Noah’s Days

” . . .26 and just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, there were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; 29but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.” Luke 17: 26 -29

To fully understand why these examples, given by Jesus, to describe conditions before the day of the Lord, we need to understand the word “apostasy.” Apostasy is a spiritual state in which individuals or a group of peoples “turn away” or “turn their backs to the Lord.” How serious is apostasy?

What were the “Days of Noah like?

“. . . 5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.” Genesis 6: 5-6

” . . . 11 Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.” Genesis 6: 11-12

We see that the earth was filled with violence and every man did what was right in his own eyes; the people of the earth had become exceedingly wicked. The people of the earth had turned away from God and had turned their back on Him, in other words they were living in apostasy. Fast forward to the present day, we can see the same pattern of apostasy occurring in present era (yet another evidence of the accuracy of the Bible) as we were forewarned of these days.

Evidence of “apostasy” seems to be taking over the church as this article from Harbinger’s Daily points out “Belief in the Inerrancy of Scripture Rapidly Declining. ”

“Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come [the Day of the Lord, vs 1] unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness [the Antichrist] is revealed, the son of destruction.” II Th 2:3

Where are we?

We certainly have not seen the man of lawlessness, but the scripture passage clearly indicates that we will not see the Day of the Lord until we have recognized the son of destruction. However, events which we could not have imagined just three years ago have changed the world and the chaos is approaching like a flood.

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