"Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens" Genesis 19:24. "Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly" II Peter 2:6. I was praying about something we were written about on another thread. About the need for places of refuge where we might flee to when the Tribulation starts....and I thought of the Scriptural story of the destruction of Sodom. Recnelty archeologists have visited the site and in fact have turned up hard historical evidence that cites in the region were in fact destroyed by fire and brimstone and their remains are actually preserved inside it. But in the story of Sodom I think there are afew things we can notice. FIrstly the town had given itself over to a perverted homosexual lifestyle. Not only this they seem to have taken up the practise of aggressive mob rape. Not only this but they broke yet another of God's laws that reqired them to be kind and welcoming to the alien and guest. On top of this it seems there was pretty well no one in the town who had not joined the ranks of the wicked.So we see a situation where wickedness is piled on wickedness on top of wickedness; it had, if you like reached the fullness of its growth before God cut if off. Its time had come. I think we can transcibe this to our modern Western World where sexual immorality is not only practised, but has become accepted as normal behavior and those who do not subscribe are regarded as abnormal bigots...or to put it another way, wickedness is being piled on wickedness and it is fast coming to its full bloom. The Tribulation will be different though than anything that has gone bfore in that the whole and entire world will be struck during it, no one and nothing will escape being touched in an incredible and very deep way by it. Even the flood at the time of Noah archeologists tell us , huge though it was did not encompass the whole world. But I think as Our Lady pointed out at Fatima certain nations and regions will be annihilated, including by fire sent from heaven. I think that if we wanted to know where these areas are we have only to aks in which areas evil has come to full bloom and it is these areas that will be hit hardest. So yes, as the angels were sent to take the righteous from Sodom I think there may well, at the very least prayerful urgings in the futre to leave certain areas before they are destryed. For instance I know prayerfully by own city of Belfast will be destroyed by a huge incoming wave from the sea at night time in the future for I witnessed this in a dream from the air on several occasions. This being so I know that many , many coastal cities in Europe, such as Amsterdam and London will be destroyed by the same wave , as will , I suspect, the Eastern sea board of the USA. But I do not believe I will be here in Belfast, when this happens. But I do like to believe that , like Lot at Sodom many of the good will be saved by being warned in advance, at least I hope so. However Catholic Prophesy has stated on many occasions that, 'the good will persih long with the bad'. This must, to an extent be true as it is mentioned as such in the Book of Revelations. I think when we walk many modern cities we can get this feeling that there days are numbered. When I was in Amsterdam in the Netherlands I was overwhelmed with a snese of evil and definite convistion that I was witnessing the final days of a great city, the same when I was in Rome, Berlin and London; you could just feel it. When I was in Chicago for instance from a high building I saw the whole city in prayer covered by water. Funnily enough when I described this a gentleman, a complete stranger and a native of the city he simply smiled sadly and said, 'I'm not surprised we have it coming'