Noah

Redefining marriage – is it a sign of the age?

gay marriageI’ve been thinking about the signs of the times.  Is same-sex marriage a sign of the age? 

What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus was asked by his disciples.  His reply is in Matthew 24.

For signs, Jesus referenced Noah;  “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” Matthew 24:37-39

Years ago I took it to mean that the end of the age would be unexpected.  Otherwise, how could life be going on as normal with people partying and getting married?  And wasn’t marriage a moral thing to do?

Now that same-sex marriage has “queered the pitch,” so to speak, I’m wondering what kind of marriages Jesus was talking about.

polyamoryBut I don’t think the moral slide will end at gay marriage. I’m sure there’ll be polygamy and polyamory and God knows what else.

What was going on in the days of Noah?  Genesis 6  records strange marriages that produced Nephilim and resulted in so much wickedness that it brought on the flood of Noah.

In Noah’s time, the rainbow followed judgment.  In our time, will judgment follow the rainbow?marriage


By the way, a few things have been stolen here – like the rainbow, the word ‘gay,‘ and the marriage covenant.

The rainbow I’m talking about is not the same as the one we see in the sky after rain.  In the gay community, the rainbow is six colours.  Their intention was to have a flag with eight colours – turquoise for magic/art and pink for sex.  These were abandoned because it was too expensive to replicate and pink is not a natural colour.  It’s a combination of red and violet, at opposite ends of the rainbow.
Ref: http://archermagazine.com.au/2016/06/rainbow-history-pride-flag/

Gay used to be happy and carefree.

The marriage covenant is defined in the Bible (Genesis 2:24, Ephesians 5:31 and by Jesus in Matthew 19:5) as the woman and man being “one flesh.”  In the Bible, Sodom and Gomorrah serve as an example of what happens when cities go after “strange flesh.”  Jude 1:7  Is it a warning we should take note of?

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Blind belief, the faith that kills

A British woman was interviewed after the latest Muslim attack in London that left seven dead and nearly fifty injured.  Her son got a knife stuck in him, with the words “this is for Islam!”  She said, “These people saying they’re doing it in the name of God is an absolute joke. The first commandment is “Thou shalt not kill, all faiths share that belief …”

Do they?

Actually, she is wrong about all faiths sharing the belief “You shall not kill.”  This is the trouble, many Westerners believe that Islam has that principle, or “the Golden Rule,” or the rule of conscience.  No.  In Islam, these are supplanted by Sharia law which is cast from the actions and words of Mohammed.

The reason they attack is because their holy book commands it!

Through Noah came the Noahide law, and through Moses the ten commandments.  Both  men from the Bible are regarded as prophets in the Quran. But Muslims regard Mohammed and  Sharia law as greater!

It’s true that God in the Old testament commanded killing, but it was a specific instance where the Israelites had to clear the giants out of Canaan, and those aligned with them.  There was a genetic problem, where Goliath’s brother had hands with six fingers and King Og of Bashan was 14 feet tall.  And a behavioural problem where the Canaanites did abominable things which God detested.

Nowhere else does God command indiscriminate killing.  Jesus, at his arrest, told his disciple to out down his sword, saying “those who live by the sword will die by the sword.”  Was he thinking of Mohammed’s arrival 600 years later when he said it?

It is true that most Muslims aren’t terrorists – but most terrorists are Muslims.    Islam also permits Taqiyya and Kitman, where Muslims can lie to us about their religion being “a religion of peace.”  Another law of theirs which is the opposite of ours, where we are told not to bear false witness.

The media and the politicians must know what’s in the Quran.  It’s their job to know what’s going on.  But they’re still censoring us by calling this “a terrorist attack.”  Why aren’t people allowed to use the ‘M’ word?

Breitbart editor Katie McHugh, got fired for tweeting out the truth on Saturday night.Katie-McHugh-tweet

Noah’s ark mentioned in 1st century book

Flavius JosephusDid you know that 2,000 years ago people could go and see the remains of Noah’s Ark?  I found the reference in a book from the 1st Century by a Jewish historian named Flavious Josephus, which I am reading at the moment.

This is what I read from Chapter 2 of his book, Antiquities of the Jews:

“But when Monobazus was grown old, and saw that he had but a little time to live, he had a mind to come to the sight of his son before he died. So he sent for him, and embraced him after the most affectionate manner, and bestowed on him the country called Carra; it was a soil that bare ammomum in great plenty: there are also in it the remains of that ark, wherein it is related that Noah escaped the deluge, and where they are still shewn to such as are desirous to see them.”   Josephus – Antiquities of the Jews, Chapter 2.

