Take a look in the mirror, reflect, and ask yourself—who am I the daughter (and if ya a brother, son) of? Sodom or THE MOST HIGH YAHUAH?
In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death. MISHLEI (PROVERBS) 12:28 את CEPHER
While the story of Sodom & Gomorrah is infamous, we want to provide some background information from the Script for understanding the lifestyle, ethics, and culture of Sodom & Gomorrah:
Details of Sodom & Gomorrah from the Book of Genesis
AND there came two angels to Cedom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Cedom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; And he said, Behold now, my adoniym, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake matstsah, and they did eat. But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Cedom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to you this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
BERE'SHIYTH (GENESIS) 19:1-6 את CEPHER
And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will need to be a judge: now will we deal worse with you, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. And the men said unto Lot, Have you here any besides? son in law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whatsoever you have in the city, bring them out of this place:
BERE'SHIYTH (GENESIS) 19:7-12 את CEPHER
For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of Yahuah; and Yahuah has sent us to destroy it. And Lot went out, and spoke unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for Yahuah will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take your woman, and your two daughters, which are here; lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his woman, and upon the hand of his two daughters; Yahuah being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for your life; look not behind you, neither stay in all the circle of the Yardan; escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed.
BERE'SHIYTH (GENESIS) 19:13-17 את CEPHER
Details of Sodom & Gomorrah from the book of Jubilees
And in this month Yahuah executed his judgments on Cedom, and Amorah, and Tseviym, and all the region of the Yardan, and he burned them with fire and brimstone, and destroyed them until this day, even as lo I have declared unto you all their works, that they are wicked and sinners exceedingly, and that they defile themselves and commit fornication in their flesh, and work uncleanness on the earth. And, in like manner, Elohiym will execute judgment on the places where they have done according to the uncleanness of the sodomiym, like unto the judgment of Cedom. But Lot we saved; for Elohiym remembered Avraham, and sent him out from the midst of the overthrow. And he and his daughters committed sin upon the earth, such as had not been on the earth since the days of A'dam till his time; for the man lay with his daughters. And, behold, it was commanded and engraven concerning all his seed, on the heavenly tablets, to remove them and root them out, and to execute judgment upon them like the judgment of Cedom, and to leave no seed of the man on earth on the day of condemnation.
YOVHELIYM (JUBILEES) 16:5-9 את CEPHER And he told them of the judgment of the Naphaliym, and the judgment of the sodomiym, how they had been judged on account of their wickedness, and had died on account of their fornication, and uncleanness, and mutual corruption through fornication. 'And guard yourselves from all fornication and uncleanness, and from all pollution of sin, lest ye make our name a curse, and your whole life a hissing, and all your sons to be destroyed by the sword, and ye become accursed like Cedom, and all your remnant as the sons of Amorah. I implore you, my sons, love the Elohiym of heaven and cleave ye to all his commandments. And walk not after their idols, and after their uncleannesses, and make not for yourselves molten or graven elohiym;
YOVHELIYM (JUBILEES) 20:5-7 את CEPHER And as for all the worshippers of idols and the profane: there shall be no hope for them in the land of the living; and there shall be no remembrance of them on the earth; for they shall descend into She'ol; and into the place of condemnation shall they go. As the children of Cedom were taken away from the earth, so will all those who worship idols be taken away. Fear not, my son Ya`aqov, and be not dismayed, O son of Avraham: may El Elyon guard you from destruction, and from all the paths of error may he deliver you.
