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God Seekers

As in the days of Noah


Noah preaches justice


Genesis 6

5 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.

6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth,
and it grieved him to his heart.

7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth;
both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air;
for I am sorry that I have made them.

8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

God decided to wipe out His living creatures from the face of the earth 1665 years after His creation.
For 120 years, Noah built the ship and called for repentance for sins and a change of heart.
and to repentance (change of mind).
Surely many have said, "Why does this madman want to teach us!
If he builds such a huge ship, how will he get it to the sea?
We also believe in God. After all, everyone must know for himself what is good for him!
The ship was 3 stories high and the footprint was about one and a half times the size of a soccer field.
And by then, namely, no rain had fallen. (Yes, it can!).

When the people (only 8!) and the chosen animals were all in the ship,
God closed the door!

When God closes, no one is able to open.
There would have been room for many more people, but they didn’t want to come in.
After that, not only the sea came to the ship:
The fountains of the deep broke open and the windows of heaven opened.
40 days and 40 nights of continuous rain!
The highest mountain peaks were still covered with water for 15 cubits (about 7.5 m) for 150 days.
(Did you know that in the Alps, even in the highest regions, fossil deposits can be found).

The Bible compares today's godless humanity with that of the past:

Matthew 24

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

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 into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away;
so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

It is written that the time immediately before the return of the Son of Man as world judge,
will be characterized by "a prevalence of lawlessness":

"Red lines" are being transgressed: Human rights, basic rights are abrogated,
lies, hypocrisy, injustice, moral decay and godlessness are rampant.

Be assured, God recognizes all people and their attitude already from afar.
He is not far from each one of us!
God gives this oppressive time so that mankind comes to think!

God's offer of salvation is still valid!


Paul summarizes the gospel (good news) of salvation (best read in context):

1 Corinthian 15

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received,
how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

Eyewitnesses have seen and confirmed this.
Announced e.g. in Isaiah 53 (more than 700 years before Christ!)

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Also confirmed by eyewitnesses.
Predicted e.g. in Psalm 2 or Psalm 110 (approx. 1000 years before Christ!)

5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

  • Jesus Christ, in whom the fullness of the Divinity dwells bodily,
    He is the new ark, the only Savior, the safe refuge.

1 Timothy 2

4 who (God our Savior) desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

The Savior's arms are still wide open, and because of His atoning sufferings on the cross,

He offers forgiveness and pardon to everyone who comes to Him with the confession of his guilt of sin.
To everyone who receives Him in faith as his personal Savior and Lord.