"Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. So, the Lord was sorry that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. Then the Lord said, “I will wipe out mankind whom I have created from the face of the land, mankind, and animals as well, and crawling things, and the birds of the sky. For I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. And Noah fathered three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for humanity had corrupted its way upon the earth. Then God said to Noah, “The end of humanity has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of people; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth. " - Genesis 6:5-13
“Then the men rose up from there and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off. The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, since Abraham will certainly become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed? For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.” And the Lord said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave. I will go down now and see whether they have done entirely as the outcry, which has come to Me indicates; and if not, I will know.” Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the Lord. Abraham approached and said, “Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous people within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?” So, the Lord said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will [w]spare the entire place on their account.” And Abraham replied, “Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am only dust and ashes. Suppose the fifty righteous are lacking five, will You destroy the entire city because of five?” And He said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.” And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose forty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it on account of the forty.” Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak; suppose thirty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.” And he said, “Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the twenty.” Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once: suppose ten are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the ten.” As soon as He had finished speaking to Abraham the Lord departed, and Abraham returned to his place. Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he stood up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. And he said, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” They said, “No, but we shall spend the night in the public square.” Yet he strongly urged them, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he prepared a feast for them and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. Before they lay down, the men of the city—the men of Sodom—surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter; and they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.” But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, and said, “Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. Now look, I have two daughters who have not had relations with any man; please let me bring them out to you and do to them whatever you like; only do not do anything to these men, because they have come under the shelter of my roof.” But they said, “Get out of the way!” They also said, “This one came in as a foreigner, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them!” So, they pressed hard against Lot and moved forward to break the door. But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door. Then they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, from the small to the great, so that they became weary of trying to find the doorway. Then the two men said to Lot, “Whom else do you have here? A son-in-law and your sons and daughters, and whomever you have in the city, bring them out of the place; for we are about to destroy this place, because their outcry has become so great before the Lord that the Lord has sent us to destroy it.” So, Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, and said, “Up, get out of this place, for the Lord is destroying the city.” But he appeared to his sons-in-law to be joking. When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city.” But he hesitated. So the men grasped his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, because the compassion of the Lord was upon him; and they brought him out and put him outside the city. When they had brought them outside, one said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay anywhere in the surrounding area; escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away.” But Lot said to them, “Oh no, my lords! Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your compassion, which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the mountains, for the disaster will overtake me and I will die; now hold, this town is near enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there (is it not small?) so that my life may be saved.” And he said to him, “Behold, I grant you this request also, not to overthrow the town of which you have spoken. Hurry, escape there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore, the town was named Zoar. The sun had risen over the earth when Lot came to Zoar. Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord out of heaven, and He overthrew those cities, and all the surrounding area, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. But Lot’s wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.” - Genesis 18:16-19:26
“In the Lord I put my trust; How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”? For look! The wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow on the string, that they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart. If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do? The Lord is in His holy temple, The Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. The Lord tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain coals; Fire and brimstone and a burning wind Shall be the portion of their cup. For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.” - Psalm 11:1-7
“So, the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water. But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish? Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it. But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. So he prayed to the Lord, and said, “Ah, Lord, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!” Then the Lord said, “Is it right for you to be angry?” So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city. And the Lord God prepared a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah [b]was very grateful for the plant. But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it so damaged the plant that it withered. And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he grew faint. Then he wished death for himself, and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.” Then God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “It is right for me to be angry, even to death!” But the Lord said, “You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in a night and perished in a night. And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left—and much livestock?”” - Jonah 3:5-4:11
“And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so will it also be in the days of the Son of Man: people were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, and they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, and they were building; but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, the one who will be on the housetop, with his goods in the house, must not go down to take them out; and likewise, the one in the field must not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever strives to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will keep it.” - Luke 17:26-33
Above I have quoted several passages where God has judged and a people for execution because of their violent ways, - (In the case of Sodom and Gomorrah were Rapists as the passage shows and Rape is not the same as sexual promiscuity although that too is a sin that we need to abstain from and those that practice a lifestyle of Sexual Promiscuity will not inherit the Kingdom of God, Galatians 5:19-21, but Rape is an act of Violence). God hates violence as I quoted above from Psalm 11. Violence as a way to achieve our ambitions or as a means to settle our differences and grievances is anathema to the Lord and is unacceptable and it is one of if not the primary hallmark that distinguishes between the Children of God and the Children of the Devil (John 8:44; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 John 3:7-15). If you want to survive the test which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who live on the earth (Revelation 3:10), - which only those that have been pure and not backslidden since entering into covenant with God through Christ and being born again will be spared from, - you must literally follow Christ to the Cross (Matthew 10:16-42; 16:24-28; John 13:15-17; 1 Peter 2; 1 Peter 4; 1 John 4:1-5:5, 18-21).
