Aug 16, 2014

Lot offers his girls

Lot Offers His Girls.
Why it's a perverse story.

In Genesis, two angels visit Lot, who lives in Sodom.
Homosexual men demand he give the two strangers to them.
(In fact the whole city is gay.)
When Lot offers his two virgin daughters Instead, the mob refuses. 

Never mind the welfare of the girls, Lot.
Not only that, he also knows they're engaged to be married.

The angels don't rebuke Lot for his attitude toward his girls.
Instead the angels strike the crowd blind.
Then Lot flees with his family.

Apologists say the angels rebuked Lot.
But the story doesn't say so.

The story.
Men surround Lot's house--
Genesis 19:1 "When the two angels came to Sodom that evening, Lot was sitting at the city gate. As soon as he saw them, he got up and went to meet them. He bowed down before them 2 and said, 'Sirs, I am here to serve you. Please come to my house. You can wash your feet and spend the night. In the morning you can get up early and go on your way.' But they answered, 'No, we will spend the night here in the city square.' 3 He kept on urging them, and finally they went with him to his house.

Lot ordered his servants to bake some bread and prepare a fine meal for the guests. When it was ready, they ate it. 4 Before the guests went to bed, the men of Sodom surrounded the house. All the men of the city, both young and old, were there.  

Lot offers his girls--
5 They called out to Lot and asked, 'Where are the men who came to stay with you tonight? Bring them out to us!' The men of Sodom wanted to have sex with them. 6 Lot went outside and closed the door behind him. 7 He said to them, 'Friends, I beg you, don't do such a wicked thing! 8 Look, I have two daughters who are still virgins. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do whatever you want with them. But don't do anything to these men; they are guests in my house, and I must protect them.' 

The crowd refuses his offer--
9 But they said, 'Get out of our way, you foreigner! Who are you to tell us what to do? Out of our way, or we will treat you worse than them.' They pushed Lot back and moved up to break down the door. 

The angels strike the men blind--
10 But the two men [angels] inside reached out, pulled Lot back into the house, and shut the door. 11 Then they struck all the men outside with blindness, so that they couldn't find the door. ... 14 Then Lot went to the men that his daughters were going to marry, and said, 'Hurry up and get out of here; the Lord is going to destroy this place.' But they thought he was joking. 

Lot flees with his wife and two daughters--
15 At dawn the angels tried to make Lot hurry. 'Quick!' they said. 'Take your wife and your two daughters and get out, so that you will not lose your lives when the city is destroyed.' ... 16 Lot hesitated. The Lord, however, had pity on him; so the men took him, his wife, and his two daughters by the hand and led them out of the city."

A heartwarming story.
A father's love for his girls.

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