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Oil Spill and The Mystery of Lot's Wife

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:48 AM
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"Remember Lot's wife."
(Luke 17:32)

In regard to "end times" signs and warnings, Jesus made a reference to something that had happened before his time and would again be seen at the conclusion of this evil system. All we know about Lot's wife is that she turned into a 'pillar of salt'. But what could this really mean and how did it happen?

In the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, you will remember that two stranger's came into town with the specific mission to do harm under the guise of executing "God's judgement". In tracing the story a bit further back, this God is identified as accompanying the two men to visit Abraham, and this God even sat under the Sacred Oak Tree at Mamre and had lunch with Abraham. This God was in a physical form. These two accompanying "angels" were not in any way distinguishable from other human beings. Maybe they all were just ordinary men with powerful places of authority.

Lot was made an accomplice to the mission of destruction and was spared, not because he was righteous, but because he was related to Abraham and God had previously asked Abraham if there was any friends or family of his in that town that needed to be rescued first.

In researching the geology of the area of the Dead Sea, once thought to be towns of Sodom and Gomorrah and three others, it appears that this area was on a fault line.

Could it be that these two terrorists (sent by the God who eats biscuits) planted some sort of explosives into the fault lines to cause the disaster that rained down fire and brimstone?

And what would have been the motive? For that answer, we must look to the aftermath of the event. The population in that area was sitting on a wealth of asphalt and bitumen pits. Soon afterward, nobility laid claim to that area and the natural resources made them wealthy in the ship building industry. Hmmmm....

Not only that, but the terror of the event was used to convince other populations of the power of "Abraham's God" (who most likely was a silent force behind the military forces and the kings of that day). A most lucrative manipulation that would be effectively used for milleniums of generations as the tale grew in it's retelling.

What parallels can we draw between what happened in the ancient days of Lot and Abraham and what could be happening in our day? Let's look at the similarities of geography.

There is also a fault line located in the Gulf of Mexico which was previously unknown until just a few years ago. From the maps I have seen, this fault line is near the vicinity of the upper part of the Gulf of Mexico.

What happens when explosives are planted in a fault line? What happens when pressure is released from deep in the earth? The results in the Sodom and Gomorrah blast yielded crude which manifested as asphalt and bitumen. What happens if the fault line is under water, or if there is water pressure under the fault line?

Perhaps new research will give us the answers.






The main salt-forming agent is supercritical water. When water becomes supercritical at temperatures above 380oC, combined with pressures above 230 bars, it turns into a non-polar fluid. This H2O-phase can no longer dissolve salts! The consequence is that whenever seawater enters into a hydrothermal system and is forced to flow down (by ’forced convection’) into the bowels of the crust, it becomes supercritical and has to drop its load of salt. When this water rises up again from depth, it condenses to fresh-water, leaving masses of solid salt particles behind.



Some of the kilometre high salt domes and walls residing underground, known from sedimentary basins all over the world, act as conduits for hydrothermal fluids. Thus, they work in much the same way as mud volcanoes and can have violent outbursts, such as from the ‘Sedom’ salt dome, in Israel, which erupted fire, solids, and fluids in biblical times. “If you look back, you will turn into a pillar of salt…” – Lot’s wife did, and she now resides on ‘Mt Sedom’, as a pillar of anhydrite, CaSO4, one of the main salts on earth….



A new theory for salt formation is being developed by a research group in Statoil. The group is lead by Martin Hovland. The new theory is now being published as the “Hydrothermal salt theory”. It says that the large salt deposits on earth have formed as a consequence of salt forming in high heat and high pressure (HTHP) zones, sub-surface (see conceptual figure).

www.martinhovland.com...





Once again science trumps superstition.

I don't think this is really a "new theory". I think that the means have always been known and kept secret by the keyholders at the top. However, the scientific reasoning for how it happens and the details of the cause of the resulting effect are what is "new" because the details of explanation have never been put forth in scientific terms.


What geological changes can we expect in the future as a result of deep drilling?

I would certainly be curious to know how close was the proximity of the drilling to the recently discovered fault lines in the Gulf of Mexico.






