The Sin of Sodom

In Ezekiel 16 we are told some of the reasons for Sodom’s judgment …

“Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, 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.” (Ezekiel 16:49 KJV)

It is rendered this way in the NIV translation …

“‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.”

Now, I don’t know about you, beloved, but that sounds a whole lot like American Christendom to me; a people who are spiritually proud, overfed (in many ways), and seemingly unconcerned about the poor and the needy. Billy Graham once said that if God does not judge America for her sin then He is going to owe an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah. I’d like to change that statement just a bit here and say that if God does not judge HIS CHURCH in America then He is going to owe an apology to all Americans, for a big reason that America is the way it is .. is because the church in America is not THE WITNESS that it is supposed to be!