Genesis 19:24 YHWH rained down fire from YHWH

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GENESIS 19:24 YAHWEH rained down fire from YAHWEH!

 

Does Genesis 19:24 teach that Almighty God is a “TRINITY”? Almighty God is identified in the Old Testament by the Tetragrammaton “YHWH”, which is also sometimes written as “YHVH” by some Bible scholars. And these FOUR Hebrew letters are translated LORD in all capital letters, as opposed to being translated as Yahweh. Now, I personally believe that Yahweh is the correct pronunciation of God’s name forever, according to Exodus 3:15. Also, the name Yahweh almost always refers to the one true God is ONE person. However, after the cross, the Son of man, Jesus was given a NEW name that is ABOVE every other name other than the name of the only true God who alone is the Father. In other words, the Messiah’s prophesied new name is Yahweh, as well, which was GIVEN to the Son of MAN, Jesus AFTER the cross. Please understand that Jesus was MADE Lord after the cross BY his God and Father Yahweh, the ONLY true God, according to John 17:1-3 and Acts 2:36. With all of this in mind let us begin this study in God's word to learn the true sound Biblical meaning of Genesis 19:24 which appears to be saying that there are TWO Yahweh’s.

Let us start with how Trinitarian Christians interpret Genesis 19:24. Trinitarians reason that since there can be only ONE God who is THE ALMIGHTY, and since Genesis 19:24 SEEMS to be saying that there are TWO who are called by the name “Yahweh”, then those who teach the doctrine of the “Trinity” make the claim that this verse is speaking of Yahweh, Almighty God the Son who rained down fire and brimstone from Yahweh, Almighty God the Father from heaven down on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

But that would make two separate beings be two separate ALMIGHTY God’s and that contradicts the very meaning of the word Almighty.

In other words, KNOWING that there is only ONE God who is THE ALMIGHTY this verse in Genesis 19:24 may SEEM to be saying that there are TWO Almighty Gods which would be a CONTRADICTION of the very word “ALMIGHTY”. For you see, The word “Almighty” can ONLY mean that the ONE God who is THE ALMIGHTY is the HIGHEST God OVER all over gods. Now, it is possible to have TWO Gods where ONE God in ONE person is THE Almighty God Himself who has a Son whom He Himself MADE Lord and God who will execute the WRATH of His God and Father who ALONE is THE Almighty God. Jesus will rule as God of the whole earth FOR Yahweh in Yahweh's NAME for 1000 years in the world to come.

Let is go ahead and read Genesis 19:24 OUT of its context where it does SEEM to be saying that there are TWO who are named “Yahweh” when this verse is read alone and apart from the rest of God's word.

 

Here is Genesis 19:24 from the King James Version.

 

“Then the LORD (YHWH) rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire FROM the LORD (YHWH) out of heaven;”

 

Now, we all know that there cannot be TWO Gods who are BOTH THE ALMIGHTY because that would contradict the very meaning of the word “Almighty”. So then, WHAT does this verse mean? Is Genesis 19:24 truly teaching that ALMIGHTY God Yahweh is a “TRINITY” Godhead? Is Genesis 19:24 teaching that Jesus is Yahweh, Almighty God Himself? Let us take a closer look at this verse of Scripture that is used to try and prove that Jesus pre-existed as God the Son, the second person of a Trinity Godhead because this verse seems to be saying that there are two separated persons named Yahweh.

I want to first draw your attention that IF SO BE this verse is truly speaking of TWO separate beings who are both called by the name Yahweh, then where is the THIRD person named Yahweh of the so-called Trinity Godhead? I want you to notice that there are only TWO times that the name Yahweh appears in the verse of Scripture and NOT THREE names Yahweh. 

Please notice that I say OFSO BE that the two references of the name Yahweh are truly intended to means two separate beings or person with the same name, Yahweh. In other words, the true meaning of this verse of Scripture could very well be the one and the self same Yahweh who is one being in one person that is mentioned twice in the same verse of Scripture.

Now, to ME, this verse is very simply explained by taking a closer look at Genesis 19:24 bing LEFT in its  CONTEXT. And, for me, it always helps to read controversial verses of Scripture from a LITERAL word of word translation. So then first we will read this controversial verse of Scripture left in its context and then we will look a the literal word for word translation to se what this verse truly means.

