Another excellent commentary, reblogged. Scriptures ought always to be viewed in context!
The very name suggests the vilest evil and causes us to shudder. The story of Sodom is found in Genesis chapter 18 and is the most well-known biblical passage associated with homosexuality.
The Story of Sodom
Two messengers of God visited Sodom. Lot, the nephew of Abraham, saw them coming into the city and invited them to stay in his home.
“My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.”
“No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”
But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate.
Lot acted as a welcoming and hospitable host to the strangers. But the townsmen were not so hospitable.
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