Usefulness for the Church, society and the nation of the presence and prayer of the saintly
The presence of the godly deviates punishment. The best testimony that we find within our reach to prove us that the presence of those that love God deviate the punishment of the totality of where they find themselves, is in the case of Sodom, Gomorra, Adma and Seboim. Even though in this case the punishment was not deviated, it is the same Lord God who tells us that if there would have been at least ten just persons in that place, He would have forgiven the place because of his love for these ten.
It is evidenced in this passage that the presence in a society of people who love God, postpones, deviates or prevents punishment for those who deserve it. If the non-believers would know such thing, they would not despise the Christians who live in their cities.
God was prepared to detain the much deserved punishment in the region of Sodom if he would have found fifty just men (26); and even if there would have been just ten (32). It is incredible that in that region, corruption was so generalized that there could not be ten people for the love of whom God would forgive the whole region.
“And the LORD said: If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.” (Gn 18:26)
“And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.” (Gn 18:32)
Afterwards, in chapter 19 we see that there were no ten, there wasn’t even four! Of the four that were saved from the destruction, by removing them from the city, one was destroyed because of disobedience, the wife who turned to look (26); and two were so infected by corruption in general that they committed incest with their father (19:31-38). Truly, not even ten!
If those that oppose the teachings of Christianity in school and public places of our society were more intelligent, they would not oppose it. Every time they end their destructive task of “dechristianizing” a nation, the perverted society eats them up. History is witness.
The prayers of Christians preserve the
nation in which they live in. The intercessory prayers of the Godly, in favor of their fellow man help in
the preservation of those that are the objective of their prayer. A clear case is the one of Abraham
The mercy God had with Abraham freed
“And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered
Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew
the cities in the which
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