Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sodom and Gomorrah (Ron Wyatt)

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The Destruction of Sodom
 
Hello friends! The following is proof of what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah, as well as proof that they did exist :) 
This is the only place in the world where we may find round balls of brimstone! These balls of brimstone have burn marks and are still quite toxic and flammable when touched with a match. 
(I must note that this is the only Ron Wyatt discovery that hasn't been contradicted, too much plain in sight evidence)

Praise The Lord JESUS CHRIST!!!

Genesis 19

24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

SODOM & GOMORRAH
The Lost Cities Destroyed by Fire and Brimstone

THERE IS NOTHING LEFT BUT ASHES AND BRIMSTONE!

Unlike the historical sites found in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, you can easily visit the ruins of the “five cities of the plain.”  The ashen ruins of Gomorrah is the best preserved site and is located right next to Masada, the well known mountain top fortress of King Herod where nearly 1,000 Jewish patriots took their own lives rather than submit to the tyranny of Rome.
I visited Masada in 2005 with a large tour group and wondered what the strange looking white area was that we had driven through on the way to the mountain fortress.  I even asked our guide – “Where is Sodom and Gomorrah?”  The response was – “We don’t really know.  Some think it is under the Dead Sea.”
Later, I learned that archeological researcher Ron Wyatt had spent considerable time in the area and documented all five of the cities destroyed by fire and brimstone in the days of Abraham and Lot.  That prompted my desire to return to the notorious cities and see if there was reason to be they were the remnants of the cities destroyed by fire.  I became convinced really soon after my arrival!
As you drive into Masada from the main road that goes along the Dead Sea, you will notice a large parking lot on the right hand side.  The sign says it is for overnight parking and camping.  Not that anyone would want to camp there.  There is no water, nothing grows there, and there is a noticeable absence of all wild life.  Even bugs can’t be found crawling on the ground.  The entire place is nothing but ashes.

It is an easy walk going to the north to the most striking ruin that stands high above the rest of the city.  A large man-made sphinx was apparently set up near the city gates for protection from their enemies.  Now it stands there, its ashen remains giving testimony that the pagan idol was powerless against the destructive fires that descended upon the huge community.

I was quite surprised, when I visited the site, that a pocket knife could easily penetrate the layers of white ash.  The material is easily broken off and crumbles in your fingers.  As it is rubbed between your fingers, it turns into a fine talc-like powder. 
One cannot help but wonder what kind of fire it would take to turn solid rock into crumbling ash?

In some areas of the ancient city there are numerous golf ball sized sulfur pellets.  Some of them are encased in a thin, crust-like shell which was the result of burning.  The sulfur pellets were tested by Wyatt and consist of 98% pure sulfur and a trace of magnesium.  These brimstone balls would have burned extremely hot!

It is interesting that sulfur found in its natural form is only between 40% and 45% pure.  This sulfur is extremely high grade.

Some of the pellets I found were inside rock-like slag that apparently formed when there was nothing remaining to burn and the inferno was beginning to cool off.  One “rock” that I broke open had the sulfur pellet still inside!

The samples I collected would burst into an immediate toxic flame when touched with a match.

If you visit the site just after a rain storm you will find the brimstone pellets on the flat tops of the ruins.  It was obvious to me that a literal rainstorm of burning sulfur fell upon these ancient cities.

I am amazed that tour groups do not visit the sites although I must admit, it was a sobering experience to visit a place where thousands of people perished in the storm of God’s wrath as described in the Book of Genesis.

The author, Chuck Anderson, at the large sphinx at the ruins of Gomorrah.  Note the brown hills in the background.  The whole city is nothing but white ashes!

WHAT APPEAR TO BE MAN-MADE STRUCTURES CAN STILL BE SEEN AT THE FOOT OF MASADA BY THE DEAD SEA!

At the edge of each of the five cities the white ash suddenly stops, bearing witness that this was no random act of nature.  In contrast to the white ruins, the surrounding mountains and desert floor are brown limestone.

