Outcry against Sin

Then the LORD said, "Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to Me."
GENESIS 18:20
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Outcry against Sin
The destruction of the five cities by fire is revealed to Abraham in this passage in order that you may understand that this extraordinary disaster was a punishment inflicted by an angry God because of the sins of the people. . .. God says: "Abraham will command these things to his children"; that is, in the Church of the saints accounts of this kind must be made known and be preserved. . .. Grace and the remission of sins must indeed be preached, but to those whose hearts are blameless and whose consciences are troubled. But to those who are smug and have altogether discarded the fear of God, God's blows and wrath must be presented in order that they may be warned by the example of others and cease to sin. For this is what is meant by saying that everything was written for our instruction [Romans 15:4]. Therefore those who, influenced by I know not what reasons, maintain that the Law should not be preached in the Church are pernicious teachers. . .. Indeed, God wants the destruction of Sodom by fire and that lake of asphalt to be conspicuous to this day and to be spoken of in sermons and made known among all posterity, in order that at least some may be reformed and may learn to fear God.
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