Genesis
Chapter 6

Chapter six of Genesis is without a doubt the most astounding attempt by Satan to prevent the "One who will bruise his head", the Messiah prophesied in Gen 3:15, from being born. But that is not what is commonly taught in main stream Christianity. Most churches teach that everyone on earth was wicked and evil except Noah and his family whom God saved through the flood because of their moral perfection. Is that what really happened?

Once again, in order to arrive at the truth, we will lay aside the traditional teachings of man and simply read with understanding, rightly dividing the Word of God. As always, each individual is and should be, free to agree or disagree with that which is taught. But a mature Christian does so by proving (documenting) his or her beliefs from the Word of God, not from what man might say, not from church doctrines, nor traditions, nor catechisms, nor quarterlies handed down from the church hierarchy.

However, one thing is for certain. If you do not understand what happened in chapter six of Genesis, that caused our Father to bring about the Flood of Noah, you will not understand what is about to take place in our generation in the very near future. It makes no difference that I told you, but it is Christ who said so!

Jesus Christ, as He sat upon the Mount of Olives, was asked the following question by his disciples in Matthew 24:3:

Matthew 24:3
... Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
They wanted to know the same thing people ask today, "What will it be like before Jesus returns"? The funny thing is, that question has been answered in detail by Jesus Himself in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, and is available for anyone who really cares to know. But you may have to do some homework.

For instance, Christ said in this same chapter of Matthew that when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place where he ought not, then time is really short. So we'd better know and understand the Book of Daniel. Christ also said that it would be just like it was in the days of Noe (Greek for Noah) before He returns.

Do you know what it was like in the days of Noah?
Matthew 24:37
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
What in the world was going on then?
[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,
Who was doing these things, drinking, marrying, etc.? We're about to find out!
[39] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
There is another flood coming soon. No, it is not of water, for God promised that wouldn't happen again. This flood will be a flood of lies (deception) that is cast out of the mouth of that same serpent, Satan, who was present in garden spewing forth his lies. He's coming soon to deceive the whole world (Rev 12:7-9). And guess what? We of the final generation get to face the serpent "head on" as did Adam and Eve. The problem is that most people are not mentally nor spiritually prepared to stand against the supernatural, an archangel like Satan. Unless one is fully dressed with the gospel armor described in Ephesians 6, the fiery darts of Satan will easily pierce their "unsealed" minds.
Rev. 12:15
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Will you be swallowed up and carried away of this flood? There's no need to be. Get on board the ark of His covenant of these last days.

Now let's check out Genesis chapter six.
Genesis 6:1
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth (אדמה Hebrew127), and daughters were born unto them,
The translators of the 1611 King James did a marvelous job in bringing forth our Father's Word to the English speaking people. But they admonished us in their preface, the Letter to the Reader, to return to the original "wells", the Hebrew, Greek and Chaldean languages, and check out their work. When we do so in this verse we find that the word "men" is singular with the article and should be translated "the man Adam". If you have a Companion Bible it will document it for you.

It was to them (Adam and Eve) that daughters were born. This is important as we will see.

[2] That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Ah ha! Do you remember verse 38 of Matthew 24 that we read a few paragraphs ago? Let's review it:
Mat. 24:38 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,
So it was the sons of God who were marrying the daughters of Adam! Who were these sons of God? They were angels, part of the host of heaven.

Remember from our previous studies, that woman, a man with a womb, exists only in this flesh age. Birth from the womb is the natural means created by our Father whereby all of the host of heaven (sons of God) would pass through this earth age, born innocent, with no prior knowledge of the evil of the "world that then was" (2 Pet 3).

And so it is that all of the heavenly host are referred to as sons of God. They do not procreate for our Father created them all. Do you recall that the religious leaders, those who should have known this, came to Jesus and asked him whose wife the woman who had seven husbands would be in the resurrection?

Mark 12:23-25
In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. [24] And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
These religious leaders of the people were ignorant of God's Word. And so you see, not much has changed in 2,000 years, has it? The ignorance continues for there is nothing new under the sun!
[25] For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
The angels, the sons of God, are all of the same gender, or more correctly we should say, that without woman there is no gender.

