What Jesus Really Meant When He Spoke of the ‘Days of Noah’

It might not be what you think.

Before Jesus returns, non-believers will be going on with their normal activities, not realizing the end is at hand.

By Michael Brown Published on September 25, 2017

Have you heard this before? “We know that the last days will be wicked. Very wicked. Just like the days of Noah. That’s what Jesus said.”

One website states, “Jesus said that the end times would be like the days of Noah and Lot. Are we living in a day like that?”

Another site explains, “Regardless of how one interprets Matthew 24, there’s no doubt that Christ referred to the rebellion and judgment in Noah’s day, which He compared to mankind’s subsequent rebellion and impending judgment. It’s a sober warning for any generation to consider.”

A pastor on YouTube argues that, just as Noah’s day was marked by the great flood, so our day has been marked by massive hurricanes like Harvey, which dumped unprecedented amounts of water on our land.

Another Christian teacher goes even further, suggesting a potential connection to aliens:

There continues to be a flow of articles, books, and entertainment programs dealing with UFO’s, aliens, and the like. Many wonder if there is a connection or relationship to the prediction of our Lord in Luke 17:26: “And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man.”

The emergence of the ‘Nephilim’ was what brought about the Flood of Noah. Who were they? Is the current interest in the possibility of “alien” involvements some how of Biblical relevance?

The truth is that Jesus did make a comparison between the last days and the days of Noah. But His primary point was not that there would be great wickedness in the last days, as there was in the days of Noah. Instead, His point was simple and clear, as we’ll see by reading His words firsthand.

What Was Jesus’ Point?

But first, a few caveats.

I’m not denying that the last days will be marked by great wickedness.

I’m not saying that there are no comparisons between the days of Noah and the final generation. I’m simply questioning if that was the Lord’s main point.

I’m not denying that there will be great judgment at the end of the age, just as there was in Noah’s day. That, in fact, was a clear point Jesus was making.

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As for those looking for parallels between Noah’s day and ours (if we are the last generation or nearly the last), how about this? Jewish tradition states that a straw that broke the camel’s back in Noah’s day, bringing on the flood, was that men were marrying men as well as animals. (See Genesis Rabbah 26:5.) What do you know!

The question, again, is this: Was Jesus telling us that the final generation would be marked by extreme rebellion and wickedness, just as Noah’s generation was? Let’s look at His words.

In Noah’s Day, They Were Oblivious to Impending Judgment

In Matthew’s Gospel He said, “For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. [The Son of Man was the way Jesus often referred to Himself. He’s talking about His return here at the end of the age.] For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man”  (Matt. 24:37-39).

What were the people of Noah’s day doing before the flood came? They were living their normal lives. They were going about their normal business and conducting their normal affairs. They were oblivious to the fact that the end was near.

The emphasis is not on the wickedness of the people of Sodom but rather on their lack of awareness of what was at the door.

Jesus says that’s how it will be for non-believers before He comes. They’ll be going on with their normal activities, not realizing the end is at hand.

In Luke’s Gospel He adds: “Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot — they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all — so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed” (Lk. 17:28-30).

Here, too, the emphasis is not on the wickedness of the people of Sodom but rather on their lack of awareness of what was at the door. They were about to be destroyed but had no clue. So it will be with worldly people at the end of the age.

What The Experts Say

What do the major commentators say about Jesus’ words? Here’s a tiny sampling:

Ulrich Luz:

The comparison with the days of Noah serves to emphasize what is meant by ignorance about the time of the Parousia [Second Coming]. The people of that day, in the time before the flood, lived their daily lives. They ate and drank; the young men married, and the fathers gave their daughters in marriage. They suspected nothing. Then the flood came over them and destroyed them. The comparison implies that the parousia of the Son of Man is a catastrophe, something as destructive as the flood.

Donald A. Hagner:

The people of Noah’s day were oblivious to all else than their own pleasurable living. And they had no inkling of the judgment that was to come upon them until it was too late.

