Jesus chastises Jewish cities for refusing to repent – it’s not the sin that matters, but the repentance (Matthew 11:20 – 11:24)

Jesus chastised the towns in which he had performed miracles, but they still refused to repent. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Pity on you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in your cities had been performed in Tyre or Sidon, they would have repented along ago in sackcloth and ashes. I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgement than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgement than for you.” What the

Lot’s incestuous relationship with his daughters (Genesis 19:30 – 19:38)

Lot’s daughters conspire to sleep with him Before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot was allowed to take his two daughters to the nearby city of Zoar (ZOH-uhr). The Bible does not specify why Lot was afraid to live in Zoar but rather than live in the city, Lot fled to the mountains instead where he and his two daughters lived in a cave. Lot’s oldest daughter came up with an idea that she presented to her younger sister. She reminded her younger sister that they were still childless and there were no other men around for the sisters to have sex with. She noted that their father was getting old and suggested to the younger sister, that they give Lot wine to make him drunk

The Destruction of Sodom of Gomorrah (Gen 18:16 – 19:29)

The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah Abraham had just finished visiting with God and two angels. God knew Abraham was becoming a great nation with his people doing what was just and right but God knew that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were very evil. God decided to send the two angels into the cities too gauge how wicked the city’s inhabitants had become. Abraham’s brother, Lot, lived in the city and this must have concerned Abraham. As they waited, Abraham asked God if he would destroy the good people with the bad people and asked God if he would spare the city if there were 50 good people there. God agreed that he would spare the city if 50 decent people could be found. Then