If the foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3)
Upon the wicked He will rain coals;
Fire and brimstone and a burning wind
Shall be the portion of their cup. (Psalm 11:6)
This is exactly that the Lord did to Sodom and Gomorrah.
In Genesis 19:24 “Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.”
There are some scientists that say: “Brimstone (burning sulfur) and fire raining down from heaven” could be a description of the break up and disintegration of a comet in the Earth’s atmosphere above these ancient cities, since large chunks of rocky and icy material falling from heaven would be seen as fire raining down from heaven. In addition, cometary material is rich in sulfur. Even a small meteor fall can produce a smell of sulfur that is so strong that it is almost suffocating.Back to Bible Commentary