[edit on 9-5-2010 by Alethea]

[edit on 9-5-2010 by Alethea]




posted on May, 9 2010 @ 05:22 AM
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Fault lines in the Gulf of Mexico






Heinrich, P. V., 2005a, Distribution and Origin of Fault-Line
Scarps of Southwest Louisiana. USA Gulf Coast Association of
Geological Societies Transactions. vol. 55, p. 284-293.

Compilation of fault-line scarps and traces from existing geologic mapping and revision of the resulting compilation using remote sensing data and various aerial images revealed a complex pattern of Quaternary fault-line scarps within southwest Louisiana. Numerous, generally eastwest trending, fault-line scarps form a 24 km wide east-west trending belt lying south of a line between Ville Platte, Louisiana and Kirbyville, Texas. The southern edge of it is marked by a relatively continuous set of fault-line scarps associated with the Tepetate fault zone. Numerous faultline scarps occur between the Tepetate fault zone and the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico. However, these fault-line scarps lack any regional pattern, and many are associated with local salt domes and growth faults. The northernmost fault-line scarps found within southwest Louisiana consist of a narrow belt of prominent east-west trending scarps within southern Rapides Parish. Many of these Quaternary fault-line scarps are the surface expressions of known Tertiary growth faults, a number of which are associated with roll-over structures containing oil and gas fields. Such oil and gas fields were formed as the result of reactivation of the faults during the Pleistocene. The reactivation of these faults and the associated formation of these scarps represent the results of the loading of the Gulf of Mexico margin starting in Late Pliocene time. This loading has had the effect of reactivating regional fault trends such as the Tepetate fault zone and causing the renewed flowage of deep-seated salt.

members.cox.net...








WOW! - a strong earthquake in the Gulf of Mexico! That is rather rare!

6.0 (Strong) -

earthquake.usgs.gov...
Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 14:56:07 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time
Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 8:56:07 AM = local time at epicenter

Location: 26.327°N, 86.571°W
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) - shallow enough to cause concern for tsunamis if the earthquake magnitude was in the 7+ range.

Distances:
403 km (250 miles) WSW (251°) from Anna Maria, FL
404 km (251 miles) WSW (252°) from Holmes Beach, FL
404 km (251 miles) WSW (253°) from Bradenton Beach, FL
419 km (260 miles) WSW (245°) from Clearwater, FL
530 km (330 miles) SE (139°) from New Orleans, LA

www.physicsforums.com...









Then on Sep 10, 2006, a rare quake in the Gulf of Mexico, on a fault line the USGS was unaware existed.



Gulf Quake Felt From La. to Fla.
Sep 10, 2006
apnews.myway.com... 6.0
The largest earthquake to strike the eastern Gulf of Mexico in the last 30 years sent shock waves from Louisiana to southwest Florida Sunday, but did little more than rattle residents. The magnitude 6.0 earthquake, centered about 260 miles southwest of Tampa, was too small to trigger a tsunami or dangerous waves. The USGS received more than 2,800 reports from people who felt the 10:56 a.m. quake. Scientists said it was the largest and most widely felt of more than a dozen earthquakes recorded in the region in three decades. The most prevalent vibration, which lasted for about 20 seconds, was felt on the gulf coast of Florida and in southern Georgia. But residents in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana also called in reports. The epicenter is an unusual location for earthquake activity, but scientists recorded a magnitude 5.2 temblor in the same location on Feb. 10. The temblor was unusual because it was not centered on a known fault line.

www.zetatalk.com...





map: earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 05:39 AM
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Fault lines near "Sodom and Gomorrah" and the Dead Sea





But whether one locates Sodom and Gomorrah south or north of the Dead Sea, there is plenty of reason to suspect that the Biblical tradition surrounding the doomed cities of the plain was more than just fanciful legend. As suggested by Amos Frumkin in his May/June 2009 BAR article on the salt pillar known as Lot’s Wife, the Sodom story told in the Bible likely represents an ancient memory of a single catastrophic event that affected the cities and peoples of the Dead Sea region nearly 4,000 years ago.



