Sodom and Gomorrah


Throughout the 90's Jonathan Gray took several trips to the Middle East in search of the lost cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. There were a number of different places they could have checked out. Most of the previous claims were all around the Dead Sea. Some people thought the lost cities might be under the sea and others felt as though the cities could not be under the sea as the bible said that they had to come out of the cities and go into the lower plains in order to fight their battles, so the cities had to be on higher ground.

Sodom and Gomorrah space shot

Jon found four different cities that were all burned to ash. It wasn't just Sodom and Gomorrah that were burned with sulfur, the cities of Zoboiim and Admah also fell under God's judgment as well. Sodom and Gomorrah were the biggest cities out of the four with Sodom being bigger than Gomorrah.

Sodom is on the west shore of the Dead sea toward the south end of the sea. Gomorrah is just to the North of Sodom and Zoboiim and Admah are north and a little west of the Dead sea.

Take note that the Dead Sea was not always dead. At one time it was known as the beautiful land with great forests and trees. When Abraham and Lot first separated Abraham gave Lot the first choice of where he wanted to go. Lot said that that the land was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, Gen 13:10.

The first thing we notice here in these photos are the white ash figures as they compare to brown earth of the land. The rectangular white shapes are not made up of rock or dirt. It's white ash, made from materials completely burned through.

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Sodom and Gomorrah internal streets Walls around city

This was definitely a city as the buildings are lined up with one another and open streets and corners between the buildings.

The city was laid out in a square with walls all around the city. There were 4 gates, one on each side of the city.


Sphinx outside Sodom and Gomorrah

Each of the four gates had a very large sphinx outside the opening. This was very common thing to do back in the days when Abraham and Lot were living. You might recall the large sphinx outside of Egypt when they were a world power.

Sodom Gates

Sodom and Gomorrah houses

The City of Ash

Some of the houses were built as high as a 5 story building. Upon further investigation he found human remains, pots, and gold salt tablets (Coins). Strange thing though, everything was turned to ash even the human remains and the gold coins were vaporized. Only an intense heat could have burned all this 100% through.

Jon could not investigate inside the buildings a lot because there isn't anything structurally holding them up anymore. One false move could bring down a heap of ash and he could be buried alive.

Jon found the area filled with millions of sulfur balls, small balls pressed with powder. They were all over the place. The sulfur balls had a brown burn ring surrounding them. It was like the sulfur ball was in an egg shell. After further scientific investigation. he figured out that these sulfur balls were burning between 4-5,000 degrees. It was so hot that they literally burned through everything. As the material they burned through turned into ash the ash smothered the sulfur balls taking all the oxegen away and leaving a smaller ball. The ash around the balls became so hot that it became liquefied ash turning it into an egg shell surrounding the sulfur ball.

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This is the only place on planet Earth where sulfur balls have been found in Egg shell type coverings, which means that it does not follow the normal pattern for volcanic sulfur. As Jon was seeking the Lord in all this trying to understand it. He awoke in the morning after a rare desert rain. The rain was just enough to uncover millions of sulfur balls all through the city. They were shinning in the sun as the rain was just enough to wash off the ash. Gen 19:24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jon had his proof. These sulfur balls rained down out of heaven in four very particular spots; the four cities of Sodom, Gomorrah, Zoboiim, and Admah. They still stand here today as a living testimony to God's righteousness.

In Romans 1:24-32 we understand God stand on Homosexuality. Back in the days of Abraham God stopped it in its tracks, it was not allowed to effect society. It should also be known that God still loves us and has provided a way out. In this day and hour God is reaching into the homosexual world asking, "Who wants me?". God is still able to deliver us from ourselves and is asking us to come out from a sinful lifestyle. This means everyone, as the sins of fornication, adultery, lying, stealing, idolatry are just as bad as homosexuality. God is offering us encounters with a holy god. His Love is better than the wine (sin) of this world.