Summary: God will judge the wicked and spare the righteous because even in judgment he can be trusted to do what is absolutely right.
June 1, 2003
This morning we have a conversation unlike any other conversation ever recorded.
1. God reveals his intentions to Abraham 18:16-21
a. The basis for God’s revelation 18:16-19
b. The revelation 18:20-21
2. Abraham pleads for the righteous of Sodom 18:22-33
The wickedness of Sodom?
The intercession of Abraham?
NO - verses 24-25 Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
2 Peter 2:6 if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men
8 (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.