Leon Morris:

Jesus refers to life in the pre-Flood days. The Old Testament informs us that the people of that day were sinners, and indeed that it was their exceeding sinfulness that brought down the Flood on them. But Jesus refers to none of this. He reminds his hearers that life before the Flood was in many respects like life in their own day. People were engaged in eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage (the verbs normally used of the man and of the woman respectively). We should notice that there is nothing sinful in the activities Jesus mentions; these actions are the stuff of life. No community could exist without them. And these actions continued right up to the day Noah entered the ark.

Craig Blomberg:

So also Christ’s return will interrupt people in the ordinary activities of life.

The Point is Unpreparedness

Of course, it’s more exciting to make all kinds of comparisons between our day and the days of Noah. I don’t doubt that such parallels exist.

I’m simply saying that was not the point Jesus was making. His emphasis was quite clear, as noted by R. T. France: “But the main point is the unpreparedness of Noah’s contemporaries.”

As for the argument that the Nephilim from Noah’s day are connected to aliens today, let’s file that one away with the prediction that Jesus would return on September 23, 2017.

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  • JohnYouAreSoCorrect

    Regarding the article’s last few words, the very reason why God will not reveal when the end will come is this:
    If we really could have known that 9/23 was the last day, we could have lived in sin until 11:55PM of 9/22.
    God does not want us to know, because he wants it to be a surprise.
    Our Lord is pleased with those who live every day as if it could be the day when they see Jesus.

  • Trilemma

    Preterists believe the last days came and went 2000 years ago. All these efforts to predict the future occurrence of a past event are absurd. It’s like trying to predict when the first man will walk on the moon as prophesied by President Kennedy.

    • GPS Daddy

      Since you don’t accept that the bible is God’s inerrant word, then your able to put any interpretation on it you want to.

      • Kevin Quillen

        Tell me this….when will you give up on the “rebirth” of Israel being prophetically significant? It has been 69 years already. How long is a generation? Why if God put the Jews back into their own land in 1948, did He give them only a tiny portion of the land they once possessed? Preterism is true.

        • davidrev17

          Preterism begets nothing but confusion, literally leaving more questions, than answers in its mind-numbing, convoluted prophetic wake; not to mention those bizarre interpretive enigmas that such hermeneutical gymnastics creates throughout the Word of God – redemptive history included – when “eisegetically” IMposing the Preteristic motif UPON the text of Holy Scripture, as opposed to simply allowing “Scripture to interpret Scripture.”

          Thus the straight-up, anti-Semitic underpinnings of Preterism represents a LIE Kevin; whose “author,” or “god of this world” – aka the “spirit of antichrist” – couldn’t possibly be the omniscient “Spirit of Truth” Himself. (i.e., John 16:13) You’re sadly and tragically deceived my friend!

          So I’ll limit this response to addressing just two issues of which are plainly stated and/or taught in the Word of God; yet whose plain truth’s are simply ignored by those who wish to “twist and distort the Scriptures,” in order to try and fashion, or mold the Bible to comport with one’s cherished scenario. So the two issues I’ll briefly touch-upon, is the biblical concept of “generation” & “resurrection.”

          BOTH concepts are readily found in the Hebrew Bible; thus neither of these areas mentioned in several places in the OT – especially when it comes to the physical/bodily resurrection of saints at the “end of the age,” i.e., Job 19:25-27; Isaiah 25:8-9; 26:19; Daniel 12:1-3; Hosea 13:14; plus the words of Yeshua in John 6:35-40 (esp. vv. 39 & 40) – COULDN’T possibly represent THE “mystery” about which our beloved Apostle Paul is referencing when describing the instantaneous – thus IMMINENT – “catching-away/”caught-up” [Greek = “harpazo”] of the New Testament saints, in 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 (esp. vv. 50-54), 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; whose imminent reality was also cryptically inferred by Yeshua, TO His own, in John 11:25-26 & 14:1-3. (See also 2 Cor. 12:2, for the use of “harpazo.”)

          Hence, the “rapture” – a previously UN-revealed aspect of the physical/bodily “resurrection of the righteous,” or “just” (i.e., Luke 14:24; Acts 24:15) – is THE “mystery,” of which concerns and/or affects ONLY those living, so-called church-age saints, of whom are physically alive when Yeshua comes for His children near the “end of the age”! (BTW: Both passages I just mentioned, deal with ALL of the saints who’ve died physically, ever since the “thief on the cross” & the Lord Jesus died on Golgotha/Calvary. Or if you will, ever since the inception/origin of the New Covenant “ekklesia,” having taken place on Pentecost in Acts 2.)

