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This is Pamphlet #9009, Study #9in our series. Much of it taken from otgenesis9, 
The truth about:

"Is it okay to eat poison ivy since Noah's flood?' No!  Neither is it okay to eat pork!" Even though most Christians do!
Caution to students of God;s Word - Please remember two things when using our American Wisdom Series studies:
#1. Our commentary is not God's Word. It is only our interpretation or understanding of "His Word" and even though we try our best to be accurate we may or may not be correct. #2. The King James translation, or any other translation, of the original Hebrew text has some words which were given different translations at different places probably because of the interpreters preconceived ideas of what they think God meant to say. For example: According to the notes in the "Drake's Annotated Reference Bible" the Hebrew word hayah in the KJV is Trans. (became) 67 times, (becamest or came to pass) 505 times, (become) 66 times, and (come to pass) 131 times, but for some reason in Genesis 1:2 it is translated (was)! That sure changes the way a person perceives the original creation of the earth, doesn't it?  Gen. 1:2 And the earth was (became) without form, ... Having said that, let us continue with our "studies". These studies contain knowledge, we believe, you must have to fully and accurately unlock and understand the Word of God. 
May the Holy Spirit be your only guiding light. Sincerely, John Rhine

Revelation 2:17  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

John 15:26
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:13-14
[13] Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. [14] He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

This Bible Study was originally written by Roger Christopherson,
 published at http://www.theseason.org/ 

You can view it at the season`s web site (address above) as originally published
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The American Wisdom Series  

Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.

 Now here is our revised study of: Christopherson's Genesis 9.

"Is it okay to eat poison ivy since Noah's flood? No!  Neither is it okay to eat pork!" As most Christians teach!

The eighth chapter of Genesis ended with God making an unconditional covenant with Noah, and part of that covenant stated that there would always be a time of harvest. It stated that we would always have cold and heat, and the summer and winter; there would always be a time to plant your crops. So when we see men crying out that nuclear summers are coming, and that the ozone barrier is breaking down, and that it is going to destroy mankind we need to return to God's Word for the truth. We need to use common sense, and know that this is not what God's Word puts forth as the end of the story for planet earth.  We must understand that in the end times there is deception going on, and the advancing of a hidden agenda. 

God said there would always be seed planting time, "while the earth remaineth". In the Hebrew text the word for "remaineth" is # 3117, "yowm", a root word showing continuance, the presence of life, and seasons.

Genesis chapter nine continues after Noah and his family, and all life forms have left the ark. The earth now is clean of Satan's fallen angels and their offspring born through the wombs of the daughters of men.

Genesis 9:1 "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth."

God is now giving Noah and his family another command; " Multiply, and replenish the earth". There are only two times in the Scripture where God gave the command to "multiply and replenish the earth." The other place is in Genesis 1:28.

After God utterly destroyed the first earth age, because of the fall of Satan, along with the the third of us, also God's children, i.e. angels that followed Satan in his fall.  God then began the process of placing all souls of us, His children, afresh in this earth age. Placing our souls this time, in turn, in flesh and blood bodies after His image, as both males and females, to spend a short period of time living and dying as animals do in this second earth age. This to give us some idea as to the permanency of the death of our soul. Although returning our still living souls back to Him after this shadow earth death. God blessed us both, male and female, and instructed us just as He now instructs Noah and his family.

Genesis 1:28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and the fowl of the air, and over every liming thing that moveth upon the earth."

Genesis 9:2 "And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered."

God is telling Noah that mankind shall have the intelligence and the power to rule over the living animal kingdom.

Genesis 9:3 "Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things."

   American Wisdom Series Editor's Note:  Be real careful how you interpret this verse. The first part of the verse, on the surface, seems to say every thing that liveth shall be meat for you to eat. But the second part of the verse sets conditions. "even as the green herb" Poison ivy is a green herb, but it is one green herb I don't want to eat! Swine is one living thing I also don't want to eat; for the same reason!

"Meat for you", in the Hebrew tongue means "for your purpose". God has turned all life forms of this earth age over to Noah, his family and their descendants. When God gave Noah this wealth to be under his control, He also gave Noah a set of rules, and commandments to follow and govern him, for man's own protection.

Genesis 9:4 "But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat."

The "life" in the Hebrew text reads "nephesh", and is "the soul". God is saying that the soul of our flesh body is in the blood. And this is the essence and very foundation of the doctrine of "substitution and atonement". This is why Paul said:

Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

That gift of eternal life is given because our Lord Jesus Christ shed His pure blood, as a sacrifice for our sinful blood on on the cross.

