The cities were inhabited by people so wicked and evil that God could do nothing except to destroy them. Jesus didn’t come to promote sin, He came to save us from sin. The Genesis text. The traditional list, is summarized in the Catechism which states The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are “sins that cry to heaven”: the blood of Abel, the sin of the Sodomites, the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, the cry of the foreigner, … What does the Bible say? In the context surrounding this passage, Ezekiel is charging Israel for having done worse than Sodom. Although there are many interpretations of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, experts who study the literature are still uncertain as to what the greatest sin of the cities was.
There is evidence at both Bab edh-Dhra and Numeira for two destructions. Greg Koukl … The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah along with the two other cities of the plain was a picture of God’s rage over sin, particularly vices and indecent sexual behaviors and practices. Since Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed at the time of the conception of Isaac when Abraham was 99 (17:1, 21:5), the sacking of Sodom and Gomorrah by the kings of Mesopotamia took place between 14 and 24 years before the final holocaust. Rabbinic legends about Sodom describe an area of unusual natural resources, precious stones, silver and gold. And what does he say was Sodom’s sin? What Was the Great Sin That Caused Sodom and Gomorrah to be Destroyed? The prophet doesn’t focus on any single outward behavior. (6) The sins of Sodom and Gomorrah as recorded by prophet Ezekiel, ~1500 years later - Ezekiel 16:49-50 (NIV) “‘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. Sexual immorality was an issue, as we know from Genesis, and so was her lack of concern for the poor and needy, as we see mentioned here. Midrashic writers lavishly portray Sodom and the surrounding cities as arrogant and self-satisfied, destroyed for the sins of greed and indifference to the poor. Late last week on the blog the I made mention of the sins that “cry to heaven for vengeance.” The traditional list, is summarized in the Catechism which states The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are “sins that cry to heaven”: the blood of Abel, the sin of the Sodomites, the cry of the … Continue reading "The Sin of Sodom and Gomorrah is not about “Hospitality”" The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was some kind of activity—a grave, ongoing, lawless, sensuous activity—that Lot saw and heard and that tormented him as he witnessed it day after day. Jasher 19:44 And the LORD was provoked at this and at all the works of the cities of Sodom, for they had abundance of food, and had tranquility amongst them, and still would not sustain the poor and the needy, and in those days their evil doings and sins became great before the LORD. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is one of the favorite passages of persons who oppose same-sex behavior. It's become popular to claim that the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was something other than homosexuality. God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality.” Graham concluded his post by quoting Romans 1:24-27. Every path in Sodom, say the sages, was lined with seven rows of fruit trees. The city of Sodom was known for sodomy and that is exactly how we get this English word.
The Bible is very clear.