YOVHELIYM (JUBILEES) 22:22-23 את CEPHER But on the day of turbulence and execration and indignation and anger, with flaming devouring fire as he burnt Cedom, so likewise will he burn his land and his city and all that is his, and he shall be blotted out of the cepher of the discipline of the children of men, and not be recorded in the cepher of life, but in that which is appointed to destruction, and he shall depart into eternal execration; so that their condemnation may be always renewed in hate and in execration and in wrath and in torment and in indignation and in plagues and in disease forever. I say and testify to you, my sons, according to the judgment which shall come upon the man who wishes to injure his brother. YOVHELIYM (JUBILEES) 36:10-11 את CEPHER
Details of Sodom & Gomorrah from The Book of Luke
But the same day that Lot went out of Cedom Yahuah rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. LUQAS (LUKE) 17:29 את CEPHER
Details of Sodom & Gomorrah from The Book 2 Peter
And turning the cities of Cedom and Amorah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live in wickedness; KEPHA SHENIY (2 PETER) 2:6 את CEPHER
Details of Sodom & Gomorrah from the Book of Yashar
In those days all the people of Cedom and Amorah, and of the whole five cities, were exceedingly wicked and sinful against Yahuah and they provoked Yahuah with their abominations, and they strengthened in aging abominably and scornfully before Yahuah, and their wickedness and crimes were in those days great before Yahuah. And they had in their land a very extensive valley, about half a day's walk, and in it there were fountains of water and a great deal of herbage surrounding the water. And all the people of Cedom and Amorah went there four times in the year, with their women and children and all belonging to them, and they rejoiced there with timbrels and dances. And in the time of rejoicing they would all rise and lay hold of their neighbor's women, and some, the virgin daughters of their neighbors, and they enjoyed them, and each man saw his woman and daughter in the hands of his neighbor and did not say a word. And they did so from morning to night, and they afterward returned home each man to his house and each woman to her tent; so they always did four times in the year. Also when a stranger came into their cities and brought goods which he had purchased with a view to dispose of there, the people of these cities would assemble, men, women and children, young and old, and go to the man and take his goods by force, giving a little to each man until there was an end to all the goods of the owner which he had brought into the land. YASHAR (JASHER) 18:11-16 את CEPHER And if the owner of the goods quarreled with them, saying, What is this work which you have done to me, then they would approach to him one by one, and each would show him the little which he took and taunt him, saying, I only took that little which you did give me; and when he heard this from them all, he would arise and go from them in sorrow and bitterness of soul, when they would all arise and go after him, and drive him out of the city with great noise and tumult. And there was a man from the country of Eylam who was leisurely going on the road, seated upon his ass, which carried a fine mantle of diverse colors, and the mantle was bound with a cord upon the ass. And the man was on his journey passing through the street of Cedom when the sun set in the evening, and he remained there in order to abide during the night, but no one would let him into his house; and at that time there was in Cedom a wicked and mischievous man, one skillful to do evil, and his name was Hedad. And he lifted up his eyes and saw the traveler in the street of the city, and he came to him and said, Whence come you and whither do you go? And the man said to him, I am traveling from Chevron to Eylam where I belong, and as I passed the sun set and no one would suffer me to enter his house, though I had bread and water and also straw and provender for my ass, and am short of nothing. And Hedad answered and said to him, All that you shall want shall be supplied by me, but in the street you shall not abide all night. YASHAR (JASHER) 18:17-22 את CEPHER And Hedad brought him to his house, and he took off the mantle from the ass with the cord, and brought them to his house, and he gave the ass straw and provender while the traveler ate and drank in Hedad's house, and he abode there that night. And in the morning the traveler rose up early to continue his journey, when Hedad said to him, Wait, comfort your heart with a morsel of bread and then go, and the man did so; and he remained with him, and they both ate and drank together during the day, when the man rose up to go. And Hedad said to him, Behold now the day is declining, you had better remain all night that your heart may be comforted; and he pressed him so that he tarried there all night, and on the second day he rose up early to go away, when Hedad pressed him, saying, Comfort your heart with a morsel of bread and then go, and he remained and ate with him also the second day, and then the man rose up to continue his journey. And Hedad said to him, Behold now the day is declining, remain with me to comfort your heart and in the morning rise up early and go your way. And the man would not remain, but rose and saddled his ass, and while he was saddling his ass the woman of Hedad said to her man, Behold this man has remained with us for two days eating and drinking and he has given us nothing, and now shall he go away from us without giving anything? and Hedad said to her, Be silent. And the man saddled his ass to go, and he asked Hedad to give him the cord and mantle to tie it upon the ass. YASHAR (JASHER) 18:23-28 את CEPHER And Hedad said to him, What say you? And he said to him, That you my adoniy shall give me the cord and the mantle made with diverse colors which you did conceal with you in your house to take care of it. And Hedad answered the man, saying, This is the interpretation of your dream, the cord which you did see, means that your life will be lengthened out like a cord, and having seen the mantle colored with all sorts of colors, means that you shall have a vineyard in which you will plant trees of all fruits. And the traveler answered, saying, Not