Ziggurat at Gomorrah:

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are much larger than the other three cities also located along the western shores of the Dead Sea.  All but Sodom are easily accessible.
We should remember, according to the Biblical account, that the area was once a very beautiful and prosperous valley.  The Book of Genesis records that Lot, the nephew of the ancient patriarch Abraham, chose to live there because the area was “well watered everywhere, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD.” (Genesis 13:10-12)

It is obvious that the entire area came under the severe judgment of God.  The Dead Sea, though rich in minerals, is virtually dead.  The water is the consistency of #10 motor oil.
What was the sin that brought about God’s fiery wrath upon these cities?  Many other pagan societies survived for centuries without experiencing such horrendous judgment.
According to the Bible, God destroyed the cities because of their great immorality and perversion.
God apparently preserved the ancient ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah as a warning to other civilizations that God does not tolerate immorality and perversion forever.  We read in 2 Peter 2:6 – “God turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly.”
This is a pretty stern warning for people today who insist on parading their perversion before the world.

An arched doorway into the city?  Layers of ash are apparently 40 to 50 feet deep.  The city was once solid rock!

ARE THE ASHES OF SODOM & GOMORRAH  A SOLEMN WARNING FOR TODAY?

Does the discovery of the cities destroyed by a literal rain storm of burning sulfur pellets have any implications for modern, end-time nations that flaunt their immorality and perversion?  Is this a warning for any nation that legalizes perversion and calls it an alternative and normal lifestyle?
The answer to these questions appears to be, tragically, yes.  For example, the ancient prophets of God spoke of a mighty, end-time nation that they described as the youngest, most wealthy and powerful of all the nations of the world.  That nation is also described as the greatest consumer of all the world’s products and a melting pot of all nationalities. 
The Prophet Jeremiah declared – “As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring cities, saith the LORD, so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell in her.”  (Jeremiah 50:40)

An ancient dwelling at the City of Gomorrah?  Whatever it is, it was man-made!
It is noteworthy that this great end-time nations, whoever it is, is destined for destruction at the hands of the Almighty – “The merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more.”  Revelation 18:11
Imagine the merchants of the earth weeping at the destruction of a great and wealthy society because there will be no one to buy their trinkets! 
Most astounding about the prophecies of this immoral, end-time society, is the fact that its fiery destruction will occur in just one hour’s time.  (Read Revelation chapter 18)

Shadows of a once thriving city.  Now there is nothing but ashes!

MORE EVIDENCES OF WHAT APPEAR TO BE MAN-MADE STRUCTURES:

It would take days to explore all the ruins of the ancient cities destroyed by the fiery judgment of God.  It appeared to me that their dwellings, walls and towers were built on natural cliffs so that enemy invaders would not be able to us ramming devices to destroy their fortifications.  The canyons with square and round towers go on for literally miles.

Late in the afternoon when we were getting to leave the ruins just below Masada, we looked up and saw an impressive wall with eleven obvious doors and windows.  Whether these were entries to dwellings or places carved out of the solid rock to house their idols was unclear.  If you visit the ancient of Petra, you see countless square and round top recesses, carved to hold their pagan deities.  Some apparent dwelling sites can still be viewed, but be prepared to do a lot of walking and take plenty of water with you.

The obvious smell of sulfur still lingers in the entire area.  As we climbed the crumbling sides leading to the tops areas of the city, we began to find the sulfur pellets.  Many of them disintegrate underfoot and the smell of sulfur is very apparent.

Windows and doors or altars to the pagan gods?

SODOM AND GOMORRAH SITES CONFIRMED BY THE ANCIENT HISTORIAN JOSEPHUS:

Archeological explorer Ron Wyatt seems to be one of the first modern day persons to identify the ruins of the five “cities of the plain,” but he was certainly not the first to visit the sites.
During the first century, the Jewish historian Josephus recorded their visible existence in his day – “Now this country is then so sadly burnt up, that nobody cares to come at it . . . It was of old a most happy land, both for the fruits it bore and the riches of its cities, although it be now all burnt up.  It is related how for  the impiety of its inhabitants, it was burned by lightning; in consequence of which there are still the remainders of the divine fire; and the traces of the five cities are still to be seen.” (Josephus in his “Wars Of The Jews”, Book IV, Chapter VIII)
“Traces” of the five cities is a good description.  You are aware of the shadows of what had once been a large and thriving community, now, perfectly still and suffering the aftermath of a terrible day of infamy.

The most obvious structures were the sphinx and ziggurats still clearly visible on the flat tops of the city.  It would appear that God had left these specific ruins of idolatrous worship for all the world to see.

