Summary: What would the message of Noah be like in today’s society?
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Pastor James May
IF NOAH WERE HERE...
Nearly 6000 years ago there was a great man of faith called Noah. Noah lived in a time of great turmoil and much confusion. It had all began so beautifully as God had created man and placed him in the paradise known as the Garden of Eden. But, oh how quickly the beauty and peacefulness began to disappear as sin entered into the picture.
From the lives of Adam and Eve, who knew the pristine innocence and beauty of God’s perfect creation, mankind had quickly fallen to the corrupted world of immorality that Noah lived in. In fact things had become so bad that God was sorry that He had ever created man. Genesis 6:5-6 (quickview)  says, "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart."
Genesis 6:2 (quickview)  tells us what happened to bring about this fall into absolute corruption when we read the words, "… the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."
The term “Sons of God” refer to those who, for a time, had chosen to have a form of religion where they would still recognize the Lord God, Jehovah. Over a period of time man began to multiply and to fill the land. As the number of people grew and each successive generation began to get farther and farther into sin, there was soon a large majority of the population who had totally forsaken God. They had gone so far from God that there was no reaching them any longer. They had no thought of God. Their heart was only growing more corrupt with each passing day.
Living in a world of corruption had its toll upon those who considered themselves religious also. Little by little, day by day, their religious beliefs were compromised, their faithfulness to serve God became weaker and weaker, their love for God was replace by a love of the things of this world.
Reading Genesis 6:2 (quickview)  gives us a picture of absolute immorality in the hearts of men. Prostitution became the norm as Satan did his best to destroy the very design of God for one man to have one woman for life and create a family that would serve the Lord.