Thursday, July 28, 2016

Are There Ten Righteous Men in Jackson, Wyoming?

"Sodom and Gomorrah" by Henry Ossawa Tanner


Genesis 18: 23-33:  "And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?   Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?  That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?  And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.   And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:   Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it  And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake.   And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.   And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.  And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.   And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place."

Revelation 3: 14-16:  "And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;   I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.   So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."

Most people have heard of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.  When Christians think of the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah they think of sexual sin (homosexuality, bestiality, fornication, adultery), pride, idolatry, enviro-paganism (earth worship), etc.  But was Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by the wrath of God because of wicked, Godless men or because of the lack of righteous, Godly men in those cities?

Many people in Jackson, Wyoming are pro-abortion, pro-homosexual and pro-enviro-pagan.  I have always thought that the Jackson, Wyoming Fire of 2012 was a warning to the wicked, Godless men in Jackson.  Now I believe that the fire of 2012 was a warning to the lukewarm Christians in Jackson.

Godless men have no light and no life in them; they have no answers to life's problems--especially the problem of sin.  Christians do have the answer to life's problems and His name is Jesus.  It is only through the Precious Blood of Jesus that we are cleansed from sin.

If there is no Godly, Christian witness in Jackson, Wyoming, if there is no salt or light of Christ in that town, then how will it be preserved?

Are there ten righteous men in Jackson, Wyoming?

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