It Ain’t Bad…It’s Horrible!
By Don Twobears
I was looking at net the other day and I noticed that there were a lot of children’s books on the Bible. And it struck me that, far too many were sort of glorifying things such as Noah and the Flood. What bothered me was that, it was not in the context of how things truly were in those days and I do realize that explaining such things would not be something one would try and explain to a very young child.
The problem is when people do not look at what was happening then, because if you read the KJV of the Bible, it is horrific in the least. Let’s note; “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” For this particular instance, one must remember that “The Sons of God” were demons that had been cast out with Satan from Heaven. You must look at the words “They Took”, this does not refer to a woman being courted and then later married according to the Word of the Lord, it would indicate that they were “Taken, as in Raped” thus they were now the wives to these demons. That is not something one would want to try and explain to a child, even though it is indeed the truth.
If we look at the Word of God in one aspect, we must also include the surrounding Passages, to be able to make any real sense of what is being stated. For instance; ” And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” It is evident that the world was extremely violent and this was because of man’s Sin situation and the proximity of Satan and his ilk. Obviously man had chosen to live their lives in the most Sinful of manner, where the Price of Life was extremely low, respect for others was non-existent. Thus we are able to continue to read how the Lord God destroyed all of mankind, except for that of Noah and his Family.
Genesis 6:1-6 “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”
Genesis 6:11-13 “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
Having read the entire account in Genesis 6, we are able to get an idea of the situation, what the Lord God wanted and how badly man had fallen. What is difficult to visualize, is how big this Flood truly was and how many people really died because of it. We have no account of the period of time, since Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, to the point of the Flood. The Word of God does not give us a tally concerning the population at the time. Suffice to say, it was significant enough for the Lord God to inspire men to write about it, does the Tower of Babel and it’s population come to mind? If the Word of God says the entire world, it means the entire world! And when Noah and his Family came out of the Ark, there were now only 8 (Eight) people in the world, profound in the least, wouldn’t you say?!
Lets also remember, God created this 3 dimensional world of ours, thus we could see how HE would be able to bring everything, bugs to the largest animal, into the Ark. We also see where the Lord God Almighty gave man 120 years of Life (at Best) and we have never had anyone make it to 120 years thus far. When the Lord God says things will be one way, they ARE that way, proof the Lord God and HIS Holy Word to us in absolute truth!
Matthew 27:37-39 “But as the days of Noe (Noah) were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Luke 17:26-29 “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.”
Again, we see the Words about Noah and this time we also see the words about Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah and their demise. This is more evidence as to how this world will be, come the Rapture! At this point, we need to take an accounting of how things around this world are today, how close is the Rapture?! I must say, it is closer than any of us are able to discern! Some food for thought, right?!
It begs the questions, How bad are we these days, how calloused and cynical are we? It might interest you to think for a moment, we are NOT sacrificing our children to Molech, yet we are murdering them by the millions every year! We are NOT better at war, we are simply more surgical in it, we deem whom is to live and whom is to die. We are able to destroy a certain building and leave the rest standing! We are able to eradicate more with Germs and Viruses, instead of Carpet bombing them! Is any of this making any sense to anyone else other than me?!
Does anyone notice that the Lord God Almighty gave us a Rainbow as a Covenant, that God would never destroy the world in a flood? And HE has kept HIS Word, HE destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with Fire and now we see that in the End of Days man is no better! Thus God Almighty will not use a flood, HE has determined to use everything…and I do mean Everything…else instead. This begs the question, If man was really bad and violent back in those days of Noah and Lot, how bad will man be in these the Last Days? It boggles the mind to consider this matter, because the scope of Evil must be beyond our comprehension. And to think, here we are right in the middle of all of it! There must be far too many other things going down, that we know nothing about or could ever imagine on our own! I have this feeling, we need to Praise the Lord for making us ignorant to a degree!
I already know there are many, that do not want to consider what I am implying here according to the Word of God and then looking at our present world. I would have to suggest, that we take a more serious approach, to what we read in God’s Word the Bible and all that is going on around us in this world. Looking at this world and all that is going on, considering the world is worse than in the days of Noah and Lot, I must subscribe to the following Passage of Scripture;
2 Corinthians 6:17-18 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
Things are not “Bad”, they have become “Horrible”, in the eyes of The Lord God Almighty and HIS Righteous Judgement is about to come on this world! This makes everything we have just discussed, that much more significant to each and every individual. The ONLY recourse is found in the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ from HIS Cross on Calvary! Your Sin and my Sin…covered by HIS Blood! Each of us must come to terms with our lives on whether we accept the Gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ or not! If you are not able to see God working in you, through you and around you…Your Blind!
Things are really Horrible here on Earth, they will Never get better, they will get much worse! Your sole purpose is to choose Jesus Christ and only HIM! Failure…means Eternal Death…NO Hope!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I use the King James version of the Bible and all emphasis is mine.