But the explanation that provides the most likely historical and geological context for the legendary destruction is a massive earthquake. The Dead Sea, part of the enormous geological fault line known as the Great Rift Valley, has been the epicenter of powerful earthquakes for countless millennia. Indeed, geologist Amos Frumkin believes that an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter Scale gave rise to both the Sodom and Gomorrah tradition as well as the story surrounding the Mt. Sedom salt pillar (known as Lot’s Wife) some 4,000 years ago. Other scholars have proposed that the earthquake caused the narrow isthmus between the northern and southern Dead Sea basins to give way, which in turn flooded the southern “Valley of Siddim” and inundated the wicked cities and all their inhabitants.



Matching the earthquake theory to the Biblical conflagration, however, has required additional explanation. Most have proposed that the earthquake caused the natural sulfur and bitumen deposits of the Dead Sea area to erupt to the surface, thereby releasing large quantities of natural gas into the air. When exposed to fire—perhaps created by a lightning strike from above—the gas could have ignited and turned the entire plain into a huge furnace, consuming everything and everyone that could not escape.


www.bib-arch.org...



Some interesting ideas put forth here; however we have been told in scriptures that it was not caused by an act of nature and that it was something done deliberately by the two "angel" men who were strangers who came into town on a mission to bring judgement. There was no sky daddy who caused a supernatural event.

This "earthquake" mentioned above could very well have been a purposeful set explosion using primitive pyrotechnics which led to a chain reaction of events.



[edit on 9-5-2010 by Alethea]



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 05:58 AM
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So is all this another excellent reason NOT to use a nuke to seal the gusher? Because it seems like we already have enough.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 06:00 AM
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How could Lot's wife become a pillar of salt?

Was Lot's wife an actual person struck by the hand of God and turned into sodium chloride for mouthing off? Is this a reasonable conclusion for a thinking person?


Perhaps the true explanation is that the explosion and resulting chain of events caused chemical masses that appeared in huge columns having the color, texture or dappled gray appearance of sea salt.




The image above is a gas hydrate plug. It looks like a "pillar of salt".





Gas hydrate is a crystalline solid consisting of gas molecules, usually methane, each surrounded by a cage of water molecules. It looks very much like water ice. Methane hydrate is stable in ocean floor sediments at water depths greater than 300 meters, and where it occurs, it is known to cement loose sediments in a surface layer several hundred meters thick.

marine.usgs.gov...



...it is known to cement loose sediments in a surface layer several hundred meters thick


Obviously, there was some great importance in both the past and future event that would make it significant enough for Jesus to give warning about. "Remember Lot's wife."



[edit on 9-5-2010 by Alethea]

[edit on 9-5-2010 by Alethea]



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 06:46 AM
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The media is not applying the proper terms to these chemical chain reactions.

From May 8, 2010





Icy crystals foil attempt to cap oil leak


...gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of tar began washing up on Alabama's white sand beaches.


It had taken about two weeks to build the box and three days to cart it 50 miles out then slowly lower it to the well a mile below the surface, but the frozen depths were too much for it to handle.


www.msnbc.msn.com...



This headline may cause one to assume it is ice crystals. It is not ice. It is crystallized gas. Gas hydrates.

Notice the media spin ..."the frozen depths". Are we supposed to believe that there is ice under the ocean that is now coming up to the surface? How moronic is this? 42 degrees may be cold, but it is not freezing!




That process presents several challenges because of the frigid water temperature -- about 42 degrees Fahrenheit -- and exceptionally high pressure at those depths. Those conditions could cause the pipe to clog with what are known in the drilling industry as "ice plugs."

news.discovery.com...


Again notice that the word ice is used in quotes because it is likened to ice, but it is not actually ice.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 06:58 AM
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What exactly makes "fire and brimstone"?




They are also worried about volatile cocktail of oil, gas and water when it arrives on the ship above. Engineers believe the liquids can be safely separated without an explosion.

news.discovery.com...




Here is your burning brimstone:









U.S. government researchers have figured out one such source hidden deep underground, which can possibly be used to generate vast amounts of energy. Known as gas hydrates or “ice that burns,” the material could be mined just like gas and the reserves are enough to heat 100 million homes for a decade. Though not a complexly renewable resource, the gas hydrates can give researchers enough time to realize systems that can provide cheap and green energy for all.

The gas hydrates are also cleaner than fossil fuels and leave a comparatively smaller carbon footprint. They are formed when a methane gas from decomposing organic material comes in contact with water at a low temperature and high pressure.

www.ecofriend.org...



