As in the Days of Noah — Hostile Hybrid Kings and the Battle for the Earth

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men.

[Genesis 6:4 — NET Bible]
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While the Biblical record may not provide a comprehensive description of the ancient, antediluvian world, it is far from silent on the subject. Genesis clearly distinguishes the pre-flood world as a unique age when the sons of God (i.e. heavenly beings) procreated with human wives and produced hybrid offspring who built advanced civilizations on the earth.

Nearly every ancient civilization and extra-biblical tradition refer to this era as the “golden age,” when the “gods” came down and lived among men and their offspring ruled the earth as giant kings and heroes before the great cataclysm destroyed them all. Greek legends perhaps provide the most familiar accounts of the golden age when Zeus and Poseidon cohabited with human wives producing men of great renown. Whether the Egyptians, Babylonians, Norse, Romans, or Native Americans, the pagan traditions hearken back to this golden age with longing, as a time of great abundance, progress, peace, prosperity, ingenuity and longevity.

Ironically, the Hebrew account of the pre-flood world is fundamentally different from the pagan mythos. Instead of being portrayed as peaceful progenitors and saviors of mankind, these ancient gods and their hybrid kings of the antediluvian age were not benevolent rulers but rather wicked tyrants who defiantly opposed the Most High God and declared war on Him and His Son. They proliferated evil through brazen idolatry, gross immorality, insatiable violence, and utter corruption of all flesh. God knew man’s days were numbered — and if God had not cut those days short, no flesh would have survived.

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This incursion of the rebellious sons of God and the dispersion of their Nephilim offspring on the earth pushed the human race to the brink of extinction — which precisely is why God preserved Noah and prepared the ark. Man and beast alike were on the path to ultimate ruin until God intervened to save mankind and by extension the promised seed of the woman — the One from Adam’s race destined once and for all to crush the head of the enemy.

The Nephilim hybrids were far superior to the sons of Adam in intellect, size, strength, knowledge, and technology, creating a ruling class of mighty ones who subjugated and oppressed mankind. These giant kings of great renown inherited the genetic signature from their celestial fathers, which made them beyond human. Yet by receiving the X chromosome from their mortal mothers, they were human enough to qualify as “men” and therefore legally and rightfully lay claim to the dominion of the earth.

The flood was universal in scope and incomprehensible in devastation. The target of the flood was not mankind. Quite the contrary. As the rightful inheritors and rulers of the earth, man was saved through the flood and given authority to begin again.

The flood had to be catastrophic and complete to utterly wash the earth of the seed of the Serpent — the Nephilim. No longer bearing the image of God. A hybrid race corrupted in the image of the fallen sons of God. So as God judged the hybrid kings on the earth in the flood, He also judged the rebel sons of God by locking them away in the hollow depths of the abyss and handing Jesus the keys.

These fallen sons are eternally cut off from God’s family and expelled from His kingdom for their treasonous transgression against the Most High.

Dismantling the Theological Taboo about Angels

And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

[Luke 20:34-35]

I readily admit that many acclaimed scholars and theologians reject, ignore, or even scoff at this interpretation of Genesis 6 altogether, primarily on the faulty presupposition that “angels” cannot marry nor are they given in marriage. Furthermore, many simply cannot stomach the thought of angelic beings having sex with human women, as if it is theological taboo. One reason so many struggle to embrace the full extent of human and angelic interaction is because they have exchanged the Biblical description of the divine sons of God for fanciful and fantastic depictions of “angels” as wing-feathered females flying along with their fat, naked, baby cherubs. The Bible reveals no such thing.

Whenever the Scriptures describe an angel (messenger) — aka one of the divine sons of God — they invariably appear human in form and always are depicted as men — “sons” — never as women. What if the sons of men are much more akin to the heavenly sons of God than we ever expected? Angels are depicted as having physicality, being able to eat and drink and wield weapons and wage war and interact with the material world. Angels align with humans both anatomically and corporeally. Angels certainly are supremely capable beings with enhanced DNA and therefore possess their own genetic signature — their own kind (race).

Just because we are unable to perceive and understand the spiritual realm, doesn’t mean that it is non-physical. There seems to be no physical limitation keeping angels from procreating with human women. When Jesus made the statement that angels do not marry (Matthew 22:29-30, Luke 20:34-36), He was referring to the fixed boundaries between heaven and earth. It’s not that angelic beings are incapable of sexual reproduction, it is that they are forbidden from it, which explains in part why the sons of God envied mankind and lusted for their wives. They wanted what they could not have.

God established a created order and made a divine decree from His throne that man is only to reproduce after his own kind. It is not lawful for heavenly beings to intermarry with mankind. The rebellious sons of God violated this law with cross-species hybridization. It was a corruption of God’s image, an abomination and offense to God of the highest degree. One deserving swift and resolute judgment.

What I am proposing is not taboo. It is certainly not heretical. It is not interpretive license. It is not poor exegesis. It is soundly Biblical and theologically viable in every sense of the word.

But just because something in the Scriptures makes us feel uncomfortable is not grounds to reject it. We often fear what we don’t understand. Yet we must always allow the Scripture simply to say what it says and mean what it means.