I can just hear it now. The "flesh man" suddenly tells the "inner man" to shut up a minute and yells, "What? Do you mean there's no sex in heaven? I know the song says 'In heaven there ain't no beer' but this is going a little too far! (he begins to doubt whether he really wants to go)". Relax, calm down! As it is also written, the flesh mind cannot even begin to imagine the wonderful things God has in store for us. Trust Him. (And by the way, just wait until you step into your spiritual body. From all that I've read it is simply orgasmic.)

Hello! Can you come back to the Bible Study now, please?

We were discussing the sons of God, angelic beings, who were taking to wife the daughters of Adam. Wait a minute! You just said there's no sex in heaven. And that is correct, Christ said so. But these angels left heaven, their place of dwelling, and came to this earth without being born of woman. That was a direct violation of God's decree that all should pass through the womb (Heb 9:27), the penalty of which is the second death. Jude documents that these angels left heaven.

Jude 1:6
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Here is a recap what was happening before the Flood:

Satan knew it would be through Adam and Eve and their offspring that the Messiah would be born. And he continues to try to prevent that from happening throughout the Bible, right up to shortly after Christ's birth. Remember Herod killed all the male children from ages two and under to try to prevent this occurrence.

So Satan sent his angels, the same ones who will be cast out with him when he comes as the false messiah (Rev 12:7-9), to infiltrate the daughters of Adam and corrupt the "seed" once again by seducing them, i.e. taking them to wife.  We will soon document, without even a shadow of a doubt, i.e. conclusively, that Noah and his sons and their wives (all 8 people) were the ONLY Adamic people left on the in the land that had not corrupted themselves. They were perfect in their generations, their genealogy, i.e. they had a perfect pedigree.

It was for the purpose of destroying the giants that our Father caused Noah's Great Deluge.

Gen. 6:3 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.
The word "man" used here, as well as throughout this narrative, is "the individual man Adam". It is his days that shall "yet" be an 120 years. So this fixes the date. Adam lived 930 years - 120 years to go = 810 or 3194 B.C. (Pretty cool, eh?)
[4] There were giants in the earth ('eretsHebrew776land) 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.
The union of the angelic body with the flesh body produced hybrids, i.e. giants. This word "giants" in Hebrew is nephiliyl or nephilium and comes from the word naphal which means to fall or fallen. It was the fallen angels referred to in Jude that produced these giants.

The phrase "and also after that" means "and also after the days of Noah". In other words, there was another influx of these giants after the Flood of Noah. We read about them when Joshua sent the scouts across the river Jordan and they returned with the report, "There are giants over there". God ordered Israel to destroy every last one of them, including the babies.

These "mighty men", men of renown, are called gibor, which also means giants. If this is new to you, don't be bewildered by all this. There is ample evidence not only in history (look up rephaim) that giants once roamed the earth, but there is still physical evidence extant. Grab an encyclopedia and begin reading about Easter Island and the shores of Bashan.  And by the way, Goliath, whom David slew, was last of these giants that we read about. He was 13 feet tall, one big dude! Did you know Goliath had a brother?

I hope you're enjoying this Book of Genesis. It is remarkably fascinating! And the real beauty of it is that if you can understand how it was in the beginning, the rest of God's Word will flow with simplicity.

Yes, there were giants in the earth in those days (Gen 6:4), both before and after the flood. God's Word is true and it's history sure. Hopefully by now you have checked out some of the physical evidences of the existence of giants, like Easter Island and Bashan. If you haven't, make it a priority to do so, else how can you speak boldly and authoritatively to the unlearned or the scoffer who laughs at such "utter nonsense".  They are quicker to believe the Encyclopedia Britannica than the Word of God!

We were discussing the sons of God, the "fallen angels", who left their first estate (Jude 6), i.e. their place in heaven, came to earth and married (seduced) the daughters of Adam. That intermarrying between angel and flesh woman produced hybrids, giants, mighty men, men of renown (Gen 6:4).

Our Father would soon bring about the Great Deluge to rid the earth of these giants and their perversion. As for those sons of God who did this, "they are history", "archive material", "clean out your locker", i.e. finished, as in going to perish at judgment. Both Jude and Peter document it.

Jude 1:6
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

2 Peter 2:4-5
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

[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;

You can now determine what Noah was preaching.

Let's continue in this fascinating Book of Genesis with chapter 6, verse 5:

Genesis 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth ('eretsHebrew776land), and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
How is that people could become so lewd (wicked) and morally depraved? It was because they were under the influence of supernatural beings, the sons of God, the fallen angels, whose offspring we just read in verse 4 were men of renown, i.e. superstars. Look around in today's society and see how willing people are to be influenced by almost anyone of "super", renown status, like famous Hollywood actors and actresses, and even country and rock stars.

