The Story of the Flood

Noahs Ark

In light of the upcoming movie “Noah” I felt it would be helpful to write an article concerning different historical and theological aspects of the flood so as to dissipate any confusion that may exist or be caused by Hollywoods attempt. I also want to stimulate your mind concerning this time in history as the Flood carries a lot of scientific questions and statements as well as theological truths that can resonate with today. Along with the direct information that God’s Word gives us, many educated Bible scholars and scientists have proposed different theories. These theories attempt to connect the dots about what we do know and in this blog I will include speculation so please remember that.

Article outline:

  1. What does the Bible tell us?
  2. Common misconceptions
  3. The Flood in other cultures
  4. The times of Noah
  5. Why did God do it?
  6. The Promise

1.What does the Bible tell us?

  • Genesis 6

Of all the stories in the Bible the flood of Noah’s day is probably the biggest and as you’ll see later it’s also an event that left the greatest physical change in our world. Yet there are not even a full 3 chapters that speak directly about the event itself. But from these important chapters we can collect some very interesting information about history, the ancient earth, and God. Before you read the rest of this blog I strongly encourage you to first read Genesis 6,7 and 8 for yourself.

A quick overview:
1. Mankind strayed from God and was consumed by evil in their hearts. (Genesis 6:5,11)
2. God tells Noah that destruction is coming and to build an ark. (Genesis 6:13,14)
3. Noah, his family, and the animals of every kind enter the ark then after 7 days the flood begins. (Genesis 7:7-11)
4. The flood increased and carried the ark while covering the highest mountain. (Genesis 7:17-24)
5. The water receded and the ark rested on the mountains of Ararat. (Genesis 8:4)
6. God tells Noah to take his family out of the ark. (Genesis 8:18)
7. Noah makes an altar to God and God makes a covenant with Noah/mankind. (Genesis 8:20-22)

A Chronological look at the events

Flood day Event Scripture
Day 1 Fountains of the deep and windows of heaven opened Gen 7:10-11
Day 40 Ark is lifted off ground Gen 7:17
Day 150 Ark lands in mountains of Ararat, water recedes Gen. 7:24-8:4
Day 224 Top of the mountains were seen Gen. 8:5
Day 264 Raven sent out Gen. 8:6-7
Day 271 Dove sent out and returned Gen. 8:8-9
Day 278 Dove sent out and returned with olive leaf Gen. 8:10-11
Day 285 Dove sent out and does not return Gen. 8:12
Day 314 Waters dry from the land Gen. 8:13
Day 371 Land is completely dry and everyone leaves the ark Gen. 8:14
  • New Testament references to the flood.

It is important to note the references to the flood that are found in the first century writings. This reveals how those in the first century especially those closest to Jesus viewed events long past (in this case 2,300 years in the past). Did the authors of the New Testament view the flood of Noah as a myth? A metaphor? Or as literal history? Read for yourself.

Matthew 24:37-39 “For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 “and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
Luke 17:26-27 “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”
1Peter 3:20 “who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine long-suffering waited in the days of Noah, while [the] ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.”
2Peter 2:5 “and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, [one of] eight [people], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;”
2Peter 3:5-6 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world [that] then existed perished, being flooded with water.
Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”

As you can see all scriptural mentions of the flood in the new Testament (written 2,400 years after the flood) reveal a literal historical view of the flood as well as Noah being a real person. It was not viewed as an allegory, a myth, or a metaphor by the Jews or the New Testament believers.