The Antediluvian Angels Who Sexually Sinned

For those who are not ready to accept the Biblical view of the ancient, antediluvian world — specifically pertaining to the unprecedented procreation between the sons of God and the daughters of men — it is not a matter of dispute from the testimony of Scripture. I find it untenable to argue against this view using the Scriptures.

For sake of time, I will refer to some key passages from the Apostles, who clearly operated in and interpreted Scripture through an ancient Hebrew Genesis 6 paradigm.

Peter acknowledges that there are rebellious spirits (fallen angels) who presently are being held in chains of judgment for their transgression when “God’s patience waited in the days of Noah.” Notice that it is Christ — the firstborn Son of God — who has been given all authority over the angels and all the rulers and princes in the heavenly realm.

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the Spirit, 19in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, 20because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 

21Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

[1 Peter 3:18-22]

Peter again mentions the ancient angelic defection in the pre-flood world and connects their motivation as defiling lust and despising authority.

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell [tartarus] and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;5if 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 ungodly6if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked 8(for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); 9then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, 10and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones,11whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord.

[2 Peter 2:4-11]

Once again, Peter is referring to the sons of God who sinned by taking human wives in the days before the flood — indulging in the lust of defiling passion and despising the authority of God. The only possible candidate in Scripture that qualifies is the Genesis 6 narrative.

Jude confirms this on the testimony of multiple witnesses.

You also know that the angels who did not keep within their proper domain but abandoned their own place of residence, he has kept in eternal chains in utter darkness, locked up for the judgment of the great Day7So also Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns, since they indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire in a way similar to these angels, are now displayed as an example by suffering the punishment of eternal fire. 8Yet these men, as a result of their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and insult the glorious ones.

[Jude 1:6-8]

Jude echoes Peter by reminding us of the forbidden sin of the watcher angels who did not keep their proper domain in heaven but rather intruded upon the earth to indulge in sexual immorality — namely by pursuing unnatural desire with the human race and perverting God’s created order.

The gravity of this transgression led to the destruction of every living thing on the planet through the flood and the immediate incarceration of the rebellious sons of God who had conspired to corrupt and conquer the earth.

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Finally, the testimony of Enoch gives further details of the rebellion of the watchers.

Thou see what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were in heaven, which men were striving to learn; and Samlazaz, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins. And the women have borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness.

And again the Lord said to Raphael, “Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into the fire.

[1 Enoch 4:5-6, 10]

Now that we have a better understanding of the seed war that has been raging since the beginning of creation, we can look toward the Seed of the woman — the son of Abraham, son of David — the Son of Adam, the Son of God. And we can look forward to the future culmination this ancient war with the revealing of Antichrist, the coming hybrid age, the battle of armageddon and the coming of the Son of Man to once and for all save the earth!

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Also, many of the themes in this post have been gleaned from Timothy Alberino’s new book, Birthright.

As in the Days of Noah — Genetic Engineering

These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. 

[Genesis 6:9]

What does genetic engineering, cloning, designer babies, and mRNA technology have to do with the days of Noah?

Much more than you can possibly imagine.

When geneticists first began to map the human genome in the early 1990s through the Human Genome Project, scientists were able for the first time “to read nature’s complete genetic blueprint for building a human being.” Initial sequencing of the human genome was accomplished in 2003 but was not considered complete until May of last year (2021).

This unprecedented discovery has opened the Pandora’s box of genetic applications that were considered science fiction merely 20 years ago. Now that geneticists have identified specific genes and the digital code that distinctly programs each one in function, the field of genetics has exploded past information theory and accelerated into clinical fields of gene therapy, engineering, and alteration.

The result has been astonishing if not terrifying altogether.

With little regulation and international competition driving the industry, we are now seeing everything from genetically modified food (GMO) to animal/human chimeras to pet cloning to enhanced super soldiers among others.

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Perhaps the most revolutionary technology to date, however, is the advent of CRISPR Cas9, which has effectively changed the future of genetics. CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and is basically a cut and paste gene-editing technology that allows scientists to alter and upgrade defective genes within human DNA and recode it with new information for correction.

CRISPR is efficient both in cost and application, which makes the technology most appealing to the pioneers of genetics, yet for those seeking to manipulate DNA beyond the present boundaries of human existence, CRISPR is the potential pathway to transhumanism — or the belief that biotechnology can recreate mankind into a new species altogether. Although such radical technologies initially are always justified under the guise of medical breakthrough to better humanity, the ethical implications literally are blurring the lines of what it means to be human as created in the image of God.


So back to my original question? What does this revolutionary technology have to do with Noah’s day?

First, Genesis 6 provides the initial framework for the original genetic corruption of God’s creation, which in turn led to the global destruction of all life — save Noah — by way of the flood. The Bible introduces us to the great supernatural rebellion in Genesis 6, which led to the forbidden transgression of God’s law and perversion of the created order itself.

The “sons of God” in Genesis 6 are the same “angels that sinned,” according to 2 Peter 2:4-5 and Jude 1:6-7, namely by leaving their proper domain in the heavenly realm and crossing over into the physical world to commit profane acts of sexual immorality that resulted in the creation of a hybrid race of giants called the Nephilim.

