God’s Patience Is Long Suffering

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Before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah He sent them Lot so that they could know Him and repent through witnessing Lot’s life according to 1 Peter 2:12 which says, Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

Genesis 13:10-13

10 Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: 12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.


The LORD told Abraham that He was going to give his descendants the land of Canaan but it was going to take 400 years until the fullness of the Canaanites’ wickedness was completed, showing how merciful God really was. God was giving them a chance to repent, sending them a priest (Melchizedek), a prophet (Abraham) and a righteous man (Lot).

  • Melchizedek a Priest: (Genesis 14: 17-20) 17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). 18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand. ”Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
  • Abraham a Prophet: (Genesis 20:7) Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die.”

  • Lot a righteous man: (2 Peter 2:7-8) 7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless 8 (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)

We will see the Canaanites’ abominable way of living that came before the throne of God and His wrath was set in motion to punish their sins but before He would do this. He gave them 400 years to repent by sending them men of God.

400 years of mercy:

Genesis 15:12-16

12 As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. 13 Then the Lord said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. 14 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. 15 You, however, will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age. 16 In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.”

The practices of the Canaanites:

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  • Witchcraft

Deuteronomy 18:9-13
9 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the Lord your God

  • Bestiality

Deuteronomy 27:21
“Cursed is anyone who has sexual relations with any animal.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

  • Child sacrifice

Deuteronomy 12:31
You must not worship the Lord your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.

  • Idolatry

Deuteronomy 7:24-25
24 He will give their kings into your hand, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand up against you; you will destroy them. 25 The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the Lord your God.

  • Homosexuality

Genesis 19:4
Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”


Despite all of their awful sins and killings, God shows them mercy by giving them time to repent. If you have not made Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, remember He is giving you time to repent. Don’t delay before it’s too late. Jesus loves you and wants a personal relationship with you. Believe that He died for your sins was buried and on the third day rose from the grave in victory. If you place your faith in Him, committing your life to God’s Word and believe what He did for you, He will give you eternal life.

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What God Feels About Cross-Dressing

Deuteronomy 22:5

5 “A woman is not to wear male clothing, and a man is not to put on a woman’s garment, for everyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord your God.


Imagine you’re in trouble and you call the cops and the janitor happens to be the one that comes. He starts to change out of his janitor’s uniform in front of you and puts on the officer’s uniform instead and tries to assist you. Changing clothes does not change who you are.

When a man or a woman dresses in the opposite gender, they are pretending to be someone they are not. They are in full rebellion against God’s order. Looking like the opposite gender is not going to transform you into that, as much as a monkey dressing like a human is going to make it one, logically speaking.

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A person who is walking around as a cross-dresser is a walking lie. Lying to the eyes that behold them. 

If God made you to look like a man or woman, why do you want to look like the opposite? What God creates is good but Satan wants to undo God’s goodness through His creation. If God created you as a man or woman, He created something good. Why try to undo what’s good from God to something that’s an abomination to the Lord?

Just because you feel better in women’s clothing doesn’t make it right. If stealing made you feel good would you steal? You know full well that stealing is wrong so because one feels good in doing something that’s morally wrong doesn’t justify the fact. Feelings do not determine what’s right but God alone determines what’s good.

Seek the Lord Jesus Christ today, while there’s time. Repent and put your faith in Jesus Christ and He will forgive all of your sins. Jesus died in your place and took your punishment upon Himself so that you may have the opportunity of eternal life in Jesus. No sin is too great for Jesus to forgive just ask Him and He will forgive you.   

Spiritual Landmines: Being Gay is OK

2 Thessalonians 2:3
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way. For that day will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.