Here is Genesis chapter 19 verse 24 along with verse 25 and the rest of the context through verse 29 where we see just ONE Yahweh in ONE person who is raining down TWO judgments of fire AND brimstone on the TWO cities of Sodom AND Gomorrah.

 

Genesis 19:24-30.

 

“Then the LORD (Or then Yahweh) rained upon Sodom (First) AND (Then) upon Gomorrah (TWO different but also very similar elements of judgments on TWO different cities) brimstone AND fire from the LORD out of heaven; (LITERALLY translated as: “and YHWH he caused to rain on Sodom and on Gomorrah sulfur and fire from YHWH from the heavens.” Which can be read as follows: “The Almighty Yahweh caused to rain down FIRE on Sodom and the Almighty Yahweh BRIMSTONE on Gomorrah from out of  heaven.” In other words, TWO elements of judgment upon TWO different cities but just ONE Almighty God who CAUSED or COMMANDED these judgments to be executed by His angels)

25. And HE (SINGULAR, speaking of the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God by the hand of His ELOHIM or MIGHTY ONES, the ANGELS) overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27. And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he (Abraham) stood before the LORD: (Yahweh, the Almighty. But more precisely, Abraham stood before the FACES of the Almighty the invisible God. In other words, Abraham stood before the angelic beings of Yahweh. For you see, earlier the ANGELS or the representatives of the Almighty stood before Abraham and not the invisible Almighty God Himself)

28. And he (Abraham) looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace. 

30. And it came to pass, when God ( Or when the ELOHIM, speaking of the angels obeying the command of Yahweh) destroyed the cities of the plain, that God (ELOHIM, speaking of Yahweh in heaven) remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the MIDST OF the overthrow when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.”

 

And we, as Christians will be RAPTURED just in the nick of time right before the wrath of God is poured out like rain and NOT seven years before the wrath of God. For you see, the period of the great tribulation is NOT the WRATH of God. Please read the study “WRATH OF GOD VERSUS THE GREAT TRIBULATION!”

So then, the SIMPLE uncomplicated answer to the SEEMINGLY contradictory verse 24 is to see that there are TWO different elements of judgment that were rained down upon TWO different cities. One could paraphrase this verse to be something like:

 

“And the Almighty Yahweh commanded FIRE and BRIMSTONE to rain down on the city of Sodom, and FROM the Almighty Yahweh [ALSO came the command] FIRE and BRIMSTONE to rain down on Gomorrah [as well].”

 

So to ME, this verse in no way proves beyond any shadow of a doubt to dogmatically mean that the Almighty Yahweh is a “TRINITY” Godhead.

Remember that I said there are two possible ways to interpret Genesis 19:5 that do not contradict any other part of God’s word? Well, you just read the first interpretation that the name Yahweh is simply mention twice but it is referring to the ONE Yahweh in ONE person. The second interpretation is that Almighty God INTENDED His words to mean TWO separate persons NAMED Yahweh. 

Remember that there is no punctuation in the original Hebrew text. So simply change the punctuation and you have ONE Yahweh in ONE person with His name Yahweh mentioned twice. But if one chooses to insist that the punctuation must remain as the King James translators have placed the punctuation then I have another interpretation that also does not contradict any other verses of Scripture in the Bible. I will explain the second interpretation in section two.


SECTION TWO

 

Here in section two of learning the true meaning of Genesis 19:5, we will read this verse of Scripture as both a record of history WITH a hidden PROPHECY of a yet future judgment at the second coming of Jesus. Do you remember that Jesus said his coming would be LIKE or AS the days of Lot?

 

Please read Luke 17:26-36.

 

“And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man

27.  They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 

28.  LIKEWISE ALSO as it was in the days of Lot; (So shall it be ALSO in the days of the Son of Man) they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 

29.  But the SAME DAY that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all

30.  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Speaking of the second coming of Jesus which is when the rapture of the church will take place right before Jesus executes the WRATH of Almighty God Yahweh)

31.  In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 

32.  Remember Lot's wife

33.  Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it

34.  I tell you, in that night (And NOT in seven years before that night that Jesus comes as a thief in the night) there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 

35.  Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 

36.  Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”

 

So then, Jesus is leaving us a clue to go back and read the historical account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the DELIVERANCE of Lot by warning us to REMEMBER Lot’s WIFE. So let us go back to Genesis chapter 19 and read Genesis 19:21-26 with SOME of the Strong’s numbers so you can see the UNTRANSLATED Aleph and Tav which is a hidden prophecy pointing to Jesus in the future. In other words, WITHIN the historical account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah there is a hidden prophecy of Jesus executing the WRATH of fire that will yet be rained down on the cities of the world AT the second coming of Jesus.

