These days it is usually alleged that Sodom was ruined for homosexuality, but the Bible in the primary languages, as nicely as other literature of the periods, states that the rationale was the sexual union of disobedient angels (referred to as “The Watchers”) with people.
Jude states that specific angels rebelled versus God’s ordinances by “whoring immediately after” human ladies, and as a consequence God despatched down other angels with certain guidance to punish “The Watchers.” Jude states, “just like these,” Sodom and Gomorrah went immediately after strange flesh (the union of angels with human ladies). The Testomony of Naphtali 3.3.4-5 also states that the females of Sodom experienced intercourse with angels.
2 Enoch states that the folks of Sodom fully commited abominable functions, boy or girl-corruption, magic-producing, enchantments and devilish witchcraft. The Church Father Irenaeus mentioned, “And wickedness extremely extensive-ongoing and widespread pervaded all the races of men, until eventually very minimal seed of justice was in them. For unlawful unions came about on earth, as angels connected them selves with offspring of the daughters of gentlemen, who bore to them sons, who on account of their exceeding terrific were called Giants. The angels, then, brought to their wives as items teachings of evil, for they taught them the virtues of roots and herbs, and dyeing and cosmetics and discoveries of valuable elements, enjoy-philtes, hatreds, amours, passions, constraints of love, the bonds of witchcraft, every sorcery and idolatry, hateful to God and when this was appear into the world, the affairs of wickedness had been propagated to overflowing, and these of justice dwindled to very little.”
The 2nd c. theologian Tatian, 2 Apology 5, stated, “God dedicated the treatment of people and of every thing under heaven to angels whom he appointed over them. But the angels disobeyed this appointment, and had been captivated by the love of females, and created little ones who are people who are called demons and not only that, they later on subdued the human race for them selves, partly by magical writings, and partly by fears and the punishments they induced, and partly by educating them to provide sacrifices, incense, and libations, as it was these matters they stood in need just after they had been enslaved by lustful passions. And between humanity they sowed murders, wars, adulteries, immoderate deeds, and all wickedness.”
Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies 5.1.10 stated, “To this also we shall include, that the angels who experienced received the top-quality rank, owning sunk into pleasures, informed the gals the strategies which experienced appear to their information.”
Jude mentions “heading just after a unique flesh”, and punishment of angels. Jude estimates 1 Enoch 1:9 in verses 14-15. 1 Enoch 6-10 states that 200 angels (The Watchers) arrived to earth, lusted after human gals leading to “defilement” and producing progeny. 1 Enoch states that the Watchers taught to humans, among the other items, sorceries, enchantments, and the binding of enchantments. Tertullian, Gals, 1.2 mentioned that angels fell by lust for girls and referred to their progeny as a “much more wicked demon-brood”.
The Testament of Naphtali 3.3.4-5 states that the women of Sodom experienced sexual intercourse with angels. It states, “In like manner also the Watchers modified the order of their mother nature, whom also the Lord cursed at the flood, and for their sakes made desolate the earth, that it need to be uninhabited and fruitless.” Be aware the phrase “improved the purchase of their nature” which is similar to Jude’s phrase, “went just after unique flesh” and to Paul’s statement, “for the girls exchanged purely natural sex for what is other than nature. And the exact same goes for males as well,” in Romans 1:26. These times this is commonly wrongly assumed to be referring to homosexuality, but was in point referring to the union of angels with human beings, for which specifically Sodom was ruined.