          Absolutely NONE of those associated events mentioned in those prophetic texts, has EVER transpired during redemptive history Kevin! Sin, and its effects, are still an empirical reality throughout this planet – 24-7 / 365!

          And “Saints” still continue to physically die in their earthly bodies; as opposed to the eternally sustainable spiritual bodies Paul mentions in several places in 1 Cor. 15. And it should be manifestly obvious that there’s never been a PHYSICAL/BODILY resurrected child of God – contra Preteristic assumptions – of whom has ever demonstrated any of those supernatural traits unique to the prototypical, resurrected body in which our Lord Yeshua (as THE quintessential example of “firstfruits”) had exemplified before eyewitnesses, during his roughly 6-week ministry prior to His ascension. (See the events of Matthew 28; Luke 24; John 20 & 21; or Acts 1:1-3)

          And as for the duration of a “generation”: simply read the words of Yahweh to Abram, in Genesis 15:12-16 – but read the critically relevant stipulations of the “Abrahamic Covenant” in all of chapter 15 – when He was unilaterally/unconditionally inaugurating and/or ratifying this monumental, everlasting covenant involving the Jewish people, and their “promised land.” And please notice how (in vv. 12-16) that Yahweh Himself, the Author of “time” itself – actually describes a “generation” as consisting of roughly “one-hundred years.”

          Hence we find the fulfillment, or exposition of this “four-hundred year” period – aka FOUR “generations,” stipulated by Yahweh Himself – as technically comprising a duration of “430-years”; whose perfectly prophesied historical “course” of events in Israel’s redemptive history, had finally expired at the “Exodus” from Egypt. (i.e., specifically chapter 12:31-51) So surely a duration of roughly “one-hundred years” – when it comes to analyzing the length of a biblical “generation” for eschatological purposes – is a distinct, plausible possibility?? Wouldn’t you agree Kevin? “Scripture will always interpret Scripture”!

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          “The time that the people of Israel lived in Egypt was 430 years. At the end of 430 years, on that very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. It was a night of watching by the Lord, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; so this same night is a night of watching kept to the Lord by all the people of Israel throughout their generations.” (Exodus 12:40-42/ESV – see also its precisely relevant antecedent historical prophecy, in Genesis 15:12-16)

          • Christine Wright

            I don’t know what preterism is, honestly. But as far as twisting scripture, I see a lot of that from people who believe Jesus is returning to take them out of this world too.

            I know for a fact one thing really, and probably only one thing. That salvation is what matters. True salvation, people living lives as followers of Christ. None of the rest matters, not really.

            I saw a vision when I died in childbirth (I was revived but I was dead for a time) the Angel of God came into the room before I died and held out His hand for me, I knew then I had a choice. I could go with him, or I could stay. He brought with him such a feeling of peace that I chose to go with Him. When I reached out my hand for His faster than the blink of an eye I was in heaven, and we were walking down a row of what appeared to me to be angels, then in an empty spot he placed me there, among what I thought at the time were Angels.

            I was confused a bit at first, not knowing why I was being placed with the angels, but then as the Angel of God walked away, I felt the power and presence of God so strongly that I could not stand, it was like a curtain had come down and I was washed in this power and presence. And I fell to my face and worshipped Him.

            I don’t know how long I was there like that, but God knew me, and loved me.. and the whole thing was so amazing. I could have been there for a minute, or a thousand years I do not know because it was as if time didn’t exist there. I know I never ever wanted to leave.

            Anyway, the next thing I know it was like the curtain was back and I couldn’t feel God’s presence so strongly again, and I looked up and the Angel of God was before me and reached out His hand again for me to come with Him and said it’s not your time yet.. Before I could say NO I don’t want to go back, I was back in the hospital operating room again.

