Originally by Archbishop Tommy Cavin
AS IN THE DAY`S OF NOAH
It appears people thought they were living normal lives during the time Noah lived, just before the Flood. They were oblivious to the impending disaster.
So what was Yeshua talking about? He said that the last days would parallel the society of Noah’s day, we can look further into God’s Word to learn what He meant. The book of Genesis explains what conditions were like at that time.
Not long after God placed human beings on earth, mankind quickly headed toward self-destruction. Following Adam and Eve’s example of rejecting God’s instructions, humanity became increasingly hostile and corrupt. By the time of Noah, “the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
Genesis 6: 5 The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.
Because of this, God said that He was “sorry” that He had created mankind. Genesis 6: 6 And the LORD regretted that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him in His heart. And told Noah. Genesis 6: 13 “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
God’s grieving was not sorrow for making a mistake. God doesn’t make mistakes. God gave His human creation the freedom to choose between right and wrong. Proverbs 1:29 -31. Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD. They would not accept my counsel, they spurned all my reproof. So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way and be satiated with their own devices.
And He was grieved in His heart to see how far humanity had fallen from what He originally intended.
God said, In Genesis 6: 3 “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” The 120 years of Genesis 6:3 refers to the time God’s longsuffering would continue with that generation and during those 120 years, Noah preached a warning message, and God waited patiently for heartfelt reform. 1 Peter 3:20 To those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it, only a few people, eight in all, were saved through the flood.
Living in this evil society that refused to repent, Noah alone found favour in God’s sight as a “righteous” person. We’re told that he was “moved with godly fear” and built an ark. Genesis 7: 1 The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. Because of the widespread violence in the world at that time, God decided to repopulate the earth through this faithful man and his descendants. Genesis 6: 17 - 18 “Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish. “But I will establish My covenant with you, and you shall enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.
A major reason for God’s bringing the great Flood was that the earth was filled with violence. Genesis 6:13. So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. "And now consider the age we live In today and make no mistake. This Is the end!!!