I downloaded it as an eBook.  It can be read here: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/josephus/ant-20.html

The land of Carra is in the Armenian region of Turkey.

Were you taught this at school I wonder?

Josephus

 

Noah, fact or fiction?

NoahThe film Noah has spiked a massive reading of Genesis 6 worldwide.  I didn’t expect it to follow the Bible, after all, it is Hollywood.  I watched the film so I could write about it afterwards.  After answering my 22 year old’s questions about Noah, I’ve decided to do a quick Q & A about the facts of Genesis 6.

Q. How did Noah build the ark in time to survive the flood?
A. Noah had a long life, compared to our paltry 70-80 years.  So he would have had years to build the ark.  The Bible doesn’t say how long it took.  All it does say was “After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.”  He was 600 years old when he went into the ark.  Before the angels mixed themselves with the daughters of men, people lived for centuries.  God shortened the life span of human beings in Noah’s life time.  After the flood, the life span decreased to about 120 years.
Genesis 6:1 When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

Q. Who were the “sons of God”?
A. They were fallen angels, the Watchers.  Their offspring were called “the Nephilim”.  It’s a strange story but I trust it because it’s recorded in the Bible.  The ancients had more to do with angels than we do, and I think God’s told them not to interfere with us.
Genesis The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

Q. Who was Noah?
A. God was forced to destroy His creation, but Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.  Why did God pick Noah?  I have heard a theory that Noah and his family were the last ones left with pure human DNA.  The Bible records that  Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

MiautsoQ. Is there any record of this lineage?
A. Yes, their lineage is recorded in Genesis 10, The Table of Nations.  I’m going to focus on Japheth, whom I (and all of Europe) are descended from.  This lineage is confirmed in royal genealogies, ancient books, manuscripts, place names, and oral traditions.  I recommend a book called “After the Flood” by Bill Cooper.  It is a fascinating book on European history and the lineage of ancient Kings, through the line of Japheth. The Miaotsu (Hmong) people of China, are also descended from him.

Q. How could all of the animals have fit in the ark?
A. The key was two of every ‘kind‘.  God created using ‘kinds’ with plenty of room for adaptation within species.  The definition of kind is “a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality“; e.g. canine, feline, equine, bovine, avian, etc.  There were thousands of animals, not millions. The larger species may have been juveniles. Some of them would have hibernated.
19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

The three storied ark was about the height of a 3 storied building, and the length of 1 and ½ football fields.  Here are the specs God gave Noah for the ark:
14 So make yourself an ark of cypresswood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around.  Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.
Length: 300 cubits (450 feet, or 135 meters)
Width: 50 cubits (75 feet, or 22.5 meters);
Height: 30 cubits (45 feet, or 13.5 meters). 

Sign to Noah's Ark in 'Vally of Eight'

Road sign to Noah’s Ark in the ‘Vally of Eight’

Q. Is there any archeological proof that the ark existed?
A. Yes, but its hidden – just as the genealogies from Noah have been hidden.  The ark and location of Naxuan, the town of Noah, is in the foothills of Ararat in the Armenian region of Turkey.  The ark grounded on the mountains (plural) of Ararat – not Mount Ararat itself.  The original Armenian place names of that area preserve old meanings like ‘Noah’s Village’, ‘First Vineyard’, ‘House of Shem’ (Noah’s son), ‘First Market Town’ , ‘Place of First Descent’ & ‘Valley of the EIGHT, but the original place names were changed after the Armenians were massacared.

The world’s first winepress was discovered in the area in 2011.  I’m not saying this was the vineyard that Noah planted, but it agrees with the place name ‘First Vineyard’.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/110111-oldest-wine-press-making-winery-armenia-science-ucla/
Genesis 9:20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. 21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.  I don’t think anyone would blame him for getting drunk after what they went through.

Chinese character for boat

The chinese character for ‘Boat’

Q. Do other cultures have flood legends?
A. Yes, and many have preserved the name of Noah.
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/flood-myths.html

The evidence of the flood is all around us, if we have the eyes to see it.  There are fossils everywhere, from the rapid burial of creatures.  Also 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by water.  Where did it come from?Children of Noah

Our DNA is 99.98% the same, and science has proved we all come from the same stock.  That should end racism once and for all.

By the way, when God told Joshua to wipe out the  seven nations of Canaan – these were giants, descendants of the Nephilim.  He wasn’t being an evil, vengeful God.  He needed  to clear the giants out of the promised land.  From Israel, the race that He created to settle the land of Canaan, came the Messiah.  Its something to think about this Easter.