Saturday, January 26, 2019

Jasmine Eiland Rape in Atlanta Nightclub, #MeToo, and Cultural Violence in Sodom & Gomorrah

Written By Alberta Parish

Recently, a young woman named Jasmine Eiland was in Atlanta at a nightclub where she recorded herself on Facebook Live while being sexually assaulted by alleged perpetuator Dominique Williams. In the video, she appeared to be under the influence of a drug and at some point she became incapacitated. You could see her slumped over on the dance floor as Dominique appears to be grappling her exposed breasts from behind. It also appears that he spit on his fingers and put them underneath her frock. Her vagina was also exposed in the Facebook Live video.

Eiland went to Opera Atlanta for a concert where she first met Williams. She also met up with another woman later that night whom she knew only through Facebook. This was their first time meeting face to face. The woman thought that the alleged perpetuator and Jasmine were a couple. But there were a few things said that alerted her and raised her suspicion so she kept asking questions until she eventually realized that Dominique and Jasmine were not a couple. She also found out that the alleged assault took place hours before she arrived at Opera Atlanta.

There are many other layers to this story. It was also alleged that Jasmine and her ex-husband Cornell has made pornographic videos and they are currently on Porn Hub. The videos are allegedly about fantasy rape. 

When I first heard this story, I thought about the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The sins that were going on in Sodom and Gomorrah are identical to what's going in America. In this society, anything goes. Every practice of evil is on full display. 

The Lord God spoke to the prophet Ezekiel concerning Sodom and why He destroyed its inhabitants. Although the homosexual acts of the men that were in Sodom and Gomorrah were partly the reason why the two angels came into Sodom, according to Genesis chapter 19, to destroy the cities, it was not the only reason why those cities were destroyed. According to Ezekiel, the sin of Sodom was also pride, fullness of food, abundance of idleness, and they did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. They were also haughty. Then Ezekiel followed up by saying what the Lord said about them committing abomination before Me.

The prophet Jude wrote, "Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." The men of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the surrounding cities gave themselves over to fornication, which means they were also engaging in sexual immorality with women! In fact, Genesis 19 talks about how the men of Sodom surrounded Lot's house and told him to send the two men out to them so that they may know them. In other words, they wanted to have sex with the two men. They wanted to rape the two angels! Those were angelic beings that looked like men who came into Lot's house. Lot offered up his two daughters to the men of Sodom, and entreated them to not harm these two men that came into his house. But the men of Sodom, both young and old, told Lot that although he is a sojourner among them, he is now acting as a judge over them. Then they said that they would do worse to Lot than to the men that came into his house. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah were also indicted for going after strange flesh, which mean they practiced bestiality as well as unnatural sex with members of the same sex.

The sin of Sodom was pride, fullness of bread, abundance of idleness, haughtiness, and they did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. They practiced abomination before the Lord. This is why God destroyed those cities. America is a modern Sodom and Gomorrah.

The men of Sodom wanted to rape the two men that came into Lot's house just like they were raping women! Young and old men in Sodom were engaged in same-sex practices, which is against the laws of nature. God ordained sex between man and woman for the purpose of procreation. But even the women are engaged in unnatural acts toward one another in this modern society. Pride, haughtiness, abominable deeds (i.e., sexual immorality and going after strange flesh), fullness of bread, not doing anything to empower the hand of the poor and needy although they had plenty, and abundance of idleness, which means the people of Sodom had too much time on their hands to practice evil, are the sins that moved God to destroy Sodom, Gomorrah, and the cities that surrounded them.

In this age of #MeToo, predators need to understand that their actions have consequences. No longer are the days you can drug someone, have your way with he or she, and not suffer some sort of consequence behind it. Whether in the court of public opinion, or in criminal court, or civil court, or in the divine judgment of Christ, you will pay for your actions. Even now, many of you are on your way to Hell for the consequences of your actions. Repent and believe the Gospels of Jesus Christ. Turn from your wicked ways. Accept His salvation before it is too late!

2 Peter 2:6-8 says, "And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:  (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)..."

God is not popular in America because most of its inhabitants are like unto the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah. The inhabitants of those ancient cities also knew God but they didn't care about His divine judgment. They didn't care about raping strangers that came into their cities. They didn't care what God thought or how He felt about their abominations. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah continued practicing sexual immorality as well as unnatural sex between themselves and with animals. They were full of pride, and didn't help the poor and needy.

God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Don't ever think you're too big and won't be brought low. God has a way of getting to you. The cultural violence that was on full display in Sodom was enough for God to rain down fire and brimstone upon its inhabitants.

Rape is a prevalent deviant act that has widespread consequences. It is an act that the men of Sodom wanted to perpetuate upon the two angels who looked like men. It is the ungodly act of sodomy, rape, pedophilia, adultery and fornication, etc., that will cause many to end up in Hell. Is pleasure-seeking really worth your soul?

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