There are some fascinating insights to be gleaned from the typical Middle Eastern bargaining session Abraham had with God prior to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
First, God does not leave us in the dark regarding the reasons for His judgments or for His blessings.
Second, God’s will is for the most part revealed only through the Hebrew people, starting right here with the first Hebrew Abraham.http://messianic-revolution.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
Third, we can see that way before the Torah was given to Moses, God applies a universal standard of morality to all people, Hebrew and Gentile. The Hebrews refer to this standard as the seven Noachide laws.
Finally, we see at this stage in Bible history that repentance is NOT an option.
The idea of repenting for your sins so that you can go to heaven is nowhere to be found in Genesis.
It will take some time for this concept to develop.
We never see Noah pleading with the wicked to repent.
And we never see Abraham going around like a missionary begging the people of Sodom to repent of their sins
Abraham’s only concern was that the righteous NOT be destroyed along with the wicked.
And as were going to see in Genesis Chapter 19, there weren’t even 10 (a minyan) righteous remaining.
NEXT TIME WE BEGIN GENESIS CHAPTER 19