Some Notes:

The English language has no gender-neutral pronouns. So when the words man, he, him, etc are used, they mean "Generic human being" unless the context specifically says otherwise. Only women get words devoted just to them.

Thou, Thee, and Thine are singular pronouns. You and Your are plural in the 16th Century English the King James Bible was translated into. This actually makes the message clearer than our habit of using "you" as both a singular and a plural.

In many scriptures I have changed the King James (English) spelling to American spelling (labour=labor, for example. I understand those in England still spell it with a u). Also, in some scriptures I have changed the "-eth" to a simple "s." Spelling standards weren't set in English until the mid 1800's, well after the translating of the KJV. So I see no problem with making these simple changes that don't affect the meaning of the scripture but make it easier for our modern mouths and ears to deal with.

Genesis 19- Sodom and Gomorrah

1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

These two angels are most likely the two that left Abraham and God back at Abraham’s house. They have a definite mission to complete; seeing if there are enough righteous men left in the city to spare it.

Lot is sitting in the gate implying that he was actually a leader of the city.

2 And he said, “Behold now, my lords, 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.”

It was the custom in these days for travelers to simply camp out in the town square. There was often a well for water and they carried their own food and bedding. Only the rich could have afforded a night in an inn.

3 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 unleavened bread, and they did eat.

Lot insisted they come home with him. He knew what would happen to them out on the street.

4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both old and young, all the men from every quarter:

5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, “Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.”

These men- all the men of the city- gathered at Lot’s house to demand he turn his visitors over for them to rape.

The Bible condemns homosexuality in the first place (Lev 18:22-30, 20:13, Romans 1:24-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, 1 Timothy 1:10- all of which equate it with murder, lying, incest, child sacrifice, and stealing), and made it a capital offense in the Mosaic Law along with adultery, incest and bestiality.

The fact is that homosexuality is a choice, or more accurately, a series of choices, generally made over the course of several years. Our emotions and attractions will follow our decisions.

Science has found no evidence of a “gay gene” like so many gay activists claim. There were three studies whose authors said that they had proved such a gene existed, but if you read the actual studies all three were so poorly done as to be pure garbage, scientifically, and even if valid, did not even come close to proving the “gay gene” theory. Recently, the American Psychiatrist organization rescinded their statement of homosexuality being caused by biology and has stated it “has many causes.”

Why would God outlaw homosexuality?

First of all, sex was designed for two reasons: example and procreation.

The marital relationship exemplifies the Church’s relationship with God. It communicates to us the relationship God wants to have with His people. Homosexuality communicates, “God doesn’t need the Church. He needs to find another God. The Church doesn’t need God, just another church to fellowship with.” Ludicrous.

And homosexuality is non-fruitful. It is a type of relationship that cannot produce godly offspring. (“And did not He make one? Yet had He the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That He might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.” Malachi 2:15)

Many believe sex is for communication and recreation. It’s not. These are the rewards, the fringe benefits, not the purpose.

The homosexual lifestyle is, in fact, very unhealthy. Gays simply don’t live as long as heterosexuals on average (though individuals may, of course). They have a much higher rate of violence and depression as well (Lesbians call the police due to domestic violence in much higher percentages than either gays or straights, with gays being second. So, though in sheer numbers straights call for help more often, a lesbian couple is way more likely to beat each other up than a straight couple is.) The entire lifestyle is based on self-fulfillment and selfishness and is as empty as it is fruitless.

Does this mean that we should “hate” gays?

Of course not. Neither should we hate adulterers, murders, liars or prostitutes. We should love them into the Kingdom of God. We need to teach them, as we do any sinner, that “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” And “the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus our Lord.” And “go and sin no more.” It doesn’t matter what a person’s sin is (adultery, lying, stealing, self-righteousness, bigotry, homosexuality, violence, etc) they are going to hell unless they repent (turn from their sins) and accept Jesus as their Lord (Boss). It would be the most hateful thing in the world to not try to bring the lost to salvation, no matter what path they are lost on.

We must note that in addition to the sin of homosexuality, these men wanted to commit rape, which was also a capital offense in the Mosaic Law, equal to murder.

However, Ezekiel tells us “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy, And they were haughty, and committed abominations before Me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.” Ezekiel 16:49-50.

This sounds frighteningly like America today; proud, fat, lazy, and selfish. This is why God destroyed Sodom.

"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:” Romans 1:24.

It appears from these verses that homosexuality is the result of a whole-sale commitment to sin. It is a curse from God.

The homosexuality and rape were results of these heart sins. The heart will always tell in the actions.

6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

7 And said, “I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

Obviously, the men of the city weren’t simply interested in getting to visit with the men in Lot’s house, making friends. What Lot knew they had planned was wicked.