2. Common Misconceptions

  • “How could Noah possibly of built the ark alone and in such a short period of time?”
    Noah was not alone as he had 3 young and strong sons to help him. It is likely that Noah was wealthy in order to afford the creation of the ark and as such could have had servants and other people helping in the creation of the ark. As for the time span of it’s creation it is not directly revealed how long Noah took to build the ark. But based on God’s command for him, his wife, and his three sons to enter the ark it is logical to assume that God told Noah about the ark after his third son Ham was born. This means God could have instructed Noah, at most, about 90 years before the flood happened. So with that much time Noah and his growing family would have had time to plan and construct this structure.
  • “How could Noah, being such an early human, have constructed something so big and technical?”
    Only in the evolutionary world view do we find intelligence decreasing as you draw closer to the origin of humans. In the Biblical worldview it is logical to assume that as we travel closer to the dawn of man kind with Adam and Eve that the human brain was in fact more capable, healthy, and powerful being closer to the original design of the first humans. As time drew on though the effects of sin and death took it’s tole more and more on our biology and world. Things like genetic mutations occurred as the human population increases; life spans shortened and imperfection in our design grew greater. Even looking back to human history that is not as ancient as Noah’s we can see mankind’s amazing feats of engineering and construction such as the pyramids, the ziggurats, and Stonehenge. So it is only a lack of the imagination and knowledge of ancient building techniques (which we are still uninformed about concerning certain cultures) that leads us to conclude that Noah and his sons could not of build the ark. I believe they were more than capable with creativity, resources, and God’s instructions.
  • “How could every single species of animal come on to the ark?”
    Noah did not have room for every single living animal that was on the earth, nor did he need to take every animal with him in order to repopulate the Earth after the flood. All he needed was two of each major species so God lead to him a male and a female of every major species, for example, of dogs, bears, and horses. Not every single type of dog, bear, and horse, but the purest of each which contained in itself the genetic information for all the variations we see today of dogs, bears, and horses. And if you read the scriptures for yourself you will find that there were more than just two of every species:Genesis 7:2-3  “You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that [are] unclean, a male and his female; 3 “also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth.
    As we draw closer to the creation week it makes sense that all living things had better genetic information to draw from. They would have had less mutated, corrupt, or diversified genetic information which would allow for more potential future variation later on. Keep in mind that at the point of the flood life has only been going on for 1,656 years. We don’t know all of what species may have existed before the flood but those that were saved through the flood become the ancestors of the animal kingdom we have today. On a side note I believe that the dinosaurs died off after the flood since at the time dinosaurs would have been considered other animals. Perhaps the atmospheric and ecological changes made it difficult for many dinosaurs to survive. The carnivores may have been hunted because of their threat to the human population (we actually have many accounts throughout history of this happening). Noah could have easily brought young dinosaurs and or dinosaur eggs on the ark with him which would explain many sightings of supposedly mythical creatures throughout history.
  • “The Ark had a deck and multiple windows like normal ships.”
    The construction of the ark never included any details for a deck as modern ships have (who would want to go outside anyway), nor did it have open windows as is commonly portrayed in children’s books with animals peaking out. Instead the only mention we hear or Noah’s family interacting with the outside world is near the end of the flood when Noah releases doves out of a window in order to search for dry land. Don’t you think Noah would have been looking out of that window(s) the entire time thus seeing land? Then why did he need to send a bird? I believe there was a ventilation system that surrounded the ship (mentioned in Genesis 6:16 in certain translations) and probably skylight windows for light. Surely they did not spend a year in darkness while on the boat!
    I believe Noah and his family did not know what the outside world looked like until they exited the ark. Also remember that when they entered the ark God shut the door behind them. What did they do while inside the ark? We do not know. How did they have light and fresh air? These could have been made available through technology and ship design.
  • “The Flood was just a local flood not a global one.”
    The scripture is very clear on these things: 1. The highest mountains were covered (Genesis 7:19), 2. Outside of the ark ALL living things on the face of the earth were destroyed (Genesis 7:4,23), 3. God promised never to flood the earth again like he just did. If it was a local flood then God promised never to locally flood the earth again and last time I checked – there have been some pretty big floods. Many have trouble accepting the Bibles clarity on a worldwide flood because that would require an inconceivable amount of water. Yes as you will see in a later point the source of so much water is not what most assume it was.
  • “How did Noah navigate and control the ark?”
    The ark was not meant to be a boat for travel or navigation. If you read carefully God’s building instructions to Noah you will find here were no sails or utter for steering. And contrary to the usual children’s book or artistic renderings the boat was most likely of rectangular shape and not nautically shaped (rounded) for control or speed. Although the ratio of width to height is interestingly perfect and makes it extremely difficult for waves and turbulence to topple over a boat of such dimensions. The ratio of 5:3 is known as the golden ratio or phi and is used in the construction of large ships to make them stable at sea. This ratio was also the dimensions of the ark of the covenant! Noah never controlled or needed to control the ark (where would he take it when the whole earth was flooded?)
  • “Where did all the water come from to flood the entire earth?”
    This is probably the biggest question and hang up for the science minded  as to why the flood is impossible. But this reveals a lack of understanding about what the scriptures actually said concerning the source of the flood’s water. In Genesis 7, before rain is mentioned, we find “on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up,” this implies a catastrophic upheaval of water coming from underneath the ground. This movement of water through Earth’s crust could be connected to the beginning of a rapid splitting of Pangaea in to the continents we have today.Psalm 24:1-2 A Psalm of David. The earth [is] the LORD’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. 2 For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters.
    Psalm 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses.
    Psalm 136:6 To Him who laid out the earth above the waters, For His mercy [endures] forever;
    Job 38:8 “Or [who] shut in the sea with doors, When it burst forth [and] issued from the womb;Aside from water coming from beneath, “and the windows of heaven were opened.” By heaven here it is referring to the atmosphere where great amounts of rain came down. The rain could have been the downfall of enormous geysers (fountains of the great deep), it could be natural rain, or it could be falling melted ice from what’s called a “ice canopy” (perhaps all three). This ice canopy is hypothesized by some young Earth creationists (such as Kent Hovind) to of floated in the upper atmosphere suspended forming a protective layer around the Earth. If you read the creation account close enough you notice in chapter 1 verse 7 that the land separated the waters below the firmament and the waters above the firmament. If “firmament” is the expanse of sky and air then it is reasonable to conclude something about the pre-flood atmosphere that differed from ours today. Whatever happened, it is sure that the flood greatly changed the topography of the earth as well as the climate.