 

Genesis 19:21-26.

 

“And he said unto him, (Speaking of one of the angels sent BY Yahweh in verse 13 to destroy these cities because of the wickedness in them who is now speaking to Lot) See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I (Referring to the angel that was sent by Yahweh) will not overthrow this city, for the which you have spoken. (Lot wanted to go into this little sin as opposed to going into the mountains and the angel agreed to not destroy that little city. I guess Lot was not an outdoor man or he just got used to city life)

22.  Haste you, escape there; for I cannot do any thing till you get there. (Again, the angel is talking in the NAME of Yahweh in Yahweh who sent His angels to destroy the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. In other words, Yahweh Himself did not come down and destroy the cities, but rather, Yahweh gave the order from up in heaven to His angels to rain down fire FROM Yahweh out of heaven) Therefore, the name of the city was called Zoar. 

23.  The sun rose upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. (Or a brilliant light out of the east as BATTLEMENT rose upon the land. For you see, the Hebrew word translated as the word “sun” carries all these meanings of a battlement, out of the east, and brilliance or brightness as the sun)

24.  Then the LORD rained upon (Or then Yahweh rained, as in, Yahweh CAUSED to rain down against, as in, Yahweh gave the order for His angels to begin the destruction upon) Sodom AND upon (Or then Yahweh rained, as in, Yahweh CAUSED to rain down against, as in, Yahweh gave the order for His angels to begin the destruction upon)  Gomorrah brimstone and fire FROM (H4480 and H584 that is NOT translated which mean WITH) the LORD out of heaven; (But NOT upon the little city of Zoar OR the MOUNTAINS in which Lot was instructed to escape into)

25.  And he (Speaking of Yahweh using His angels in the Old Testament historical time and Yahweh WITH His H583 The Aleph and the Tav Messiah Jesus hidden prophecy of the second coming in the FUTURE) overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. 

26.  But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.”

 

Remember the warning of Jesus about Lot’s WIFE and keep in mind that we will be the Lamb’s wife IF we do not seek to save our natural moral life AT the coming of Jesus. In other words, in the Old Testament time when the historical Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed Yahweh sent His angels out of heaven to wait for His command out of the heavens to go ahead and destroy the wicked cities. And within this historical account is an untranslated ALEPH TAV hidden prophecy of the second coming of Jesus when Yahweh will give the command for His now highly exalted human Son to execute His wrath upon the unsaved and the disobedient children of God. Please read the study “WHAT DOES THE ALEPH AND TAV MEAN?” Remember that Jesus said that his coming would be LIKE or AS the days of Lot. And it was the ANGELS of Yahweh that executed the judgment of Yahweh as Yahweh CAUSED the judgment to be rained down. And LIKEWISE so shall be the days of the Son of MAN at the second coming. Yahweh will CAUSE or give the command to His King of kings to execute his God and Father’s wrath in the NAME of Yahweh.

And that is the true sound Biblical meaning of Genesis 19:24 which ONLY Trinitarian Christians use to TRY and prove that Yahweh is a “Trinity” Godhead of three separate persons in the ONE Yahweh. There is NO Trinity Godhead and Jesus is NOT Yahweh Himself in the flesh or even after his God and Father highly exalt him after the cross.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Below are some other verses that are used to try and support the doctrine of the Trinity, the doctrine of Oneness, and the two nature at the same tome doctrine of the Deity of Jesus. There may be other verses which you may be having trouble seeing any other way than what you were dogmatically taught over and over for so long, but I assure you that each and every verse used by those who teach the doctrine of the Trinity and the other two doctrines do indeed have a different meaning that does NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word. If there is a verse that I have not listed please do not hesitate to write to me and let me know. Some verses are included in other studies and they may not appear as an individual study.

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!

Here is a link that will give you links to all the studies that I have written on every verse of Scripture that I have been made aware of that are used to teach that Jesus pre-existed and to try and prove the doctrine of the Trinity.

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Simply click on the link and then scroll down to find the verse of Scripture that you would like to study to learn its true sound Biblical meaning when it is correctly interpreted in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And then click on that link to read the study on that particular verse of Scripture. 

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue seeking the truth of the whole word of God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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