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The Man Behind The Ark

"But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God." -- Genesis 6:8-9

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In the last article, we took the time to look at some fun, interesting facts, mysteries, and even some conspiracy theories when it comes to the great ship known as the Ark. However, it's time for us to move forward. It's at this point we begin to learn more about Noah, the man God used when it came to building the Ark: "But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God." -- Genesis 6:8-9

Nevertheless, we've reached a point from within this Sacred Record, where it's revealed that God had decided that He was going to destroy all of humanity and every other living thing that He had made that was upon the earth.

Remember, God was disappointed and even expressed regret because humanity had become so evil and morally corrupt in their thoughts, actions, and overall lifestyle.

Now, if we were to go back a little farther from within the Sacred Record, we'd see that the Scriptures had pointed out, God had indeed regretted making man: "And the Lord was sorry [regretted] that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart." -- Genesis 6:6

Understand that this particular passage is constantly debated amongst Christian leaders, Bible scholars, and teachers alike. And if one were to be completely honest, they would have to admit, the idea that God had regretted making the highlight of His overall creation could bring even a raging bull to a pause. I mean, after all, why would God reveal such a thought? Often I think to myself: "Why would God admit, to perhaps, making a mistake when it comes to humanity?"

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Why Are Christians So Afraid?

The mere thought of God, perhaps making a mistake and admitting it, would cause most Christian leaders and Bible teachers to scoff at a notion. However, if we were honest with ourselves, we would find that these questions, which deal with God admitting that He had made a mistake when it came to humanity, are definitely warranted. I don't know why Christians are so afraid to travel down this road?

Now, let's go further by admitting to the idea that these questions, in reality, can't be truly answered? Just because the Sacred Record seems to indicate that God did regret making the human race, does that make us less valuable in His eye? Would the statement seem to insinuate that God doesn't love us?

I believe, if anything, it's a testament to God's love toward us. I think that it was God's tremendous love for us that kept Him from destroying us after we had turned away from Him, in my opinion. Now, I know that some church leaders and Bible teachers would not even entertain these questions to begin with. And why would they? They would be mocked and laughed at for even thinking about a question that would even suggest God had made a mistake. And even worse; He admits it.

Yeah, I know God is perfect, and He can't make mistakes. But since "God's thoughts" was brought up from within the Sacred Record, then bringing forth the question is warranted, and the thought behind the question carries significant weight. Besides, does this alleged admission by God seem to indicate that He's flawed in some kind of way? Of course not, don't be silly, for I want to be clear, God is infallible. 

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God Gave Us Everything?

Nevertheless, it just means that God created something so perfect in design and poured so much into that creation; it shows the tremendous love that He has had for us since the very beginning of creation. Understand, God truly cares about us, and the Scripture reveals that it grieved Him mightily when He saw that humanity was on a path of self-destruction. And because of this heavy sorrow that was on His divine heart, God refused to stand by and watch us as a human race suffer any longer, especially by our own doing.

To put it simply, God loves us unconditionally, more than we will ever know. And if we believe God's love to be true, then why would we expect Him to stand by and let us destroy ourselves? This is why I'm not afraid to put forth the notion of what the Sacred Record implies: "And the Lord was sorry [regretted] that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart." -- Genesis 6:6

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What Would You Have Done?

Now, this article is supposed to be about Noah, so I won't get too deep into this when it comes to God loving us. But I would like to take this moment to share something with you and make it clear. Know that I, too, don't believe that God did or could ever make a mistake. I believe that everything the Lord does - is done for a reason.

But if you could try to imagine yourself being in a position to where your child, who you helped bring into this world, someone who you love true and dear, and that child is trying their best to torment and destroy themselves. My question to you would be: "How would you feel?" Would you be sad that you brought someone into this world, only to see them suffer as they constantly place themselves in a state of enduring pain and affliction? 

What caring parent would want to see that happen to their child? You would think that you would try to do something about it? Right?

Nevertheless, I will leave it at that, for I can't answer for God. It would be absurd on my part to even think that with my finite mind, I could even achieve such a daunting feat when it comes to answering for the Almighty. Now, if I were to laugh or mock anything, it would be at the notion that I actually could think, for the Most High.

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Noah Was A Seed Worthy Enough?

Nevertheless, let's move forward. At times, I wonder if people are truly thankful that Noah had found favor in God's eyes during this pivotal moment in time. For it was at a time when humanity had become so morally corrupt and wicked, our actions would bring upon the wrath of God. Wrath so powerful, it would be something we had never experienced as a human race, up to this point from within humanity's short history.

We should appreciate that God was able to find someone amongst the filth that humanity had become. Be grateful the Lord was able to find someone worthy enough when it came to being an ambassador for humanity at this time. God saw that Noah had enough good qualities from within him, to where He decided to turn him into a "seed" that would represent humanity as a whole. And because of this representation, humanity would be saved, despite its wicked ways.

Now make sure you get that? It was at this time when God had decided that He was going to destroy all of humanity. But instead of doing that, He decided to save the human race by using Noah as a seed. The Sacred Record states that Noah was a "just man," which means God had justified him to be a reasonable man. He was justified by God, to where the Most High absolved him of all his wrongs and deemed him worthy enough to be a representation for the human race during this time.

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Make No Mistake 

Jesus Christ is Our Savior

Please pay attention to where I stress the point that deals with: "during this time." Understand, I'm not trying to turn Noah into Jesus Christ. So calm down, church leaders, don't be so quick to drag me to the gallows. Make no mistake, Jesus is the Son of God, The Truth, The Light, and through the gift of forgiveness, Jesus is the Savior of humanity, and the only Door, when it comes to obtaining eternal life:

"Jesus said to them, 'If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I came from God and now Am here. I have not come on My own; but [of] He [Who] sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.

'You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

'Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me! Can any of you prove Me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe Me? He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.'" -- John 10:42-47

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God Recorded All This For A Reason?

With that being stated, know that we must not ignore the other people that God used before and after Jesus' earthly ministry. Understand, there's a reason why their Sacred Accounts are recorded, and it would behoove us to learn from their biblical accounts, ministries, and life experiences.

Their biblical accounts provide us with a rare opportunity to gain some much-needed wisdom without having to endure what they had to endure. This is what I would call having an invaluable unique advantage that has been afforded to us through the Bible.

The Scriptures also state that Noah "walked with God," which means, just like the prophet Enoch did before him, he had a very personal relationship with the Most High. Understand, Noah followed the correct principles that God had approved of, and he had a great disposition about himself. Know that Noah's conversation had a pure agenda and was found to be untainted and without corruption.

 So when you think about how the world was during Noah's time, with it being so vile, morally corrupt, and wicked, to where God had decided that He would ultimately destroy humanity, the highlight of His creation. We must keep in mind that despite all of this, Noah was still able to find favor in God's eyes, which says a lot about the man who built the Ark.

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Now that we've taken a closer look at Noah and the type of man he was and the kind of relationship he had with the Lord. We'll begin to move forward into Noah's account. Did God make a covenant (promise) to Noah? And if so, what did it all entail?

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