Apostasy in Greek is Apostasia which means; “leave, depart,” which is derived from 575 /apó, “away from” and 2476 /histémi, “stand”) – properly, departure (implying desertion); apostasy – literally, “a leaving, from a previous standing.” Strong’s #646

Those in the Christian world who “believe” that being gay is OK has stepped into a gigantic Landmine and is in absolute danger of being forever blown up to spiritual pieces. One of the biggest Landmines that Christians are facing today is homosexuality. The churches are being pressured to affirm this lifestyle, embrace it as not being sinful therefore apostatizing.

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Landmines: A bomb hidden under the ground that explodes when a person or vehicle moves over it. –Macmillan Dictionary

The world/society is entering into our churches by the direction of demons and placing landmines all over for those who are close to salvation but haven’t yet decided to give their lives to Jesus, who happen to move over and step on a mine and destroy their chances in getting saved as found in 2 Corinthians 11:3 which says, “But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a complete and pure devotion to Christ.”

The only thing that Satan and his fallen angels desire from you is your immediate destruction.

To detect a Landmine one must train in what to look for and see anything on the ground that looks out of place that could be a potential bomb waiting for you to step on. Christians must read God’s Word daily to spot deception heading their way so they won’t step on it and die spiritually or get handicapped (living in a state of sin) and render the believer for a time useless until they repent and get right with God.

2 Peter 2:20-21
20 For if, having escaped the world’s impurity through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in these things and defeated, the last state is worse for them than the first. 21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy command delivered to them.

Homosexuality: Did God make them that way?

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1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality, no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom.

Homosexuality in Greek is arsenokoites (ar-sen-ok-oy’-tace) which means a male engaging in same-gender sexual activity.

I want to make something clear that if a man or woman has sexual urges for the same sex but does not act on them but restrain themselves because of Christ, that person has not sinned. We all have urges to sin; a man being enticed by another woman who’s not his wife or a woman being enticed with another man other than her husband. Some get tempted to steal. As for others, pride is their downfall wanting to be better than others. We struggle in this sinful vessel which we call the flesh because we are all born in sin. For Christians are always and I mean always swimming upstream fighting against our flesh not to sin against the Lord.

Most of the gay community declare that God made them that way and it’s alright to engage in their desire. That is a flat out lie because as Psalms 51:5 says “Indeed, I was guilty when I was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.” We know that sin did not come from God but from Adam according to: Romans 5:12 “When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.” God made Adam/Eve perfect without sin until they disobeyed the Lord’s command hence sin entering the human race through them.

How do we know for sure that homosexuality is not from God? It goes against His purpose for the human race. When He first made us, His intent was to multiply through procreation which is found in Genesis 1:27-28 “27 So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female. 28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.” Jesus Himself affirmed this in Matthew 19:4 that was the purpose of God in creating men (humans) so that they could multiply on the face of the earth and homosexuality goes against God’s will because it halts the continuity of the human race.

Even nature itself testifies to this truth by showing that same-sex relations cannot produce an offspring and they (the homosexuals) would have to thank God for their parents not being gay or else they wouldn’t be alive on earth to live a life of immorality. To reiterate what I said earlier that if a gay person says that God made them that way, clearly that statement is in opposition to scripture found in 1 Timothy 1:10-11 “10 for the sexually immoral and homosexuals, for kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching 11 based on the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was entrusted to me.” Scripture plainly says in 1 Timothy 1 that one of the sins contrary to the gospel of God is homosexuality.

Homosexuality is a sin but that doesn’t mean that God hates them or anyone else that’s engaging in others sins. God loves them as seen in Romans 5:7-8 “7 For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. 8 But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!” God’s desire is for all to come to Him in repentance and place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Christ will make them a new creature with a new heart and a desire to live a life in obedience to the scriptures as found in 1 John 3:9, No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.

As Christians, we are called to love the homosexuals but hate their lifestyle as seen in Jude 1:22-23 “22 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.” and show them by telling them the truth, regardless of how it is being received, that Jesus will forgive their sins if they repent (change their minds) and believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior.

The truth is always a bitter pill to swallow, but the worse thing a Christian can do is to be silent and withhold truth.