Lesson 10: Sodom and Gomorrah
Abraham was told by the angels that Sodom and Gomorrah were to be destroyed because the people in these two cities were very wicked. Abraham pleaded or asked the angels to save the cities because Lot, his nephew, lived there. God promised Abraham that if ten righteous people were found in the cities, He would save them. (Genesis 18:32) But, for Abraham's sake God did save Lot and his two daughters.
Lot was sitting at the gate of the city when two angels came to him. They came to warn Lot and tell him to leave the cities because God was going to destroy the two cities because of the wicked people. Lot invited the two angels into his home. Lot was friendly to the two angels just as Abraham had been friendly to the angles that visited him. There were some wicked men there in the city that wanted to hurt the strangers in Lot's house. Lot tried to make the people understand that these two men, the angels, were his friends. The crowd became angry at Lot and one of the angels had to save Lot and pull him into the house. The angels caused all the wicked people outside of the house to become blind so that they could not find Lot's house.
The next morning Lot tried to urge his daughters and their husbands to leave the city, too. They only laughed at Lot. The angels then took Lot by the hand and hurried him out of the city. (Genesis 19:15-17) Only Lot, his wife, and his two daughters left the city. They were told not to look back on the city. But, Lot's wife did look back and she died. She became a pillar of salt. As soon as Lot and his two daughters were on their way, God rained fire and brimstone. The two cities were completely destroyed. (Genesis 19:29)
1. How many angels visited Lot?
2. Why was God going to destroy the two cities?
3. What happened to the men outside Lot's house?
4. What happened to Lot's wife?
Question: What were the names of the first man and woman?
Answer: Adam and Eve.