“Avraham got up early in the morning, went to the place where he had stood before YAHWEH, and looked out toward Sodom and Gomorrah, scanning the entire plain. There before him the smoke was rising from the land like smoke from a furnace! But when YAHWEH destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Avraham and sent Lot out, away from the destruction, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.”-Genesis 19:28-29
Notice God’s name bolded in red.
I took the liberty of changing this English translation to reflect the name used in the original Hebrew manuscripts.
Before I changed it, the translator had substituted the word “Adonai” for God’s name.
Most other English Bibles use the word “Lord” as a substitute.
However, I reiterate that the actual Hebrew is Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh, God’s personal name.
So the point I’m making here is that it was the Father God Almighty who instructed the angels to destroy Sodom.
Some pre-incarnate Yeshua did NOT give the order.
Neither was it the Holy Spirit.
It was God the Father who gave the order.
I just had a talk with a Christian the other day about this and I am amazed at how difficult it is communicate this point.
Rest assured that what I have said is undisputed.
The Hebrew letters Yud-heh-vav-heh are really there.
And they’re not just in some of the ancient Hebrew manuscripts.
They are in ALL of them.
However, in verse 18, when addressing the angels, Lot says “Please no, my adonai“.
Actually in this case the original Hebrew is NOT “YHVH” but “Adonai“.
Adonai has two different meanings.
It is a term that can be used to refer to God or a title used to extend deference or respect to an other regular human party.
In this case, since Lot was was using “Lord” as a sign of respect.