And guess what?
It is exactly where Genesis 13 says it is.
So why hasn’t anyone excavated the Cities of the Plain until now?
Because modern Archaeology would prefer they never be found. Just like the ancient city of Troy, skeptics arbitrarily decided it never existed. All those enlightened “free thinking” archaeologists just declared all those ancient manuscripts were mere delusions scribbled down by cave-dwelling illiterates high on pot, or some other psychotropic alkaloid.
Need I remind you that the overwhelming majority of 19th century archaeologists dismissed Troy out of hand without so much as a second thought. You know why? Because it was mentioned in Homer’s Iliad… and so was Zeus.
That was their logic: Zeus does not exist; ergo, Troy does not exist either — Period. End of discussion. No need to look. No need to dig.
It took Heinrich Schliemann, a business man and amateur archaeological enthusiast, to discover the ruins of Hisarlik — now agreed to be the ruins of Troy. It took a real free-thinking man, a curious man freed from the mind-chains of 19th century snobbery and Darwin-fueled arrogance to find Troy.
History by fiat: forget the fact the overwhelming majority of 19th century archaeologists never even visited the Middle East, let alone stuck a spade in the sand near the Dead Sea.
You’ve heard this inanity before: Moses didn’t actually encounter a manifestation of God in the form of a “burning bush” but was really having a drug-induced shamanistic trip, itself the result of the acacia bush being rich in N-dimethyltryptamine. So, as this silliness proposes, it caught fire and created a psychedelic fog that fueled Moses’ religious delusions… blah blah blah.
This is the intellectual grave called biological reductionism.
Until God Himself frees your mind, you are just one of these men: dull-witted pagans enslaved to babble, arrogance, war, and vanity… goose-stomping over the genuine facts of history, science, and scripture… beating their chests and declaring how “free” their tiny minds are, when in fact they are captives. They were born into slavery: of the body, of the mind, and of the soul. Dead through and through, they have never known a nanosecond free from their fears, fallacies, and spiritual paranoia.
Genesis 13 tells the reader exactly where Sodom and Gomorrah is… and has for 3,500 years.
That is exactly how long the self-praising godless have avoided it, and how long they’ve tried to convince your ancestors, grandparents, parents, you, your children, and your grandchildren that it never existed… that it was a fable, a myth.
Amazing what you find when you look, and it is astonishing what you see when you open your eyes.
Steven Collins Answers Billington