The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is a well-known story in the Bible. It’s often used as an example of how God will punish sin, and it’s often used to condemn homosexuality. But what if we took a step back from the judgment? What if we looked at this story through the lens of Jesus’ teachings? This article will examine what Jesus said about Sodom and Gomorrah, why he chose this example when teaching us how to treat others, and whether or not we have any reason to believe that God would punish people for loving each other.
What Did Jesus Say About Sodom And Gomorrah
1. Jesus uses the example of Sodom and Gomorrah to teach us how we should treat others.
Jesus’ parable of Sodom and Gomorrah (Matthew 10:15-20) is a powerful lesson on how to treat others. In the story, a man is traveling down the road when he meets up with two different groups of people: one group is welcoming and kind to him, while another group rejects his offer of hospitality. The first group represents those who believe in Jesus, and the second group represents those who don’t.
The lesson here is clear: we should always be welcoming to others, no matter who they are or where they come from; we should be kind to those who are different from us, and we should welcome strangers as if they were family members. This parable tells us that what happens at home can have an impact far beyond our own community—and there’s no better way for us humans than this!
2. The people of Sodom were wicked and selfish.
In the city of Sodom, people were very greedy. They were selfish and disrespectful. They treated each other unkindly, disrespectfully, and unfairly. They didn’t care about anyone but themselves. They were cruel and unjust to those who needed help or protection from harm. The people of Sodom cared only about themselves and didn’t care if their actions hurt others; they did not treat everyone fairly or equally; they did not consider anyone else’s feelings or needs before making decisions about their own lives; they acted without thinking about consequences for themselves or others
3. Before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, he sent two angels to rescue Lot and his family.
Before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, he sent two angels to rescue Lot and his family. The angels had to blind the men of Sodom so they could not see them. They told Lot to flee from the city, but Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt because she disobeyed God’s command.
Jesus said that if we have faith as small as a mustard seed, then nothing will be impossible for us; we can move mountains with this kind of faith!
4. When Lot offered his own daughters to protect his guests, the men of Sodom showed just how wicked their hearts were.
When Lot offered his own daughters to protect his guests, the men of Sodom showed just how wicked their hearts were. They looked at the two women and said, “Behold now, these are the ones who came in to your house.” (Genesis 19:8).
Lot was a righteous man who cared for others. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah had already shown their wickedness by wanting to rape strangers that had come into town. When they saw that Lot would sacrifice his own daughters to protect them, it became clear just how bad those cities were!
5. Because of the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah, God burned the cities with fire.
God’s punishment was just. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah had become very wicked, and God was going to punish them for their sins. He gave them enough time to repent and turn away from their wickedness, but they did not listen.
God’s punishment was swift. God allowed Lot to warn the people of Sodom before He destroyed the city, but they refused to listen and escape, so He destroyed it quickly with fire.
God’s punishment was final! Once the cities were burned with fire by God’s power, there was nothing left but ash—a reminder that there would never be another city built on top of them again because all life had been destroyed forever—and this is true even today when archaeologists examine these buried ruins in modern-day Jordan (the location where these ancient cities once stood). The only thing left behind are some broken pottery pieces which tell us about the history of these places…but no one lives there anymore!
6. While there certainly was a moral lesson for those who lived during that time, we have to be careful not to unfairly “judge” the people of Sodom by our modern standards.
Remember, it’s important to be careful when we’re reading the scriptures not to apply a modern standard of morality to people from times past. We also have to be careful not to apply standards from the past to people living in our day and age. We also should not use futuristic standards of morality on those who are currently living. This can result in us unfairly judging people based on what they did or didn’t do thousands of years ago, or how they might act hundreds of years into the future!
7. We should always be welcoming to others.
The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is a cautionary tale about how we should always be welcoming to others. We should always be welcoming to people who are different from us. We should be welcoming to people who are different from us in their beliefs, and we should also be welcoming to people who are different from us in their race.
We have every reason to believe that Jesus was making this point when he told the parable about Sodom and Gomorrah: “Anyone who welcomes anyone I send is truly a friend of mine, and anyone who welcomes me is welcoming God—who sent me!” (John 13:16).
The people of Sodom and Gomorrah were wicked, but God still sent his Son to save us. When you think about it, there is no better example of what Jesus did for us than this story. It shows how God loves us so much he was willing to send his son to die on the cross so we could have eternal life. If we live our lives according to the Gospel, then we will be judged by Christ and not by those who oppose Christianity today or any other day!