So gross and pervasive was this corruption of the human race in Noah’s day that God determined to destroy all genetically compromised life on earth and preserve the only human family left that had not yet been genetically tainted. It is against the backdrop of this genetic corruption that we fully understand how God saved the human race through Noah, who was “perfect and blameless in his generations” [Genesis 6:9].

The Hebrew word “blameless” in Genesis 6:9 is tamim: תָּמִים — which means to be physically pure without defect or blemish. It is the same word used of the passover lamb in the Torah, which had to pure and spotless physically — without flaw or defect.

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Aside from Noah’s righteousness and spiritual integrity, he and his family by all accounts were the last true genetically intact humans on the planet, still bearing the image of God. As we see, it was not only humanity that had been corrupted prior to the flood, but also all plant and animal life seems to have been compromised, as the LORD preserved two of every “kind” of animal on the ark to ensure that the animal kingdom was not lost to genetically altered chimeras and hybrid monstrosities that did not reflect God’s original creation.

Strangely enough, the ancient mythical stories of centaurs, manticores, and griffins are more likely fact than fiction, and with the advancements in genetic engineering taking place today, we now have the potential for the same type of corruption that threatened the existence of mankind in Noah’s day.

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Ancient Assyrian sphinx from the period of Sargon II

When Jesus warned us that the last days leading to His coming judgment would be as it was in the days of Noah, He was giving us prophetic insight into a day and age when the spiritual forces of darkness would once again attempt to corrupt God’s image and pervert God’s creation by means of genetic manipulation.

We are living in that day, and like Noah … we have the responsibility to call the world to repentance before it is too late.

May God have mercy on this world.

Stranger Thing #11 — Old as Methuselah

“Thus all the days of Methuselah were 969 years, and he died.”

[Genesis 5:27]

They say that 60 is the new 40 and 40 is the new 20.

Well I’m turned 40 last year, and I assure you that the youth and vigor I felt in my 20s sadly escapes me.

But what if I told you that before the flood of Noah’s day 700 was the new 20? That’s right. The average pre-flood lifespan we can determine from the Biblical genealogies is around 850 years.

Can this be true? What are we to make of these extremely old ages in Genesis? Are the excessively long life spans recorded in the Bible to be taken literally or perhaps symbolically?

And if some men truly lived to be over 900 years old before the flood [Adam – 930, Noah – 950, Jared – 962, Methuselah – 969], what changed after the flood that greatly diminished the average lifespan on earth?

Today, our average life-span is somewhere between 70-80 years, which creates a drastic discrepancy with the pre-flood numbers. Regardless, I believe the long life spans before the flood are to be taken literally for several reasons.

REAson #1 — Ages Are Presented Literally in the Scriptures

As I have mentioned in other posts, the Biblical genealogies both have historical and theological merit and are quite valuable in determining things like the approximate age of the earth [6,000 years], the table of the original 70 nations, and the lineage of the Messiah.

When specific ages are provided for real people in the Scriptures, there are no grammatical exceptions that imply the numbers are symbolic. When the Bible says that Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born [Genesis 21:5], then we should understand his age literally, not symbolically.

So it is with the pre-flood genealogies. When the Bible says that Jared was 162 when he fathered Enoch or that Seth was 912 years old when he died, there is no reason not to take these ages literally. They may be abnormal and outright hard to believe, but they are not symbolic.

REason #2 — The Original Creation Was PerfecT

Upon finishing His work of creation, God declared the heavens and the earth and everything in them “very good.” Beyond that, Adam and Eve were created to live forever and initially placed in the garden and given access to the tree of life. It was only after man’s sin that death, disease, and decay came into the picture and began to corrupt God’s good creation. The bondage to decay adversely affected every aspect of creation, from the physical laws [i.e. entropy] of the universe to the genetic code of life itself [mutation].

Consider for a moment a few of the possible implications of a perfect environment.

  1. Perfect harmony between man and nature
  2. Perfect weather
  3. Perfect ecosystems and symbiosis in nature
  4. Human body operating at optimal levels without defect or flaw – no wasted energy
  5. Increased oxygen levels in the atmosphere and total oxygen saturation at the cellular level
  6. Pure environment [air, soil, water] free from pollutants and contaminants
  7. Abundant nutrient saturation in the soil, plants, food, and at the cellular level
  8. Perfect genetic code and replication process
  9. Rapid healing capabilities
  10. No harmful radiation

All of the factors that shorten our lifespans today would be mitigated or at least greatly diminished in a perfect, pre-flood world. No heart disease. No cancer. No viruses. No genetic mutations and birth defects. No environmental contaminants. Perfect hydration and oxygen saturation. Total nutrient absorption and utilization at the cellular level. Optimal cellular performance with Little to no wasted energy.

These factors alone would exponentially increase our life span, so the old ages in the Bible are not a major problem when we consider the perfection of the original creation. Even after the fall of man and the curse upon the earth, the effects of corruption and decay likely would have been slow and gradual.

REason #3 — Canopy Theory

There has been much conjecture among Bible scholars as to what caused the optimal conditions of the pre-flood earth. One possible explanation is called the canopy theory, which refers to a canopy of either water vapor or ice above the earth’s atmosphere before the flood. God separated the “waters above the firmament,” from the waters below in Genesis 1:6-8, which implies some form of water above the earth’s atmosphere.