Hebrews 9:22 "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission," We simply have no hope of eternal life without claiming the blood of Christ. Then in verse 26;

Hebrews 9:26 "For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself." Christ's death on the cross is sufficient to cover all sin, from the very foundation of the world. Jesus Christ the Son of God gave Himself willing as a sacrifice, so that each of us could be drawn back to the Father.

In a physical sense, this is also why we are instructed to bleed animals before eating the meat. We are not to eat the blood. It falls under the Levitical health laws, and protects our own physical condition.

Genesis 9:5 "And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man."

God is setting up His law so that if you take the life of a man, God will require yours in return. This is "capital punishment". Remember the "life" [or soul] is in the blood. This law that God set down for Noah is the same law that God gave to Moses, and that we have today. God's laws are the foundations of our laws.

Genesis 9:6 "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man."

All of mankind is made in the image of "elohim", which represents both God and the angels, in the Hebrew. We are all of the same likeness or appearance. God is telling us that once a man has committed murder, the planned taking of a life; it is then taken out of the hands of man, and the true judgment is for God. This judgment is referred to a higher power.

The laws of Leviticus and Deuteronomy spell out how judgment of that law shall be carried out. It is the kinsman redeemer, or the next of kin that has the right to cast the first stone and take the life of the murderer. This is the first judicial law that was passed from God to man. God is saying that "I will not kill the murderer, but you will carry out the justice". When any society fails to carry out this command, you will have a breakdown of order.

The word "kill", and "murder" are two separate words in the Hebrew language, just as they are in the English language. Though the New Testament uses the word "kill" in place of the word "murder", the Greek text is very clear. "Murder" means to premeditate, and lie in wait to take a life, intentionally, and in a evil manner. This rules out death caused by an accident, to another person.

Genesis 9:7 "And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein."

The command is to bring children onto this earth.

Genesis 9:8 "And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,"

Genesis 9:9 "And I, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you;"

The statement; "seed after you" in the Hebrew text is; "from umbilical cord to umbilical cord". It is referring to one generation passing it on to the next generation, and this continues without end. God's covenant with Noah, Abraham, David, and so on; are blood covenants to each generation, and all generations. This is what is meant by inheritance, whether it be a promise, a law, or land; when it is given it is perpetual. This is why communism is a Godless form of both government and doctrine. It terminates inheritance, and God given rights.

Genesis 9:10 "And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth."

This promise is for everyone.

Genesis 9:11 "And I will establish My covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth."

To be established means that it is still in existence. This is a promise from God to each of us that He will never cause a flood by water on the earth again. You can count on it.

The flood of Revelation 12 talks about another form of flood of water, and that flood will pour forth from the mouth of Satan, and cover the entire earth.
 We are told that that flood will not destroy God's people, because that flood is a spiritual flood of lies and deceptions.
The sealed elect of God will know the truth, and just not buy into any part of The false-christ's [Satan's] system.

Genesis 9:12 "And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:"

This "token" is a "sign", and that sign is the rainbow that we see in the clouds after each rainstorm. It has existed from the time of Noah, and always will be with us. It is a reminder of God's promise to us.

Genesis 9:13 "I do set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth."

Genesis 9:14 "And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud;"

Genesis 9:15 "And I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall be no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

This is a reminder also to God of His covenant with man, and all living on the earth.

Genesis 9:16 "And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth."

There are two parts to this everlasting covenant of the rainbow.

The other part is stated in Isaiah 54, and God uses this covenant of the rainbow to make another covenant with His elect, who will be living during the time of the false-christ, and applied to those who stand against Satan.

Isaiah 54:1 "Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife," saith the Lord".

Jesus referred to this verse in Matthew 24:19, when He said; "And woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck."

The barren are those who have not taken Satan in a marriage, or brought others to him.
They are God elect, and are sealed in their minds, and they know that the false-christ will come first.
We are told that the "children of desolation", those that fall for the spurious messiah, will far outnumber then the "children of the married wife", or those who waited for the seventh trumpet.

So it is these elect that the covenant of Isaiah 54:9 is directed.

Isaiah 54:9 "For this is as the waters of Noah unto Me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee."

God is saying that the sign of the rainbow, that seal of His covenant with Noah, is also the sign to his elect that will live in the end times.
It is given to those who live through the travail of the Antichrist that comes upon the earth. It is a promise that when we sin and repent, He will never hold that sin against us, to the point of destroying us. The sign of the rainbow then is the sign to remind us to repent, and get right with God, and thank Him
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Isaiah 54:10 "For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord That hath mercy on thee."

This covenant is just as sure as any of the other of God's covenants
God will have mercy on all that repent and seek Him. 