Jude agrees; “And don't forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God's judgment.” Jude 1:7

And 2 Peter 2:6 "Later, God condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and turned them into heaps of ashes. He made them an example of what will happen to ungodly people.

7 "But God also rescued Lot out of Sodom because he was a righteous man who was sick of the shameful immorality of the wicked people around him.

8 "Yes, Lot was a righteous man who was tormented in his soul by the wickedness he saw and heard day after day.

9 "So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.

10 "He is especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire, and who despise authority.”

Genesis 19:8 “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.”

Lot offered his daughters for them to rape instead. This would be a lesser offense (though either one is deserving of death and hell by itself) and by bringing these men into his home, Lot had promised them protection. To give them up would make him an accomplice to the city’s sin.

And since his daughters had grown up in the city, the men of the city would already be acquainted with them. Meeting new people was not on their agenda, but doing wickedness in a way that Lot hoped virgin women would satisfy was.

Of course, one has to wonder about a man who would give up his own daughters to be raped, no matter the reason.

9 And they said, “Stand back.” And they said again, “This one fellow came to live here, and he will judge us? Now will we deal worse with thee, than with them.” And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

These men were determined to cause trouble. They were offended at Lot’s calling their lifestyle choice “evil” and his standing in the way of their plans. He committed the greatest of “sins” according to the world; he was judging them. He was not “tolerant.”

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

11 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.

The angels rescue Lot and make it so the men of the city can’t even find the door. They have all the proof they need of the wickedness of the city. Not only did they not find ten righteous men, they only found one.

12 And the men said unto Lot, “Have thou here any besides? Son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou have in the city, bring them out of this place:

13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.”

They give Lot a chance to rescue his whole family, even those who are grown and out of his home.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons-in-law, which married his daughters, and said, “Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city.” But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law.

We don’t know how many daughters Lot had. We know of the two still at home and he evidently had at least two who were married as “sons-in-law” is a plural. Since the average family before the days of birth control had seven children, he may have had quite a few visits to make.

But they all thought he was joking (or probably just “going on about that religious stuff again.”) What a heartbreaking situation for Lot.

15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, “Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.”

“Get out now!”

16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

The angels had to literally drag them out of town. How many Christians today are so attached to this world and their “modern American lifestyle” that they would have to be dragged out of it, or worse yet, so far gone they would think anyone warning of coming danger would be taken as a joker or nutcase?

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them outside the city, that he said, “Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.”

18 And Lot said unto them, “Oh, no, my LORD:”

He is actually going to take the time to argue!

19 “Behold now, thy servant has found grace in thy sight, and thou have magnified thy mercy, which thou has showed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

20 “Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.”

Lot, though described as a righteous man who was “vexed,” or upset by the wickedness of his neighbors in the book of Hebrews, was so attached to his lifestyle he wanted to bargain with God to retain a little piece of it. “Can’t you spare a little wickedness so I can be more comfortable?”

21 And he said unto him, “See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou have spoken.

22 “Hurry thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou get there.” Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

Zoar means Little One. God decided to accept Lot’s request.

23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

This may have been a meteor shower, the fallout from a distant volcanic eruption, or the results of a fault line opening up with resultant fires from released gases (current archeological evidence suggests the last one, including remains from these cities being burned from the roofs down). The end result is the same. This region today is still very bare and desolate and the soil has a very high sulfur content.

26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

She didn’t want to leave her life in Sodom. She gave up her future to try to save her past.

27 And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

The New Testament calls Lot a righteous man, but Genesis says the reason God spared Lot was because of Abraham. I believe Lot was a righteous man who was quickly being lured by Relativism. He was in danger of losing his salvation. For Abraham’s sake, God made sure he was taken out before he was lost.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to live in Zoar: and he lived in a cave, he and his two daughters.

After all the begging for God to spare Zoar and the angels assurance that God would do so for him, Lot got scared and ran to the mountains where the angels originally told him to go.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.”

Lot’s oldest got it into her head that there were no men left anywhere or that they would stay hidden too long for her and her sister to ever find husbands. She decided to take matters into her own hands with the only man available. It appears Lot failed greatly in his training of his daughters in righteousness. His married ones married men who laughed at him and his younger ones committed one of the most wicked sins possible.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.”

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

Both girls got their father so drunk he didn’t know what was going on and seduced him.

37 And the first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Both of these nations later became involved in child sacrifice. Since they started with incest after being offered as sacrifices to a raping mob, this just kind of logically follows.

Though God originally forbid Israel from attacking them or taking away their land because they were related, both countries eventually made themselves total enemies of the Jews. Remember, humans always mess things up when they follow their own plans instead of God’s.