It should not be difficult for anyone to understand how Satan and these same fallen angels will once again be able to deceive the whole world when they are cast out of heaven unto the earth (Rev. 12:7-9), appearing as angels of light.

That is why Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 11:10 concerning the veil, i.e. the Holy Spirit or Christ, that women should be "covered" with. It is because of these angels!

1 Cor. 11:10
For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
Did we not begin this chapter six by quoting the words of Jesus that "as it was in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be?" These angels are coming again. Perhaps we should read it once more for emphasis:
Matthew 24:37
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
And just exactly what was going on before the flood?
[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,
Oh, the angels, the sons of God, were marrying (seducing) women, the daughters of Adam!

Jesus Christ said it is going to happen again! It is also documented in Revelation 12:9.

Rev. 12:9
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
They're coming soon! And guess what? As with the rest of God's Word, it doesn't matter whether you believe it not. It will happen again, just as Christ said it will. Are you "covered"?

Isn't it amazing how Christianity has become so much like "Outcome Based Education". It seems that it doesn't matter whether or not you understand the Word of God, just so long as you "feel good" about your relationship with Him. And you can get that feeling by attending church once a week, dumping a few bucks in the plate as it's passed before your face in the "sight of men", and by participating in a few fund raising and charity events. The preacher then tells you you're doing "good", and so you feel that way.

You trust your preacher, don't you?

Then, to provide you with the "feeling" of security, you are told that you don't have to understand the books of Daniel and Revelation, because you are not going to be here when those events transpire anyway. Why? They say you are going to "fly up into the sky", "up, up and away", raptured out of here by Jesus Christ while the rest of us sinners suffer horrible consequences below.

Sorry! That's a bunch of "bull" and it is not scriptural. If that's your Christianity, then Satan and his buddies will have you in the sack with one little sweet whisper in your ear. It is called the "great apostasy". Hello! Time to wake up to reality and stop listening to stories about apples and snakes and fly-away theories! "Feeling good" isn't going to make it in this, the final generation. You better have on the gospel armor of God (Eph 6) and be ready to take a stand, or you'll be unclad, naked, whereby you can be laid down and seduced! The choice is yours.

Gen. 6:6 And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth eretsHebrew776land), and it grieved him at his heart.
Our Father was very disappointed with what was happening. It was a total disruption of His natural plan for flesh man, and He determined to put a stop to it. He can do that you know!
[7] And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth(אדמה Hebrew127); both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
This statement is obviously figurative, proven by the fact that the LORD does not intend to destroy at least Noah, his family and all those aboard the ark. Right?  It is the figure of speech Synecdoche whereby the whole is put for a part. We will discuss this in more detail later.
[8] But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Why did Noah find grace in the eyes of the LORD?  Well, for one thing he told those fallen angels, the nephylium to "go pound sand"!  He would have nothing to do with the fallen angels and he obviously taught his children and their wives to keep away from them also.

How do we know? Because the next verse conclusively documents it!

[9] These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
The Hebrew word for "generations" is towledah, which means "family history". So here is Noah's family history.

Verse 9 says that Noah was PERFECT in his family history, his generations, his family tree, his pedigree. You MUST understand this word "perfect". The Hebrew word is Tamin, and it means without spot or blemish, and is the technical word for bodily and physical perfection, NOT MORAL. It is used of animals of sacrificial purity, i.e. they were to pick a "perfect" sacrificial lamb, one without spot or blemish, tamin.

Note: Of course Noah was not "morally perfect", for there has only ever been One. You will find out later that one of the first things Noah did after that ark landed was to plant a vineyard, crush those grapes, rack some wine, and get drunk on his hiney! (I am in no way taking away from this Patriarchal man of God. I suppose this could have been the result of shoveling tons of manure.)

Verse six then, does not speak of Noah's moral perfection, but that he and his family had preserved their pedigree and not corrupted themselves by intermarrying with the fallen angels. This also documents that all eight, i.e. Noah and his wife and his sons and their wives, were purebred Adamites.

Remember that this whole sordid affair was an attempt by Satan to destroy the "seed" of the woman through which Christ, the Messiah, would be born. How successful was his campaign? Well, there were only eight people, who were descendents of Adam and Eve, left on the face of the earth who could fulfill God's plan, i.e. through whom Christ could descend.