3. The Flood in Other Cultures

  • It is very important to realize that many ancient civilizations and religions have “flood myths”. The Chinese, Native Americans, Babylonians, Assyrians, and even the Eskimos have flood stories! Why is this? It is logical to conclude that something did happen long ago which was spoken about before the dawn of all ancient civilizations. Many now believe it was simply a local flood although I contend for a global flood as the bible says. Did all of these various cultures have a common starting point from which to take stories of the flood and other knowledge which we also see shared between ancient civilizations? I believe they did and it was called the Tower of Babel. Between 100 and 300 years after the ark landed the descendants of Noah’s sons were separated by God via spontaneous languages occurring. Their inability to communicate and understand what happened lead them to separate in to different clans or people groups. We do not know how many groups there were or how many languages God created but it is logical to assume that from this point on the most ancient civilizations had their beginning and began to move toward their resting places such as Egypt, China, and Assyria. The starting point of all ancient civilizations point to that of the Babel civilization which all would have heard tales of the flood from their forefather Noah.
    • Greek: Zeus sent a flood to kill everyone of the Bronze age due to their wickedness. Prometheus advised his son Deucalion to build a chest which saved Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha. To their ark Zeus guided animals to accompany Deucalion and his family. They floated in the chest for nine days and nights landing on Parnassus. After the rain ceased Deucalion made a sacrifice to Zeus.
    • Roman: Jupiter, with Neptune’s help, decided to flood the Earth because of man’s evil. Everything was flooded except for Parnassus where Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha landed safely. Jupiter ended the flood and Deucalion and his wife repopulated the Earth.
    • Sumerian: The gods decided to destroy mankind but the god Enlil warned the priest Ziusudra (“Long of life”) of the destruction by flood.  Ziusudra was instructed to make a large ship to hold for him and the animals. Wind, rain, and water covered the whole Earth for seven days. After the seven days Ziusudra opened a window on the boat letting in the sun light and he bowed before the sun god Utu. He then payed an animal sacrifice to Anu and Enlil.
    • Babylonian: Due to overpopulation the gods were once again disturbed and decided, at the advice of Enlil, to kill mankind with a flood. Enki and Atrahasis escape the flood’s destruction by making a boat which also rescued animals. The gods caused a seven day flood after which Enki made an offering to the gods.
    • Egyptian: Atum planned to destroy everything that he made because of man’s rebellion and return the earth to it’s original state covered in water.
    • Assyrian: The gods, led by Enlil, decide to cure the earth of it’s overpopulation with a flood. Utnapishtim is warned in a dream by the god Ea. Utnapishtim and some craftsmen build a boat of seven decks, one acre in area in one week to rescue his family and the craftsmen. The water covered everything but the top of mount Nisur where Utnapishtim’s boat landed. He released a dove and then a sparrow, both returned. Then he released a raven which did not return indivating that land had appeared. Utnapishtim then made a sacrifice to the gods.
  • For summaries of flood myths from around the world check out: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/flood-myths.html

