What Sin Brought Judgement on Sodom and Gomorrah?

What exactly caused Sodom and Gomorrah to be judged and destroyed? Was it due to men committing gay acts, as many often teach? Or is there another reason it was destroyed?

Looking at the story too quickly, without clarifying, it is easy to see why so many people assume Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed for gay activity. However, we are told within scripture to:

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God…rightly dividing the word of truth” 2 Timothy 2:15

Instead of beating around the bush, I will just tell you plainly what their sin was. Their sin was not homosexuality or inhospitality by themselves. Their sin was a combination of the two. Meaning, they were using homosexual rape on strangers (men and potentially angels) as a form of abuse.

Further, if you read the Book of Jasher, which is cited in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18, you will hear a great deal more of the types of evil Sodom and Gomorrah committed. To give you a synopsis, they basically made laws against feeding the poor and any stranger that visited their cities. They also would torture visitors for no reason, to scare people away. So, if any man came into their cities, they would find a way to torture him (whether with starvation or physical torture). And if any person showed mercy, they would receive a capital punishment for violating their law. So, this makes it entirely clear, they were very vindictive and unmerciful to any stranger who came into their cities.

http://www.godrules.net/articles/sodom.htm

 

The Boston Islamic Seminary Is Training the Next Generation of Extremists

New research by the Middle East Forum has uncovered evidence of extreme antisemitism among faculty members and guest speakers appointed by the Islamic Society of Boston to teach and promote its latest project: the Boston Islamic Seminary (BIS).

BIS was established in 2016 to “equip future religious leaders with the intellectual, spiritual and practical training to serve the American Muslim community.” Currently, it offers “continuing education” classes, but it hopes to offer an accredited graduate degree program by 2019, which will “train chaplains, imams, and other leaders to serve in a variety of contexts.”

And what exactly will this next generation of chaplains and imams learn at BIS?

Faculty listed on the BIS website include Yahia Abdul Rahman, who is described as an expert on “sharia-compliant” banking. On his social media accounts, Abdul Rahman has posted stories from “The Ugly Truth,” a website that describes itself as “intelligent ‘anti-Semitism’ for thinking Gentiles.” Elsewhere, Rahman has shared claims that any Muslim who fails to oppose Israel is no longer a Muslim, and is afflicted with a “Jewish heart.” Other posts of his claim the Jews were complicit in the 2008 financial crisis.

Another BIS lecturer, Suheil Laher, previously served as head of the (now-defunct) Al Qaeda charity, CARE International. On his old website, Laher published calls to jihad and linked to an Al Qaeda fundraising website. On his current website, Laher refers to homosexuals as “depraved sinners.”

Other current BIS faculty members include Amr El-Fass, who suggests that Jews are to blame for intra-Arab conflict; and Hisham Mahmoud, whom moderate Muslim groups denounced after he likened homosexuality to pedophilia, and advocated that homosexuals should be punished.

Guest speakers are BIS are just as extreme. In June 2016, BIS invited Abdelrahman Murphy to address a BIS audience. Murphy, who is a former employee of the Islamic Society of Boston, works for the Qalam Institute, which hosts a document on its website warning that Muslims who seek “cleanliness” and “purity” should “not resemble the Jews.” Murphy has stated: “There is no such thing as an innocent Israeli.”

Another speaker at the BIS event with Murphy was Yousef Abdallah, who serves as the “East Coast Operations Manager” for Islamic Relief, a prominent Islamist charity. Abdallah has posted jokes on social media about “stinking” Jews, has written that Chris Christie is “down on his knees before the jewish lords,” and has shared a story praising “martyrs” who provide guns to “kill more than 20 jews” and “fire rockets at Tel Aviv.”

The Middle East Forum has uncovered several other examples. We asked the Boston branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — which often talks about other examples of hate speech — for comment, but it did not reply. Curiously, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston also failed to respond.

 

https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/11/17/the-boston-islamic-seminary-is-training-the-next-generation-of-extremists/

Tennessee: Imam claims Jews will destroy Kaaba, prays that Allah “inflict your revenge upon them”

Praying that Allah would take revenge upon the Jews is not just an imprecatory prayer; it’s a direct incitement to violence. This is because Allah says in the Qur’an: “Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people and remove the fury in the believers’ hearts.” (Qur’an 9:14-15)

“Allah will punish them by your hands.” So when the imam AhmedulHadi Sharif prays that Allah “inflict” his “revenge” upon the Jews, he is praying that Muslims would fight Jews, because Allah fights against the Infidels by means of the Muslims.

 

Tennessee Imam AhmedulHadi Sharif Warns Zionists Might Destroy the Kaaba,” MEMRI, July 24, 2017:

In a Friday sermon delivered at Antioch, Tennessee, Somali-American Imam AhmedulHadi Sharif said that the Zionists, the “number one terrorists in the world,” had “kidnapped” the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Imam Sharif prayed to Allah to “inflict Your revenge upon them” and to “make a deterrent example out of them.” He further said: “If we lose Jerusalem – know that it is not going to stop there… The enemies of Allah will come and try to destroy the Kaaba.” The Friday sermon was delivered at the Islamic Center of Tennessee, in Antioch, Nashville, and was posted on the center’s YouTube channel on July 24.

 

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/11/tennessee-imam-claims-jews-will-destroy-kaaba-prays-that-allah-inflict-your-revenge-upon-them