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Miracles of Sodom

1 Feb

Miracles of Sodom…

Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah-from the LORD out of the heavens. Gen.19:24

Genesis 18 and 19 record the judgment and destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah – cities so evil that their inhabitants attempted to rape the angels sent to them. The Bible records the judgment – fire rains down from the sky and the cities are destroyed.

Of course, modern scholars and critics of the Bible believe the account to be a myth and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah an event that never took place. And there has never been any remnant of any city that would fit the description of the account… until now.

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah would have been located in the region of the Dead Sea. Seven miles northeast of the Dead Sea is a city called Tall el-Hamman. It has in recent times been the focus of an extensive multi-national archaeological excavation. Those involved in the excavation included archaeologists, geologists, geochemists, geomorphologists, mineralogists, paleobotanists, sedimentologists, medical doctors, and cosmic-impact experts.

After fifteen excavations, the team published its conclusions. The conclusions were stunning. They placed the city about 3,600 years ago, which is within the generally accepted time period of Sodom and Gomorrah. What they found, set apart the ruins from virtually any other city ever excavated. They came to the conclusion that the city was destroyed – suddenly, violently, cataclysmically.

How was it destroyed? Fire from the sky. The blast was so great that the scientists likened it to that of an atomic bomb. In fact they believe that the force of the blast was greater than the atomic bomb of Hiroshima… a thousand times greater – or the equivalent of a thousand atomic bombs!

The force that destroyed the city was so powerful that the temperature of the air rose above 3,600 Fahrenheit. Mudbrick houses, clay vessels, swords, shields, and spears began to melt.

According to the scientists, none of the estimated 8,000 people or animals within the city survived, just as in the account of Genesis. In fact, it appears that wood and small plants were blasted into tiny diamond-like structures. Other finds indicated the melting of elements that require temperatures of 4,435% Fahrenheit!

As for the vegetation, it appears to have been wiped out as it was written “and also the vegetation of the land.” Further, it appears that the destruction caused the land to be covered with salt – also echoing the account in Genesis.

It is yet another example of science catching up with the Bible. And it’s striking for this to be revealed in our generation. For our culture once identified with the morality of Abraham – now it identifies more with that of Sodom – and now the stones cry out, warning of judgment.

Be confident in the Word of God. In the end it will be proven true. In the meantime, live by it, stand by it, and overcome by it. And May God greatly bless you this month as you do!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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