The Flood: The Mass Murder of Millions

Imagine if you will a 600 year old man standing in the middle of a desert. The temperatures are reaching well above one hundred degrees. He is hot, tired and probably pretty damned thirsty. Then all of a sudden a loud voice rains down from the heavens, “Noah! I want you to build me a big ass boat.”

Now that I have your attention, in my last post (The Story of Lot) I asked the question “can this get anymore insane?” In fact, it does, hence the flood. So, like the last time, strap in because we are about to get this insanity on the road.

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: 5-6). The honeymoon is over, God is no longer satisfied with the creation that he claimed was very good. He is now ‘grieved’ at his heart. I didn’t know spirits had a heart but I can play along.  Apparently there was too much sex and drinking going on and God was not happy! We all know the last thing God wants is for us to have fun. He expects us to spiritually castrate ourselves and be wholly subservient. Call me crazy but I think he has a very long wait.

Anyway, God isn’t happy, so what great idea did he come up with to bring himself happiness? You guessed it! Kill em all! Apparently God is in need of a mulligan; he want’s a do-over but what about all those pesky humans he created? That’s easy…drown them all and the animals too. Wait? What? The animals? What did they do? Were the cows roaming the streets shagging all the horses? Did those blood thirsty koala bears cause a ruckus?

This is mass murder on a grand scale folks. However, being a rational thinking person, I have a few questions. Did God in his all-knowing-ness not see this coming? Do you think God had the ability to stop all the evilness in the world without drowning all the innocent children, infants and animals? If so, why would an all loving God choose death by drowning? Can you imagine the feeling of gasping for air and choking just before passing out? Can you imagine the panic that must set in when you realize that there is no hope, you are going to drown to death? Imagine all the innocent babies that experienced that exact thing. How can you bring yourself to call your God a God of love? Is it love when a mother drowns her children in a bathtub? If she said God told her to do it, should she get away with the murder?  Is that any different from what God did on a much larger scale? But yet you call him Love. You ought to be ashamed of yourself and you have the audacity to call me a hypocrite.

Continuing on…

Am I the only one that has realized that God hadn’t prescribed any rules or commandments at this stage? Why would God punish them for breaking rules when there are no rules to follow? Seems rather hypocritical to me; give no rules, no laws, no guidance, then murder them all for not having the ability to read his mind. But Hey! God is love, God is love.

Let’s delve a little deeper into the actual story. Noah, a man of great youth being only six hundred years old is told by God (yes, God apparently spoke in audible tones) that he planned to flood the Earth to rid it off all those evil people who had a poor example by their God on how to act. But Noah and his family was to be spared because of his righteousness. All he had to do was build a 450 ft boat for God to house two of every animal including his family. Now, let me pause right here to ask a question. Why is it that God, who spoke everything into existence, cannot build a boat? All he would have to do is say “let there be a big ass boat” and poof  a boat would appear. But I guess it is best to have a man who is over half of a millennium in age to do it. Hey, makes sense to me…NOT!

So now poor Noah is stuck building a boat in the desert. I wonder if God provided all the supplies needed? Of course not, he couldn’t even build a damn boat.

We advance in years and now the boat is complete and the people are mocking Noah because now there’s a boat in the middle of the desert in Palestine. Noah is dog tired from spending many years roaming the desert trying to find trees to use as logs, not to mention making nails and all else that is required to build a huge boat but apparently there is no rest for weary when you are working for God because now he is tasked to collect two of every species for the ark. I wonder if God supplied him a list of all the animals? I remember my Sunday school teacher telling me that God led all the animals to him. Hmm…did God give the Kangaroo’s and koala bears temporary wings to enable them fly to Palestine? How about the poor penguins and polar bears, I bet they were hot as hell. After all, there is only a two hundred degree difference between Antarctica and Palestine.

As you can see this is getting more and more insane with each line. So, lets discuss a few more points and then we will put this insanity to rest.

Food: How did Noah keep the meat needed to feed the carnivores from spoiling? Did they have large refrigerators/freezers on the ark? Surely in that heat the meat would quickly spoil.

Cleaning: Who had the ‘crappy’ job of cleaning up all the excrement left by the animals? I can only imagine how big elephant dung would be, not to mention the horrible smell inside the ark. Maybe they opened the ONLY window on the ark to let some fresh air in. Why would a 450 foot boat only have one small window? Clearly God was not much of an architect.

Behavior: How did they maintain proper behavior of all the animals? After all, wild lions, tigers and bears (oh my!) eat people. It is in their nature to do so. How did they manage to keep all of their digits and limbs?

The flood: God said it will rain for forty day and forty nights. Experts have said that in order for the water to cover Mt. Everest to a depth of twenty-two feet as the Bible states, it would have to rain six inches per second, three hundred sixty inches per minute, and we think it rains hard in the south!

The water recedes:  Why the need to send a dove when Noah and God are on speaking terms?

The ark comes to rest on Mt. Ararat: Really? Of all places God chooses a mountain for the boat to come to rest upon? Assuming this is true, there are millions of dead bodies laying all over the place. What did they do with all the bodies? What did they eat? The flood would have killed all the vegetation. What about the fish? The overwhelmingly amount of fresh water would have completely diluted the salt water. So all the salt water fish would’ve died. Don’t you find it ironic that you can still order salt water fish off the menu?

I know, I know, I know! I am not supposed to think about all this stuff. I’m supposed to accept the blatant lies on faith. I’m to remain dumb and walk around with my God-glasses on and stay focused on God. Well stupidity never suited me well and I threw away my God-glasses years ago, so deal with it!

I will stop here for today. I have provided enough food for thought in this post. More insanity will ensue in the very near future. I look forward to seeing you then. Thanks for reading and please leave any comments you may have.

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One thought on “The Flood: The Mass Murder of Millions

  1. Steve Sayles December 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM Reply

    I’m going to address one point alone. Your use of the term “Murder”.

    Murder is not the correct term nor concept. What we have in this account is an act of love and mercy on God’s part.

    One informative piece of information from the text is found in verse

    Genesis 6:8-9
    8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
    9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

    “NOAH WAS PERFECT IN ALL HIS GENERATIONS”

    Noah was not perfect as in a person who never sins. Noah’s “generations” or family tree was perfect. (His DNA was not corrupted, his genetic information was not corrupted. or to but it the way the text does NOAH WAS PERFECT IN ALL HIS GENERATIONS”)

    The Purpose of the Flood in Noah’s Day

    Rather than being an act of cruelty, the Flood was God’s way of saving the last of humanity from complete destruction.

    Many pastors, Bible scholars and Bible skeptics alike view the flood as God’s way of dealing with humanity after humanity just sinning too much. However, with all due respect, this is a very simplistic way of looking at the flood. After all, today’s society is just as corrupt and depraved, if not far worse than any era before (more people have been killed in war in the past century than in the prior 900 years). So why would such a global judgment only happen in Noah’s day? The answer is that there were far more complex issues going on in the days of Noah then just humans sinning.

    The flood served 3 chief purposes: 1) To destroy the Nephilim giants. 2) To punish the angels who committed the illicit relations with women and make an example of them so that no other angels would ever attempt this again and 3) to save humanity from certain destruction.

    Much more than the “over-reaction by an angry God” as skeptics like to paint it, the flood was God’s way of preserving the human race and its bloodline, before it became completely corrupted by the Nephilim giants. This is an important point: many people today point to the flood as “proof” that God is cruel and angry with humanity all the time, and willing to just kill millions of people in genocide on a whim. However the Biblical truth was that God sent the flood to preserve humanity and to make sure we could still receive the promised Redeemer who could save our souls. Without Jesus Christ, there is no hope. There is no future. There is no forgiveness. Meaning every person would spend eternity in hell. The flood was God’s way to keep that hope for all people.

    This brief passage tells a very important origin story. A group of the “sons of God”, the Biblical name for angels, in rebellion against The Lord, came to Earth and took human women as wives to have illicit relations. And their children, half-human, half-angelic hybrids, were the Nephilim giants. The idea of angels sleeping with women and having kids is not something that all Christians agree upon, know about or even comfortable with. However, the truth of Christianity is based upon one source: God’s Word as revealed in the Holy Bible. And from a study of Scripture it becomes clear that this event did indeed happen.
    Were the “Sons of God” Angels?

    This question is often raised initially as an objection to the idea that Nephilim giants ever even existed. the Hebrew words for the “sons of God” is B’nai Ha Elohim, which would means these are Heavenly beings, giving credence to them being offspring of fallen angels (the term Elohim is literally the plural of ‘god’). And then we see the children of these sons of God and daughters of men were “mighty men” and of “renown.” They were also “giants.” Something in their genetics made them super-sized people. And it was their fallen angelic parentage.

    But again, we must keep searching the Bible to make certain of meaning. The Bible is self-confirming and one passage of Scripture can always be confirmed by another. We see the term “sons of God” next used in the book of Job. Job chapter 1 reads: “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” (Job 1:6-7)
    The scene being described, where God is literally meeting with the sons of Go, took place in Heaven. This is a Divine Council that God holds where He chooses to meet with both good and evil angels to discuss affairs of the world (for more examples of these assemblies see 1 Kings 22 and Psalm 82).
    Another Divine Council is called in Job Chapter 2. Verse 1 states: “Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.”
    So again from the clear reading of the text, the “sons of God” are not human men but are in fact angels, who are meeting in Heaven with The Lord. And the Hebrew term is b’nai ha Elohim. The third reference to the sons of God in the Old Testament is again in Job, but this time in chapter 38. God who in this is posing questions to Job about the creation of the universe (to show Job how little understanding and knowledge he has compared to The Lord) says:

    Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? — Job 38:4-7

    So again, not only were the sons of God again with God, they existed even before the Earth itself was created. Every use of the term b’nai ha elohim in the Old Testament is a reference to angelic beings. In the Septuagint, the oldest form of the Old Testament today (and the version most quoted by Jesus and His disciples in the New Testament) the term ‘sons of God’ is not even used in these passages in Job, it just reads “the angels of God.”

    Thus it can be concluded with certainty that the sons of God in Genesis 6 were in fact, angels.

    Did Angels Have Sexual Relations With Human Women?
    Job, probably the oldest book of the Bible, was written by the patriarch Job who lived close to the time of the flood, thus the references to angels reflect this. There is passage not often cited in scripture that states directly that certain angels were indeed involved in illicit relations with human women. It occurs when Eliphas, one of Job’s friends who is consoling him over the loss of his family in a Satanically empowered hurricane, shares a Divine vision he had:

    Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof. In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker? Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly: – Job 4:13-18.

    The word “folly” in the Old Testament is used to describe sexual sin. Once again, we use Scripture to interpret Scripture. Here are several examples:

    And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her… And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter: which thing ought not to be done. – Genesis 34:1-2, 7.

    Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you. – Deuteronomy 22:21.
    And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her. And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do anything to her… And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister. And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly. – 2 Samuel 13:1-2. 11-12.

    So here we see that certain untrustworthy angels were charged with the sin of “folly” for sinful sexual acts. In the Septuagint the verse from Job says: “he perceives perverseness in his angels” giving even more confirmation that there were sinful sexual acts committed by angels.

    The books of 2 Peter and Jude detail the punishment of the angels who committed these sins:

    And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. – Jude 1:6-8.

    Here we see a reference to angels who left their “habitation” and are reserved in chains until Judgment Day. This was the punishment for those angels who left their habitation of he spirit world to “go after strange flesh”, namely human women. Also note there is a reference to Sodom and Gomorrah, cities so steeped in sexual corruption that when two Godly angels cam to visit the home of Lot to usher he and his family out of the city, the men and boys came to Lot’s home demanding that the angels be brought out so that they could “know them.”

    Nephilim Offspring
    By the measurements in Scripture, the original Nephilim offspring were quite larger than the average human.In addition to causing violence and sin in the world, the Nephilim were also corrupting the human bloodline.

    Why Would Satan Do This?

    After the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden God pronounced a judgment on Satan:

    And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. – Genesis 3:14-15.

    This pronouncement was historic. God proclaimed that the means by which Satan would ultimately punished and destroyed would be through the seed of the woman. (It must be remembered at this point that our enemy, Satan is a far older, and vastly more powerful and evil being, so this prophecy was a serious pronouncement). A human woman would give birth to a male child who would one day destroy the Devil. This was the first prophecy of the coming Messiah, Jesus Chris. Satan was put on notice. From then on he set out to corrupt or destroy an God-fearing child as that could potentially be the prophesied Redeemer. To no surprise the first Godly child born, Abel, was killed by his wicked brother Cain. Cain was banished and Adam and Eve bore another son Seth. At his birth Eve declared: “For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.” – (Genesis 4:25).

    As more God-fearing sons began to populate the Earth, Satan instituted his Nephilim plan into action. By corrupting the seed of the woman, Satan could prevent the birth of the Messiah, who of course, had to be human and not part fallen angel. Satan wants the Word of God to fail but he knew that in addition to the woman, God prophesied that Satan too would have a “seed” (v. 15). Thus the Nephilim were an attempt to thwart God’s plan of salvation for humanity. At every step, the Nephilim giants, via their evil angelic parentage, sought to undermine or undo what God had set out for humanity to be reconciled to Him. In their dominance of the Earth, they reproduced so rapidly, God proclaimed that all flesh on the Earth had become corrupted. They dominated the Earth with war, bloodshed and their pagan religion

    The Nephilim spread violence and sin that: “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.” Humanity was on the verge of being wiped out with no hope of being saved from sin if every person born became part fallen angel. Thus God judged the Earth with the flood.

    But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

    Noah was chosen to carry on and re-start humanity after the flood because he was a believer in God. Additionally he was “perfect in his generations” which meant that his genetic bloodline and ancestry was 100% human.

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