The canopy theory offers some explanation as to how these waters would have blocked harmful UV rays and increased atmospheric pressure and oxygen saturation levels on the earth, which would have provided an optimal environment for longer life and even explain how giant creatures like the sauropod dinosaurs could grow to such massive size.

Interestingly, Jewish scholars and Rabbinic Targums proposed that God created some form of crystalline barrier of ice or water above the earth prior to the flood.

“After this, on the second day, He placed the heavens over the whole world, and separated it from the other parts; and determined that it should stand by itself. He also placed a crystalline firmament around it, and put together in a manner agreeable to the earth, and fitted it for giving moisture and rain, and for affording the advantage of dews.”

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Although some respected creation scientists have abandoned the canopy theory, the jury is still out on if and how it could have worked. Despite the fact that all the science has not been resolved, the canopy theory should at least be taken into consideration.

REason #4 — Genetic Integrity

“For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.”

[Romans 8:20-21]

We can make educated guesses about the conditions of the pre-flood world, but because the Bible provides so few details, it is difficult to know for sure what conditions allowed mankind to live so long. To say that the earth was different before the flood is a gross understatement.

We discover that many of the patriarchs lived to be 200-400 years old even after the flood, but lifespans drastically declined and eventually leveled off after the life of Abraham.

Perhaps the best explanation is the genetic integrity that would have been in place before the flood. The aging process and even death itself is primarily a genetic deficiency in the body’s ability to replicate healthy cells over long periods of time. The curse of the creation has subjected these mortal bodies to a form of bondage to corruption that we cannot escape.

But Paul encourages us to not lose heart, as he says, “Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.” [2 Corinthians 4:16]

Thankfully, the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ involves God’s promise to redeem this physical universe once and for all, including our physical bodies, and restore man’s immortality — giving us everlasting life!

“For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.”

[Romans 8:22-23]

“For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.”

[1 Corinthians 15:53]

Recapturing the Wonder of the Real Noah’s Ark

“Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits.”

[Genesis 6:14-15]
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We have all seen it. The classic Noah’s ark motif on the nursery wall. The storybook animations of Noah and the animals happily floating along in a tiny toy boat.

No one is saying that these children’s representations are intentionally designed to mislead, but in an unbelieving culture indoctrinated by the lies of evolution, these storybook depictions only reinforce the atheistic assertion that Noah’s ark and the flood are ridiculous absurdities and religious fairytales.

Children are taught to mock the Biblical account of creation and the flood at a very young age. “Pure religious fantasy,” they are told. “Smart people only believe science,” they are told. While public schools push millions of years of mindless evolution as “science,” the church has done little to disciple the next generation in the foundational Biblical truths found in the first 11 chapters of Genesis. Even worse, many Christians have completely compromised and abandoned the Word of God and now agree that science is the voice of authority in our world.

Think about it. How many of our Sunday school classes, VBS themes, and children’s Bibles accurately depict the flood and Noah’s ark? By providing our children with innocuous and inaccurate drawings of the ark, we are failing to stimulate the impressionable imaginations of our children and open their minds to the wonder and power and glory of Almighty God!

The global flood and the salvation of mankind through Noah’s ark is one of the most fascinating and foundational true stories in human history. Jesus Christ Himself spoke of the Genesis account of creation and the flood of Noah’s day on multiple occasions as real, historical events. In other words, Jesus believed in a literal 6-day creation and global flood.

And that’s just my point. Many of our children are growing up in hostile environments and their faith is being challenged at every turn. One of the first objections our children inevitably will face in this secular culture will involve Biblical creation and the global flood. If the enemy can get us to doubt the historical truth of Genesis, then he can get us to doubt the rest of the gospel story. And that is precisely why so many of our teens and young adults are leaving the faith in mass.

“You should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, 3knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires4They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

[2 Peter 3:2-7]

“How do you know Noah was even a real person?”

“How did Noah fit millions of animal species on the ark?”

“How could only 8 people feed and care for those animals for a year?”

“What about the dinosaurs? Where do they fit in the story?”

These are legitimate questions that we as followers of Jesus Christ must be prepared to answer. And thankfully, there are good and logical answers, but if we don’t begin training our children to defend their faith today, we will lose them to the world of tomorrow.

I am so thankful for ministries like Answers in Genesis that have invested significant time, energy and resources into teaching the true Biblical account of creation and the flood and expanding the minds of believers and skeptics alike to consider the reasonableness of our faith.

The Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky and the Creation Museum are making a huge impact on the culture war against Biblical authority. Just the economic impacts alone are staggering. But the spiritual implications are even more amazing!

In a day and age when scoffers continue to mock the Bible of God and the God of the Bible, it is imperative that we equip the saints to always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks us for the reason of the hope that we have. And it is even more important that we teach our children the truth and train them up in righteousness before sending them out into a hostile world.

Reclaiming the Rainbow

“When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”  (Genesis 9:16)

Joseph Anton Koch

IN June of 2015, the Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in the United States, if such a thing were even possible. [Same-sex and marriage are mutually exclusive by definition]

A week later, President Obama showed his overwhelming approval of the ruling by lighting up the White House in rainbow colors. Much of the world celebrated and applauded both the ruling and the bold display of approval in our nation’s capitol.

