A Noah's flood 〜Tower of Babel

God's redemption plan jumps to Genesis Ch6 of the Hebrew Bible.

As the number of people on the earth begins to rise….

Chapters 6-11: From the flood to the Tower of Babel
As violence and tyranny spread on the earth, a heart-broken God decides to destroy man and earth.
But destroy the whole earth? Who were the Nephilims, beings that were not part of God's original creation?

The Flood: The Wrath of the Righteous God towards Sin
Covenant with Noah: After the flood, the relationship between mankind and God was restored… but it was of a different nature; bringing in the fear of God, and the start of an omnivorous diet.
The tower of Babel: induced by a desire for a God-less civilisation…. a state-controlled one world, one rule government?
The rise of heresy from faith in the one and only God Yahweh.
The spread of astrology from Babylon (where it's likely to have begun) to Egypt.

Chapters 6-9: Noah's Flood
The flood as God's judgment
Its timing had been prophetically determined in two ways:
1) 5:27 - it will happen on the death of Methusaleh
2) 6:3 - The prophesy given to Noah: ' His days will be a hundred and twenty years' (the correct translation should be, ' this generation will last 120 years more') Meanwhile, Noah devotes himself to building the ark.

The reason for the flood; 6:5, Increase in Evil
6:11 Corruption and violence-filled earth
6:1-4 Who were the Nephilims? Born to daughters of men and fallen angels
It was foretold that they would continue to exist even after the flood.

Prophetic warning: Matthew 24:37, As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man… they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That will be how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

The day of Noah? Genesis 6:12, God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.

Chapter 10 Origin of Mankind
The origins of race, geopgraphy, history and language of man after the flood. Humanity started with one common language after the flood.

Chapter 11 Tower of Babel
God's will: 9:7, For man to spread all over the world, and increase in number.
9:6, It is rebellion against God to kill any man made in the image of God - a command to all mankind.

Clearly opposing God's will, people began to desire the establishment of a giant united state. Led by Nimrod, they began to construct a tower that would reach the heavens, symbolising a united nation declaring independence from God.

Bab-el (meaning 'gateway to God') was an act that was in direct rebellion towards the living God.

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