Wait, according to a lot of the women and guys, who eat too much soy, on this forum, God doesn't punish and kill people for their wicked ways. We're all supposed to have a warm & fuzzy feeling in our bellies towards God. We don't need to fear His judgment and chastisements.
I am deadly allergic to soy as it is a member of the legume family, which also includes beans, peas, and peanuts.
Not surprisingly, soy is a common allergen, so yes, allergic symptoms might include hazy fuzzy thinking, headaches, swollen feet, digestive upsets, and flu-like symptoms. As a result, I cannot eat most restaurant food as they use an oil composed of olive oil, canola oil, and soybean oil in which to cook food and make salad dressings.
Avoiding soy clears my thinking, and best of all, such abstinence enables me to walk as my feet, ankles, and legs are no longer swollen.
Back on topic:
God does punish the wicked. In this life, a punishment might lead to repentance or help others to take notice and change their ways. In the afterlife, the wicked will try to flee from the Presence of God, but no one can escape God's Presence, since He is everywhere present on earth and in Heaven. On this earth, one must repent and God will provide the grace to repent, but once a person dies, he will be damned to eternal Hell fire if he has not repented.
So, yes, the swift destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was necessary as it served as a powerful sign from God that the wicked will be utterly destroyed.
Over the clock our seventh grade classroom at Our Lady of the Snows Parochial School, Sister Mary Geraldine, O.P., may she rest in peace, had placed a large sign: Time will pass, will you?
She constantly reminded us that life is a test.
Our ultimate final exam will take place at our death.
Will we pass or fail this ultimate exam?