This is our hope and peace of mind.

The full reason for the rapture doctrine theory is because Christians don't believe God.
They don't trust in the promises and covenants that He has given to us.

Rather than face the fact that they will face the false-christ, and meet him in spiritual warfare, they follow a fairy tale that they will fly away.

They desire not to arm themselves to stand against the spiritual powers, and deceptions of Satan, and rely on chance.

They have left their spiritual armor hanging on the wall, and they will be the first to be taken by the false-christ.

They will chase the spurious messaih, because they have allowed themselves to remain ignorant, and give over their rewards to the feet of Satan, which they will all do. 
However, God is addressing His elect, and spiritually mature, that are prepared for the false-christ, and will not find him appealing.
This covenant is direct to all His elect, to let them know that He will protect them, and care for them when the times get tough.

Why would you, as a child of God fear any part of the spurious messiah? God has set the limits of Satan's actions, and the false-christ [Satan] is allowed to harm only those who have not been sealed in their minds by God. In fact in Mark 13:11 we are told that we are not to even think about what we will say, when delivered up before the churches of Satan, for it will be the Holy Spirit that will speak in and through us. God will take care of you.

Genesis 9:17 "And God said unto Noah, "This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth."

Genesis 9:18 "And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan."

Why would Canaan be mentioned here, for he was not ever born yet?

Genesis 9:19 "These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread."

This is in direct reference to "ha-adham" in the Hebrew text; that is to say "the Adam", as separate from the races of the sixth day creation.

Genesis 9:20 "And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:"

God placed both Adam and Noah on the earth to be farmers [husbandman], to work the soil, and plant and harvest crops.

  American Wisdom Series Editor's Note:  Farming is a physical example of a spiritual act God wants eighth day man to perform. That is to spread the good news of His salvation plan for all mankind.
See Live Link to-
"Is the Seed Yet in the Barn?"  Haggai 2:19

Genesis 9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent."

Noah got a little carried away with his new crops, and he got drunk.

Genesis 9:22 "And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without."

Canaan is mentioned again as being the son of Ham, yet his birth has not come yet.

Genesis 9:23 "And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and sent backward, and covered the nakedness of the father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness."

What this is saying is that only Ham took part in this sinful act. The "Nakedness of their father", is the term for their mother. Ham preformed the sex act with his mother. This is why it is important for us to mature in our minds and not let the fairy tales of the Kenites deceive us here. Shem and Japheth took a blanket and turned their heads, as they went in to cover their mother, after she had been defiled by Ham.

The child, Canaan was the result of Ham's sinful act, and this is NOT the start of the African American
[or any other strange and stupid imagination of man],
nor is it the start of any other people racially, for both Ham and his mother were of the same, they were "Adamic" or Caucasian.
That is what our Genesis study is all about, the following the purity of the bloodline that the Christ child would be born to.

Many seminaries today still turn out those "one verse preachers" that teach the damnable lie that this was where the African American came from.There is no manuscript of any language that takes this position, in any form, that a race [kind] was created by a sinful act.

All races were created on the sixth day, and they were all declared  very good by God, and that includes the entire African American race. Genesis 1:31
They came before the Adamic race, and that is why God commanded Noah to take "male and female of every kind" aboard the ark.

God does everything in a natural order. The sinful act of Ham was very unnatural, and it is against both the nature and character of God, to allow the creation of any people of racial difference to come from sin. It is against the laws of God. In Leviticus 18 we read:

Leviticus 18:7, 8 "The nakedness of they father, or the nakedness of they mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness." [verse 7] "The nakedness of they father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness." [verse 8]

Leviticus 20:11 "And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

This law was not in affect when Ham took his mother, and this is why Canaan was named before he was ever born. Canaan was conceived while Noah was drunk, and his wife could have very well also been drunk. Again there is no way that people of the same race, or kind, can lie with each other and reproduce another race. God created all animals to reproduce after their own kind. No race ever came from an incestuous affair, and to believe it is to believe a lie.

There is no curse put on any race of men, for God would never create any life form and put a curse upon it. The only curse God puts on a person, is on the individual soul for his own personal act. God put the curse on Esau's soul, for the acts that he committed in that first earth age.

Genesis 9:24 "And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him."

Again, there is no law against seeing your father naked.

Genesis 9:25 "And he said, "Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall be unto his brethren."

What did this verse say? He [Noah] said, "cursed be Canaan". It says that Noah said, and not God, for it is Noah doing the talking. This old man was just getting up from an drunken binge, and has an hang-over, when he cursed Canaan, and not Ham. Canaan had just been conceived, and the embryo had just been formed inside Noah's wife. It was the act that Noah cursed.

