Bible Ballistics: BBs #45 Noah?? Fact or Fantasy?
Noah—a hot topic of the day. To see the ‘movie’ or not to see the ‘movie’. I have a bit to share in that regard.
Genesis 6:6-8,11 “And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord…11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.”
‘Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.’ Why?
Hebrews 11:7, “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.”
John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
Noah believed God (faith, believe, receive are used synonymously here), obeyed Him, built an ark, and saved his own family’s lives, as well as the animals God had made. What else did Noah do for the 100+ years that he built on the ark? How did he ‘condemn’ the world while he built? Well!!! The answer is where????? Of course you know.
1 Peter 2:5, “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;”
He preached for 100 years of the coming judgment of God on ungodliness. Did anyone listen? NO. What about us?
Matthew 24:37-39, “ But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 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, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Ring any bells?
So?? Here’s our shot for the day. We are living in the days of Noah. Will you go see the movie? That’s your decision, but as for “me and my house, we will serve the Lord” at home. Just because the ‘world’ uses ‘Bible’ names, terms, events and issues, doesn’t make it “Bible”. What is the motivation??? $$$$$ Your money, time, energy and influence. Why not use yours for God’s kingdom rather than funding the world’s. It’s your decision.
So?? Instead, read the book (the Bible), get to know the author, find out what it really says (in total), follow His will and ways (OBEY), and increase His kingdom with your time, talents, energy and resources—NOT the world’s. I believe we’re in that day, and only those who are following God through Jesus (Noah’s message also) will know truth and see. Get on the Ark—in Jesus!! The rest will know not “until” the flood comes to take them away. Know God now as Savior or bow before Him then as Judge!!! A bit longer than I usually share in a ‘BBs’ article, but I felt compelled to address this issue. God bless you with spiritual understanding—Colossians 1:9-14 is my prayer for you. Oh, and by the way, God Is Not Dead, I just talked to Him.