Genesis & the Global Flood Account - Messianic Literary Corner

Go to content
Genesis & the Global Flood Account
by Marshall Beeber
Deluge by Francis Danby
If  you are wondering why God destroyed humanity with a "global flood" in  the time of Noah you can find the answer in Genesis chapter 6. Genesis 6:5–7  states, "The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the  earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only  evil continually. And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the  earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, 'I will blot  out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals  and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have  made them.'"  We know that the world was absolutely corrupt, and though  verse 6 says God "regretted" making humans, the direct translation of  the Hebrew nahem is "grieved." God grieved the state of affairs. This explanation was taken from  Genesis  6 states four reason why God destroyed mankind except for Noah, his  wife, sons and their wives.  The reasons stated are:  

  1. The wickedness of man was great in the earth (v,5)
  2. Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually (v.5)
  3. The earth was filled with violence' (v. 11)
  4. The  earth...was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the  earth' (v. 12). (All the people on earth had corrupted their way.)  See

Some theologians are in dissagreement regarding the way mankind's flesh was corrupted (v.12). The  word "flesh" is the biblical term for the characteristics passed on  through generations. Today we know this as their "genetic composition". Genesis 6:1-2 though offers a good explanation why all flesh had been corrupted.  V.1-2 states "When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the  sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they  took as their wives any they chose." Some theologians seem to think  that the "sons of God" were humans from the line of Seth, although they  have no valid reason to think so, since the sons of Seth were from Adam  and their flesh had not been corrupted.   

Most theologians agree that  the "sons of God" were fallen angels taken phyical form.  Both these  "sons of God" and their hybrids of non-human derivation were termed  "Nephilim" or "fallen ones". V. 4 states: The Nephilim (Hebrew = tyrants or giants) were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when  the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children  to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown."   So Scripture notes that the Nephilim were endowed with special  abliities and became leaders of humanity.  It also states the Nephilim  were "on the earth in those days, and afterwards", signifying Nephilim  presence after the deluge.  Their presence after the Flood is probably  due to Noah's son's wives having this "non-human" genetic corruption,  although they may not have known so.   

So v.12 gives us a very imporant  reason other than man's wickedness that caused the Global Flood.  If the  Flood had not occured all of mankind would have been genetically  corrupted with devastating consequences.  Also, post Flood civilizations  indicates the presence of Nephilm throughout the earth, with mysterious  Megalytic stuctures still standing today.  These mysterious structures  exist globally, with some stones weighing from 100 to 1000 tons in  weight with precise construction that exceeds any modern or presumably  ancient capabilities. These megalythic structures may have been  constructed before the flood but no one is certain.

Lastly, Jesus  stated in Matthew 24:37 "As in the days of Noah, so will be the coming  of the Son of Man".  He stated this to draw the parallels of pre-flood  times and the time shortly before His return.  Besides the great evil  present in mankind in both instances, He may also have been referring to  a genetic corruption that will take place during the reign of the  anti-christ.  

You can research this information at the websites below:

Archaeological and Geologic Evidence of a Global Flood

More  archeological evidence is mounting indicating a global flood in recent  history.  What evidence do we have and how can we make sense of  scientific data and the "biblical flood account"?

1.  Evidence of a global "vapor canopy" existing in recent archeological history:

2.  Evidence of water reserves beneath the earth's crust that would also attribute to the flood:

3. Geological Evidence of a Global Flood
4. Worldwide cultural account of a global flood:

Books On The Flood & Pre-Flood History

Created with WebSite X5
Established 1997

Back to content