4. The times of Noah

  • Ages of man

    • According to the genealogies in Genesis some people lived past the age of 300 and many of the descendants of Adam lived in to their 900’s (I bet the women lived even longer)! Adam died at 930 (726 years before the flood) and Methuselah died at 969 years of age. Many skeptics attribute these wild ages to myth, mistranslated numbers or a different unit of measurement for time. Concerning the last theory- the changing their years to anything else causes plenty of problems. For instance if their years were months then Adam would have had his first son at 11 years old, Enosh at 8, and Enoch at 6…
      But I believe there is more to this then myth and bad math. Consider these possibilities for extended age: the biology of pre-flood man and the pre-flood environment of the earth may have been drastically different. Remember that Adam and Eve were made perfect, physically and spiritually, and with sin came the curse of death (which was physical as well as spiritual). This death meant a departure from the initial state of perfection. As time went on biological imperfections would have increased due to incest. These increasing imperfections combined with a less than perfect environment after the flood may have caused a slow decrease in age before the flood. After the flood the decrease is more dramatic from Arphaxad’s 438 years to Abraham’s 175 which can be seen in the chart below.
      Copyright Daniel Grove
  • Years since creation

    • The genealogy in Genesis 5 lists men’s names and how old they were when they had a specific son, it then lists the son’s age when he had a specific son etc. If you add up these ages it reveals a time span of 1656 years from Adam’s creation to the flood. Eventually all of mans accomplishments, distractions, and the possible corruption of the human genome (see the Nephilim section) drew him away from God which lead to God bringing the destruction of the flood.

Copyright Daniel Grove

  • Possible culture and technology at the time of the flood

    • In the centuries that passed before the flood, many advances in human cultures may have developed – technology (Gen 4:22), cities (Gen 4:17), music (Gen 4:21), devotion to God (Gen 4:26) and large populations spreading across the continent (Gen 6:1). As was said in the previous point “Ages of man” the human body as well as the mind were likely more healthy, strong, and less degenerated. With the human brain working at a higher capacity and an environment rich with clean air, minerals and pure materials (Gen 2:11) the inventions of pre-flood man may have been greater than is typically thought. Could man’s inventions and materialism assisted in his turning away from God? It’s a possibility. Contrary to the evolutionary theory, the Bible gives good reason to believe that humans were more intelligent and capable the further back in time you look.
  • Pangaea

