[Uucf-bible] God, Abraham, and Sodom
rachelnguyen at cox.net
Sat Jul 24 10:44:43 EDT 2004
The Revised Common Lectionary is available at
If you google it, there are also some online versions with commentaries.
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Thank you, Derek. The Ezekiel verse, to be exact is:
16:49 “Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: food, and
prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. things before me;
therefore I removed them, when I saw it.”
Other related verses might include:
Isaiah 1:9-17 “If the LORD of hosts had not left us a few survivors, we
should have been like Sodom, and
become like Gomorrah. Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom!
Give ear to the teaching of our
God, you people of Gomorrah! Bring no more vain offerings; incense is
an abomination to me. ...Wash
yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from
before my eyes; cease to do evil,
learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the
fatherless, plead for the widow.”
Isaiah 3:9-15 Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his
hands have done shall be done to
him. My people--children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.
Jeremiah 23:14 But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible
thing: they commit adultery and
walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one
turns from his wickedness; all of them
have become like Sodom to me, and its inhabitants like Gomorrah."
Matthew 10:14, “And if any one will not receive you or listen to your
words, shake off the dust from your
feet as you leave that house or town. Truly, I say to you, it shall be
more tolerable on the day of judgment
for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.”
Luke 10:10 “But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you,
go into its streets and say, 'Even
the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off against you;
nevertheless know this, that the
kingdom of God has come near.' I tell you, it shall be more tolerable
on that day for Sodom than for that
Of the books that did not quite make it into the canon, the Book of
Wisdom 19:13-14, specifically
identifies the sin of Sodom as one of inhospitality. “...whereas the
men of Sodom received not the strangers when
they came among them; the Egyptians made slaves of the guests who were
Ecclesiasticus 16:8 suggests the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was pride:
“He did not spare the people among whom Lot was living whom he detested
for their pride.”
_The Church and the Homosexual_ by John McNeill is an excellent
resource on the topic.
Can anyone guide me to the Lectionary you are talking about? Is it
online? What else goes with it?
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