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Lot escapes from Sodom

Lot is rescued from God's judgement on Sodom.
Contributed by Richard Gunther
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish
Abram (later called Abraham) and his nephew Lot had moved to the land of Canaan. They both had large flocks of sheep and herds of cattle that needed fresh pastures. As there was not enough pasture for all the animals, arguments and fights broke out between the shepherds and herdsmen of Abraham and Lot. – Slide 1
So Abram said to Lot, ‘Let’s not have any quarrelling between your herdsmen and mine, for we are close relatives. Let’s go our own ways. You choose where you want to go and I will go in the opposite direction.’ – Slide 2
Lots looked around and saw that the plain of Jordan had plenty of water and good land. So Lot decided to pitch his tents near the city of Sodom. Abram went in the other direction to live near Hebron where he built an altar to the Lord. – Slide 3
Now Sodom and the other cities in the region chosen by Lot were full of people who were very wicked. They had no time for God, mistreated the poor, did very bad things and were violent. It was not the place that Lot and his family should be living. God decided these people were so wicked the time had come to put an end to their wrongdoing. – Slide 4
God sent two angels into the city of Sodom where they found Lot sitting by the city gate. He invited them into his house where they warned him, ‘’Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!’ – Slide 5
When Lot hesitated, the angels grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and led them safely out of the city. ‘Flee for your lives!’ they urged. ‘Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!’ – Slide 6
God sent a terrible judgement on the wicked cities on the plain. Volcanic ash, salt and burning sulphur rained down on Sodom and the nearby cities. Lot and his two daughters obeyed God and rushed away to safety but Lot’s wife stopped and looked back. She became so covered in volcanic ash, smoke and salt she was suffocated and looked a pillar of salt. – Slide 7
The Bible warns us that it is far better to obey God and be safe, than disobey Him and face the consequences. – Slide 8
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