Zoar was the smallest of the five cities that were on the same very fertile plain of the Jordan River. It was there where Lot begged the two angels that his family could go instead of into the mountains. As soon as they entered the city (minus his wife because she died when she disobeyed God’s command and looked back, and his two married daughters who remained in Sodom) the destruction quickly followed. The smoke from this fire and brimstone was so great that Abraham could see the smoke from where he was living which was in Hebron (Mamre).
Maybe Zoar had 10 or more righteous people living in the city? Maybe the 10 or more righteous individuals referred to each city separately not collectively? If it had, then it could have been spared by Abraham’s intercession given in Genesis 18:23-33. Anyway, Zoar continued for many centuries, not because of Abraham’s request only, but no-doubt also because it was not as ripe for judgment as the other cities. But Lot and his two remaining daughters did not stay in this small city very long. They very quickly left town and went to the mountains. All their cattle were destroyed—they were homeless and desolate.
Thus, begins the story of the destruction of Sodom along with the three other cities that were close by. All four towns were lying in one of the most fertile areas of the world. It has been compared to being close to the fertility of the Garden of Eden.
Two angels came to town while Lot was sitting in the entrance of the city. What did Lot do when he saw them? Did he:
Shake their hands?
Watch them go by?
Bow down to them with his face to the ground and offer them to stay all night in his home?
Offer them a place to stay in a local inn?
How did Lot recognize that they were angels? The Bible doesn’t tell us, but it says that when they turned down his proposal, which is listed above, he made another request for them to go and stay at his home where he would fix them a large, delicious meal. This offer was accepted by the two angels.
But shortly after their feast, before they laid down for the evening, they experienced some tribulation. All the men, (old, middle-aged, and young), of the city of Sodom, (that must have been a large crowd), came to Lot’s house and asked for the men (angels) to come out to them so that they may know them.
When you read Genesis 5, are you just itching to draw a timeline? The antediluvian timeline really is fascinating, and there are many lessons to be gleaned from it.
Many people, when they read Genesis and because of the way it’s written, gain the impression that these people lived back-to-back, i.e., one dies before the another starts his life.
Because the genealogy would describe the complete life of one person first before going to the next, the overlap is not so obvious. In fact, the overlap is remarkable because Adam did not die in verse 5; he was still alive 874 years later when Lamech was born in verse 25! These overlaps paint an entirely different picture of life back then, and here is the version of the antediluvian timeline.
I received a very disturbing email (on May 3, 2019) from an organization that is headed by the nationally known preacher (John Hagee) who divorced his wife and married a woman who was a member of his congregation; who was disbarred from his church’s denomination as a preacher; and who just moved a couple of miles down the road and started a new ministry. Listen to what this email says. Is it true or false?
Today, on Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShaoh), we commemorate the slaughter of 6 million Jews at the hands of the Nazis. Sadly, as we do so, we are simultaneously seeing the rise of that old enemy wearing a new mask. Where once, anti-Semitism was displayed by those in white hoods or wearing the twisted cross of the swastika, today, this hatred hides in plain sight. Only a decade ago, anti-Semites were shunned and despised. Now this appalling bigotry has a platform on Twitter and the New York Times and is applauded in the public square…
Don’t be fooled by those using words like “anti-Zionism” as a fig leaf to hide their bigotry. Let us not become blind to the anti-Semitism that hides in plain sight, where false arguments are used to mask efforts to destroy Israel through Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)…”
It ends with the following pledge:
"I Pledge to "Shine the Light" by:
- Opposing anti-Semitism in all its forms, wherever it may be found
- Educating my friends, coworkers and elected officials about how to identify and condemn the anti-Semitism that hides in plain sight
- Fighting those who would use opposition to Israeli policy as a thin veil to hide their hatred for the Jewish state
- Supporting our Jewish neighbors should they ever be victimized by anti-Semites"
Is this email true or false? John Hagee said, “…today we commemorate the slaughter of 6 million Jews at the hands of the Nazis.” How many Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis? How many Nazis were slaughtered by the Jews? The Christians United for Israel organization says that the Nazis slaughtered 6 million Jews, but is it true?
