Q. I was pondering the destruction of Sodom, and Abraham’s inquiries as to how many righteous souls would it take spare the city. The Lord said He would spare it if at least ten could be found. Is there some comparison between the fact there was only Lot and his family, and the number of true Christians alive at the time of the Rapture, or am I reading something into the account?
A. Since ten was the number that God and Abraham settled on and ten could not be found, God was not obligated by the negotiations to save anyone from Sodom and Gomorrah. But since He can’t judge the righteous with the wicked, He still had to get Lot out of harm’s way first. (2 Peter 2:4-9)
Here’s how that applies to us. All born again believers have had the righteousness of God imputed to us by faith (Romans 3:21-22). Therefore God has to get us out of harms way before the End Times judgments begin. This makes Lot a model of the church. The number 10 is not relevant to the model.