            All that was all well and good, except it didn’t fit ANY description of heaven I’d ever seen. Everything was bright white there, so white that it would blind you if you were in an earthly body. And there was row after row of people who looked like angels. So many in fact that I was before the throne of God yet couldn’t see God. I was very far in the back and there must have been millions upon millions of people there who looked like angels. So.. not any heaven I’d ever heard of. No rivers or trees or any of the things I believed in.

            I told people what I saw, and was told it was just a figment of my imagination, or from shaytan.. Every single excuse of why it wasn’t really heaven. But I couldn’t stop believing that what I saw was real. It was too real to discount the experience. So I just thought Mohammed had never actually seen heaven, but didn’t tell people that was now my belief. Some things you just don’t say such as Mohammed lied when he said he saw heaven.

            Fast forward my life, I became saved… AFTER I was saved, in the beginning of my Christian walk I saw a passage in the Bible, in revelation which described to a tee what I saw. It was the very first time I’d ever seen anyone describe what I saw, and it was in the Bible.

            For me, this was confirmation that Christianity was right. And it might have been the ONLY reason God let me see what I did that time.. So that after I became a Christian I would know factually I was following the right God.

            However, I was there. Among the multitude who, according to the Book were saved during the great tribulation. If THAT is where I am going back when I die then I AM one of the multitude who was saved during the great tribulation…

            That leaves us a couple options. If one group is correct then there are only 4 years or less left before Jesus returns. Because I was saved almost three years ago. OR, that group is simply wrong in what they believe about tribulation and the time frame of Christ’s return. I don’t know which, and I don’t know if God just allowed me to see a thing to confirm my walk with Jesus later, or what..

            But I also know that it simply does not matter BECAUSE I’m saved. BECAUSE I know God and BECAUSE I know Jesus. God told me I am His daughter Israel after I was saved, and that is all that matters. I am HIS daughter. Whatever happens beyond that on earth is just a thing.

          • davidrev17

            Wonderful recollection of some serious spiritual truth, namely your vision, no doubt Divinely choreographed just for you sister. And may our loving, gracious Heavenly Father continue to richly bless your life – as you manifest His light & truth wherever you go. Shalom dear sister!

          • Kevin Quillen

            I will be brief and make two points, that if you seriously consider the ramifications of each, you may learn something. First the word “air” in the well known “rapture” verse 1 Thess 4:17, is either an error or this verse means something other than commonly believed. It means the air in close proximity to ones body. About as far as one can throw dust. See Acts 22:23. Now this is not a problem for the Preterist but is for dispensationalists. 1Thess. is a resurrection verse. Second point; The teaching of Hymenaeus and Philetus that “overthrew” the faith of some people. Now think this through carefully, IF the resurrection is/was a physical raising of the dead as is commonly taught today, how could ANYONE be fooled? All it would take is to go to the local graveyard and see if the bodies were still there! So, were they teaching that the physical raising of bodies was past? Of course not. They (and Paul) knew that the resurrection was NOT physical. Notice that Paul only corrected the timing and not the nature of the event. This event happened in 70 AD when the old covenant ended and the new stood alone. At some point, the resurrection brought ALL who ever lived into the new covenant and then those worthy into the presence of God. Since then we, in turn, die, and face judgment individually. Rev 14:13. Please go and listen to Don K Preston videos. He is the best Preterist teacher. Peace Brother.

          • davidrev17

            “For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:38-40)

            “Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother [Lazarus] would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:21-26)

            ☆ ☆ ☆

            The Old Covenant was still in-force during this exchange between the Lord Yeshua, and his friend Martha, sister of Lazarus; as well as during the events chronicled in John chapter 6. And notice how Jesus & Martha, in both passages, refer to a “resurrection of the righteous” taking place at/on “the last day.” Yet you and other Preterists continue to bizarrely insist that this “last day,” was in fact 70 AD/CE?

            On top of that Kevin, do you have ANY idea just how many other countless historical events mentioned in passages in both OT/NT – events of which were to be fulfilled here on earth in conjunction with Israel’s Messiah returning to this planet a “second time” (i.e., Hebrews 9:28) – that are still awaiting precise historical fulfillment?? Did they (ALL these UNrecorded events circa 70 AD) just happen invisibly, or spiritually; since the Preterist consistently moves about through Scripture, utilizing their alternative hermeneutical methods of imposing literal, metaphorical, or allegorical meaning UPON the text – kinda like what one does when molding/shaping “Play-Doh”??