There was a very damaging fire in France. The Cathedral of Notre Dame, translated into English means “the Chair of Our Lady”, was partially destroyed by the flames and smoke. Our Lady is the “Queen of Heaven.” There was a statue of her with her son/reincarnated husband in the right side of the Cathedral.
After one week, there is already over one billion dollars pledged to rebuild and fix all the damage that was done to the Cathedral, with all its statutes, pictures and carvings throughout the massive tourist attraction. This famous Roman Catholic Church is named after who? The “Queen of Heaven? Why is this the case? Why isn’t it named after Jesus the Christ? This sermon will attempt to answer this question.
The Age that ended just before these verses was called the Antediluvian Age. This Age was from the time of the sin of Adam till the flood of Noah. It lasted 1656 years. Most Christians don’t really consider, even if they know how long Adam lived, that Adam lived over half of that time—930 years out of 1656 years. In fact, Adam has lived about 1/6 of all time—from his sin till the present.
The Antediluvian Age was about 30% of the time to the present. In other words, there has only been about 4300 years from Noah’s flood to the present time. What was the Age before ours like?
The Bible reveals very little about that Age. There was a Garden that was made by Almighty God, and that is where He placed both Adam and Eve. The Garden was on the eastern portion of Eden. And there was the land of Nod to the east of Eden. And there were lands and oceans to the north, south, west and east of Eden.
There can be a lot of sermons taken from these two verses that are in our introductory Scripture. When was “before the foundation of the world”?One popular commentary, Dake Bible, says in its notes on this verse that it was when “Lucifer ruled before Adam.” Who did he rule? And if he ruled before Adam, he would have ruled over pre-Adamites.
But then this same Bible Commentary says about “predestination” in verse 5, that “God has predestined all children of God to be adopted into His family, but who becomes a child of God is left up to each individual.” But as Christian-Identity scholars say, “If the Bible commentators forget about the blood of the everlasting covenant that God made with Abram, they will wind up with a universal theology that is difficult to comprehend; like it is in the explanation of this verse.”
In the past two sermons I have explained why I am not a Roman Catholic, a Judeo-Christian, or a Hindu-Judeo-Christian. Most Christians are now a member of one of these three rotten branches of false Christianity, even though they could be unaware of the latter one. Christianity has left its roots and has joined the world’s religions—so that it will not be offensive to anyone’s religious group.
I am not a Hindu-Christian or a Buddhist-Christian. What is so surprising about this statement—aren’t all Christians unbelievers in the pagan religions of Hinduism or Buddhism? Hinduism’s and Buddhism’s doctrines have crept into Christianity, much like Judeo-Christianity has, making many churches Hindu-Judeo-Christian churches.
Most churches in America are, therefore, a combination of all three religions: Hindu-Judeo-Christian. These churches think that they are “Christian” churches, but they believe doctrines which originated from the Hindu and Judaic “holy” books and not from the Word of the Bible.
This is an unusual sermon. For part of this lesson there is no known explanation of what happened. There are just educated guesses. The best ones are based on the clues that the Holy Scriptures have given and interpreting what happened by connecting the dots. Covering over 1500 years in the first 11 chapters of the Bible leaves a lot of information out. People living over 900 years with just one sentence explaining what they did those nine centuries will not provide enough facts for anyone to determine exactly what happened.
The other part is based on the absolute truth that is revealed in the Holy Scriptures. Is the God of the Bible for or against abortion? Race-mixing? Miscegenation? Integration? Vaccinations? Prisons? Usury banks? Public Schools? Etc.? May this sermon give you a glimpse of what is happening in the world, both past and present.
