As the days of Noah were … What was it like back then? The story of Noah is in Genesis Chapter 6. Let’s look at it:
Gen 6:1-8 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. 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. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Gen 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.
The first four verses carry a lot of controversy with them about who the “sons of God” were and the fact they had children with the “daughters of men.” That is not why we are here today. We are here because of Matthew 24:37 – As it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be at the coming of the Son of Man. (Paraphrased)
We see that the people around Noah were eating, drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage. Pretty normal stuff, right? People have been doing that down through the ages. So, what is the difference between then and now?
Turns out that it has recently gotten so there’s not much difference between what is happening now and what the Bible says was going on in Genesis:
We’ll pick up with Verse 5. 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. Wow! God’s ways are higher than our ways. (Isaiah 55:9) He sees us in a different way than we see ourselves. We think we are being “Christian” when we allow women “Freedom of Choice.” Did you know that God spends three months getting a child ready to go into a mother’s womb? Then another nine months knitting that child together (in most cases – some are “preemies”). Don’t believe it? Genesis 18:10 The LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.”
“About this time next year – a year from now. Her pregnancy surely was not beyond nine months. That means three months to prepare the child. Psalm 139:13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. Another verse to confirm: Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou came forth out of the womb I sanctified thee …
And people want to kill what God has been working on for twelve months! Not to mention killing an innocent life.
Another thing that has been going for years is people, comfortable with killing the innocent (an unborn child), do not want to kill, or sometimes even prosecute, the guilty. Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man.
Then we have those who want to overthrow authority: Romans 13:1-3 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and you shall have praise of the same:
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
They stated this because the rulers were corrupt. (Like we have today – some rulers are corrupt.) If a ruler (President, Governor, etc.) tells you to do something that is contrary to God’s laws, then obey God. Today, we also have people who are not obeying God’s laws. We have people who do not acknowledge God exists. It is like it was in the days of Noah. That means it will not be long before Jesus returns. We are as in the “Days of Noah.”