            So please cite to ANY ancient Jewish rabbinical literature say, perhaps Josephus, that mentions ANY of the events we read about taking place throughout just Zechariah chapter’s 12-14 – especially those stated in vv. 14:1-4?? And where is it recorded in ancient literature, that “every eye saw Him” (Messiah) when He returned to this planet in 70 CE, in conjunction with Revelation 1:7; since you Preterists believe the Book of Revelation was written during the reign of Nero, or at least before 70 AD??

        • GPS Daddy

          Hmm, how do you know where I stand on Israel?

        • GPS Daddy

          Here is another thing, Kevin, I have never gotten into a discussion on this site on Israel. My response to Trilemma was about Trilemma’s position on the authority of scripture FROM PREVIOUS POSTS on PREVIOUS articles. Trilemma does not accept that the bible is God’s inerrant word. Rather, Trilemma believes that is “contains” God’s word. Yet, to take the preterist position you really need to have a high view of scripture. To claim that the bible contains prophecies whether fulfilled in the past or not one needs to assume that the bible is what it claims to be… so, Kevin, don’t butt into a conversion unless you know whats being discussed.

        • GPS Daddy

          Kevin, can you butt out of the discussion I’m trying to have with Trilemma?

      • Trilemma

        Every Christian puts their own interpretation on the Bible. As recorded in the Bible, Jesus clearly said all the end times events would happen during the lifetimes of those he spoke to. If the end times didn’t happen in the first century, then Jesus was a false prophet.

        • GPS Daddy

          Trillemma, have you ever head of the speaker-listener technique?

          • Trilemma

            Yes. What’s your interpretation?

          • GPS Daddy

            So the bible claims to be written by men who were carried along by the Holy Spirit. If we cannot trust that this is the case then the bible is lying. How can it then “contain” the word of God? Either it is the infallible word of God or it is a book to be thrown in the trash.

            But just because it is the word of God does not mean that everyone will have the same interpretation. I would say that most Christians consider the theology that they believe in to be inspired. Theology is not inspired. Why?

            Because theology is man speaking back to God what He has spoken to us in His Word. If we speak back to God what he is speaking to us then our word are of the Spirit. But if we do not then our words are nothing more than man’s words.

            God speaks to us in His word and we speak back to Him… but we call it theology. You seem to like to hide behind that fact that there are many different views of what the bible says. They only view that matters is that we speak back to God what he is speaking to us. The more we are in step with the Spirit the more we will speak back to God what He speaks to us in His Word.

            Your already starting off on the wrong foot for you discount the bible as God’s word. How then can you speak back to God what He has spoken to us?

          • Trilemma

            Theology is man trying to figure out what God said in the Bible which results in different theological interpretations of the Bible. What we have here is a failure to communicate. God should have no problem communicating clearly what He wants us to know.

            As recorded in the Bible, Jesus clearly said all the end times events would happen during the lifetimes of those he spoke to. Yet, most Christians want to interpret what He said differently.

          • GPS Daddy

            I don’t think so, Trilemma. Do you accept that the bible is the inspired Word of God and that it is inerrant? If this si the case, then the bible is not myth. It is actual history. Jesus was a real man who really did claim to be God and who really did die on the cross and who really was raised from the dead… myths do not rise from the dead.

          • Trilemma

            I don’t accept the Bible as inerrant because there are obvious errors. There are many bibles to choose from. Which one is the one that’s inerrant?

            I believe Jesus was a real man who really did die on the cross. However, not all Christians believe he is God. That’s a matter of Biblical interpretation or theology. There are plenty of myths about people rising from the dead.

          • GPS Daddy

            >>Theology is man trying to figure out what God said in the Bible which
            results in different theological interpretations of the Bible

            Also, Trilemma, this is not at all what I am saying.

          • Trilemma

            I know that’s not what you said. I disagree with what you said. Man speaking back to God is prayer not theology. Theology is the study of religion and God.

