“if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;” (2 Peter 2:5)
To some Noah is a myth. The world-wide flood — a fairy tale. The animals and the ark — a quaint nursery motif. But certainly not historical fact.
But to me and countless others … Noah is a true, historical figure, who lived in the most interesting times of the ancient world. And even more, I hold the fiercest conviction that the days of Noah’s past give us some of the greatest keys to unlocking the truth about the future.
This blog, in part, will be dedicated to discovering the truth about the ancient world of Noah’s day in order to make connections and draw accurate conclusions about our present generation. I am convinced, along with many both religious and secular alike, that we are living in the final days of this present age. The accelerating convergence of all things is clear. We are seeing this convergence geopolitically, scientifically, technologically, cosmologically, morally, spiritually, and most of all prophetically.
My primary motivation, however, is to create a platform that will express my hopeful expectation in the Return of Jesus Christ and also express God’s unfathomable love for all of mankind.
The good news today is the same as it was in Noah’s day. He lived in a most perverse and wicked generation and preached the good news of God’s salvation. Just as there was only one way to be saved from the coming flood in Noah’s day, the gospel of Jesus Christ insists that there is only One Way of salvation to escape the coming judgement. Jesus says of Himself … “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (Gospel of John 14:6)
The world overwhelmingly rejected Noah’s gospel and perished in the greatest catastrophe this planet has ever seen – a global flood. Noah and his family were saved, and the rainbow remains to this day as the covenant symbol of God’s mercy. But the bow also should serve as a reminder of God’s impending judgment on all who reject Him and His salvation.
The Lord Jesus Christ affirmed both historicity of Noah and this cataclysmic flood. Consider the testimony of our Lord …
“For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.” (Luke 17:24-27)
Just as it was in the days of Noah … so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. So what was it really like in the days of Noah? And how does it connect with our world today?
It’s more fantastic than you could possibly imagine. For the truth is always heavier than fiction.