The Holy Scriptures informs us is that: “The Saxon nation worldwide is made in the image of the WORD—which is its God. The WORD is its LAW and the Saxon tries to make its habitat conform to the image of the WORD.
Mamzers are aliens. Miscegenation creates aliens. They are not “part alien”/“part Saxon”. As defined by the WORD—all who are not Saxon are aliens. Some aliens try to conform to the WORD to benefit from its blessing, but most don’t. It restricts them at every turn, especially their effort to enter Saxon society to exploit the Saxon and his incredible productiveness.” (Jews, Richard Hoskins, page 1, 2).
After almost one hundred years of humiliation and the double defeat by David Sassoon and his mercenary British Army, China finally eliminated drug usage in its nation. At its worst, China had 1/3 of the nation as addicts. It had lost two major wars with Sassoon and the British and the peace treaties were even worse. But in four short years it had become practically a drug-free nation.
Shortly after WWII, in 1949, China had gained control of its drug addiction problem. It had provided rehab to many of the users, murdered many of the drug dealers, and stopped the importation of the drugs, including opium. China was finally relatively drug-free after 100 years of major drug-addition. It took just four short years.
But very few people ever ask the next question, which should be obvious: If the drug business, which was all Jewish, was so profitable that many Jews made fortunes that are still inherited today, what did they do with their business if China was no longer an option? If illegal drugs were no longer available to be sent to the Chinese market, what would they do with all the opium? The answer: They simply moved it to other countries.
I will have to postpone my planned sermon lesson for this week, as there must be some comments made on what happened this past week with the Covington Catholic High School “Colonels” students who were in Washington, D. C. participating in the March for Life that was against abortion. After the march was over, they had a few hours of free time before they had to meet at the Lincoln Memorial to catch their buses and return home. It was while they were all gathering there waiting for their buses, that the trouble escalated to a national event. Even the President of the United States got involved.
Today’s history lesson is also an important study with warnings taken from the Bible.
David Sassoon was the son of a wealthy jewish banker in Iraq who was also the treasurer of Baghdad. David held the same jobs in the financial field as his father had when he grew up. Seems to be a common occupation of this hybrid race. When the governor of Baghdad was overthrown due to corruption, the Sassoon family fled to Bombay, India via Bushire, Persia (Iran). David was 40 years old when he came to Bombay, and it was here that this our story really becomes interesting.
The year was 1832 when the Sassoons landed in Bombay, India, and what happened when they were there changed the world. Bombay was on a major trade route and Sassoon had the “monopoly rights” to sell the manufactured cotton goods made in Lancashire and surrounding counties in England. He also had the “monopoly rights” to buy tea, silk products, and porcelain from China. But there was soon a problem, and the answer given by the Sassoon family to this solution has created even a greater problem in today’s world.
Shortly after being delivered from slavery, the Israelites forgot about all the wonderful and magnificent things that the LORD God had done for them and reverted to the way that many of them had worshipped in Egypt. They even worshipped their old gods. Moses and Joshua had been gone for over a month and many of the people had surmised that Moses or maybe both had been burnt up on the mount, and they were ready to go back to Egypt. So, what did the Israelites do--they partied!
They shouted, they sang, they danced to the beat of the music that they had learned while they were in Egypt for the last part of the 215 years that they were there. A few verses later we learn that the Israelites were given in idolatrous and immoral behavior to orgies in worship to their idol. They were sexually being led by the music and the drum beat.
Two Saturdays ago (12/15/2018), I saw the movie, starring Jimmy Stewart, called “Broken Arrow.” It also starred Debra Paget, born Doralee Griffin, and a person who my father was in drama class with in high school. The high school was Maysville, Kentucky Senior High School. My father was born Newell Jouett Elmore in Richmond, Kentucky, and Will Geer, Grandpa Walton, was born William Aughe Ghere in Frankfort, Indiana. They both moved to Maysville when they were teenagers, where they were in a couple of drama shows at the school together. But their lives took different paths as the years rolled on.