Genesis 9:26 "And he said, "Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant."

This is still Noah doing the talking, and not God.

Genesis 9:27 "God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant."

As long as Noah was still the head of the house, this curse remained a fact. However, as soon as Noah was gone, so also was Noah's word, and his curse.

Genesis 9:28 "And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years."

Genesis 9:29 "And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died."

Don't allow yourself to be placed into a position of shame because of the ignorance and lies of others. Each man has a right and duty, both to God and himself to be proud of his identity, (i.e. race), and position before the Almighty Father. God made you and placed in you a mind, a will and freedom of choice within you. That freedom will allows you to chose your destiny, and through your choosing you will either follow the ways of God, or the sinful ways of man. He desires that you follow Him, and the inheritance that He offers to you.

All people, no matter what their race, have the same and equal opportunity before the Father, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Even the Kenites!
If they will repent and ask Jesus Christ to come into their life, to save them from their sins.

God has made blood covenants with his people; With Adam, Noah, Abraham, David etc. These were to be based on passing value from one generation to the next, all the way to the final generation. They were binding to God, and commitments that we can count on. These covenants and rights, such as the promises behind the rainbow, the land given to Abraham, and so on, are called inheritance. The inheritance is a very important part of our family lives, and to the family even today. It represents what is passed from generation to generation, father to son. The Godless systems of Communism and socialism seeks to destroy all forms of inheritance, and make the individual things of family value, placed out so the whole world can tread upon them. This will happen under Satan, the false-christ's system, and the Kenites are moving us to that end swiftly. [Tell ye your children of it!]

 American Wisdom Series Editor's Note:  We are going to stop here in our "In the Beginning Study" to review some commentary from chapter 9 in an earlier study we published on the the first 11 chapters of Genesis.  I don't believe you will find much difference in the general opinion of these 2 authors, but to read another person's perspective of events that took place at the start of God's creation of our universe may prove helpful in your understanding of the beginning of both the first and the second earth ages Because if you don't understand what happened in the beginning you will not understand the remainder of Scriptural teaching

Genesis
Chapter 9

The Great Deluge is finally over. Noah and his family have come forth from the ark to begin their lives anew.

Genesis 9:1
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
God told Noah and his family to re-populate the land with their kind, for these eight people are now the only surviving descendents of Adam on earth.
[2] And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
They are now in charge, or shall we say that this earth age has now been turned over to Noah and his family.
[3] Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Every living thing is now at Noah's disposal, to be used as he sees fit. However, there are two "qualifiers" for the flesh that shall be eaten, the first being "even as the green herb".  God did not create every plant on earth to be eaten, such as poison ivy, etc.  Moses would later classify those animals which are edible, i.e. created for food, and those that were not.

The second qualifier is as follows:

[4] But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Don't eat meat that has not been properly butchered, i.e. still contains the blood therein.

In as much as the blood contains the "life" of the soul, we see here the foundation of the doctrine of substitution and atonement, i.e. "life for life". And so it is that "without shedding of blood is no remission (of sins)" (Heb. 9:22).

So if you have sinned, someone has to pay the price with "blood"Thank God for His Son, Jesus Christ, who was willing to shed His blood for us.

[5] And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
"And I will avenge the shedding of your own life-; I will avenge it on any beast, I will avenge man's life on man, upon his brother-man;" (Moffat translation)

If you take the life of another man, i.e. murder someone as did Cain his brother Abel, God will now require your life.

[6] Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
It is our Father that instituted capital punishment. He commands, even unto this day, that if one becomes a murderer, the "judgment" is taken away from us, i.e. we are to send that person home, back to the Father, whereby the murderer and his/her victim can be in "court" together.

To murder means to pre-meditate a killing, to lie in wait. The words for "murder" and "kill" are as different in Hebrew as they are in English, i.e. they are not synonymous terms.

How many times have we seen on TV the signs saying "Thou Shalt not Kill" carried by the ignorant outside a prison just prior to an execution? The sixth commandment (Exodus 20:13) does not say "Thou shalt not kill", for the Hebrew word "kill" is ratsach, which means "premeditated murder". The sixth commandment therefore should read "Thou Shalt do no Murder".

In the very next chapter, Exodus 21, one who murders is to be put to death, i.e. executed, which is not the same as murder for it is the carrying forth of the law, God's law.

[7] And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
Go make some babies, Noah.
[8] And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

[9] And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

And so the covenant that God is about to make is not just with Noah but includes you and me!
[10] And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
And it includes everyone else who dwells on the earth, as well.

