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THE RETURN OF THE DAYS OF NOAH AND LOT

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THE RETURN OF THE DAYS OF NOAH AND LOT
Jesus prophesied that as of was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the floods came, and destroy them all. Likewise, as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they by, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so, will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed (Luke 17:26-30).

Two of the most depraved periods in history were the days of Noah just prior to the Flood, and the days of Lot. In both cases, the people were so sinful that God destroyed them from the face of the earth .in Noah's day it was a whole world that sinned; in Lot's day it was the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

It is instructive that our Lord Jesus chose to use the moral climate in which sees ancient people lived as a warning about the lifestyles of men and women just before His return . . It is our conviction that we are already living in the moral climate of the days of Noah and of Lot.
Pastor Fred Wilson

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jesuscalling: Nov 10, 2013, 7:40 AM
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jesuscalling:

It never ceases to surprise me how different people place different emphasis on the same passages of scripture. God speaks different words to each of us, of course, but we also sometimes bring our own particular issues to a text and see different things in it.

Two of the most depraved periods in history were the days of Noah just prior to the Flood, and the days of Lot. In both cases, the people were so sinful that God destroyed them from the face of the earth .in Noah's day it was a whole world that sinned; in Lot's day it was the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

It is instructive that our Lord Jesus chose to use the moral climate in which sees ancient people lived as a warning about the lifestyles of men and women just before His return . . It is our conviction that we are already living in the moral climate of the days of Noah and of Lot.


The passage quoted here as referring to the conditions prevailing on our Lord’s return seems to me to be not so much trying to emphasise specifically the depravity of those generations, (there may have been other times that God was even more displeased and brought even greater catastrophe than that of Sodom and Gomorra, (Santorini for example), but they are just not recorded as such in scripture.

The emphasis seems to me rather to be on the ‘unexpectedness’ of the event, rather than the reason for it happening.

Neither do I think that any of the things that people are ‘doing’ are spoken of with disapproval by Jesus, these things are none of them, in themselves, ‘depraved’. Eating, drinking, getting married, planting, reaping or building are all legitimate pursuits approved of by God. Most of them however imply a certain expectation of there 'being a future' and things going on much as they always have done.

The key fact about coming of the Son of Man will be that it will be at a time of least expectation.

What this seems to say to me is that the wicked have no expectation that God will interfere with their wickedness, (they mistake God’s patience for laxity), and the ‘righteous’, (presumably the self righteous, since all have sinned), are presumptuously confident that God would not suddenly intervene and stop their fun, (them being so righteous anyhow). It seems to be advice aimed at impressing on those willing to hear, that we should never put off 'getting right with God' for some 'better' time. There is no time like the present.

When it actually happens and the heavens are 'rolled up like a garment', we will ALL be in for some sudden surprises. It would therefore be a very wise move to be prepared for that event by getting our life in order beforehand, because there may not be time at the time.

Regards Chris.
Love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Pet.4:8b.