I’ve often wondered … Why the rainbow? Why was this particular symbol chosen of all symbols to represent the LGBTQ movement? The rainbow flag was first showcased at San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978, and has been a cultural icon ever since. But like all things perverse, there is always a truth behind the lie.

Although, the true meaning of the rainbow as God’s covenant sign to mankind may well have been lost in our secular culture, I happen to believe the leading LGBTQ advocates knew exactly what they were doing when they decided to use the rainbow to represent their cause. And I believe it is one of the most defiant, deliberate acts of rebellion in the face of God that our world has ever seen.

First, let us remember what meaning God has ascribed to the rainbow of many colors. Considering God is Creator of the universe, who spoke light into existence, I think He is qualified as having the authority to ascribe meaning and purpose to His creation. After carrying out the greatest, most comprehensive act of divine judgment in the history of mankind – a global flood – God made a covenant with Noah and the rest of mankind. He promised never to destroy the earth again with a flood , and the rainbow became the sign of His promise.

So every time we see a beautiful rainbow in the sky, two things should automatically come to mind. First, we should remember the holiness and righteous judgment of God, who cannot look upon our sin and who will not leave the guilty unpunished, but second we also should remember the great mercy of God who is patient with us and forever faithful to keep His promise .

Now consider the meaning that the advocates of the LGBTQ movement have ascribed to the sign of the rainbow. The rainbow has become the clarion call, the cultural banner, and political icon of sexual freedom. These are people who choose to establish their identity in every kind of sexual perversion and proudly celebrate for all to see.

In short, the rainbow has become the sign of the sexually perverse and immoral. God has clearly established that any and all sexual conduct outside the proper parameters of monogamous marriage between a man and woman is a gross violation of the created order. Anything else is a perversion – a sin before a Holy God.

Even more troubling is that the very same people who fly their rainbow flags and stamp their rainbow stickers to the bumpers of their cars, are making the most defiant statement before the LORD our God. They are in effect saying to God, “we don’t care what the rainbow means to you. It’s ours now and we will do as we will.”

Writing centuries ago, the Apostle Paul provided keen insight to the cultural patterns and social ideologies that would dominate our world. Consider his words.

“For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,31foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” (Romans 1:26-32)

It’s not enough for sexual sin to be a private struggle or even a personal preference anymore. That’s not enough for the LGBTQ movement. In hijacking the rainbow, they also have attempted to become the self-proclaimed voice of authority on sexuality. Not only do they want full cultural acceptance, they also are demanding full moral approval from all parties. All the whille denying God’s righteous decree that resides within every human heart that “those who practice such things deserve to die.”

The world in Noah’s day had to die in their sins because they refused to repent and believe the gospel and the only way of salvation in their generation. Sadly, many more today are in the same danger of God’s judgment as in the days of Noah.

If only these same people only knew that God made a new covenant about 2,000 years ago that provided the only way for any of us to be forgiven of our sin and brought into relationship with God. That covenant is the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, who freely died in our place and was resurrected to give all who believe in Him eternal life. And God provided another symbol as well.

That symbol, of course, is the cross.

The only way we will ever reclaim the rainbow is by proclaiming the cross to a lost and dying world.

Dedicated to Destruction

When the LORD your God brings you into the land that you are entering to take possession of it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations more numerous and mightier than you, 2and when the LORD your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them, then you must devote them to complete destruction. You shall make no covenant with them and show no mercy to them.” (Deuteronomy 7:1-2)

Students, scholars, and skeptics of the Bible all agree that there are some very difficult passages to process. Many people, even within the evangelical community, struggle with harmonizing the Great Yahweh of wrath and vengeance often portrayed in the Old Testament with the meek and loving Yeshua the Messiah of the New Testament.

Any serious student of the Bible knows, however, that the Old Testament is replete with passages showing the goodness, grace, and mercy of the LORD, who is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love (Psalm 103). And the true, complete picture of Jesus that we discover in the New Testament is much more than meek and mild. Consider Paul’s description of the return of the Lord Jesus .

when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels 8in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)

Even still, there are some divine acts of judgment recorded in the Scriptures, especially the Old Testament, that appear on the surface to be morally problematic. I am speaking specifically about the world-wide flood of Noah’s day, which destroyed all life on earth including children, and the conquest of the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua, where the LORD commanded that all the wicked nations in the land be dedicated to destruction. In other words, God commanded the Israelites to kill everyone — men, women and children — and show no mercy to them.

It is precisely this – total annihilation – that many consider a stumbling block. As one skeptic said, “if your God is a God who would tell His people to ruthlessly murder innocent women and children, then He is a sick, evil, sadistic God who is not worth worshipping.”

Now, there are many approaches when answering and addressing this potentially problematic issue, and many have written in depth from various perspectives to provide a rational solution. But for sake of time, I would like to make one simple observation and also provide one simple solution.

I believe that the key to understanding why God commanded Joshua and the Israelites to dedicate the Amorites and Canaanites to destruction is found in Genesis 6. There is one obvious connection between God’s judgment in the days of Noah and His judgment in days of Joshua — the Nephilim.

