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From my understanding of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, God agrees to spare the cities even if a few righteous people live there. In the Christian age, our righteousness is imputed to us by Christ's atoning sacrifice. Does this mean that God's judgement will not come to pass as long as there a Christians living in a region?

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Holistically speaking, God's judgement will come to pass one way or the other, if Revelation unfolds as it is written. Though that's kind of a moot point for your question. I think there is an idea, however, that maybe God is withholding all Sodom-scale judgement until then. Because he clearly isn't sending fire from heaven these days. –  khaverim May 3 at 8:02
I guess another way to reason it out is to say that not all misfortune that befalls a Christian city or nation is willed by God. –  Joebevo May 3 at 8:10
And conversely, not all fortune is necessarily willed by God. How can you tell? I have a hard time discerning that. It would be easier if it were fire from heaven, though. Perhaps of interest to you is Ron Wyatt's research on Sodom and Gomorrah (he allegedly found the cities, sulfur and all): wyattmuseum.com/cities-of-the-plain.htm. Video searches with his name yield interesting results too. I've found a lot of his work pretty compelling although some of it is pretty out-there, and it's kind of strange more people don't know about it. –  khaverim May 3 at 8:13
@khanahk: I don't know where you think good things come from. If you posit that God is the source of all the goodness that ever existed, exists and will exist (as the Bible does), then it seems pretty clear that good fortune can only come from Him. –  Joebevo May 3 at 10:21
In your last sentence, what judgement are you referring to? –  curiousdannii May 10 at 6:07

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No. Believers are protected through whatever tribulation. Noah and his family through the flood, Lot, his wife, and daughters from the destruction of Sodom, and the city of Nineveh from destruction.

Acts 1;11 Which also said, ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go up into heaven.

Jesus Christ is coming back just as he promised.

Matthew 24;3,4,5,1,

3 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no one deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

God's plan is already set, believers are to watch, pray and be ready,

Matthew 24;13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

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A class of Christians who believe in a Pretrib Rapture that occurs before a 7-year tribulation period of God's wrath believe that God's judgment will not be unleashed upon the world until He takes all Christians out. So for that class of believer's perspective, it's true.

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