Most people living today don’t accept the flood of Noah as a real event. Noah's flood is regarded as a myth rather than a historical occurrence. Although there is little physical evidence to substantiate such a claim, there is one very influential person that believes the great flood actually happened. Jesus gave a stern warning to future generations that a time will come like the time of Noah when decadence and corruption will be the norms, just as it was in the days preceding the flood. “For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also, will the coming of the Son of Man be.” (Matthew 24:38, 39) A sobering statement when you consider the earth's population at the time of the flood was a staggering 10 billion people.
Indifference is the mindset of our younger generations; they are self-absorbed, believing gratification is the right of all citizens. Ask most young people under the age of twenty-one 10 questions about something they are not directly involved with, and they will likely fail to answer any correctly. A serious indictment you say. I say it is a somber reality. This generation’s news and information come from the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Their favorite TV will be rowdy anything-goes-programming that embraces indulgence without boundaries. Their music will encourage rebellion. Parents seem blinded by these hellish influences and become participators rather than filters. Jesus is no longer the center of family morality and inspiration. Cohabitation without commitment is the new marriage. In this country alone there are multiple millions of children being raised in single-parent homes. Street culture influences more kids than family values. The young suburbans who manage to skirt the alleys and sewers of urban city life are being besieged with intellectual materialism in the halls of higher education. No room for God, what’s in it for me? “Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator.” (Romans 1:22, 25) Dishonesty is now an acceptable way of life under the label getting ahead. World governments lead the way with power-crazed leaders and greedy career politicians, including fail-safe democracies. The entertainment industry panders filth but remains more influential than the church. Promiscuity is an acceptable lifestyle.
Corruption of the soul is the deadliest form depravity; it robs men of their integrity and hardens their heart against God. Greed and lust have become the gods of this world. Violence rules the streets. “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and behold; it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.” (Genesis 6:11, 12) Jesus is comparing earthly conditions at his return with conditions just prior to the flood of Noah. In the days of Noah, all of the earth’s residents had managed to suppress God from their memory. They had corrupted themselves with no chance of redemption. There was no room for God in their thoughts because their mind was on evil continually.“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was on evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5) It was party time. Life was good, plenty to eat and drink, no inhibitions, an anything goes lifestyle. Live and let live! Civil law was non-existent. Every conceivable kind of sexual encounter was not only welcomed but also encouraged. Their minds were consumed with the desires of this world.
God knows when man's hearts are hardened to the extent that there is no chance they will turn back. As it was in the days of Noah so shall it be in the second coming of Jesus. Noah was the exception in his generation. “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” Genesis 6:8 Because of his faith, and obedience, Noah, and his family were saved out of the flood. The true church and Noah have something in common. They are both saved from the judgment by simple faith. Jesus reminded his disciples of this Biblical account when they questioned him about his second coming. It’s a warning to this generation so as not to be caught unaware of what lays just ahead. For more about the future of Earth read “Beam me up Commander” it’s free.