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Noah's Flood

            Everyone has heard the story of the flood. Especially if you grew up in the church and you went to Sunday school. Children would hear this story taught in their Sunday school classes in which God flooded the whole earth and the only one who survived was Noah and his family with a pair of every living animal on a big ship that we call the ark. As a child it is fun to let your imagination run wild with this story. Trying to imagine this huge boat could carry all the animals in the earth on it, Noah, and his family is quite fun and as a child your imagination can run wild. However, as one gets older it is harder to imagine such a feat. Was this really a true story? Why would God kill everyone in the entire earth but save Noah and his family? It seems the story that seemed so logical to a young child is highly un-logical to someone who is older and has had more time to think about such things.
             The flood story happens at the very beginning of the Bible right after we have our account of creation with Adam and Eve. Anyone who has spent much time in biblical research or knows much about their Bible knows that the flood is near the beginning of time as far as biblical history is concerned. "The Lord saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the Lord said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth-men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air-for I am grieved that I have made them." But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord" (Gen. 6:5-8). From this passage of scripture found in Genesis you can see the problem that God is having. He is grieved at what man is doing because they are not following him and they are looking to do evil.

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