When Moses sent the 12 spies on a reconnaissance mission into the land of Canaan, what did they report? Who did they see? Why were 10 of the 12 spies convinced they had no chance of defeating the inhabitants of the land? Read it for yourself.

However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there… So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, ‘The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. 33And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.’” (Numbers 13:28, 32-33)

In Deuteronomy Moses again refers to the sons of Anak, the descendants of the Nephilim, living in the Promised Land. He says, “Hear, O Israel: you are to cross over the Jordan today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you, cities great and fortified up to heaven, people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you have heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the sons of Anak?’ (Deuteronomy 9:1-2)

Is it mere coincidence that the only two times the LORD God commanded the total destruction of a race of people involved the Nephilim giants? Not only were these giants defiled spiritually and charged demonically, but also they were utterly corrupt genetically. The Bible is clear that the abominable practices of these wicked nations living in Canaan included demonic practices of sorcery, witchcraft, divination, child sacrifice, and necromancy (Deuteronomy 18) and also every debased act of sexual immorality including, homosexuality, incest and bestiality (Leviticus 18). These are the very same satanic practices that were taking place during the days of Noah.

So to understand why the LORD would have commanded the Israelites to completely destroy every man, woman and even child living in the Promised Land, one must also understand the connection between the demonic incursion of Genesis 6 leading to the flood and the reintroduction of this very same wicked race of giants leading to the conquests of Canaan. Something so profane had happened among theses nations that God knew they must all be utterly destroyed. Anything less would give these demonic beings the chance to survive and potentially eliminate the promised seed of Messiah and usurp God’s ultimate plan of redemption.

When we see the flood and the conquest of Canaan in light of the Nephilim, we gain a more comprehensive view of the Bible. Why else would the LORD command Israel not to intermarry with these nations? They were genetically corrupt and demonically possessed. Any association with them would lead Israel into gross immorality and pagan idolatry. The reason the LORD showed these hybrid giant races no mercy is most likely because they were beyond redemption, having utterly corrupted both flesh and spirit. The only resolution was to dedicate them to destruction.



Corrupt beyond Cure

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence. 12And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. 13And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh,c for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” (Genesis 6:11-13)

Whatever was happening in Noah’s day was so corrupt and so irreversibly infected with evil that God determined every living thing must die. Only Noah and his family were found to be blameless and pure on the earth. That means that every other living thing with the breath of life in its lungs had been corrupted to its core. What could possibly have caused all flesh on the earth to be utterly ruined at its core?

Although we could attribute this complete corruption of all flesh as merely the natural effects of man’s rebellion and wickedness on earth, does the Bible point to something more defiled that caused the genetic degradation of all biological life and the total permeation of evil? Is there anything in the Biblical text that suggests that Noah was more than just spiritually pure in God’s sight, but also that he and his family were somehow the only people left on earth who were “genetically” undefiled?

It makes one wonder how utterly depraved the earth must have been for God literally to wash it clean and start over with just 8 people. The harshness of God’s judgment during the flood was unusual and unique. Was there no hope for the pre-flood world? Was there no chance for redemption? Perhaps mankind had somehow become so spiritually and genetically defiled before the flood that he no longer resembled the image of God?

Our knowledge of the antediluvian world basically is limited to what we read in the first 9 chapters of Genesis and a few other references in Scripture. Although we can piece together a general picture of the pre-flood world using the Scriptures, there are obviously some missing puzzle pieces that prevent us from seeing the fine details. Fortunately, some of these details can be found in extra Biblical sources that were widely read and circulated in what is known as 2nd Temple Jewish literature. These books, such as 1 Enoch and Jubilees, were highly respected and valued by the community of faith, even though they traditionally have not been recognized as canonical. Some scholars completely reject such Apocryphal works as completely useless to the church, while others consider them quite useful for establishing a historical and theological context for 2nd Temple Judaism and the early church.

The book of Enoch is especially interesting for several reasons. First, we know that practically all 1st Century Jews — including the Apostles and Jesus — would have studied and been very familiar with the book of Enoch. Secondly, the book of Enoch is quoted and included in the Bible by Jude (see Jude 14-15). Again, I am not saying that Enoch is inspired Scripture, but I am saying that many of these extra Biblical books can be of great historical and theological value. Thirdly, the book of Enoch provides a behind the scenes perspective into the pre-flood world of Noah’s day, especially concerning the rebellious angelic incursion in Genesis 6. Let’s take a look at some of these details.

The Book of Enoch proper is divided into several subsections, such as the book of Noah and other parables. Although the book is attributed to Enoch – the 7th from Adam – the historical authorship is unknown. Despite the mystery surrounding the book, I believe Enoch preserves unique and reliable insight of the Genesis 6 narrative.

According to Enoch, the sons of God — called the Watchers (Daniel 4:17) — conspired together to abandon their proper domain in heaven and transgress the God of heaven by taking human wives and producing offspring with them — the giants. These Watchers, 200 in number, descended upon Mt. Hermon and commenced to corrupting the earth in every way imaginable. Enoch explains how these Watchers not only corrupted human flesh by cross breeding but also indicates how they corrupted all plant and animal life in a similar way. It is not difficult to believe that these intellectually superior, angelic beings had the knowledge and advanced technology to set the human race on a crash course of destruction. In other words, the Watchers introduced forbidden knowledge and demonic practices to mankind that would effectively accelerate their own death and destruction.