  • davidrev17

    The unmistakable, consistent prophetic motif we encounter in the New Covenant Scriptures re: the return of the Lord for His own (i.e., John 14:1-3) is “IMMINENCY” – well-prior in “chronos-years,” to His [victorious] “feet touching-down on the Mount of Olives” in Zechariah 14 (see also Acts 1:9-11), and all other related prophetic passages; which is clearly why WE Homo sapiens in general (genuine believing followers of Jesus too) are clueless as to its “chronos” (clocktime) suddenness and/or unexpectedness, in direct relationship to Adonai’s obviously inscrutable “Kairos” time-schedule, surrounding the final “Day of Yahweh.”

    Yet, why is it that the so-called “church” here in Godless God Bless America, is tragically asleep-at-the-wheel during this 21st-century – almost exactly like the UNbelieving masses to whom Dr. Brown is referencing above?? Hmmm… (Could it be due to wholesale biblical illiteracy amongst His professing own?) “These things ought not be”! (e.g., 1 Peter 4:17-18; see also 1 John 2:28-3:3; Philippians 3:20-21; Titus 2:13

    (BTW: This period of “chronos,” earthbound clocktime encompassing this final “Day of God,” known only to Himself – is anything BUT a 24-hour, “chronos” solar-day here on earth! See the multifarious uses of “Day” [Hebrew = “yom”] used some 18-times (I believe), just in Zechariah chapter’s 12-14 alone. This is why – in my unlearned, thus unscholarly opinion – the “timeframe” encapsulating the final “Day of Yahweh,” has seemed to present so many ongoing challenges to legitimate prophetic scholars, when it comes to “rightly” exegeting passages like 2 Thessalonians 2:1-10…esp. vv. 3-4?? They seem to be afflicted with the hermeneutical NEED, to cram all sorts of eschatological events into their pre, mid, pre-wrath, or post-trib “rapture/snatching-away” of the saints scenarios – as this relates to Daniel’s 70th “week-of-years”???)

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    32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.35 Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”

    (Mark 13:32-37/ESV…but see entire context, and TO WHOM the Lord Yeshua/Jesus is speaking, in chapter 13).

    • Kevin Quillen

      understood exactly as read the Bible tells us that the “Day of the Lord”, the “last days”, the new heaven and new earth, the second coming of Christ occurred in 70 A.D.. You do not have to force meanings and twist scripture, just take it at face value, and believe what it says. God did not write to us a mystery, He wrote very simply and clearly. Preterism is truth.

      • Jim Walker

        So what are we living for ? I’m sure this no new heaven and new earth because its same as in the days of Noah…

  • GPS Daddy

    We play at justice. When someone murders someone no matter what we do to the murderer, the murdered person receives nothing. The atheist has no answer for justice for, in that world view, there is nothing beyond the grave. But we know that justice must be served. We demand that justice is served. If you have been wronged by a horrific crime you want justice.

    We may like “Trials and Tribble-ations” but the hard cold fact is that the past cannot be erased. Every word, every thought, every intention will come under judgement to face justice.

  • Christine Wright

    Good article!

  • m-nj

    Do any of the Bible commentators you quote hold to the accurate reading of Genesis 6, that the ben-Elohim were fallen angels that fathered angel-human hybrids, the Nephilim? Or do they hold that the ben-Elohim were the just men?

    The answer to this will inform me if they are even open to believing the level of spiritual wickedness that was going on in Noah’s day. And it is very clear that is was extreme evil, since the only way God decided to fix it was to do a full reset with Noah… wiping out millions if not billions of creatures (man, animals, hybrids).

    Also, these commentators likely did not have the scientific understanding we now have that gives insight into what could have been happening.

    I’m not saying I accept everything these pastors are saying about what “the days of Noah” means, but there are almost too many correlations and correspondences between the evil of that time and evil we see now.

    Nobody that is putting forth the other aspects of what Jesus meant when he said “like days of Noah” that I have heard are denying the parallel of the obliviousness of the unsaved then and now. Rather, I think what we are seeing that Jesus’ words hold more meaning than a simple surface reading lets on (as they do in many other places).

  • benevolus

    I think what He was saying was that His return and judgment would come like a thief in the night. Paul told us later that the Body of Christ will not be taken unawares.

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