In pamphlet #2233 we 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.
Genesis 6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
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.
 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
They weren't killing each other, they were drinking and marrying and giving in marriage.
Jesus Christ said so in Mat. 24:38.
The land was filled with unrighteousness, i.e. perversion.
 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.
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
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.
 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
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.
 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.
However, the sacred cubit was closer to 25 inches.
 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.
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.
 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
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.
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:
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
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.
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.
sons of God, Satan's angels, will be here soon,
with Satan who will be playing the role of Christ.
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.
Our Father's ark is loading now.
Don't wait 'till the door is shut.
 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.
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!
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: ...
Gen. 6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
They were the domestic animals, including the farm animals that would be necessary to help the "man who would till the ground", Adam.
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.
 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.
 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
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.
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.
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.
It means progeny, or offspring of Cain.
Do you understand what this means?
The descendants 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.
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"?
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to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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