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Bible Study Lesson 38

The End Of The World, The Great Flood,  and Sodom and Gomorrah
 A.  God's Warning Against Doing The Same Mistakes
 B.  The Lesson From The Great Flood
 C.  The Lesson From Sodom And Gomorrah

 D.  The End Of The World 
 E.  What Scoffers And Unbelievers Deliberately Forget

F.  What Man Should Do Now Before It's Too Late



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 38B.    The Lesson From The Great Flood


38B.1  Is there a biblical event in times past that shows the judgment and mercy of God and serve as a warning to all people of today?

In Genesis 7:17-22,  this is written:

The flood continued forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.  The waters prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark floated on the face of the waters.  And the waters prevailed so mightily upon the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered;  the waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep.  And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, birds, cattle, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm upon the earth, and every man;  everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died. (RSV)

This is the "Great Flood" during the time of Noah, God caused a flood to come upon the earth that covered even the tops of the highest mountains. As a result all that breathe the breath of life, died.

38B.2   What brought about this judgment of God upon the ancient world?  What made God decide to punish the people?

In Genesis 6:12-13,17  it is explained:

And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. 
And God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh; for the earth is filled with violence through them; behold, I will destroy them with the earth
For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall die. (RSV)

God decided to destroy the ancient world because of the wickedness and violence of all the people on the face of the earth.

38B.3   Before the appointed destruction came, did God provide the means by which man could be saved?

In Genesis 8:13-14, this is recorded:

And God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh; for the earth is filled with violence through them; behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 
Make yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. (Genesis 6:13-14, RSV)

Yes, God ordered Noah what to do. 

  • God commanded Noah to build the ark, complete with instructions on how to build it. 
  • The ark was to become the exclusive means at that time for man to be saved from the destruction decreed by God.

38B.4   Is it only Noah and his family whom God gave the opportunity to be saved?  Did God gave other people a chance to be saved?

In 1 Peter 3:20, this is written:

They refused to believe long ago, while God patiently waited to receive them, in Noah's time when the ark was being built. In it only a few, that is eight souls, were saved through water. (New Jerusalem Bible)

No, far from it. God gave everyone the chance to be saved.  But, they refused to believe , while God patiently waited to receive them. 

38B.5   Who was used by God to warn the people of the destruction to come and to preach righteousness?

and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; (II Peter 2:5, NKJV)

God used Noah, a preacher of righteousness. Yet, despite Noah's warning, the people continued in their ungodliness.

38B.6   What happened to all those who did not believe Noah, thus, they did not board the ark before the flood finally came?

So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. (Genesis 7:23, NKJV)

All those outside the ark perished in the waters. Only eight souls, namely Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives were saved. 


Please Continue Lesson 38C.  The Lesson From Sodom And Gomorrah


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