so my adoniy, for I was awake when I gave you the cord and also a mantle woven with different colors, which you did take off the ass to put them by for me; and Hedad answered and said, Surely I have told you the interpretation of your dream and it is a good dream, and this is the interpretation thereof. Now the sons of men give me four pieces of silver, which is my charge for interpreting dreams, and of you only I require three pieces of silver. And the man was provoked at the words of Hedad, and he cried bitterly, and he brought Hedad to Serak judge of Cedom. And the man laid his cause before Serak the judge, when Hedad replied, saying, It is not so, but thus the matter stands; and the judge said to the traveler, This man Hedad tells you truth, for he is famed in the cities for the accurate interpretation of dreams. YASHAR (JASHER) 18:29-34 את CEPHER And the man cried at the word of the judge, and he said, Not so my adoniy, for it was in the day that I gave him the cord and mantle which was upon the ass, in order to put them by in his house; and they both disputed before the judge, the one saying, Thus the matter was, and the other declaring otherwise. And Hedad said to the man, Give me four pieces of silver that I charge for my interpretations of dreams; I will not make any allowance; and give me the expense of the four meals that you did eat in my house. And the man said to Hedad, Truly I will pay you for what I ate in your house, only give me the cord and mantle which you did conceal in your house. And Hedad replied before the judge and said to the man, Did I not tell you the interpretation of your dream? the cord means that your days shall be prolonged like a cord, and the mantle, that you will have a vineyard in which you will plant all kinds of fruit trees. This is the proper interpretation of your dream, now give me the four pieces of silver that I require as a compensation, for I will make you no allowance. And the man cried at the words of Hedad and they both quarreled before the judge, and the judge gave orders to his servants, who drove them rashly from the house. YASHAR (JASHER) 18:35-40 את CEPHER And they went away quarreling from the judge, when the people of Cedom heard them, and they gathered about them and they exclaimed against the stranger, and they drove him rashly from the city. And the man continued his journey upon his ass with bitterness of soul, lamenting and weeping. And while he was going along he wept at what had happened to him in the corrupt city of Cedom. YASHAR (JASHER) 18:41-43 את CEPHER AND the cities of Cedom had four judges to four cities, and these were their names, Serak in the city of Cedom, Sharkad in Amorah, Zavnak in Admah, and Menon in Tseviym. And Eliy`ezer Avraham's servant applied to them different names, and he converted Serak to Shakra, Sharkad to Shakrura, Zevnak to Kezoviym, and Menon to Matslodin. And by desire of their four judges the people of Cedom and Amorah had beds erected in the streets of the cities, and if a man came to these places they laid hold of him and brought him to one of their beds, and by force made him to lie in them. And as he lay down, three men would stand at his head and three at his feet, and measure him by the length of the bed, and if the man was less than the bed these six men would stretch him at each end, and when he cried out to them they would not answer him. And if he was longer than the bed they would draw together the two sides of the bed at each end, until the man had reached the gates of death. And if he continued to cry out to them, they would answer him, saying, Thus shall it be done to a man that comes into our land. YASHAR (JASHER) 19:1-6 את CEPHER And when men heard all these things that the people of the cities of Cedom did, they refrained from coming there. And when a poor man came to their land they would give him silver and gold, and cause a proclamation in the whole city not to give him a morsel of bread to eat, and if the stranger should remain there some days, and die from hunger, not having been able to obtain a morsel of bread, then at his death all the people of the city would come and take their silver and gold which they had given to him. And those that could recognize the silver or gold which they had given him took it back, and at his death they also stripped him of his garments, and they would fight about them, and he that prevailed over his neighbor took them. They would after that carry him and bury him under some of the shrubs in the deserts; so they did all the days to anyone that came to them and died in their land. And in the course of time Sarah sent Eliy`ezer to Cedom, to see Lot and inquire after his welfare. And Eliy`ezer went to Cedom, and he met a man of Cedom fighting with a stranger, and the man of Cedom stripped the poor man of all his clothes and went away. YASHAR (JASHER) 19:7-12 את CEPHER And this poor man cried to Eliy`ezer and supplicated his favor on account of what the man of Cedom had done to him. And he said to him, Why do you act thus to the poor man who came to your land? And the man of Cedom answered Eliy`ezer, saying, Is this man your brother, or have the people of Cedom made you a judge this day, that you speak about this man? And Eliy`ezer strove with the man of Cedom on account of the poor man, and when Eliy`ezer approached to recover the poor man's clothes from the man of Cedom, he hastened and with a stone smote Eliy`ezer in the forehead. And the blood flowed copiously from Eliy`ezer's forehead, and when the man saw the blood he caught hold of Eliy`ezer, saying, Give me my hire for having rid you of this bad blood that was in your forehead, for such is the custom and the law in our land. And Eliy`ezer said to him, You have wounded me and require me to pay you your hire; and Eliy`ezer would not hearken to the words of the man of Cedom. YASHAR (JASHER) 19:13-18 את CEPHER
It’s interesting how all the books have comparable details regarding the spirit of Sodom & Gomorrah. It is important that we understand Sodom & Gomorrah and its ethics so that we can actively fight against this spirit. Because we must strive to be the Nation we were (and are) called to be. We can’t assimilate to the ethics and practices of Sodom & Gomorrah. We have to represent our Righteous Creator & our Righteous Nation better.