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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The Brimstone Pit




Video taken by ROPOS at the edge of Brimstone Pit near the summit of NW Rota 1 volcano, showing a burst of ash, sulfur, and small rocks from the crater. This type of activity has probably never before been witnessed on a submarine volcano. Video courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2004 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.

oceanexplorer.noaa.gov...



I found this interesting that ejections from underwater vents would also be referred to as 'brimstone'.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 04:15 AM
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The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. (Rev. 8:8)

Could this be describing an underwater volcano?

I really wonder why there has been no talk of the fault line in this area of the gulf. I want to know the proximity of the drilling area to the fault line! Did they deliberately drill on a fault line knowing what they were doing?

And why the name "Horizon"? All of the New Millenium/ New Dawn logo's are images of a sun rising on the HORIZON. Is this another plain sight message that this catastrophe was purposed in order to forward an agenda?



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 04:20 AM
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Lot's wife was turned to a pillar of salt just for looking back, as we would all look back when there were explosions and everything happening.

I have always thought that was a mean trick.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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I have a bad feeling we will find out there is a fault close by, this may have been planned one never knows. Truthfully, I wouldn't put it past them to plan something like this.

I am just shocked that the volcanic rocks are washing up on shore around the gulf and the media isn't all over it, but then again they seem to quiet everything up lately. this may be one reason why we have been seeing more quake activity lately in strange places.

I think something is waking up? Or something is really getting ready to happen. But all of this would explain Lots wife.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Wow, u got the events of Lot so wrong..... read it again, then come back and read what you wrote :\



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by DeltaCommando5
Wow, u got the events of Lot so wrong..... read it again, then come back and read what you wrote :\


Would you like to elaborate? Maybe give some specific details of which events you think are so wrong?



posted on May, 12 2010 @ 01:41 PM
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With Lots wife she was told not to look back. Her intentions were to go back not just to observe an event. Sodom was a city that from far off looked very profitable with green grass. However in Sodom it had a liberal judge that ordered beds in streets for the observation by all of the homosexual rape of passer byes. The place was full of thieves. In the end pride, fullness of bread by the king and who was in power on top and the clear abuse of the poor doomed her. These conditions will come to be in the USA and note that no viewable remains is to see today. One has to look at these observations and see the same happened to Atlantis and Noah's world.

The following is my understanding of events from Scripture to come. You will note a burning mountain is La Palma. The result expected after a pole shift.The coming plagues from God the first set.

The Four horsemen Rev. 6 and on

The situation is a legal act in the USA that results in massive property loss. The people riot in a rage of civil war to this injustice and the cities are full of dead bodies and have burned. The UN do to this condition enters the U.S. and takes over. The result is all the remaining wealth goes to the top as the people starve with working like slaves have only enough to stay alive. This condition meets the conditions of 2 Peter 2, EzK. 16:49 on Sodom. There is a wave of death from this as a result or by intent by illness and starvation. This is not very clear but what they have in mind is the depopulation of the earth anyway. In reaction to this as a whole comes God's plagues on them. It is mainly on this area of the world as there is no USA after it. It is gone as Atlantis or Sodom like it never even was.

Plague one. A pole reversal/shift
Rev.6:12
A massive earthquake. It is noted that it also happen during Noah's flood by evidence. It effects the entire world and the EMF effect ends all use of computers and anything with computer chips in it. It could very well destroy massive areas on the east coast by sinking below sea level and sink Japan as stated by Edgar Casey. In areas in the east it would produce huge dust blows (water below the ground forces sand up threw to top layer of soil. It is also known that when a earthquake happens in the ring of fire other areas within three months could be hit due to it. Many people think that with the short lived down EM field protecting the earth would just end all life. I clearly don't think that is the case here. It is because of these plagues. That I would prefer to be in Israel then as by Scripture it is clear I know it makes it threw it. Also note darkness is seen Haggai 2:6, Heb.12:26-28, Isa.33:9-10, Joel 3:9-15. That could limit the damage by the sun or contain it to a location of a band around the whole earth in part or whole. Nostradamus Quatrain 5:98 "At a latitude of 48 degrees at the end of Cancer. There is a very great drought. Fish in the sea, river and lake boiled hectic. From fire from the sky."
What this is, is a band at 48 degrees around the whole earth that is burned. With the earths new tilt to the sun. That may be the case. The evidence in Scripture is the church hides underground at this time even noted in Scripture (Proverbs 30). "Rocks fall on us and hide us..." Rev. 6:15.16 Interesting most grains are grown along this area on earth. That reminds me of the time of Joseph as the fields were burned by what was called then a weird fire. That started the 7 bad years. It also means starvation or being burned by the sun for many. It is noted that it is seen as stars fall from heaven as a fig tree shaken in the wind.( The heavens are seen as a scroll that rolls up on it self like a nuke would. That I think is a super volcano as the picture of this event is the USA.) With all the space junk and satellites in orbit if it were effected so to do such also. In a polar shift it would look like streaks in the sky. It makes a interesting addition as to what may start this pr