That's a pretty close call as man would view it!

Do you now "see" what caused the flood of Noah? Do you understand that our Father brought about the Flood of Noah in order to destroy the giants and the wickedness, the corruption, caused by the sons of God who left their first habitation (Jude 6) and came to earth, without being born of woman, to take the daughters of Adam to wife?

Good, then you won't be too surprised when we speculate that the Flood was not universal!

We already documented that Noah and his family had not been influenced by the prevailing fallen angels, who had succeeded in seducing the rest of Adam and Eve's descendents. Giants, hybrids produced by the union of the sons of God (angels), with Adam's daughters, roamed that region. Our Father would now have to put a stop to this perversion of His plan.

[10] And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The three sons of Noah, whenever they are listed together, are named in inverted order with Shem, the youngest, named first. As is other cases, the youngest was chosen for the blessing, and so it would be through Shem that Christ would come. Japheth was the eldest.
[11] The earth ('eretsHebrew776land) also was corrupt before God, and the earth ('eretsHebrew776land) was filled with violence.
The word "violence" means "wrong or unrighteous". They weren't killing each other, they were drinking and marrying and giving in marriage. Jesus Christ said so in Mat. 24. The land was filled with unrighteousness, i.e. perversion.
[12] And God looked upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land), and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land).
The natural way of bringing forth the children of God through "flesh man" and "flesh woman" was now corrupted.
[13] And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth('eretsHebrew776land) is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth('eretsHebrew776land).
Our Father now "foretells His servants", as He always does, what is going to happen next. He is now going to eradicate the mess in this land, and every living thing in it.  The phrase, "I will destroy them 'with' the earth", should read, "from" the earth.

So God tells Noah to go build a big boat and He gives him the blue prints complete with measurements and a materials list. This was necessary because there were no Home Depots in those days.

[14] Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
"Pitch it" means to "coat it" and comes from the Hebrew word kapher, which means to cover. It is the only word for "atonement" in the Old Testament and lets us know that only "atonement" can protect us from the waters of judgment.

"With pitch" is the Hebrew kopher, meaning "resin" and not "bitumen", which is zepheth.

[15] And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
A cubit is a measure of distance from the elbow to the tip of the fingers, i.e. forearm, and is approximately 17.5 inches in length. However, the sacred cubit was closer to 25 inches.
[16] A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
It is remarkable that there were three levels built into the ark, just as there are three levels of understanding built into God's Word. The Bible is written to all, but one must have eyes to see and ears to hear in order to understand that which is written on the third level, for it is not given to everyone to "see" (Mat. 13:10-11).

You would have to be on the third level in the ark to be able to "see" out over the waters.

[17] And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land), to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth('eretsHebrew776land) shall die.
If you look up any word in a Strong's concordance, you really need to look up the word eretz, which the translators usually render "land" throughout the Bible, except in chapters 1-11 in Genesis where they use "earth". This makes an awkward saying in Gen 4:14 where Cain was driven from the "earth" to the "earth", when actually he was driven from the "land" where he was to the "land" of Nod.

For your information:
Earth, Land. Which is it?

Gen 4:14  Behold,2005 thou hast driven me out1644, (853) this day3117 from4480, 5921 the face 6440 of the earth;127 and from thy face 4480, 6440 shall I be hid;5641 and I shall be1961 a fugitive5128 and a vagabond 5110 in the earth;776 and it shall come to pass,1961 that every one 3605 that findeth 4672 me shall slay2026 me.

It sure isn't as translated in the King James version of the Bible; Cain wasn't driven out from the face of the earth to be a vagabond in the earth! אדמה and 'erets 2 different Hebrew words.

H127
אדמה
'a?da?ma?h
ad-aw-maw'
From H119; soil(from its general redness): - country, earth, ground, husband [-man] (-ry), land.

H776
ארץ
'erets
eh'-rets
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land): -  X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X nations, way, + wilderness, world.

Based on what we just learned let's study the flood account in chapters 6 and 7 of Genesis substituting the english word land for earth everywhere 776 'erets was the Hebrew word used in the original manuscripts. Just like it is translated LAND throughout the rest of the Bible. Remember our previous discussion about the effect of preconceived ideas as to what the translators thought God meant to say!   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.