Consider one passage from the Book of Enoch 9:6-9

Thou seest what Azâzêl hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which men were striving to learn: 7. And Semjâzâ, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates. 8. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins. 9. And the women have borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness.

In Chapter 8 of Enoch, this very same Azâzêl, one of the Watchers, introduced new technology and metallurgy to mankind to build weapons of war, while the other Watchers taught men and women forbidden occult knowledge, divination, astrology, sorcery, blood sacrifice, and all forms of witchcraft, leading men to the worship of demons (Enoch 19).

The Genesis 6 angelic incursion was an all-out demonic assault against mankind with the intention of destroying the entire human race and establishing the kingdom of darkness on earth. The primary motivation of this rebellion, however, is connected to the greater gospel story, involving enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of Satan (Genesis 3:15). Satan and his fallen ones were ultimately attempting to wipe the seed of the woman from the face of the earth to eliminate any and every possibility for the birth of the future Messiah – Jesus Christ.

This is why Noah and his family were so vital, not just to the survival of mankind, but ultimately for the eternal salvation of mankind that would be made possible through the coming Messiah. It was about preserving the pure seed — the uncorrupted genetic traits found in Noah and his family — which eventually would be passed down through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, David and eventually to Jesus Himself. God’s plan of redemption was never to be thwarted, as God has proven time and time again.

In light of this, there are some very disturbing machinations of men that have begun to materialize in our day that seem all too familiar to what was happening in Noah’s day. With the completion of the human genome project in 2003, geneticists have regained the ability to analyze, manipulate, and enhance human and animal genes since it first happened in the days of Noah. Although scientists have insisted that the primary application of mapping the human genome is for the benefit of mankind and to provide medical breakthroughs that will save millions of lives, others clearly have different motives.

News stories are appearing daily around the world revealing the nefarious motivations behind genetic manipulations and biogenetic engineering. Here are only a few that come to mind most recently. The first link involving U.S. Department of Health and Human Services using aborted baby body parts to make “humanized mice,” (with our tax payer dollars no less).

The second story below details how scientists in China have already successfully accomplished gene editing to create the first “designer babies.” And these applications are the ones we are only allowed to see. Who really knows how far the limits have been pushed in the private sector or within top secret government programs?

Finally, it has been well documented that the U.S. military has invested millions of dollars in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or D.A.R.P.A., which specializes in advance weaponry, and more recently biogenetic engineering. Many believe the inevitable application of this technology will be the creation of the “super soldiers,” who will be both genetically and robotically enhanced to excel on the battle field.

For the first time in the modern era, we are living in a generation with the technological capabilities and scientific knowledge that potentially could lead to the corruption of all flesh once again, as it was in the days of Noah.

Noah’s Flood – Fact or Fiction?

“Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth… For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die.” (Genesis 6:11-13, 17)

Any rudimentary study of history yields an abundance of flood folklore. From the oral histories of the native Americans to the earliest writings of the ancient near East to Greco-Roman mythology and everything in between, the collective historical record of humanity seems to agree — there was a flood of epic proportions in the past. It’s been estimated that there are some 300 different flood legends from around the world.

Many of these flood stories contain the same basic narrative. It goes something like this. The gods became angry with the wickedness of mankind and in judgement brought a flood upon the earth. Usually in this collective legend, only one man and his family survive on a boat and become the new progenitors of the human race.

So what are we to make of this collective mythology? Do ancient flood legends diminish the Biblical account of the flood in Noah’s day? Is the Biblical flood story just that – just another mythical story to be lumped in with the rest and dismissed altogether? After all, some of the earliest flood legends discovered through archeology are thought to predate Moses and the writing of Genesis. Did Moses just borrow from one of these legends?

Or do these ancient legends simply substantiate the reality of one true, catastrophic flood event in the past? Maybe that which has been preserved and passed down through the generations is more than myth. 

It’s been said that reality becomes history. History becomes legend. And legend becomes myth. But when one traces the various diversions of mythology back to its original source, he often can discover the true narrative. As one who unapologetically believes that the Bible is the revealed word of the One True God, I am convinced that God has preserved for us the one true account of history in Scripture. After all, there can only be one true past.

So the various ancient flood stories in no way violate or threaten the validity of Biblical flood. If anything, these legends only point us back to the flood of Noah’s day. It only stands to reason that the true account of the flood would have been passed on from Noah and his three sons to the next generation, and as the nations were scattered after the tower of Babel (Genesis 11), every people group would have taken the flood story with them. Over time, these oral traditions were embellished and distorted from the truth … except one.

But whereas our ancestors would have unequivocally acknowledged the truth of an epic flood in our past, there is an entire generation alive today that categorically denies a flood ever occurred. What happened? Why so many modern-day scoffers?

Considering the mass wake that Darwinian evolution cast upon the scientific community over the last 150 years, the most foundational Biblical doctrines of 6-day creation, original sin, and the global flood have been scrutinized, ridiculed, and outright rejected. What may be even more surprising is that many of these skeptics are now found within the community of faith – Christians who apparently have replaced “thus says the Lord” with “thus proves science.”

