Monday, May 15, 2006

Why did God destroy the earth that He had made?

“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”
GENESIS 6:5

This verse speaks for itself. Every human being on the face of the earth, except Noah, his wife, his sons and their wives, refused to turn away from sin, violence and corruption. The result was God’s judgment. As harsh as the destruction was, no living person was without excuse.

God also used the Flood to separate and to purify those who believed in Him from those who didn’t. Throughout history and Bible, this cycle has taken place time after time. Separation and purification. Judgment and redemption.

Without God, and without a true knowledge and understanding of Scripture, which provides the true history of the world, man is doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again.

Sign of Design: The human eye actually discriminates better in indirect, lower intensity light, so the intervening layer of nerve fibers, often regarded as evidence of “poor design”, acts as a filter, minimizing excessive light-scattering. It also filters the short-wave ultraviolet (potentially cancer-causing) light.

3 comments:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zac,
One thing that comes to mind is that Noah and his family left behind family and friends. He was most likely discouraged that they had not listened to him. His daughters-in-law had to leave behind their parents and siblings.

Great post!
We are called to be separate from the world.

Elizabeth

the traveler said...

Thanks for this post! I have a tendency to overlook patterns in Old Testament history, but you pointed them out. I also really enjoy your 'sign of design.' Very encouraging!

Judith said...

Did God destroy the whole earth or just the area where Noah lived? Many believe that God did not destroy the whole earth because where did the various races come from if he did.

Judy Herman