Notice the repetition of the word "And" at the beginning of the verses in chapter 9. It is the same figure of speech, a Polysyndeton, that we saw in Genesis 1, whereby each "And" is independent, important and emphatic, i.e. giving special emphasis the words which follow.

[11] And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
When God makes a promise He always keeps it. And when He says that no flood shall destroy the earth, that includes the "flood" of Satan (Rev 12:15). Some preachers teach gloom and doom and worldwide devastation and destruction from the Book of Revelation.

Don't they know that the warfare of the end time is spiritual and requires the gospel armor, not armored tanks?

[12] And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
Perpetual generations means just that, forever and ever.
[13] I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
The beautiful rainbow, containing the full prism of colors, and which follows a rain storm, is to remind us of God's promise.
[14] And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
[15] And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
And when God sees it, it also reminds Him of His promise.
[16] And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
[17] And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
Did you know that our Father added an amendment to this covenant just for His elect? To them, when they see the rainbow, it reminds them of our Father's love and His promise not to be angry with His children, i.e. we are fully protected from the wrath of God which is directed only towards His enemies, Satan & Company.
Isaiah 54:9
For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

Isaiah 54:10
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

Oh, how He loves His children!
Gen. 9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
We are going to see in the next few verses why is Canaan is mentioned here.
[19] These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
So they did go make babies!  Obeying God's commands is not all that burdensome and difficult as liberals would tell us, is it?

The whole eretz, and eventually the whole earth, was overspread with sons and daughters of Adam's descendents.

[20] And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

[21] And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Remember, Noah was perfect in his generations, his genealogy. So he drank a little too much wine. Nobody's perfect.
[22] And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
So what do you think? Did Ham see his father in the nude and run outside and tell his two brothers, "Hey guys, Dad's naked, like in his birthday suit"? And they said, "Oh my gosh, we can't see him naked. Let's take a garment and go in backwards and cover him up, 'cause we sure can't see him without his clothes on."

That's about the dumbest interpretation a person could up with. Even if Noah had popped a few Viagra pills, men seeing each other naked is no big deal. Common sense, and the use of locker rooms, document it.

Let's read the next verse and then see what really happened.

[23] And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
What does the expression "to uncover your father's nakedness mean"?
Leviticus 18:8
The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
Let's quote this verse from the Moffat translation:
Leviticus 18:8
You shall not have intercourse with any wife of your father. (Moffat)
Is that plain enough?

To "uncover your father's nakedness" means to have sex with your father's wife (who may or may not be your mother). Read Leviticus 20:11:

Leviticus 20:11
And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
So what did Ham do?  Well, Noah was "drunk as a skunk" (skunks don't actually drink alcohol but their name rhymes with "drunk" and so it makes a great expression), and quite possibly Noah's wife, though it doesn't say and I'm not accusing her. It just looks like there was a party going on at the Noah residence, based on knowing what happened.

Ham took advantage of the situation and seduced his mother, Noah's wife, i.e. he "uncovered his father's nakedness". Yes, that is incest. He then told his two brothers, Shem and Japheth, who would have nothing to do with the affair, and so they two went in backwards with a garment and covered up their mom (who was probably passed out on the bed. Relax, I said "probably").

[24] And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
When Noah "awoke from his wine", which means came to his senses or became sober, Noah found out that Ham had seduced his wife. And he was not "a happy camper".

And guess what? Ham did not practice "safe sex", because there were no public schools and government programs around to educate him properly. And so his mother became pregnant and bare a child to Ham, her son. His name was Canaan.

In the course of time, in his anger over what had taken place, Noah put a curse on Canaan. Please read the following passages carefully. It is Noah who places the curse, not God!

[25] And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
Again, it was Noah who cursed Canaan, not God. God did not curse Canaan!

One more thing must be said about this sordid affair, and that is that there is NO NEW RACE of people being created here. Ham and his mother were purebred descendents of Adam, i.e. "white folk", perfect in their "generations", remember?

For any teacher, preacher or minister to insult the Black Race, by telling them that their people were brought into being by an incestuous affair between Ham and his mother should be ASHAMED of themselves and hang their heads in DISGRACE. It makes one want to "puke" at their ignorance and their stupidity. How can they claim to know God and think He would do such a thing?

Our Father created the races on the sixth day and He BLESSED them, not cursed them, and He pronounced them VERY GOOD and He loves them all dearly!

Back to Noah.

[26] And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Who said? Noah said.
[27] God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
[28] And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

[29] And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

I hate to end any Bible Study on a negative note, for there is so much positive to be said. But let the lesson of chapter nine be real short and simple: Don't listen to stupidity!

                

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