And here again we see the figure of speech Synedoche in the term "all flesh", put here to mean every kind of being. A Synedoche is where the whole is put for the part.

Another example of a Synedoche would be Luke 2:1:

Luke 2:1
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
"All the world" didn't include Australia and North America, but a "part of the whole", i.e. the Roman Empire.

And so "all flesh" won't die. At the least, Noah and his family and all aboard the ark would be spared.

Gen. 6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
Have you come into His "ark" in these last days? There is another flood coming soon whereby you will need to be "pitched" with the gospel armor, i.e. "sealed" with the Word of God, in order to stay afloat. That flood is the flood of Satan's lies spewing forth from his mouth and the mouths of his angels (whom we've been reading of), when they are cast to this earth in Rev. 12:7-9.
Rev. 12:9
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
It will be as it was in the days of Noah! Hello! Those sons of God, Satan's angels, will be here soon, with Satan who will be playing the role of Christ.
Rev. 12:15
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Don't be swallowed up by this flood. Our Father's ark is loading now. Don't wait 'till the door is shut.
[19] And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
Notice carefully that this verse does NOT say bring two of all the "animals". It says to bring two of all "flesh".

Have you never wondered how the different races were preserved through the flood?  Just a few verses ago God stated that man was also flesh. Don't forget him!

Genesis 6:3
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: ...
If you believe that the flood was universal, i.e. encompassed all the earth, then the races could have been preserved aboard the ark and brought in along with "all flesh".
Gen. 6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth(אדמה Hebrew127) after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
Do you remember back in chapter two of Genesis that there was another set of animals created after "the Adam" was formed? They were the domestic animals, including the farm animals that would be necessary to help the "man who would till the ground", Adam.

It is Adam's land, his region of the world, his eretz or country, that the fallen angels have come to intermarry with his daughters. It is this area where the domestic animals would have been.

It would therefore be logical that it was only the domestic animals that Noah took aboard the ark. The farm animals would have become extinct had Noah not preserved them, for they were in that area, created on the eighth day, after Adam, to help him till the ground.

[21] And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

[22] Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

If all God's children listened to their Father as did Noah, we wouldn't need this flesh earth age, would we?

So, was the Flood of Noah universal, i.e. worldwide? I realize many are shocked at the suggestion that it wasn't worldwide, but as you can see it wouldn't have been necessary in order to destroy the giants and the perversion they had caused in the region where the Adamites were located. Go back and re-read the entire account translating "earth", i.e. eretz, as land or country.

Then, if you still subscribe to the universality of the Flood, you have more explaining to do. You must reconcile the Flood with the histories of China and Egypt and explain how it is that Egyptian chronology shows an uninterrupted succession of Dynasties from at least 3001 B.C.  Then too, there is not enough moisture and water available to cover all the mountains by fifteen cubits (Gen. 7:20) given that some of the mountains are 6 miles high.  That means that Egypt and all the land would have been covered with six miles of water. There is so much more, but I'm sure you get the point.

One last FACT. If you turn to 1 Chronicles 2:55 you will read that the sons of Cain (Kenites) affixed themselves to the 12 tribes of Israel, whose genealogies are listed beginning in verse 1.

1 Chron. 2:55
And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
If you are not familiar with the word "kenite" then look it up in Strong's concordance or the World Book Encyclopedia Dictionary. It means progeny, or offspring of Cain.

Do you understand what this means? The descendents of Cain are alive and well many, many years following the Flood of Noah. They were present when Christ walked the earth (John 8:44) and they are present this very day. That means they survived the Great Deluge, as did all the other races.

And so it is for this and many other reasons, especially the understanding of what caused the Flood, that this teacher does not believe that the Great Deluge covered Babylon and the land of Nod, nor Egypt, but only that portion of perhaps Central Asia, around the Tarim Basin, where some scholars place the garden of Eden and the origin of the Adamic race (Read "Tracing Our Ancestors" by Frederick Haberman for more details).

In any event, however universal you may believe the flood to be, it is imperative that you understand what transpired PRIOR to that Flood, because as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end. We live in the most exciting time period in the history of mankind, for it is this generation, the generation of the fig tree, that will see the events foretold by Christ in Matthew 24 and Mark 13. And guess what? We will face the supernatural, i.e. Satan and his angels, as did Adam and Eve and their offspring before the Flood.

Are you "covered"?