Part 3, The Flood, universal Truth or Myth?
In the previous blog we discussed the first of Satan’s pushbacks against God’s promise that the Seed of the woman will crush his head. His battle strategy was to send his demons to intermarry with women. His effort was thwarted because God sent a universal flood.
Satan does not take a loss lightly.
So he has his strategy ready to malign God.
- His first lie is to depict God as a Cosmic Tyrant who destroyed women and innocent children indiscriminately in the flood. Of course he does not mention that all the people of that generation had the opportunity to join Noah and escape the destruction of the flood on the ark.
- His second effort is to deny the universal flood. For people in the world it is of no consequence whether there was a universal flood or not. For those who profess belief in God, the situation is different. We either acknowledge that the witness of Scripture is true and displays God’s power, or we don’t. Either the Holy Spirit is a truthful Witness or He is not. The question is, does God have the power to cause a universal flood, or doesn’t He?
Not a local flood, but a universal flood.
- God promised never to flood the earth again. The next universal destruction of the earth and the universe, is much more serious. It will be by a devastating fire which will obliterate even the elements and everything on earth, to the deepest core. The highest heavens will also be destroyed. 2 Peter 3:6-7, 10-13
- The universal flood has a direct influence on the final ‘restoration’ of the earth and preparation for the new heaven and earth. Just as the universal flood brought about a ‘clean’ earth for Noah and his family, so the universal fire will bring about a ‘clean’ earth for the Bridegroom and His Bride.
- That means if the followers of Jesus deny the universal flood, they will automatically have to deny the universal fire. Both have to do with God’s power. Both have to do with God’s plan of an eternal nation.
With the flood, God displayed His right to judge.
If one denies the flood, one directly challenges God’s right to judge. That means God’s right of a final, universal Judgment Day is denied. In a sense that impacts on the book of Revelation which describes God’s final days of wrath on Satan’s kingdom of darkness.
Either the believer accepts the witness of God in the Bible, or he does not.
Next blog: Part 4, Is there any physical evidence of a