"I am the Lord your God, who brought
you out of the land of Egypt,... You shall have no other gods before Me..." (Ex. 20:2-3)
Shalom: Please use your Bible with this study.
I acquaint myself on which road to take in life, we are all travelers you know, I have been pondering the question regarding
Christ’s statement which is as follows: “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of
the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered
into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank,
they bought, they sold, they planted, they build. But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone
from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” (Luke 17:26-30)
On the surface of Christ’s description of Noe (Noah) and Lot’s day it would appear
as though it is about the physical, sensual, and sexual degeneracy of the human race. But when you look deeper I believe it
also speaks to the spiritual composition of man during that era. Why? Because of what Genesis 6:1 has to say about the union
of humans with angelic beings. Here is the text that convinces me of this truthfulness: “And it came to pass, when
men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters
of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose. (Gen. 6:1-2)
I had never given much thought to the days of Noe (Noah) until I read the book: “Noah’s Ark and
the End of Days” by Daniel Duval. His explanation of just how degenerate mankind was before God’s judgment is
astonishing and more than a little frightening as I see the moral decline in this nation! There is a similarity in the world
today as it was then!
Genesis 6:5 gives the mindset and culture of
mankind shortly before God’s judgment of that era: “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.”
Mr. Duval gives a very descriptive picture of how degenerate men and women were: take note; “There is
an intensity of depth that is contained within the one verse. According to this Scripture, which we must accept as the true
words of God, every imagination was only evil continually. Even parents would only think evil toward their children.
Begin by imagining a world devoid of maternal love and paternal love. In this world children were neither cherished nor protected.
If they were kept around, meaning neither abandoned or sacrificed, it would have been for selfish and sinful reasons.
It can be deduced that children as a form of property could be labeled as trading goods. If evil was the only continual thought,
men would not be capable of keeping wives. Marriage was probably uncommon, and if it did occur, it was probably based on the
grounds of mutual selfish gain for those involved. Every thought and intent would be rooted in pride and selfishness. There
existed no honesty, except when it was necessary to benefit both parties. People had no mercy with each OTHER. In light
of 1st Corinthians 13:4-7 there would be no patience, no kindness, no rejoicing in truth, no hope, and no love.
We would see only envy, pride, ill-behavior, self-seeking, unprovoked crimes, and the rejection of God. Imagine every act
of man done only out of selfish intent. There was no trust, no brotherhood, no love, and on and on. Now this does not only
go one generation; these generations reproduce after their kind. They were tortured, raped, abandoned, and neglected children
becoming the men and women of the next generation to live out what was done to them, only under more severe spiritual oppression.
There was yet no law and, therefore, anarchy ruled.”[Excerpted: Daniel Duval’s book: Noah’s Ark and the
End of Days pages 9 and 10]
Mr. Duval gives what appears to me to be
an accurate trend in the world today: moral decay. There use to be a word in the American vocabulary which seems to no longer
have any relevancy today; that word is “SHAME.” When one considers how sports, sex, perverted life styles, the
legalization of abortion, marijuana, and other forms of destructive behavior have captivated the soul of the nation I think
what follows, in light of this observation is appropriate: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boaters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful,
unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors,
heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof;
from such turn away.” (2nd Tim. 3:1-5)
Second Timothy 3:1-5
seems to fit perfectly today’s characterization of our culture. I have witnessed the degradation in this nation’s
legal, moral, and spiritual embrace to cultivate the desire for self satisfaction. Have we arrived at the position that both
Christ and Timothy prophesied of? I would say yes. All you need to do is become aware of the movie and television entertainment
productions of enjoyable things to relax and watch with a cold beer or a stiff drink and maybe a little loco weed; just make
sure your children aren’t present.
The violence throughout the days of
Noe and Lot started with the angels who left their first habitation because of lust for physical women, who were not of their
kind, because sons of God are spiritual beings. Listen to the Scripture: “But I want to remind you, though you
once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under
darkness for judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having
given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance
of eternal fire.” (Jude 6 & 7)
The phrase in Jude “strange flesh”
is referring to the sexual union between angels and women. God created everything after its own kind and there is to be no
genetic tampering with God’s creatures, human or animal. Are there any similarities to the days of Noe and Lot? Well
genetic engineering is certainly a fact of life. I have seen a rat with a human ear on its back which was produced through
genetic manipulation. Hybrid animals are being created daily; I wonder if humans are in the mix as well? Movies and TV series
are being produced showing a desire to be combined with the other than worldly humans. Songs are being sung stating that there
is either a desire for relations with other than humans or that the act has already been committed with spiritual or alien
beings. Are we in the days of Noe and Lot that Christ spoke of? Remember, Sodom and Gomorrah? They were destroyed because
the whole community wanted to have sexual relations with angelic beings and that was certainly going after strange flesh!
The men wanted to have sexual relations with the angelic men. ( Read Gen. 19:4-11) Are unnatural relationships being
approved of today not only in th U.S but around the world?
The time in which we
live is very wicked in terms of its application to a moral and healthy lifestyle which comes from Almighty God.
Unless we renounce such lust for feeding the flesh and come to our senses about the sacredness of human life, then I’m
afraid the results of what happened in the destruction of those of Noe (Noah) and Lot’s day awaits us and is fast approaching.
“REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND!” By the way, the road I've taken leads to Christ. For those of you
who don't know Him find out about the things concerning Him and come join me in walking the road He traveled, which leads
to eternal life.
Until the next time, in His service
James A. Chisolm
you love Me, you will keep My commandments" (John 14:15)