The Chief Rabbi for the UK, Ephraim Mirvis, recently pledged his loyalty to Sodom, writing a book on homosexuality for teenagers and has said that he wants a “zero tolerance” approach to those who would oppose homosexuality according to a report:
Britain’s chief rabbi published a guidebook for Orthodox Jewish schools to help them provide support for LGBT students in the Jewish community.
The guide by Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis calls for a zero-tolerance approach to homophobic or transphobic bullying, despite a biblical prohibition against homosexual acts.
The 36-page booklet, titled “The Wellbeing of LGBT+ Pupils,” was produced with input from LGBT Jews and the support of KeshetUK, an organization promoting equality for LGBT members of the Jewish community.
The booklet in some cases employs Torah values to show the school leaders how to teach students to deal with the issue, such as not speaking ill of others.
Mirvis said in an op-ed published Thursday in the London-based Jewish Chronicle: “Young LGBT+ people in the Jewish community often express feelings of deep isolation, loneliness and a sense that they can never be themselves. Many are living with the fear that if they share their struggles with anyone they will be expelled, ridiculed and even rejected by family and friends. They may even be struggling with a loss of emunah (faith, trust in God) and the fear of losing their place of acceptance and belonging in the Jewish community.
“I hope that this document will set a precedent for genuine respect, borne out of love for all people across the Jewish world and mindful of the fact that every person is created betzelem Elokim, in the image of God.”
Some haredi Orthodox schools in Britain have been criticized by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, or Ofsted, and some sanctioned for failing to teach students about LGBT issues and censoring textbooks with chapters on the topics.
The guide defines LGBT+ as referring to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender, as well as those who are gender-fluid, non-binary or questioning their sexuality or gender identity. (source)
St. John warns in the book of Revelation that in the end times of the great prophets sent to Israel:
“Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city–which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt–where also their Lord was crucified.” (Rev 11:8)
Why is Jerusalem called Sodom and Egypt? You can read our complete answer here, but the reason Jerusalem is called “Sodom and Egypt” in a spiritual sense is because the city has given herself over to the evils represented by that city, which are respectively homosexuality and paganism.
This is evidenced by a simple observation of what Jerusalem and the nation of Israel has become today, for while occupying the “Holy Land,” she is also one of the greatest promoters of the LGBT and paganism in the world today, and not by a series of isolated events but rather a consistent pattern of events that are neither isolated nor by conincidence.
For example, the Chief Rabbi of the Sephardim in Israel said that black people are monkeys, and when asked to apologize, he said his views were justified by the Talmud. He has supposedly spoken out against the LGBT, yet his grandson is a homosexual who had a “marriage” to his “partner,” and one has yet to hear his formal condemnation of this action.
There was also the case of another Jew of good will who reported that the Israeli program Taglit-Birthright was teaching racial supremacy, saying that the lives of even 100,000 non-Jews were worth less than that of a single Jew.
Now these are but three examples of this pattern, which is well-established and has been known for years, and of which Jews of good will who do not believe in these kinds of evil have worked and continue to expose. That said, the fact that Israel and Jerusalem have become such bastions of public support for homosexuality and paganism, both of which defined the ancient world for all cultures, through a myriad of different modern ideologies that possess different names but transmit the same philosophical errors of the past, brings one to ask if Biblical prophecy is being gradually fulfilled in modern times, but in a way that the world might not expect.
The evangelicals, for example, emphasize that the founding of the nation of Israel as a veritable religious-ethnic enclave for the Jews of the world is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. But regardless of the existence of the modern nation of Israel as its own political and economic entity, such is not directly tied to Scripture, for God did not send His Son to establish any sort of temporal holding. To the contrary, Jesus angered many people by saying that His kingdom was not of this Earth, and that a man who becomes a citizen of the Heavenly Jerusalem, the spiritual home of those who love God, is the one who seeks what is right and is not conditional upon racial affiliation. While there is often a relationship between a man’s ancestry and the area he lives in, neither of these make a man righteous in the eyes of God, who is the author of both, but it is the beliefs which he espouses.
Hence why Jerusalem was prophesized in Revelations to be a spiritual “Sodom and Egypt,” for having rejected Christ, who is the fulfillment of the promised of God given through the prophets of old, it is to reject the salvation which God brought, and so he who associates with a spirituality- any spirituality- that rejects Christ, necessarily embraces the heathenry of Israel’s ancient neighbors and becomes immersed in their evils. If Christ came to bring men out of what is a spiritual Babylonian captivity, then the rejection of Christ is but a willing return to the spiritual Nineveh plains of slavery, to worldliness and the mystery religions of Babylon.
This spiritual dynamic is not limited to just the physical Jerusalem, as it is also happening in the “new Jerusalem” of Rome, where homosexuals and pagans have infiltrated the ranks of the Church as many have warned about and their deeds are now being exposed for all to see.
St. John makes very clear in his Gospel that:
But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)
St. Matthew also warns in his Gospel that:
But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance. Do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
“I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” (Matthew 3:7-12)
Christ did not die for any one race. He died for all of mankind, which is made in the image and likeness of God, that through belief in Him they might have eternal life, and yet it was out of racism and nationalism that Christ was put to death. Righteousness by grace, is what God demands, and not the superiority of one or another race.
This same dynamic is again repeating in modern times, except now for the entire world to see. The world, having received the message of Christ, is choosing to embrace the worldly Jerusalem instead of the Heavenly Jerusalem, and in so doing has embraced the ways of Sodom and Egypt as represented by homosexuality and paganism. It is a warning for all to prepare their souls and ignore the acolytes of Sodom and Egypt, whoever they are or claim to represent, for as God once came as an innocent babe to announce mercy to the world, when He returns it will be not to give mercy, but it will be as an adult to judge all in accordance with His holy law, and His judgement will be with fire and the power of Heaven, and it will be final.