It is important to understand that we are a people in this world not of this world and we are separated spiritually, socially, and politically from the machinations of this world so that we may be of Service to God (Matthew 26:51-54; John 17:9-21; 18:36; 1 Corinthians 10:23-24, 31-33; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; Ephesians 6:10-17). This is the premise of the New Covenant through the Body and Blood of Jesus (Jeremiah 31:27-40; Matthew 26:26-30; Luke 22:14-30; Hebrews 9:11-10:14) and it makes those of us that receive His message favorably children of God and Heirs to His promises and Kings and Priests in Service to God in His Kingdom, which is to say it makes us the Israel of God.
The Israel of God is not the Earthly Israel but is the Heavenly Spiritual Israel that belongs, - not to this Earth or the New Earth that is to come in the next age as part of the resurrection that begins at the end of this age to regenerate the world to come, - but to the New Heaven which began to be regenerated and repopulated since the Ascension of Christ with the first resurrection and from which and through which the New Earth in the age to come will be regenerated and judged (John 1:10-13; Romans 8:14-25; 1 John 3:1-3; Galatians 3:7; 3:26-4:7, 21-31; 6:15-16; Revelation 1:4-7; 2:26-28; Compare with Matthew 19:27-30; John 11:21-26; Ephesians 1:7-10; Colossians 1:17-20; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Revelation 20:4-21:8).
As the Israel of God not part of this world, we have a different dispensation and calling and a different covenant than the Earthly Israel (Ephesians 3), which is still being trampled by the Gentiles in their unbelief until the end of the Gentile times at the end of this age (Luke 21:21-24; compare with Ezekiel 36) and we thus are judged by a different standard and have a different resurrection than they do (Matthew 11:11-12; John 5:24-25, 28-29; Hebrews 11:39-40; compare with 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 1 Peter 4:17).
This is critical information to understand as a Christian now as we rapidly approach the end of the age. Where we can understand from a human perspective that the Nations of the world, including and especially the Earthly Israel living in unbelief of their Messiah, may be rightly justified in perpetuating the survival of their Nations and assuring the security of their Borders and the safety of their citizens and lawful residents we must understand that God’s plan for salvation is much greater and that which is achieved by Israel’s peace and security with the Gentile Nations (Isaiah 55) and in seeking that they have made a Covenant with Death the Prophets tell us (Isaiah 28; Matthew 24:15-28; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12) that only the intervention of God at the end of the age by the Revelation of the Son of God out of Heaven will ultimately change (Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 1:7) though there is much to be said about the process that the Jews and in particular the Israelis will undergo before that final Revelation as we approach the end of this age that is written in the Prophets for they posses irrevocable promises regarding a home and Nations from ancient times given to the Patriarchs that still stand and God has every intention of fulfilling in the age to come.
But as Christians we must understand how to properly discern the distinctions in place and how to properly divide that which God is doing with and requires from the Church and that which He is doing with and requires from Israel and the rest of the world, which Israel is a part of being a Secular Nation and a Permanent Member State in the United Nations.
As Christians already under the New Covenant through Christ, Prophecies such as that of Isaiah 2:2-5 and 9:1-7, among many others, apply to us and we will be held accountable to them (Romans 14:7-13, 2 Corinthians 5:9-19) but they do not yet apply to the rest of the world, including Israel.
This does not mean that we are pacifists and that we cannot defend ourselves and our household and families from unwarranted violence. By no means is this the case since there are legitimate concessions and statements made by Christ and the Apostles as to our being able to defend ourselves from violence and provide security for our households and families when given no other viable alternative (Luke 22:35-38; Romans 12:9-21; 1 Corinthians 15:32; 1 Timothy 5:8; 1 Peter 4:15-16) and these are a matter of your personal conscience and conviction before God for which we will each account to God at our consummation (Galatians 6:3-5, 7-10; compare 2 Timothy 2:11-13). Have peace and God be with all who read this.