s deal with that last claim, “I was born this way.” Technically, they’re correct; we’re all born into sin. Sin is at the core of our being, but we all have a choice, and these people chose to practice sodomy.

They continue, “Why can’t I just live my life the way I want? I’m harming no one; it’s consensual sex.” These are the excuses of people detached from all truth. While we can give them good reasons, present facts and data as to why their behavior is destructive, and shouldn’t be tolerated, it wouldn’t matter because their pride blocks them from accepting the truth.

Until they humble themselves, they’ll continue to believe the lies of the enemy. Therefore, the homosexual stays a captive because of their pride.

Thank God that no one has to remain in bondage, but only through faith and humility in Jesus Christ can one be saved. If you have seemingly uncontrollable behaviors you can’t seem to stop, even though you want to, a presence of a demon is probably the reason. All you need to do is humble yourself, repent, and confess your sins, ask Jesus to deliver you, and he will.

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