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As in the Days of Noah

Updated on June 5, 2019
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Dr. David Thiessen is an educator, writer, pastor, and speaker. He has authored several books on a variety of topics including Archaeology

The more things change

The more they stay the same. This is an old saying telling us that despite all the positive changes in the world, the world has not changed one bit. In spite of all the technology that has been invented, the world still is as sinful, corrupt and evil as those days before those technological upgrades.

Jesus said the same thing long before that old saying described the nature of life. He said in Luke 17:26, the following words

And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man

All we have to do is turn to Genesis 6 to see what it was like in the days of Noah. That passage reads:

5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

The world today is giving up living morally, rejected right to do wrong and loving evil over good.

Man loves darkness over light

Those words are from another New Testament book and spoken by Jesus. You can read his words in John 3:19. Jesus was describing the condition of the heart of all men. No one, not either gender or past, present or future, was left out when he spoke those words.

We see the truthfulness in those words when we read articles in the Christian Post titled “Strong majority of Americans say premarital sex, divorce are 'morally acceptable': Gallup”.

In that article the results of those polls show that all men and women prefer darkness over God’s light and ways. Fortunately not all the categories listed received low marks and a majority of people consider abortion, porn, teen age sex, cloning, polygamy and adultery to be morally wrong.

There is hope for the world yet and we have not reached the days of Noah at this time. There are still plenty of men and women who do not think only of evil. But those days are coming.

Even in the days of Enoch

If you turn back a chapter in Genesis to chapter 5 we read a little blurb about Enoch, The Bible says that he walked with God for 300 years (verse 22). In the dark days before the flood men and women were still forsaking good for evil even though they had in their presence someone who talked with God and lived by his ways.

But Enoch was not the only one as we read an interesting bit of news at the end of Chapter 4:

26 To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then men began to call upon the name of the Lord.

There were many people who listened to and obeyed God, yet the love of darkness still won out over choosing to follow what was right and led them to salvation.

What does this mean for people today

What this means is that those true believers who live the Christian life are not failures and did not live their lives in vain. They obeyed God and will receive their salvation and rewards because they did not fall to temptation and pursue evil.

The true believers are to live the Christian life regardless of the fact that their fellow humans exercise their free choice and reject Jesus and salvation. Obedience to God does not depend on the number of people who obey.

We see this in Noah who was the last righteous man in a civilization full of evil people. He lived as God wanted and he and his family received their reward. They were spared from God’s judgment.

This means that the believer must be strong, and lean on Jesus continuously if they are going to make it to their reward. They cannot change the faith, or the rules of God. As Noah did, they must follow all of God’s rules correctly.

What the world determines

As morally or not morally wrong is of no consequence to the believer. It is what God determines to be sinful, wrong, and detestable that does matter. Only God sets the rules of morality and right and wrong. The unbelieving world has no authority to change those boundaries.

The duty of the true believer is to proclaim those boundaries and call people to repentance. John the Baptist did it and Jesus’ first sermon was a call to repentance. Yet Jesus backed up his call with a lot of miracles, healing the sick and feeding those who were hungry and so on.

The Christian cannot limit their ministry to just a call to repentance. They still must do good works so that people will see God and glorify him. Good works let the unbeliever know that God exists and cares for them.

Some final words

While the days of Noah are fast approaching, we cannot give up and refuse to do what God wants us to do. We still need to declare right and wrong, good and evil while not undermining our message by withholding good works.

There are still many people who can be saved by living as Jesus would want us to live. Plus, we need to get back to living by God’s rules so that everyone will see that God’s word means something.

© 2019 David Thiessen


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