Then he said, “Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of ten I will not destroy it.” (Genesis 18:32 ESV)
Because of the recent ruling made by the US supreme court, the legalization of the so-called “same-sex marriage”, many Christians believe that the judgment of God will come to that nation, and it would be swift.
Immediately, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is the imagery that comes to our mind when we talk about the judgment of God to such a wicked nation. It would be catastrophic! I really believe that when it comes to pass, it is of the Lord (Isaiah 45:7). It is God who did it.
That kind of judgment, for me, is still far too remote I guess..I say that because the celebration of homosexuality, lesbianism, and any other forms of immorality has been in existence for decades, if not, centuries in US and yet no brimstone and fiery sulfur coming down from heaven to destroy this “great” nation.
What if this kind of judgment will not come? Will you still say that such wickedness is ripe for God’s judgment?
The secularist will say; “there is no God who will do it”. The liberals will say ;”well God loves homosexuals and he will not judge them according to what they’ve done. Everyone will be save just like the radical Muslims and atheist will be saved”. The typical Arminian evangelical will say; “well God is waiting for them to repent, that’s the reason why”. But for me the reasons why God withholds that kind of punishment are:
1. Because just like what God said to Abraham, He will not destroy the nation for the sake of ten righteous. In other words, it is for the sake of God’s elect.
2. Because God will not wait in vain for them that are foreordained unto destruction, for there is another kind of judgment, or manifestation of God’s wrath. It is the wrath of abandonment. Most of the time God would judge us by giving us over to our own sinful desires. God will remove his restraining grace so that everyone will do what is right in their own eyes. In this way they are storing wrath for the day of judgment.
USA is already under the judgment of God. Homosexuality is a sign that God already gave them over and that the wrath of God is abiding over them.
For the elect, be reminded, like the prophet Elijah, God has kept seven thousand who have not bow the knee to baal.