Genesis 18:20-32 - A future leader who sides with evil as Their Protector
Yahweh said to Abraham, "How great is the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah and how very grave their sin! I must go down and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me; and if not, I will know."
So the men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, while Abraham remained standing before Yahweh. Then Abraham came near and said, "Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will you then sweep away the place and not forgive it for the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?" And the Yahweh said, "If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will forgive the whole place for their sake." Abraham answered, "Let me take it upon myself to speak to adonay, I who am but dust and ashes. Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?" And he said, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there." Again he spoke to him, "Suppose forty are found there." He answered, "For the sake of forty I will not do it." Then he said, "Oh do not let ladonay be angry if I speak. Suppose thirty are found there." He answered, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there." He said, "Let me take it upon myself to speak to adonay. Suppose twenty are found there." He answered, "For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it." Then he said, "Oh do not let ladonay be angry if I speak just once more. Suppose ten are found there." He answered, "For the sake of ten I will not destroy it."
It is important to realize the truth of that written, where “Yahweh” does not equate to “the Lord.” There are three specific namings of “Yahweh” that have been restored. Then, there are four forms of “adonay” written, which are also translated by the NRSV as “the Lord.” This completely misses the point of there being “adonay” written. The “adonay” are the elohim of Yahweh that possess Saints (such as Abraham) and are the Lords over those souls in bodies of flesh. Hosea was led by his adonay when Yahweh told his soul what to do about the wickedness in the Northern Kingdom. Amos followed his adonay Yahweh when he was shown visions and told what to do. One must understand Scripture and make sense of that written (divine inspiration), rather than make stuff up to fit a personal agenda, so one can them spread lies for others to believe.
As far as this reading selection goes, it is a projection of the future, rather than a retelling of a story already told. The story of Abram, Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah was told in Genesis 13 and Genesis 14. This story in Genesis 18 speaks of our modern times, which includes all times when evil and wickedness has become rampant, as it was when Lot had to escape and his wife turned to a pillar of salt for looking back. That is not a story of the past, but a prophecy of our future.
One has to realize that Genesis is not ‘the Book of Abraham.” It is the story of all that came before the Exodus and Moses leading the sons of Israel into the wilderness. They were all “sons of Israel” because the word “sons” does not refer to men running around with circumcised penises. The word refers to the souls that are trapped within bodies of human flesh, which comes in two basic varieties – male and female. The word “Israel” means those souls that have divinely married Yahweh, so each is “Who Retains Yahweh as one of His elohim” … means each has adonay Yahweh as his or her Lord.
Moses did not even know he was born to the immigrants born of Jacob, who went to Egypt and stayed there four hundred fifty years. The only way Moses could recite the Book of Genesis for other to memorize and eventually write down (perfectly recalled) was he was a soul married to Yahweh and had become a soul resurrected with the soul of Adam (a.k.a. Jesus), who knew the history Moses then knew. So, this “adonay” of Moses was the same “adonay” of Abraham; and, the “adonay” of Abraham would not ever dare to question Yahweh, such as this reading shows him negotiating with Yahweh about how much sin can be left in Sodom and Gomorrah, before Yahweh will destroy them. This is a version of Abraham that projects to the miserable failures of modern times, who call themselves holy and righteous, while defending every perversion that Sodom and Gomorrah is known for,
In verse twenty-three, where is written: “and drew near Abraham [a name meaning “Their Protection” or “Their Shield”] and said ; also you sweep away , righteous with wicked .” This is presented as a question of Yahweh’s Judgment. In the Hosea reading [Track 1, seventh Sunday after Pentecost – Year C], the adonay placed by Hosea [a name that means “Salvation”] in “Gomer” [a name that means “Completion”] by the elohim in Hosea’s soul, transformed one of those who were harlots to sin [Sodom and Gomorrah-like] in the “son ehohe of salvation” – Jesus, in the name “Jezreel” [a name that means “God Sows”]. Hosea did not question what seems to be a command from Yahweh to go marry a whore and have babies he did not love. That shows extreme obedience (as well as not being what is intended from that reading), which is not shown by Abraham in his “drawing near to Yahweh.”
That “drawing near” says the soul of the figure named “Their Protector” stood up, just as did Martha when she began barking commands at Jesus – her “Lord.” This says both tried to be an equal to Yahweh, as if Yahweh [the Lord of Jesus] couldn’t figure everything out on His own. For Abraham to go from fifty righteous to ten, was presenting a scenario of which he knew nothing. Yahweh, on the other hand, knew the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah was so total that there was less than ten souls there that were indeed righteous. When Lot’s family of four is seen as righteous, with the three angels who visited them being three more, the total was still less than ten. That means Abraham was “Their Protector,” meaning he “stood up and drew near to Yahweh” as a false prophet. That is a prophecy of the coming times, as Abraham proved his devotion to Yahweh in the story of the “three men” visiting him in his tent.
The important element to see is the use of “adonay” and “ladonay.” The last we find “Yahweh” speaking is in verse twenty-six, where it is written: “so he said Yahweh , if I will find in Sodom [a name that means “Burnt, Flaming”] fifty righteous in midst of the city ; I will lift to all this place for their sake .” That says “Yahweh” agreed only with the first argument made by Abraham. All the times after, Abraham was bargaining with the “adonay” within his soul. Here, it is important to see that the inner “adonay” leading Abraham to question and ask for more sin to be allowed is not the Son of Yahweh. It was not the same as was in Amos. It was not the same as the one in Hosea or David. Only Satan would marry a soul and have is negotiate terms with Yahweh.
To see this, the last verse of this chapter [not read aloud in Episcopal Churches] returns one last use of “Yahweh.” It says, “so went his way Yahweh , as soon as he had finished , speaking with Abraham ; and Abraham he turned back to his place .” To realized when “Yahweh went his way” is before a comma mark, such that following the comma is when we read “as soon as he had finished.” This says “Yahweh left” Abraham when Abraham began negotiating, rather than say, “Yahweh, you know” and do as told. The Hebrew word translating as “finished” also says, “came to an end.” That says “Yahweh” no longer spoke to this version of Abraham [“Their Protector”], so “Abraham he turned back” to Yahweh, choosing to wear the face of another “adonay.” This then is a prophecy of a future version of a Patriarch of the people [can you say, “Pope”?], who is a false shepherd, to whom Yahweh no longer speaks.
As a reading selection that parallels the Hosea Track 1 selection, the marriage theme must be seen here. For a soul to be a wife of Yahweh, there must be absolute and complete submission to His Will. There is no equality to be found in eternal Salvation. One either is Baptized clean of all sins, so one’s soul become a virgin womb in which the soul of Yahweh’s handmade Son can be resurrected – and become one’s divine adonay [Lord] – there is no questioning anything said to one’s soul by Yahweh. In the Psalm of David that sang of Doeg telling Saul where David had found aid and in the story of Hosea where Jezreel bore two drives that would “destroy” the Northern Kingdom there was evil at play and the removal of evil at play. To defend evil – in any way – is to turn one’s back to Yahweh and serve another master.