Volcanic eruptions can’t turn a city into total ash or an Asteroids falling from heaven might leave no trace of a city at all, so it would not be a perfect example for generation to come. God must make a statement that will separate this event from the rest of the Natural Calamity man have witness!
So is the story of Sodom and Gomorrah true?
Time and time again, most unbelievers of The Bible like to point out that what was written therein are just myths and legends concocted by an over obsessive monotheistic group of people. If not blatantly labeled as liars they are either called conspirators who invented an Almighty God that supersede all other human gods. But time and time again also, The Bible had proven its content factual and true.
The Holy Bible is still the most trustworthy collections of Historical fact and prophetically undisputed event declared long before they were experienced. In this blog I had constantly proves (although not me but the fact itself) the authenticity and error-free statement of both The New and Old Testament despite the popular beliefs that most of its claims are too audacious. Sometimes even Christians themselves tend to sway from the world views when it comes to miracles and outrageous event.
Like for instance what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah. Most of the people like to accept a more scientific answer as to what occurred there. The exceptional story of Sodom and Gomorrah CLAIMS that fire came down from heaven to incinerate entire cities. Burning an entire city with Brimstone (ancient for Sulfur) and Fire that fell from the sky seems out of this world and naturally impossible to happen, therefore most Scientist like to dismiss this idea and reduce the story into some kind of volcanic eruptions…not heavenly by origin as the Bible states.
So if we accept their “fact” base on logical instances then it means the Bible is not factual at all. Like watching National Geographic telling us by “reasons” or probable causes that the 7 plagues that happened in Egypt during Exodus was a Natural phenomenon and can be explained. Therefore, Moses was just at the right place at the right time. Was it all just LUCK? Are Biblical prophet’s predictions just mere chance?
In these latest findings of specific event from the past proves the Bible is not a collection of Myth but Historically correct and truthful rendition of real events. Let us re-examined Sodom and Gomorrah, curse cities, who the Bible states was so corrupt it must be reduce into ash. Even Divine forbearance can not tolerate its wickedness and have even reached the limits of God’s patience.
AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL GENERATIONS
King James Version (KJV)
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, 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.
When we want to stress a point, we shout and sometimes go hysterical to attract or capture the attention of the concern person. Now when God proclaimed that He will make Sodom and Gomorrah an example to all the Nations who have committed an unspeakable sin, would He just make one gigantic superheated volcano erupts?
Obviously, ancient Kingdoms and Tribes had seen volcanic eruptions before perhaps even greater than our generation’s Mount St. Helen’s eruptions or Mt. Pinatubo ash fall…They were so horrific and traumatic of course to eyewitnesses and no doubt some can even equate them as divine judgment but when God said He will make this specific action in Sodom as an “Example for all generations” then it must be so.
Volcanic eruptions can’t turn a city into ash and or Asteroids falling from heaven can leave no trace of a city, so it would not be a perfect example for generation to come. God must make a statement that will separate this event from the rest of the Natural Calamity ever recorded!
Noah’s flood were outrageous, but geological proof that a worldwide flood did happen somewhere in the past. So what makes Sodom and Gomorrah a standout among ancient ruins? What can we discover on its remains that will give as reason to believe that indeed it is supernatural by origin?
The Unique Evidences
Out of this World Sulfur Balls…The familiar sulfur that we can find in geothermal regions are commonly bright “yellow” in coloration and in rhombic form.
Now by contrast the sulfur that we can find in the Dead Sea Valley Site is extremely rare and well in fact can only be found in this one and only area in the world. The pale white “monoclinic” form Sulfur of this type can only happen after an extended period of exposure to an extremely high temperature.
X-ray fluorescence Semiquant analysis and other test reveals that it is 98.4% pure sulphur. Meaning, it is more pure that the naturally occurring sulphur.
English Standard Version (ESV)
24 Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
Structures dried like deposits…Volcanism as what was earlier suggested can not create an aftermath like that. Some details are still discernable but were totally turn to some sort of mineral deposits. No natural calamity resembles the fossilized records of the Dead Sea Valley sites and obviously no other explanation is better that what was written in Genesis 19:24 and 2 Peter 2:6. For example what happened in Pompeii when Mt. Vesuvius explode…we can still see paintings intact and in pristine condition inside the houses. On the other hand, what happen in Sodom was utterly impossible by a mere act of Nature. For example there were human skeleton found totally turn into ash, even the marrow and inside parts.
English Standard Version (ESV)
28 And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and he looked and, behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace.
New King James Version (NKJV)
23 ‘The whole land is brimstone, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger and His wrath.’
Once a fertile valley, this place is now desolate. To be precise 4 cities made as an example for all generations thereafter. Now if you are still one of those who still doubt the Bible maybe it's about time you re-think your position. The recent calamities that we had been witnessing like earthquake, tsunami, super typhoon might be a last warning from God.
He is a merciful father but everything on this life has its limit. How long will you turn a deaf ear? RETURN to your father. He is willing to take you to heaven with HIM.
Amen and All Glory be given back to GOD.
Proverbs 1: 24-29
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: