Did Noah Warn People About the Flood?

I taught my daughter her Bible lesson today. We have been teaching her out of the A Beka Book Bible series from Pensacola Christian College. The author listed for this lesson is Fannelle Shepperson. Today’s lesson was about Noah and the flood. The lesson was fine until I came to the part where Noah builds the ark, where it says, “You can be sure the crowds came to watch. ‘Hey, Noah,’ they cried, ‘are you building a new house, or store, or barn?’ Very calmly, Noah said, ‘No, I’m building a ship….I’m building it because God told me to…’” In their telling of the story, Noah then relates the reason for the boat. He then told the people, “He has commanded me to build this ship, called an Ark, to warn you and to try to make you realize that the judgment of the Flood is coming. But He also love you, oh, so much, and if you will turn from and be sorry for your sins, and come into the Ark when I get it finished, you will be safe and protected from His anger and punishment of the Flood. Please listen and pay attention to God’s message.”

The lesson then states the people made fun of Noah. Later on, when the animals were arriving, the lesson states that the people continued to mock. Then it says, “As the last pair of animals disappeared from view into the huge ship, Noah came to the door and again begged the people, ‘Please listen to the Lord’s message—the world is going to be covered over with water and everything will be destroyed…The only place of safety is in this Ark! I plead with you to come in before it is forever too late!’ The crowd only laughed and hurled more insults at Noah.” Then came the week of no rain, where the lesson states that the people kept coming back every day to mock Noah and beat on the sides of the Ark.

Now I know it is common belief that Noah preached to the people the entire time he built the ark about the coming judgment, pleading with people to be saved. But is this what the Bible really teaches? Let’s look at the Biblical account.

The flood account is told from Genesis 6:5-9:29. The part that discusses the events leading up to the flood is told from Genesis 6:5-7:24. From these passages, we can see the following:

1. God never told Noah the invite was for everybody. The Bible specifically states in Genesis 6:17-18, “Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.” That seems to be pretty clear that God’s plan was to save eight people, and eight people only.

2. The Bible says nothing about Noah warning anybody about the flood. The only thing that even comes close is in II Peter 2:5 where the Bible calls Noah a “preacher of righteousness.” Noah was 500 years old before God said anything to him about a flood, so this isn’t proof that he warned anybody about the flood.

3. Matthew 24:37-39 (and the parallel passage in Luke 17:27) states that the people living on the earth at the time of the flood “did not understand until the flood came and took them all away…” It seems unlikely that they would not understand that God wanted to destroy them, if Noah had been warning them the entire time he was building the Ark. And there’s another thing: how long did it take to build the ark? The lesson for my daughter states that it took 120 years. Genesis 5:32 says Noah was 500 years old when his kids were born. Genesis 7:6 says Noah was 600 years old when the flood happened. So it would seem that 100 years would be the maximum amount of time.

4. Some would argue that God always allows for people to be saved from judgment. The biblical teaching on hell would indicate otherwise. A concrete biblical example would be the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The angels came to get Lot out of Sodom. Genesis 19:12 says that the invitation was for Lot and his family only. The people in these cities were never warned. In the same way, it is possible that the people in Noah’s day were not warned of the judgment to come.

5. When God wants people to be warned about judgment, He usually says so. Jonah was sent to warn the people of Nineveh of impending judgment. His message is found in Jonah 3:4. The people repented, and God stayed his judgment. It is possible that if enough people in Noah’s time had repented, God would not have sent the flood.

Were the people warned about the flood? Well, they were probably warned that something was up, given the fact that Noah was building this huge boat. Did Noah tell them about the flood? It’s possible, but the Bible doesn’t say. Was it God’s plan for more than eight people to be saved from the flood? According to the Bible: no.

Here’s a tip: if you are preparing lessons to teach people biblical truth, don’t add to the information given in the Bible and say that is what the Bible says. You can say, “Maybe this happened.” or “such-and-such is possible” but don’t say, “The Bible says X happened…” if the Bible doesn’t say it.

About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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58 Responses to Did Noah Warn People About the Flood?

  1. Teresa says:

    >Thank you for writing this. I was getting ready to teach on this story this morning and wasn't able to find where it says they mocked him… apparently, because it's not in the Bible. Wow.

  2. Picky says:

    >No problem. Glad I could help. I was fuzzy on that very topic, and that's why I studied it. Interesting, no?

  3. Hannah says:

    I’ve been looking into this also, and while I have not yet found anything to prove the idea that Noah preached to the people, and that the people mocked him, I haven’t found anything to the contrary, and I find it slightly difficult to believe that so many people would say something like that with absolutely no evidence whatsoever to support it. It could be that they say that because considering the things going on around that time in scripture, it is very possible. I noticed that you only quoted old testament scripture, and I was wondering if you have looked into any references to the flood in the new testament, or even the psalms? Since I’m looking into this myself, would you like me to post anything else I find on the subject here?

    • Steve Picray says:

      I “only quoted old testament scripture”? Maybe you didn’t read the whole thing, because I quoted II Peter 2:5 AND Matthew 24:37-39 (and referred to the parallel passage in Luke 17:27). And i would welcome any contributions you would have, so long as you are open to constructive criticism, since I will let you know if I disagree. Thanks for the contribution!

      • Mike says:

        Yes i noticed you quoted from the new Testament.
        I just wanted to converse .
        I think the knowledge of the coming destruction was widely known in no different then it is today.
        Million even billions know of an “end of the world” judgment coming.
        But they simply refuse to believe it.
        We Can surmise that this guy Noah was mocked because in the face of the public unbelief .he believed and this is proven by the Action he took.
        Which is a deadly serious lesson for many professing believers who say they are but dont Do anything.(fake belief doesnt build arks or save)
        One thing the world had at that time was Age… Noahs grandfather’s name shows his great grandfather also knew of the coming destruction… He named noahs grandfather Methuselah which loosly means.. When he is dead it shall come.. And he went on to live. Longer then any other..Showing how patient and merciful God is. But point is, the knowledge of coming destruction was by noahs 600th birthday… Common ( but unbelieved) knowledge for some 2000 years..
        Just like today…

        Good article. Thanks for writing it.

  4. Tony says:

    thank you for posting this, I am preparing a message for a retirement center I speak at and I am going to speak on Noah and was wondering if it said that he was made fun of in the Bible or if he warned people as I have heard alot of preaching preaching from the pulpit that these things happened as if it was gospel so thank you.

  5. DeShana says:

    I remembered hearing about these un-truths when I was young. I searched online because I thought that they changed the bible and omitted somethings just come to the realization that people over time added to the Word of God. I will forever read the Word for myself and stick with what the Word says only! Thank you so much!

    • Steve Picray says:

      DeShana: Thanks for your comment! I do want to clarify that I’m not saying these things DIDN’T happen, I’m saying the Bible doesn’t say they happened. There’s a difference. I just want to be clear about this. It is possible that people mocked Noah for building the ark, but the Bible doesn’t say they did, so we should not say the Bible says they did. That’s all I’m saying: don’t say the Bible says something that it doesn’t say.

  6. Vic says:

    2 Pet 2.5 states that Noah was a preacher….Romans 10:14-15 reveals the purpose of a preacher….to reveal truth to others so that they too could be saved…..God was not willing that any should perish….

    • Steve Picray says:

      Yes, I believe I quoted that verse in the original post. However, you err in assuming that preaching is always to offer salvation. Case in point: Jonah was a preacher, but his message was not one of salvation. Also Jeremiah.

    • sophia says:

      Very good point because when your preaching God will drop something in your spirit to help someone or to rebuke someone i dont believe the preacher said the bible say; i hear it too, bible didn’t say but when your preaching Things drop in your spirit that’s all am saying

  7. nonsupernaturalist says:

    Dear Christian,

    I challenge you to watch this short, but very provocative video clip regarding the morality of your God’s act of killing so many little children in Noah’s Flood. If after watching this video clip you can still assert that your God and your belief system is good and moral, I will strongly and sincerely recommend that you see a mental health professional.

    • Steve Picray says:

      Dear Non-Christian. Thank you for commenting. I have a question for you in return. You criticize my God and my belief system, implying that they are bad and immoral. I would like to know where you think morality came from. You see, I have a concrete set of standards of right and wrong as given in the Bible. You may have heard of some of them, such as “don’t murder, don’t have sex with anyone who isn’t your spouse, etc. If you have an unmoving set of concrete standards, I’d like to know where they come from, because if you don’t, you have no right to refer to anybody else’s standards as immoral.

      As for the video, I could only get through a few minutes of the speaker’s mocking tone dripping with sarcasm before I had to shut it off. Although I will say this: for the two minutes I did listen to him, he seemed more concerned with debunking the comments of Dennis Prager that he did with debunking the Biblical account itself. Thank you for commenting.

    • Barbara LeFevre says:

      Dear nonsupernaturalist~

      It’s not that our God and our belief system are not good and moral; it’s that some people do not know Scripture. They isolate verses and passages that appear to support their view while ignoring those that don’t.

      God desires that all come to a saving knowledge of Him so that they can dwell in eternity with Him because He cannot abide with sin. The people of the world, except Noah and his family, were utterly wicked, and they passed on their wicked ways and wicked worship to their kids, who, in turn did the same thing. Had God allowed this to continue, no one would have come to Him. Therefore, in His sovereign wisdom, He knew He had to destroy the wickedness and start over, which He did. Now, the next criticism is that, along with the adults, God destroyed children and babies, which is true. However, biblically, there is an age of accountability before God (e.g. Jn. 9:21, 23; Heb. 11:24) for one’s sins/choices which is around the age in which children are no longer under their parent’s sway, about the time when men go to war. Those who had not yet reached this age were not accountable to God and, therefore, are with Him now and will be for eternity.

      I will pray that you will repent and come into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ who died for you. Then you will be able to rightly interpret Scripture (I Cor. 2:14, Jn. 16:13).

  8. Jimmy withers says:

    1 Peter 3:18-20–read it from any of the fragments and you will see that Noah preached to the Antediluvians. It’s sad that most translators added hades/hell. I taught greek 36 years before retiring two years ago. I say this, not to brag but to make a point. Any second year greek student could read 1 Peter 3:18-20 and would conclude that Noah preached. A genuine bible student without a greek education understands that Christ did not go to hades to preach to the spirits of Noahs day. Christ through the Spirit through Noah.

    • Steve Picray says:

      I agree: Noah preached to the people of his day. I don’t think you can be a righteous man and not stand up for what is right, even if you’re the only one.

      But my original post stated in point #2 that Noah was a preacher of righteousness. What it does NOT say is that Noah warned people about the flood specifically, or that he invited them onto the ark, something that the Bible says God did not tell him to do.

      • Larry Danley says:

        I have to agree with you I can not find that Noah told people to change as in todays standards a preacher may just be preaching your going to hell if you don’t change your ways and that teaches nothing . also this will blow your mind do you know God nor Jesus ever talked about suicide it not in any bible of the face of the earth so that word is a man made word , crazy how preachers teach not the truth lol But I will say this we are in the last days on this earth if planet x is real it will be the start of the end and Jesus will return and he will be in a very bad mood , so much hate and bickering about does one believe in God / higher power or not ,evil has complete control now on the earth , My knees will bend and I am a sinner and I pray I will make it to the new world I am so looking forward to playing with a man eater Lion . Have a blessed day and God bless you your very wise person and you kept your cool more than the preacher man . Pun intended one lost black sheep is more special than the whole herd .

        • Steve Picray says:

          You’re right, they never talked about suicide, but they did mention murder as a sin, and suicide is a Latin word that means “a killing of oneself”.

          We have been in the last days since about 90AD when Revelation was written by the Apostle John. I firmly believe that Jesus Christ could return today, or He could wait a few more centuries. Wouldn’t shake my faith. Every time I think, “This world can’t get much worse,” it does.

  9. Bibi says:

    THANKS YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS ARTICLE! I recently decided to study the Bible for myself, and when it got to the story of Noah, I kept anticipating the verse where it’d say “and people laughed..” but to my surprise I finished the chapter and NOTHING! Which then brought me here, and I’m glad I found it. Your Matthew 24 reference and the fact that in Gen 6:18 God only mentions his family and the animals to enter the ark is confirmation for me. It’s unreal how we learn things from others and take it as truth. I’m aware that it plausible it happened but it wasn’t stated!

  10. Tynisha Brown says:

    Maybe God did it like that because of the fallen angels mingling with the women.

    • Steve Picray says:

      I’ve never taken a position on Genesis 6:1-4 other than to say that angels don’t have physical bodies, and therefore cannot have sex with human women.

      • phil says:

        There is no scriptural evidence to say that angels do not have physical bodies, in fact scripture teaches the opposite. in Hebrews 13:2 it makes it very clear that you would have no way of knowing whether you are talking to an angel or human.

        Then there is Genesis 19:5 where the men in Sodom wanted to have sex with the angels(not knowing they were angels) that were there for Lot, meaning they(the angels) were mistaken for flesh and blood humans by the men of sodom.

        Then there is Genesis 6:1-4 which makes it very clear that angels can indeed mate with women, and actually did, but by doing so they are turned their backs on God who says in heaven there is no marriage(Matthew 22:30), notice in matt22:30 it says angels in heaven(no reference of what fallen angels can do). but it no where says that they are physically incapable of having sex.

        There are many more passages that point to angels having physical bodies. be careful not to have preconceived notions when reading scripture and just read it how it is. it is very clear and not authored for confusion.

        • Steve Picray says:

          Actually Scripture seems to indicate that Angels are able to take on physical form at times, but for most of their existence they are “ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation.” Angels are shown over and over in the Bible to be spirit beings. Fallen angels (demons) are referred to as “unclean spirits.”

          Matthew 8:16, Luke 7:21, Ephesians 6:12.

          The Bible is not authored for confusion, but that doesn’t prove that angels are physical beings simply because they appear in physical form. God also appears in physical form to Abraham and to Joshua, but that doesn’t mean that He is always a physical being.

      • weyman thomas says:

        The Bible does make reference to angels taking the form of a human, so it is possible

        • Steve Picray says:

          Can you name a time when a fallen angel took physical form? Because if God didn’t like the activity of Genesis 6:1-4, then it couldn’t have been a holy angel.

  11. Rich Sanchez says:

    Noah was building the ark people seen him building it so obviously he would of told them because he was a righteous man. He would of shared his faith. 2 Peter 2:5 calls him a preacher of righteousness. The ark was huge he built it exactly how God asked . Even with all the animals there would of been plenty of room if people took heed to his probable warning. In fact, men have heard warnings from many prophets over the ages, yet they usually ignore the warnings and are caught off guard by the judgment that follows. The entire history of the nation of Israel testifies to this truth.

    Furthermore, Matthew 24 goes on to record Jesus Himself warning our world of another coming judgment, His Second Coming. Nevertheless, Jesus says the world will be caught off guard when He returns:
    Matt. 24:37 “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.
    Matt. 24:38 “For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
    Matt. 24:39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
    Notice, the world will be surprised by the Second Coming despite the Bible’s many warnings (often repeated by preachers throughout the centuries) that this event will lead to judgment for the ungodly. If Jesus’ warnings will be ignored before His Second Coming, then certainly Noah’s warnings could have been ignored by his world before the flood.

    • Steve Picray says:

      Rich, I agree with most of what you wrote. But the point behind my post was that the Bible does not SAY that Noah warned people. It doesn’t say he invited anybody on the ark. I personally believe he didn’t invite anybody since God didn’t tell him to…God said, “I will save these eight people.”

  12. Kara Anderson says:

    Thank you for explaining this principle! I was doing a study of Genesis on my own, and realized that assumptions can be construed as facts very easily, and very mistakenly (a Google search by which brought me to this post). I fully agree that the Bible should never be morphed to fit our own standards and perceptions, and we shouldn’t add anything to what has been Divinely inspired. However, one reason for the specific argument that Noah wasn’t, in fact, mocked–or, at least, mocked unbearably–is the historical/geographical circumstances of his situation. I’ve learned of this from Halley’s Bible Handbook, which I encourage you to look up for further insight. Not only does it refrain from claiming that the Bible ever mentioned such a thing, Halley explains that the social conditions of Noah’s time actually translated to water travel and boat making being very common practices. So not only should we never add to God’s Word, we should also consider historical facts before trying to analyze the Bible.

  13. Mike J Wendt says:

    Don’t forget Hebrews 11:7 (ESV)
    “By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.”
    I didn’t read all the comments above, but did not find “Hebrews”. It says he condemned… what does this mean… I think we can infer some things here. The boat was huge… the “wicked” people would have seen it and must have thought Noah was being ridiculous and asked questions and then what else would people do except make fun of him… but I agree that we need to clear as teachers – and say, must have. We can not know for sure.
    The reason I think this is important is because of Genesis 6:22 – Noah did it… even though it was difficult and took a lot of hard work and time and people would have thought and probably said he was nuts.
    Keep on discussing and studying – God bless.

  14. steve bournias says:

    It is uncertain what Noah specifically said that made him a preacher of what is right and just. Thus the world of religion is divided. Did he or didn’t he say this or that? One certainty is this: in the resurrection of the righteous during the 1000 year judgement day Noah will rise, accept Christ and be saved and then he will tell all listening on God’s new earth [2peter3:13] and above in heaven what he did say and what he did not.

    • Steve Picray says:

      You’re right that we don’t know WHAT he preached, but I believe that he preached to people before the flood of their need for repentance (NOT inviting them onto the ark, though). There is biblical precedent for people repenting and not being judged (Nineveh) as well as NOT repenting and being judged (God telling Abraham if there are at least 10 righteous people in Sodom that He would not destroy it).

      As far as Noah “accepting Christ” in the millennium? No. Noah is already saved based on his trust in Christ, the future messiah of all mankind. People only get one chance to trust in the Redeemer, and that chance ends at the moment of death.

      • steve bournias says:

        So anyone not knowing about God is doomed? How bout all the non-jews that lived that heard nothing of God? Noah never heard bout the messiah? nor did david-they will -psalm110:1
        Noah preached righteousness for CENTURIES before the flood but God made a covenant with Noah because he alone walked with God.His contemporaries ate drank married bought sold and never gave God a passing thought. Thus we do not know the name of a single person who perished.The name of the wicked one will rot.

        • Steve Picray says:

          No. The Bible is clear that no person has an excuse because we are all sinners and we all have knowledge of God (Romans 1:19-21).

          Noah never heard about the Messiah? Why do you say that? God foretold the coming of the Messiah to Adam in Genesis 3:15. Noah had faith in God and this faith is what saved him (Hebrews 11).

          David definitely heard of the Messiah, because He was also foretold to Abraham (Genesis 12:3), Jacob (Gen 49:10), Moses (Numbers 24:17) AND David (2 Sam 7:12-16, Psalm 2, Psalm 110).

          • steve bournias says:

            paul says that these matters were a mystery or hidden from generations past and peter says that angels were desiring to know so the seed of genesis #;15 was unknown and thats why satan was roving and walking about teh earth in jobs time to find teh seed and destroy it…..people by the millions knew nothing of the messiah and will during a 1000 year longDAY of judgement…those who practiced good at the conclusion of that day to a resurrection of life and those that practiced evil during that day a resurrection of jusgment or damnantion…no man ascended to heaven before christ —john 3;13

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  16. grodguez says:

    Thank you, i also want to find the verse saying noah invited people or they mocked him, but i couldnt find anything in the bible. i was going to teach that lesson on wednesday.

  17. George says:

    Thank you for this very informative post and your responses to so many. I too was preparing to address Noah and just wanted to be certain of this same question. Reading the comments was very enlightening. To see so many that are mislead in their understanding of the scriptures and fundamental doctrines was a little disturbing. Thank you for you sound and loving responses. he.she that has an ear let them hear. Bless you and your ministry.

  18. Susan Shortmeier says:

    That is terrible. As a former school administrator, I’ve never been a fan of Abeka. Did you contact Abeka regarding their incorrect handling and teaching of God’s Word.

  19. Michael Dwayne Barber says:


  20. admin says:

    I also study this recently in response to my wife questioning me on it…It never dawned on me that Noah didn’t preach repentance and offer a chance of escape. So I studied the scriptures and like you found no evidence for Noah preaching salvation from the flood for those who would believe. I also found no evidence that Noah was mocked because of it. HOWEVER, I did find a place in a religious book that does talk about it…the Quran. I was shocked. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_in_Islam

  21. Lila says:

    Thank you for that. I get angry at some of the children’s bible that says Noah preached to try and persuade people. I believe had Noah done that he would have disobeyed God. Why are some so disappointed in ehat the bible says they have to add or take away. From what I read that is a dangerous thing.

  22. Gideon Bassey says:

    I have really learnt. Thank you Sir.

  23. Elizabeth McClue says:

    Praise the Lord that someone is sifting fiction from truth. I an 71 years old – this is the first time I realised that the bible doesn’t say that Noah was mocked when he was building the ark. Why are children presented with untruth when they are being taught the bible? That untruth has sat with me my whole life. What a scam!

  24. Randy Vild says:

    Good article which caused me to question like the Bereans in Acts 17.

    Here are some scriptures to consider that Noah did warn the people and they mocked him.

    Hebrews 11:7
    By faith Noah, after being divinely instructed by God about the things he could not yet see, was moved with fear and prepared an ark for the salvation of his house; through which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

    2 Peter 3:3
    Knowing this first, that in the last days there will come mockers, walking according to their own personal lusts,

    Jesus says they end will be like Noah’s.
    Matthew 24:37-39
    37. Now as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it also be at the coming of the Son of man.
    38. For as in the days that were before the Flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark;
    39. And they were not aware until the Flood came and took them all away; so shall it also be at the coming of the Son of man.

  25. Danny says:

    I agree with your post brother! Recently I discussed this with the Pastor of the church um attending and he says Noah preached to the people to repent and enter the Ark. He had no scripture so I searched the scriptures myself like I always do. I found that Noah was the ONLY man that found grace in the eyes of the Lord and ONLY him and his family were chosen to enter the Ark. everyone else would be destroyed. I don’t know how long it took Noah to build the Ark but I bet it wasn’t near as long as anyone would guess. I won’t speculate because I believe in scripture on scripture for my faith as well as yours. Only scripture brings faith and faith pleases God! There are a ton of heresies being taught so PLEASE search the Bible (KJV) and see what this saint the Lord. I believe Noah was indeed a preacher of righteousness as the Bible says. I believe he preached before the flood and after the flood but NOT about the flood. The Ark itself was a testimony against the world. Noah was NEVER to,d to bring others into the Ark.

  26. Joe Ierullo says:

    Hi Steve… I too disagree that angels are the sons of God mentioned in Genesis 6… But my comments have lead to being called a dual creationist… Am I alone?

  27. Carissa Sanders says:

    Exactly! I was just reading Genesis 7-8 and am shocked to find zero mention of Noah crying repentance. None of people mocking him. Where are these stories coming from?

  28. Jerry Casey says:

    It is good to hear what the bible says instead of what people think. Thank you.

  29. Ryan7926 says:

    I believe that if someone walked up to the ark and told Noah that they did not want to perish and they believed him then I don’t think that Noah would turn them away and that they would be welcome on the ark

    • Barbara LeFevre says:

      I agree. It’s the same thing we see today. The world is wicked and getting worse, but anyone can repent and call upon God at any time up to the point when Jesus appears to bring an end to all things.

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  31. Michael Bender says:

    Genesis 6:5 has this for us to ponder.

    5 “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.”
    …”every inclination…only evil all the time”.
    We have to trust that God knows who will repent and who will not. He doesn’t cause them to be unrepentant, but He knows from the beginning who will and who will not.

    The men who came to the door of Lot’s home were so perverted they didn’t want Lot’s daughters when he offered them in an effort to spare the men/angels.

    • Steve Picray says:

      Yes, God knows who will and who won’t repent. But the Bible doesn’t say He uses that information to make HIS choice. “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” Grace is by definition, undeserved.

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