“The Epic Destruction of the Flood”

“The Epic Destruction of the Flood”



Some teach the false doctrine that all men will be

saved by God, regardless of rebellion or righteousness. This section of

scripture continues God’s teaching with regard to the consequences of

disobedience. I realize that the death and destruction portrayed here are

physical but they are a shadow of judgment to come (implied by Peter in 1

Peter 3:20-21 ). Moses shows the children of Israel

that when God says he’ll punish, that punishment is sure. 2

Thessalonians 1:7-9 gives a promise of future destruction

and vengeance on the disobedient. Matthew

25:46 warns that this punishment is eternal.

We must stand in awe of the absolute power of the

Almighty in our passage. His resources are unmatched, His destructive power is

matched only by His creative power. His will is unbeatable. Yet puny man

chooses to challenge His law. As the rebellious are crushed in the depths of

the water in our passage, so the rebellious of all time will be cast in to a

vast lake of fire, a flood of God’s wrath ( Revelation

20:15 ).

Noah and his family were safe, however, from all

harm. Because of his obedience, he floated above the destruction. Peter uses

this as an illustration showing us how baptism

saves us ( 1 Peter 3:21 ).                    

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