We have to follow our code of light. This is why it was given in the first place—-to keep us protected, respected, and connected. We don’t want to have the reputation and history of Sodom & Gomorrah. We are ultimately a reflection and legacy of YAHUAH. And our Creator doesn’t deserve that.
This is how our Father feels about Sodom & Gomorrah (+ being likened to Sodom & Gomorrah):
But the men of Cedom were wicked and sinners before Yahuah exceedingly. BERE'SHIYTH (GENESIS) 13:13 את CEPHER
YAH had to get off his throne to see their wickedness…
And Yahuah said, Because the cry of Cedom and Amorah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
BERE'SHIYTH (GENESIS) 18:20-21 את CEPHER
There shall be no whore of the daughters of Yashar'el, nor a sodomiy of the sons of Yashar'el.
DEVARIYM (DEUTERONOMY) 23:17 את CEPHER
And in the fourth year of this week Lot parted from him, and Lot dwelt in Cedom, and the men of Cedom were sinners exceedingly.
YOVHELIYM (JUBILEES) 13:17 את CEPHER
This lifestyle gets us kicked out the blessings.
And there were also sodomiym in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which Yahuah cast out before the children of Yashar'el.
MELEKIYM RI'SHON (1 KINGS) 14:24 את CEPHER
Rebuild the waste cities.
And Aca did that which was right in the eyes of Yahuah, as did David his father. And he took away the sodomiym out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
MELEKIYM RI'SHON (1 KINGS) 15:11-12 את CEPHER
Rooted out the earth.
Except Yahuah Tseva'oth had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Cedom, and we should have been like unto Amorah.
YESHA'YAHU (ISAIAH) 1:9 את CEPHER
For Yerushalayim is ruined, and Yahudah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against El-Yahuah, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The show of their countenance witnesses against them; and they declare their sin as Cedom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
YESHA'YAHU (ISAIAH) 3:8-10 את CEPHER
And Babel, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Kasdiym's excellency, shall be as when Elohiym overthrew Cedom and Amorah.
YESHA'YAHU (ISAIAH) 13:19 את CEPHER
I have seen also in the prophets of Yerushalayim a horrible thing: they break wedlock, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none returns from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Cedom, and the inhabitants thereof as Amorah. Therefore thus says Yahuah Tseva'oth concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Yerushalayim is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
YIRMEYAHU (JEREMIAH) 23:14-15 את CEPHER
I recommend reading this whole chapter. It really shows the Most High’s Feelings on this:
Behold, everyone that uses proverbs shall use this proverb against you, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter. You are your mother's daughter, that loathes her man and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, which loathed their men and their children: your mother was a Chittiy, and your father an Emoriy. And your elder sister is Shomeron, she and her daughters that dwell at your left hand: and your younger sister, that dwells at your right hand, is Cedom and her daughters. Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, you were corrupted more than they in all your ways. As I live, says Adonai Yahuah, Cedom your sister has not done, she nor her daughters, as you have done, you and your daughters. Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Cedom, 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.
YECHEZQ'EL (EZEKIEL) 16:44-49 את CEPHER
For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Cedom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.
QIYNAH (LAMENTATIONS) 4:6 את CEPHER
Plead for your brothers and sisters under that spirit. Then said I, Avraham prayed first for the inhabitants of Cedom, and Mosheh for the fathers that sinned in the wilderness:
EZRA REVIY`IY (4 EZRA) 7:106 את CEPHER
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of Elohiym? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sodomiym, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the Kingdom of Elohiym.
QORINTIYM RI'SHON (1 CORINTHIANS) 6:9-10 את CEPHER
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