Gilbert House Fellowship #261: Genesis 18, 19:1-29

Map showing the locations of Sodom, Bethel, where Lot parted from Abraham, and the Oaks of Mamre (click image to enlarge)

THE DESTRUCTION of Sodom and Gomorrah was not about alternative lifestyles—and yes, it really happened.

This week, we discuss Abraham’s encounter with God and two angels at the Oaks of Mamre near Hebron, a more likely reason for God’s judgment on Sodom, and we explain why the angels warned Lot to “escape to the hills, lest you be swept away”—and why Lot’s wife really was turned into a pillar of salt.

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12 Responses to Gilbert House Fellowship #261: Genesis 18, 19:1-29

  1. Diane Dello Russo

    Wow! so glad I started listening! Great study!!! Thank You

  2. Sherry Ackerman

    Fascinating study about the salt in Sodom & Gomorrah !

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  4. Alexandra Smith

    Thank you again, another great show packed with information. Until recent times I hadn’t really thought about there being any evidence left of the five cities. About 15 years ago a British couple went out there just to find the area and take photos and were interviewed on a British Christian Channel, Revelation TV, explaining what they had found. They showed pictures of the shapes of what was clearly buildings of various sorts and brought back balls of sulfur from there. We were amazed and I’m looking forward to hear more in the future.

  5. Janie Tink

    Derek’s prayers are definitely anointed by the Holy Spirit!
    This study was truly awesome!
    Praising God for the two of you!

  6. Thank you. I look so forward to this every week. The only complaint I have is that it’s TOO short . I’m always sad when the program comes to an end. God bless you both richly.

  7. Cindy Vogler

    Thank you so much for the information you send out to us.
    My grandchildren love the Percy Jackson series of books about gods and demigods. Listening to your teachings, shows and links to others, has given me the tools I need to show them, not only the truth, but that the truth of the Word is more exciting than any book series or movie.
    You, Tom Horn, and the many guests on the shows you produce, have answered questions I have had all my life.
    Coming from an abused background, the enemy put thoughts of suicide in my mind from a very young age. It was his weapon of choice whenever negative things happened in my life.
    The Bible has become so clear through the information you and the others have shared, and that weapon of the enemy has been taken away.
    I do not have words for how much I appreciate your obedience to the Lord in sharing what you know.

  8. Jamillah Allen

    Thank you Gilbert 🏠…I’m sooo glad to have been lead to your Ministry and to find out the truth in precise detail. Keep up the good work!

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