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Many people believe or are told that the bible is just stories made up by people and has no basis in reality. They separate religion into the 'fairyland' category. They sideline the bible as not really revelant for a modern intelligent society. The God of the bible says He is today, tomorrow and forever the same (Hebrews 13:8)
Genesis tells us that God thoroughly destroyed 'the cities of the plain', including Sodom and Gomorrah. God said, 'The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.' And it says, 'Then the LORD rained down burning sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah - from the LORD out of the heavens.' And, '... God destroyed the cities of the plain.'
The five cities of the plain have been located and the evidence is staggering. For the first time in modern history we have found round balls of brimstone, or nearly pure sulfur, embedded in an ashen area near the Dead Sea, which show clear signs of having once been ancient building structures!
Ziggurat stands amidst ashen ruins in Gomorrah, with darker terrain in rear.
Government sign with gate, attempting to keep vehicles out
The Cities in Ancient History
The cities were located in the plain, so they should not be located in the low area now covered by the Dead Sea. These cities were well known in the first century, as Josephus said, 'The traces or shadows of the five cities are still to be seen.' If Josephus could see them, then we should be able to see them also. The water level of the Dead Sea has fallen since the time of Josephus, so the areas Josephus saw in his day are still visible today.
Ninety degree angles extending out from a wall demonstrating unnatural architecture
Biblical Warning For All
The cities of the plain were destroyed as a warning for all that this same event will happen again one day to the wicked. One would think God is capable of preserving this ancient lesson for us to see and to learn from.
'Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens' Genesis 19:24. 'Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly' II Peter 2:6. (The word for 'example' means an exhibit for warning.)
Millions of Brimstone balls
Each of the cities of the plain contain evidence of brimstone which God rained down upon the cities to destroy them. We're talking about millions of brimstone balls. The brimstone is composed of 96-98 percent sulfur, with trace amounts of magnesium which create an extremely high temperature burn. This is the only place on earth where you can find 96 percent pure monoclinic sulfur in a round ball. This brimstone is NOT from any type of geo-thermal activity as there is no evidence of such in the area, and geo-thermal sulfur nodules are only 40 percent pure sulfur and are of the rhombic type.
Courtesy of http://www.arkdiscovery.com Above at left is brimstone with a burned, hardened shell that has the unburnt sulfur inside, and next to it is brimstone without a burned shell. The photo at right is a shell or capsule with unburned sulfur inside. Tiny crystals are on its surface which were formed when the sulfur was burning and was in a liquid state, then it burned out.
Located on the side of a ziggurat, this brimstone in a
shell is opened to reveal the unburned sulfur inside
Analysis of the Brimstone
These sulfur balls are mostly golf ball sized, and some have burn marks all around them! Webster's Dictionary says that 'brimstone' = sulfur. Accordingly, we have found the absolute proof that we have finally located Sodom and Gomorrah - the cities of the plain.
A chunk of ash that has a burned ring which
surrounds an unburned ball of sulfur
Analysis of the Ash
Everything in these cities burned and turned into ash, including the buildings themselves as the Bible says that the cities were to be destroyed also. The Bible told us that God rained down 'fire and brimstone' When God rains down fire, it is a consuming fire, just like the time of Elijah when God sent down fire to destroy the stone altar, the limestone buildings here were totally destroyed and turned into ash.
The extremely high burning temperatures created a multi-shaded layering of ash that was formed by thermal ionization, caused by electrons repelling and attracting, creating a swirling effect in the remains. The intense fire which God rained down upon these cities was so hot that it burned the limestone blocks that were used in the construction of the cities. The ash there today is composed of Calcium Sulfate and Calcium Carbonate which are by-products of the limestone and sulfur burning.
Watch the Video
Many good shots, narrated by Ron Wyatt's widow
The evidence is clear. You can believe the stories are real and the Bible is true! We urge you to visit ArkDiscovery.com to see more archaeological evidence for the existence of these cities in the land of Israel.sodom gomorrah