Thursday, April 18, 2013
As the mayhem proceeds, rather than fear, our faith is strengthened. For one thing, meanwhile, archeological evidence continues with stunning results . . . to show how awesomely accurate Biblical accounts of history actually are. For instance, we see that God did really destroy Sodom, revealing to us that His justice is sure and He will not be mocked forever. We can rest assured that the wicked who hate Him and seek the destruction of His people are going to meet their just end. It is only a matter of time and the unfolding of His perfect, good plan. We ought never doubt that He is sovereign over every single event and trend that is occurring and that He will bring good out of it for those who love, and thus, serve Him. Let the heathen rage. See that it is only when God grants the dawning of repentance in a person's soul are they then able to properly understand, reason and conclude . . . . Repentance precedes holy wisdom. It is a fallacy to think that people must first be convinced of the truth of God BEFORE they then will repent and be saved. No, in fact, He graces the gifts of faith and repentance FIRST . . . and THEN the seeker is able to witness to His reality and purposes. Always, it is from the Lord . . . any good thing we get or do or even perceive. Never from our own machinations and devising. NEVER! So, ALL praise and glory and gratitude goes to Him!Thank you, Lord! . . . for saving wretches such as us, even while we were yet wretches.May God bless and strengthen and clarify your testimony today!bro, t ***********+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++************
"Startling discoveries in the cemetery at Bab edh-Dhra revealed the cause. Archaeologists found that buildings used to bury the dead were burned by a fire that started on the roof.
What would cause every structure in the cemetery to be destroyed in this way?
The answer to the mystery is found in the Bible. “Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens” (Genesis 19:24). The only conceivable explanation for this unique discovery in the annals of archaeology is that burning debris fell on the buildings from the air. But how could such a thing happen?
There is ample evidence of subterranean deposits of a petroleum-based substance called bitumen, similar to asphalt, in the region south of the Dead Sea. Such material normally contains a high percentage of sulfur. It has been postulated by geologist Frederick Clapp that pressure from an earthquake could have caused the bitumen deposits to be forced out of the earth through a fault line. As it gushed out of the earth it could have been ignited by a spark or surface fire. It would then fall to earth as a burning, fiery mass." http://www.christiananswers.net/q-abr/abr-a007.html