posted on May, 13 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by pmbhuntress
I have a bad feeling we will find out there is a fault close by, this may have been planned one never knows. Truthfully, I wouldn't put it past them to plan something like this.

I am just shocked that the volcanic rocks are washing up on shore around the gulf and the media isn't all over it, but then again they seem to quiet everything up lately. this may be one reason why we have been seeing more quake activity lately in strange places.

I think something is waking up? Or something is really getting ready to happen. But all of this would explain Lots wife.



pmbhuntress,
There IS a fault close by! One source claims the fault line was unkown until 2006. But I find it odd that no one is discussing the proximity of the fault line to the drilling operation.

Circumstantial evidence of the methane gas under such great pressure as to actually lift the rig from off the sea floor when it exploded and for the oil still billowing out like underwater black smoke from a volcano would seem to indicate that a lot of energy is being released. According to those descriptions, this is not a "spill" or a "leak". It certainly sounds more like an eruption.

I certainly wonder if this fault line in the gulf is tied into the New Madris fault. And what happens when there is no more WD-40 under those plates? Would it stabilize the earth? Would continents eventually float as seawater replaces the underground oil?

What happens when a high pressure oil vein has finally released all its pressure? And how deep is this one? How long before it will spend itself? Sure wish we had answers so we could know what to expect as far as the earth changes this will cause in the future.



posted on May, 13 2010 @ 11:08 PM
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I thought this little tidbit was interesting.






1. Are there large amounts of gas hydrate in the sea floor sediments on the continental rise off the southeastern United States (western part of "Bermuda Triangle")?

Yes, I think that our interpretations and mapping show that.


2. Did sea floor sedimentary deposits collapse because of hydrate processes and cause landslides and release of gas by eruptions?

Probably, yes.

3. Could gas release cause a ship to sink?

Absolutely. If you release enough gas you generate a foam having such low density that a ship would not be able to displace enough to float.

woodshole.er.usgs.gov...



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 05:20 AM
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Originally posted by Alethea



pmbhuntress,
There IS a fault close by! One source claims the fault line was unkown until 2006. But I find it odd that no one is discussing the proximity of the fault line to the drilling operation.

Circumstantial evidence of the methane gas under such great pressure as to actually lift the rig from off the sea floor when it exploded and for the oil still billowing out like underwater black smoke from a volcano would seem to indicate that a lot of energy is being released. According to those descriptions, this is not a "spill" or a "leak". It certainly sounds more like an eruption.

I certainly wonder if this fault line in the gulf is tied into the New Madris fault. And what happens when there is no more WD-40 under those plates? Would it stabilize the earth? Would continents eventually float as seawater replaces the underground oil?

What happens when a high pressure oil vein has finally released all its pressure? And how deep is this one? How long before it will spend itself? Sure wish we had answers so we could know what to expect as far as the earth changes this will cause in the future.




Hubby and I were talking about this about 6 months ago, the Mexican Scientists, have actually been doing a study on the effects of us humans drilling for oil. They actually stated that they believed that drilling for oil was bad because once the oil was removed and there was a huge air pocket left, something had to give.

They believed that earthquakes will happen where oil has been drilled. Due to the fact that the ground will collapse into the holes. Mexico is the only country that I know of that is doing research on it.

Of course I don't recommend that we switch to the solar grids every wheres either if they decide to give up on oil, wind power also has its downfalls, but the solar grids will make things much worse.

Hilda



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