"And the LORD shut him in."

 

What Is Right with this Picture?

  1. God sent a worldwide flood to destroy every breathing creature (Gen 6:6-7,11-13; II Pet 2:5).
  2. It did rain – for the first time – men could not imagine Noah's warning (Gen 2:6; Matt 24:38-39).
  3. The water covered every high mountain, since it rained for forty days and nights (Gen 7:17-20).
  4. Every person died – men, women, children, infants, seniors, and the handicapped (Gen 7:21-23).
  5. They died by suffocation – God's water entered their lungs to shut off all oxygen (Gen 7:21-23).
  6. God closed the ark's door, for He did not want anyone else getting out of the rain (Genesis 7:16).
  7. God saved Noah and his family, because God had grace on him (Gen 6:8; I Pet 3:20; II Pet 2:5).
  8. God saved every kind of animal, since they were more important than the wicked (Gen 6:18-20).
  9. This is a drowning precedent, for God drowned Pharaoh and his entire army (Ex 9:16; 14:24-28).

 

What Is Wrong with this Picture?

  1. Noah did not put a sign on the side of the ark. He had preached to the reprobates for 120 years.
  2. God does not love everyone, as the Bible shows here and teaches elsewhere (Psalm 5:5; 7:11; 11:5; 139:21-22; Matt 7:23; Rom 8:33-39; 9:13,15; Eph 5:25; Heb 12:6-8).
  3. There are no babies in the mother's arms, and we know every mother would have tried to save her infants, like in this picture.
  4. It does not show the partying before the rain, when they ate, drank, and married (Matt 24:38-39).

 

What Does the Future Hold?

  1. There will never be another worldwide flood, and the rainbow is God's guarantee (Gen 9:8-17).
  2. God will next destroy the earth by fire, and it is coming soon (II Peter 3:10-12; II Thess 1:7-9).
  3. His guarantee of a worldwide conflagration is the resurrection of Jesus (Acts 17:30-31; 2:32-36).
  4. What should you do? Repent of your sins; believe on Jesus Christ; live a holy life (Acts 2:37-40).

 

For Further Study on this Website

  1. For more about God not loving everyone … Does God Love Everybody?.
  2. For more about God's dominion and rule over man … Dominion of God.
  3. For more about Noah's ark and the flood … Noah's Ark.