The reason we are seeing more objections to a literal, global flood within the community of faith (i.e. the church) is because a global flood is irreconcilable with Darwinian evolution and uniformitarianism, which postulates that the geologic changes that have taken place on the earth were caused by slow, gradual, natural processes over millions of years. When an evolutionist looks at rock layers and the fossils buried within, he automatically assumes millions of years of slow, gradual formations – each layer upon layer representing different periods of the distant past (i.e. the geologic column).

With the success of mass indoctrination and the institutionalization of darwinian evolution in our modern culture, many within the community of faith have been blinded by an entirely man-made fabrication of the facts. The worshippers of this evolutionary belief system have conveniently hijacked the term “science” and have made themselves the collective voice of authority for all mankind. This idea of “science” is not true science at all, but rather it is a fundamental belief system based on mere speculation about the past, not the observable present. Science has been deified, replacing God, and the scientists have become the zealous preachers of our day. Anyone who would dare disagree or object to the authority of the scientific community is to be maliciously maligned as an enemy of progress and considered most imbecilic.

In making an attempt to reconcile the Word of God and the new “revelations” of science, many in the community of faith have quickly compromised and looked for ways to force darwinian evolution into the Scriptures. One of these compromises is the idea that Noah’s flood was merely local, not global. Nearly all proponents of the local flood paradigm also hold to some form of progressive creationism or theistic evolution. While there have been many books and peer-reviewed articles written on this subject, I only would like to propose a few reasons why I believe that Noah’s flood was indeed global.

What does the Bible say?

Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, ‘Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.’ For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.” (2 Peter 3:3-6)

At the very core of this debate between a global and local flood is an even more serious issue. In my estimation it all comes down to whether or not the book of Genesis – more specifically the first 11 chapters of Genesis – is to be understood as literal history or not. As I stated before, it is impossible to harmonize the creation and flood accounts as recorded in Genesis with Darwinian evolution and uniformitarianism. To affirm the Biblical account of creation and the flood is to categorically reject evolution.

What does the Evidence say?

I would like make some critical observations that compel me to believe the Word of God at face value and allow it to form my understanding of creation and the ancient world. Noah’s flood is no myth. It is the true, historical account that explains what really happened to the ancient world. And Noah’s flood was not local, but global in nature, covering the entire planet. This list is by no means exhaustive, but here are some reasons why I understand Noah’s flood to be both historical and global.

  1. For the Bible tells me so – As simple as it may sound, I trust the eyewitness account of history, not man’s vain attempts to pervert God’s word with limited knowledge. Our Creator God was there. He knows how it all happened, and He just so happened to tell us in His Word.
  2. Read the Text – The most basic reading of the the flood account clearly and explicitly describes a global event. Consider … “I have determined to make an end of all flesh” (Gen. 6:13), “I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die” (Gen. 6:17), “For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground” (Gen. 7:4), “Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark” (Gen. 7:23). These are but a few Scriptures that clearly emphasize the global catastrophic nature of the flood in Noah’s day. Not to mention, Jesus also affirmed the Genesis account of the flood.
  3. What about the rainbow? – Another critical element that many overlook when proposing a local flood would involve the obvious violation of God’s covenant with mankind. Consider the following passage. “When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” (Gen. 9:14-16) If the flood were only local, then God promised Noah and every following generation that He would never flood the earth again. Considering the countless local floods that have occurred on this earth since that promise was made by God, we are forced to on conclude that God is perpetually breaking His promise, failing to keep His covenant and violating His own Word. Impossible.
  4. The rocks cry out! – Vast geologic formations all around the world cannot be explained apart from a global flood. Mountain ranges that jut out like they were rapidly pushed upward under extreme pressure. Swirling rock formations that leave the obvious remnants of rapid hydraulic formation. Layers upon layers of sediment that were rapidly buried and hardened. What we observed during the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens proves that rock layers and massive canyons can be formed very rapidly under extreme catastrophic conditions.
  5. The Fossil Record – Finally, a global flood is the only logical explanation of the mass graves of plant and animal fossils all over the world. The fossil record could not be possible without rapid burial that is consistent with a global flood. We find fossil beds all over the world on every single continent, which can only be explained by a global flood. Fossils almost never form when plants and animals die under normal conditions. Few animal remains are left intact due to scavengers, exposure and the elements. For a fossil to form, very specific conditions must exists. As organisms were buried rapidly during Noah’s flood, vast fossil beds were sorted in the layers of mud and sand, which eventually hardened and turned to sedimentary rock. Not to mention that archeologists also find marine fossils and sea shells on the highest mountain peaks all over the world, which implies the obvious. The entire earth was once covered in water.

In these last days, scoffers continue to scoff as they hide behind the name of “science,” but those who deny a global flood or propose that Noah’s flood was merely local deny both the Word of God and the real scientific evidence. And the Bible tells us why. Sinful men will deliberately suppress the truth in order to follow their own sinful desires and will intentionally deny the evidence in order to deny the dreadful reality of the coming judgment at the hands of a Holy God.

As in the Days of Noah

“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.