Do tragedies occur because of our sins? “Or those 18 who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them — do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you. But unless you repent, you too will all perish ...” (Luke 13:4, 5) In this case, Jesus said no.
In the case of Sodom and Gomorrah, three angels visited Abraham, God’s handpicked founder of his chosen nation, Israel. They came disguised as men, travelers along the road. Two of them went down to Sodom and Gomorrah to observe the wickedness in those cities.