As of late it’s generally alleged that Sodom was destroyed for homosexuality, however the Bible within the unique languages, in addition to different literature of the occasions, states that the explanation was the sexual union of disobedient angels (known as “The Watchers”) with people.
Jude states that sure angels rebelled in opposition to God’s ordinances by “whoring after” human ladies, and as a consequence God despatched down different angels with particular directions to punish “The Watchers.” Jude states, “identical to these,” Sodom and Gomorrah went after unusual flesh (the union of angels with human ladies). The Testomony of Naphtali 3.3.4-5 additionally states that the ladies of Sodom had intercourse with angels.
2 Enoch states that the folks of Sodom dedicated abominable acts, child-corruption, magic-making, enchantments and devilish witchcraft. The Church Father Irenaeus acknowledged, “And wickedness very long-continued and widespread pervaded all of the races of males, till little or no seed of justice was in them. For illegal unions happened on earth, as angels linked themselves with offspring of the daughters of males, who bore to them sons, who on account of their exceeding nice had been referred to as Giants. The angels, then, dropped at their wives as items teachings of evil, for they taught them the virtues of roots and herbs, and dyeing and cosmetics and discoveries of treasured supplies, love-philtes, hatreds, amours, passions, constraints of affection, the bonds of witchcraft, each sorcery and idolatry, hateful to God; and when this was come into the world, the affairs of wickedness had been propagated to overflowing, and people of justice dwindled to little or no.”
The 2nd c. theologian Tatian, 2 Apology 5, acknowledged, “God dedicated the care of individuals and of every part below heaven to angels whom he appointed over them. However the angels disobeyed this appointment, and had been captivated by the love of ladies, and produced youngsters who’re those that are referred to as demons; and never solely that, they later subdued the human race for themselves, partly by magical writings, and partly by fears and the punishments they induced, and partly by instructing them to supply sacrifices, incense, and libations, because it was these items they stood in want after they had been enslaved by lustful passions. And amongst humanity they sowed murders, wars, adulteries, excessive deeds, and all wickedness.”
Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies 5.1.10 acknowledged, “To this additionally we will add, that the angels who had obtained the superior rank, having sunk into pleasures, instructed the ladies the secrets and techniques which had come to their information.”
Jude mentions “going after a special flesh”, and punishment of angels. Jude quotes 1 Enoch 1:9 in verses 14-15. 1 Enoch 6-10 states that 200 angels (The Watchers) got here to earth, lusted after human ladies inflicting “defilement” and producing progeny. 1 Enoch states that the Watchers taught to people, amongst different issues, sorceries, enchantments, and the binding of enchantments. Tertullian, Ladies, 1.2 acknowledged that angels fell by way of lust for ladies and referred to their progeny as a “extra depraved demon-brood”.
The Testomony of Naphtali 3.3.4-5 states that the ladies of Sodom had intercourse with angels. It states, “In like method additionally the Watchers modified the order of their nature, whom additionally the Lord cursed on the flood, and for his or her sakes made desolate the earth, that it must be uninhabited and fruitless.” Observe the time period “modified the order of their nature” which has similarities to Jude’s time period, “went after completely different flesh” and to Paul’s assertion, “for the females exchanged pure intercourse for what’s apart from nature. And the identical goes for males too,” in Romans 1:26. As of late that is usually wrongly assumed to be referring to homosexuality, however was in actual fact referring to the union of angels with people, for which exactly Sodom was destroyed.