Weird Bible Stories: in which we learn that God has some interesting ideas when it comes to capital punishment…

We’re staying in Genesis 19:

24 Then the Lord rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of the heavens.

25 He overthrew, destroyed, and ended those cities, and all the valley and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.

26 But [Lot’s] wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Just as a reminder, in this chapter, we have Lot offering his teenage daughters to an angry mob to use as sex toys. The angels visiting his house don’t even pause and say, “Dude… what the heck? No… just… no…”

And a few verses later, we have Lot getting plastered and having sex with his teenage daughters.

For all of that, the writer of 2 Peter still calls him righteous.

But, if he had looked back at the fireworks display God was putting on, that was worthy of being turned into a pillar of salt.

I think we’ll visit a few more ‘interesting’ capital crimes in the Law next week.


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