    • If you look at a globe it is impossible to deny that the continents match together like a large geographic puzzle. Why is that and how does it fit in to a Biblical worldview? How did humans populate ancient North America? How did animals get to Australia before we did? Why are there similar fossils and man made structures across different continents today? These are all evidence for the existence of Pangaea. When the flood waters came up through the Earth’s crust (Gen 7:11) it would have been at low points or weak points of the land mass thus breaking it in to separate tectonic plates which carry todays continents. In order for the spread of man kind to happen across the continents after the flood and the tower of Babel (which split Noah’s descendants in to people groups) the continents must have still had passable portions which allowed migration. This theory resonates with a character named Peleg who was born 4 generations from Noah. Peleg’s odd name means “the days when the earth was divided” which either means in his lifetime everyone split in to their own groups after the confusion of languages at Babel or that in addition to people dispersing that the earth literally was dividing itself in to continents (the language used makes this more likely).
      See: Walt Browns Hyrdoplate theory
  • Nephilim

    • Genesis 6 tells us that the sons of God married daughters of men and their resulting offspring were described as giants (Hebrew Nephyl, translated to “Giants”) and warriors of renown. The debate never ends: who are the sons of God? If they are angels then how could they have sex with and impregnate human women? If they were not angels and just godly men why are their descendants giants? And a third question is – how are Nephilim existing after the flood as mentioned in Numbers chapter 13? In Numbers 13 the spies that checked out the promised land ahead of time spoke of these giants and said “we are like grasshoppers in our own sight”.
      Concerning Genesis 6 I believe that angels which may have been established on Earth for specific duties sinned, left their stations or their heavenly bodies (Read Jude 1:6) and had literal sex with women and that their children were genetic hybrids of large stature and strength. Why do I believe this wild view? Consider these points:

      • “Sons of God” (ben Elohim) means created directly from God – as only Adam, Angels, and the incarnate Christ can claim. We find “sons of God” in the scriptures referring to Angels (see Job 1:6, 38:7, Psalms 29:1). If Sons of God were simply men who followed God, why are their wives (the mothers of the Nephilim) referred to as daughters of men? The term sons of God in the New Testament carries a different meaning then the Old Testament reference. This is because under the New Covenant that Christ gave us we can be adopted as sons and daughters of God through spiritual adoption. God gives us a new spirit (and we are a new creation (1Cor 5:17) thus our spirit and nature is a new, direct creations of God and we become sons (and daughters) of God. See Ephesians 1:5 and Galatians 4:5. We do not find this phrase referring to humans anywhere in the Old Testament.
      • Angels interacting with physical bodies is not an unbiblical concept. Many angelic visitations included interaction with physical items. Angels ate food prepared by Abraham and his wife (Gen 18:4-8), an angel killed men in battle with a sword (Isa 37:36), also angels may pose as people in need of hospitality (Heb 13:2). Holy angels are obedient to God’s will so it makes sense that physical angelic encounters happened in accordance with God’s will. However, what about those angels who left God’s allegiance? They may have retained the ability to do things according to their own will or according to Lucifer’s will. Given this, physical manifestation in order to have sex may fit within the possibilities of a fallen angels’ manifestation powers.
      • A common theory says that the sons of God were simply the male descendants of Seth and daughters of men were the female descendants of Cain. This theory blindly ignores the explanation of “sons of God” as found in Job. It unreasonably assumes that the men of Seth were all holy and the women from Cain were all evil. And lastly it strangely claims that the offspring of a holy person and a sinful person is a strong, giant warrior. Furthermore if Sons of God referred to good godly men of Noah’s day how did every single one of them sin and none of them returned to God before Noah was chosen by God. The scripture is clear that only Noah and His family was righteous, there were no others following God.
    • It’s interesting that this unavoidable reference to the Nephilim is in scripture right before the revelation of God’s reason for the flood – increasing wickedness in the earth. Author Douglas Hirt in his Cradleland Chronicles imagines in his fiction trilogy that Satan is trying to rid the earth of a messianic line from Adam by corrupting man’s genetic pool with that of his fallen angels. Theologian and scholar Chuck Missler also agrees with this idea that Satan had corrupted the human genome beyond repair which added to the evil of Noah’s day and required something drastic to fix it. It is an interesting idea for sure. And if the sons of God were fallen angels it would surely of been something God never intended for the human race. Perhaps this corruption of God’s cherished creation was one of the kinds of wickedness that God could not tolerate (Gen 6:5) or allow to overtake the family line from Adam that would one day produce a savior to finally redeem mankind.

