Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sodom Still Knocks At The Door...

Gen. 19:5-8 [The men of Sodom] 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.” 6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them..."  (New Living Translation)

This story has always held a sort of fascination/horror for me. I cannot imagine a father offering to give up his two daughters (virgins or not; I still can't fathom it!) to the perverted crowd that was hammering at his door, screaming in a lunatic lust for the two angels that Lot was entertaining in his home at that moment. I have two beautiful daughters, and although they have, at times, frustrated me to the point of tears and heartbreak, I still cannot imagine sacrificing them to a mob of enraged perverts screaming for their lewd desires to be sated.

And yet...

In today's society, there is a frenzied, lunatic, perverted society that is hammering at the doors of Christian families who are, or should be, entertaining the presence of God in their homes.

Were this to happen literally today, we would be pleading the blood of Jesus while simultaneously dialing 911 and calling on every other resource available to come to our rescue. The sad truth, however, is that this is NOT happening literally, but merely through a variety of media technology, including (but not limited to) television, computers, game consoles, iPads, smart phones, DVD rentals, internet, etc.

And so, instead of pleading the blood of Jesus and barring the door, refusing to surrender our own virtuous children to the perverted horde of Hollywood, we instead are opening not only the front door, but every other door we can find, and inviting this carnal, sensual, devilish environment into homes that SHOULD be an environment of entertaining angels.

I heard it said years ago that "Video is the trojan horse that has ushered Hollywood into the living rooms of apostolics." I'm not so sure that I agree with that, because even back then, many Pentecostals were cautious about video technology. I'm not saying the person who made that statement was wrong, but in my own opinion, what Hell couldn't accomplish through the use of video technology, it has accomplished through every other resource available to us. And if internet access, DVDs, "free online TV", smartphones, tablets, or other devices don't break down the door, you mark my words: Hell will keep hammering away until even more doors cave in.

God deliver us from the spirit of Lot. I don't want to be guilty of sacrificing my children to the perversion that permeates this devilish world.

Let us quit looking for open doors to invite Sodom in; let us stand even more firmly against this onslaught of evil, and let us not sacrifice one more daughter or son to the sin of Sodom.