Photo credit: fr.wikipedia.org Jesus Christ Healing the Blind Man
Excerpts taken from LATimes.com
Two cases of syphilis, which may potentially cause blindness, were diagnosed in Los Angeles recently, sparking an advisory to eye care professionals to beware of symptoms associated with ocular syphilis among patients.
More than a dozen cases of blinding syphilis have been reported from Washington to San Francisco, mostly among gay men, in addition to the two potential cases in Los Angeles.
The president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Michael Weinstein, said,
“These new cases…highlight the importance of ongoing, regular checkups for sexually active individuals who feel they may be at risk, particularly men who have sex with men,” reported LATimes.com (emphasis added).
This news reminds me of an event that happened in the ancient City of Sodom. God sent two angels into the City of Sodom (the name of the city is indicative of the prominent sin there) to rescue the righteous nephew of Abraham, whose name was Lot, from the city, because He intended to destroy the inhabitants of the city because of their wickedness.
The angels went to Lot’s house and while they were there, the city was so overcome with homosexual promiscuity, that they converged at Lot’s door and demanded he send the “men” out to them, so they could know them (original Hebrew translation – have sexual intimacy with). When Lot refused, they began to break down the door to get to the angels, whom they believed to be good-looking men; so the angels smote them with blindness (Genesis 19).
As soon as the Angels brought Lot and his family out of the City of Sodom, the Lord rained fire and brimstone down upon Sodom and Gomorrah (a nearby city entrenched in the same sin) and destroyed both cities and their inhabitants.
According to Bible prophecy, there is soon coming a day when, after God delivers His people from the earth in like manner (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18), He will pour out His wrath upon the wicked and seven twelfths of humanity will be destroyed because of their sins (Revelation 6:8; Revelation 9:15) and failure to repent (Revelation 2:21; Revelation 9:20; Revelation 16:9; Revelation 16:11).
God’s Word is final; He will not allow anyone to sleight Him, or His Holy Word. God is God.
Believe God’s Word now and repent, for we have all sinned, and be saved, before it’s too late, for Judgment Day will come for all of us.
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” Revelation 20:12.
Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining will surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.