I was personally overwhelmed at the site of the Biblical judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah and was reminded that sin does bring about serious consequences.  God Himself has said – “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  Galatians 6:7




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!

Above:  Lighter colored formations can be seen near the Dead Sea.

Above:  ziggurat stands amidst ashen ruins in Gomorrah, with darker terrain in rear.
Government sign with gate, attempting to keep vehicles out.

Josephus Saw the Cities -- Why Can't We?

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.

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.)

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!

Above at left is brimstone with a burned, hardened shell that has the unburned 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.


Above:  Located on the side of a ziggurat, this brimstone in a shell is opened to reveal the unburned sulfur inside
Each of the cities of the plain contain evidence of brimstone which God rained down upon the cities to destroy them.  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.

Above:  holding a chunk of ash that has a burned ring which surrounds an unburned ball of sulfur

Above:  removing the lid from a brimstone shell reveals a round ball of sulfur inside

Above:  Jason cut this brimstone out of the material

Above:  Brimstone with burn ring

Analysis of the Ash

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. 
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. 

 Above:  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. 

Above:  layers of multi-shaded ash, crumble in your hand.  Dead Sea and sphinx in rear

Cities Visible in Satellite Photos

The cities are almost entirely turned into white ash, and can be seen in the satellite photographs below.

Notice each of the cities stand out from the surrounding terrain because of the white ash contained within them.  The city of Zoar was a "little one" or a newly built city that was square.  As cities grew or expanded they quickly lost this square shape.
Genesis 10:19 indicates the five cities formed the Canaanite border, thus the could not have been grouped together at the south end of the Dead Sea as popularly believed.  They form a north-south line along the Jordan/Dead Sea area.  Gomorrah is located at the base of Masada, and in 1998, additional formations were found in Jordan on the opposite of the Dead Sea from Gomorrah in the Lisan Peninsula, including a large cemetery area containing 1,000,000 graves.  The same structures as found on the Israeli side were also found on the Jordanian side -  ash, brimstone and even ceramic tile.

Above -  looking southwest at the southern end of the Dead Sea
Above - The northern end of the Dead Sea, looking southwest

Man-made Formations

Man-made formations are found in the cities, including ziggurats, sphinxes, windows, arched doorways and walls resembling double Canaanite city walls. 

Above:  On the left is a ziggurat and on the right a tower
  
Above:  ziggurat shape on raised platform composed of white material

Above:  Ninety degree angles extending out from a wall demonstrating unnatural architecture

Above:  Arched doorway still stands today

Sphinx Shapes

Unique shapes are visible in the cities that are not found in nature, including sphinx shapes like the ones below.

Above: This sphinx formation on a raised platform is about 40 feet long and was made of a different whiter material than the surrounding platform. It may have been a worship figure or god and was made of a special material.   Masada in rear.

Above:  Another sphinx shape sits at the edge of the city.  They thought it would protect them, but it too
was consumed in the destruction of fire and brimstone.

Sulphur Crystals

The extreme heat caused unusual specimens that can be found in the cities, including the creation of sulfur crystals.  Below are photos of a large slab of crystals found by our Ark Discovery Team.

Above:  The top layer is a solid slab of sulfur crystals created by a complete layer of brimstone underneath that was burning, then turned to a liquid, then cooled down leaving this layer of crystals.  Approximately six feet long.

Above:  Here we can see the brimstone underneath the crystals that are on top.

Above:  another shot of the brimstone underneath and the crystals on top

Above:  In another area, we found sulfur crystals which are a remnant of the consumed brimstone.

Above:  two feet in diameter clump of crystals.  Another group was found later when I broke open a large clump "live" on video. 

Above:  more crystals resulting from the sulphur burning, turning to liquid, and cooling into crystals

Anomalies

More evidence of the extreme heat was found. 

Above:  this specimen shows signs of having been melted, with the upper portion bubbling and the lower section pooled into a solid.

Above:   Specimen that some people think resembles bone, with the marrow in the middle. This looks similar to the specimens found by Dr. Lennart Moller, author of The Exodus Case

A spear head and a cache of burned gold which is now gold salts, burned bones, jars, and tile have also been found by others who have visited the cities.
Most photos by Kevin Fisher

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