Now, If you listen to Born Again Christians you will get the idea that we believe this world-wide flood actually happened, that this is a real event that God chronicled for us in the book of Genesis. This model is much easier to accept when we look at all the facts contained in the geological column. It takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe the Bible. And Born Again Christians will tell you that, according to God’s Word the next judgment will be one of a World-Wide Fire – 2 Peter 3 ! And we have no reason to doubt the truth of God’s Word, the Bible. Pastor Chuck Smith
The most remarkable thing we know concerning the old world is how it was destroyed by the world-wide flood in Genesis 6, where we see – (1) The spiritual & carnal evil of that wicked world. – (2) Our Righteous God’s hatred of that wickedness, and his Holy decision to punish it. – (3) The Amazing Grace of God to faithful Noah. 1st In Noah’s character Gen. 6:8-10. 2nd In the Words of God’s purpose for him, Gen. 6:13,17 3rd In the directions God gave Noah to build an ark, Gen. 6:14-16. 4th God’s Grace using Noah to preserve His creation,Gen. 6:18-21. – And Last, Noah’s obedience to God’s instructions. And that this which concerns the old world is written as His warning to us in these End Times of the new world.
Enoch was “Raptured” (‘caught up’ to heaven) before the great Flood came; that is before the judgment of God was poured out upon the Earth (Genesis 5 & 6). Enoch is seen as a ‘type’ of the Church, the Bride, who walked with God by faith, and was raptured. Hebrews 11:5 tells us “By Faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death”. – Now Noah is a ‘type’ of the 144,000 (Rev. 7 & 14), and Noah found Grace in the eyes of the Lord, and was kept safe through the Wrath of the Lamb (Rev.6) which is God’s Judgement during the Great Tribulation.