5. Why did God do it?

Genesis 6:5-6 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every intent of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. 6 And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

  • An Absolutely Evil Culture

    • The culture of Noah’s day (and presumably before it) had become so violent, corrupt, and sinful that God saw no other way out. Is this a weakness of God? I don’t believe so. I believe it shows God’s power of foresight, His character of justice, and His respect for mans free-will. As much as we may wish that God would have”just saved them” it goes against God’s character to change peoples minds without their consent. Throughout history (Biblical and secular) we have seen cultures commit horrible atrocities yet God did not see fit to wipe them out – so if He did judge that destruction was due for the pre-flood generation than it must have been worse than anything we have seen. The Bible says that every thought was evil, the entire world (except Noah’s family) was corrupt, and that the unrepentant were filled with violence.

Genesis 6:11-13 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

  • The Preservation of Jesus’s Lineage

    • Throughout history we see God’s miraculous hand preserving Israel through all kinds of hardship. The flood is not the only time God destroyed an unrepentant people group that posed a threat to the messianic line. More specifically He used one family line to fulfill the prophesies that foretold of Jesus’s specific birth, His kingly as well as priestly lineage, the location of Bethlehem, and His purpose as the Messiah. God had to do some pretty extreme stuff to protect this line from being wiped out or corrupt. As I mentioned previously it is possible the the population of Nephilim before the flood had increased to a point where the genetic line of the messiah was at risk. Surely God’s will did not include the savior of mankind being related to a fallen angel.
  • They Were Warned

2Peter 2:5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, [one of] eight [people], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;

Luke 17:27 “They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”

    • Noah preached repentance and previous patriarchs likely did too. Noah was 600 years old at the time of the flood and received the foreknowledge of the coming flood long before. Noah being a righteous man according to God preached repentance and truth but to no avail. No one listened or took him seriously. The retelling of the floods sudden destruction is found in the gospels and makes it clear that to the lost and unbelieving world it was a surprise, they didn’t care about or remember any warnings Noah gave. God knew the outcome of their decisions ahead of time but allowed them time to repent.

6. The Promise

Genesis 9:11-13 “Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 And God said: “This [is] the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that [is] with you, for perpetual generations: 13 “I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.

After the Ark had landed and Noah had made a burnt sacrifice to God, God spoke and promised He would never again destroy all of mankind with a flood. Imagine being one of Noahs’ children or grandchildren and worrying about when the next flood might come due to your sin or others sins! That would cause some serious anxiety. It is clear that for many reasons God made the promise to man kind that He would not flood the earth again. This promise is the best refutation to those who believe in a localized flood. If God promised never to (locally) flood the Earth again I think He must be a pretty big liar!

God does not enjoy destroying people because of their sin and rebellion (2 Peter 3:9). But God is perfect, meaning He lacks nothing; His character is a perfect balance of mercy and justice. Thankfully we now live under grace where God does not directly punish or destroy based on personal or group sins. Jesus came to give us redemption and forgiveness for the sin that entangles and destroys us. If you look at the month that Noah exited the ark which was the 17th day of the 2nd month (Genesis 8:2-4) of the ancient calendar this is the same day that Jesus exited His tomb 3 days after His death on passover. Noah’s entrance to a new world along with God’s promise of grace symbolizes new beginnings. This new beginning is what we have in God through Jesus Christ thanks to His life, death, and resurrection.

Romans 3:24-26 [NLT]

24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, 26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.

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One thought on “The Story of the Flood

  1. Now is the last time and as that was in time of Noah when a flood came and take all the people from the earth into dead and now we livng very dangerious time when God wrath are touch the world in alot the storm and calamatys and sickness and in hungry life and the servant of God will warn the the nations and give second chance that repent and turn fr omsin to God in Jesus name, so pray for revival and and more outpouring of the Holy Spirit to save and heal ,thanks and bless,keijo sweden

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