Friday, May 4, 2012

Mark 2:1 commentary: Jesus is in the house

1 ¶ And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.

He was doing miracles in Capernaum (ka PER nay um) repeatedly and in Matthew He says that if these works had been done in Sodom they would have repented, making Capernaum worse than Sodom.

Matthew 11:23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

If you refuse to repent of being a sinner and receive Christ you are far worse than a gang of wicked thugs bent on homosexual rape (Genesis 19:5) from a city that was known for and punished for being proud, fat, idle, and uncaring about the poor and needy (Ezekiel 16:49.) The Ayn Randian’s should take heed to this verse in Ezekiel. I’d say the person who refuses to believe Christ keeps some very unsavory spiritual company. We get the word, sodomite, a male temple prostitute, from the city of Sodom (I Kings 14:24; 15:12, 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7.) The term, dog, is also a reference to a male temple prostitute and is still a slang word in some quarters today for a male homosexual prostitute. Notice the contrast in Deuteronomy 23:18 between dog for a male and whore for a female temple prostitute.

If those people in that wicked city of Sodom had seen what Christ can do they would have repented. What about you?

“In the house” is a phrase I’ve heard in modern African-American music, particularly rap, as an expression to underscore that someone important has arrived.

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