Genesis chapter ten has been called the “Table of Nations”, because here you have the beginning of all of the various nations of the world, and the various ethnic groups. “These are the generations of the sons of Noah.”
Seth is probably the one who put these generations together. We follow the line of Ham for a little while, and a little bit of the line of Japheth, but then when we get to the line of Shem we will continue to follow the generations from Shem because it is from Shem that Abraham will come. And It is from Abraham that the nation of Israel will come. It is from Israel and Abraham, that the Savior Jesus Christ will come. So we will continue to follow the line down to Christ. But the others will follow for a few generations to establish the ethnic groups that sprung from them. But then we’ll leave them, because the whole message really centers on the Messiah, Jesus Christ. – Pastor Chuck Smith
The commandment that was given to Adam in the beginning is now given to Noah, because mankind is starting over again (Genesis 9). The human family that began with Adam was judged by God, found guilty, and destroyed with the exception of Noah, his wife, and three sons with their wives. Now humanity is starting over again, with God’s Rainbow of Promise that He will not destroy the earth again by flood. Now God again commands man to go out, and fill the whole earth, but instead we see rebels congregating at the tower of Babel, on the plains of Shinar. So God had to confuse their languages to cause them to go separate ways, and fill the whole earth instead of just populating one area. Pastor Chuck Smith
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 Judgement of God 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.
Cain & Able sought to approach God (Genesis 4). Now they were aware that they had to bring an offering, so Abel brought from his flock & Cain brought the fruit of the ground, the work of his hands. However Cain was seeking to come to God on Cain’s terms. But you cannot come to God Almighty on your own terms. Now Abel came to God on God’s terms; that is by Faith in Messiah (Hebrews 11:4), and God accepted Abel’s offering. In a fit of rage Cain murdered Able because God didn’t accept Cain’s own terms. Even today people will go into fits of rage because God won’t accept their own terms. But Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14). Believe it !
In Satan’s first direct challenge to Eve, he Tricks her into doubting the goodness of God. If God lies to her, how can He be good? In Satan’s second challenge he Tricks Eve into doubting the evil of sin. If this fruit is something of a Treat for her, why doesn’t God want her to have it? Satan wants people to see sin as something good that an evil God doesn’t want us to enjoy. Satan’s main lie to mankind is “sin is not evil and God is not good.”
Satan, Sin, Self and Society will try a thousand Tricks on you, just to show you what a Treat it would be to disobey God.
In Genesis 2 we see God establishing the basic relationship between a man & a woman in marriage. He said: “Therefore a man shall leave his mother and father, and cleave to his wife: and the two shall become one flesh.” (Gen. 2:24) That is God’s foundation for the establishing of a marriage. Two become one. The deepest, and the most intimate bond, is the two becoming one in marriage. This is the foundation for Godly relationships. That’s the way God planned it, that’s the way God wants it to be.
Genesis is the Hebrew word for beginning. The Hebrew word used for “God” in Genesis 1 is Elohim, which is a plural noun used with a singular subject. The Hebrew language has singular nouns (El), dual nouns (Ela) and plural nouns, (Elohim). So this makes it clear, right from the beginning of His Story, that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit acted together to create the world. We also see in Genesis 1:26 that God said: “Let US make man in OUR image, according to OUR likeness.”
Jesus said ‘surely I come quickly’. (Rev.22) He said that 2,000 years ago. Peter tells us that “In the last days there will be scoffers saying; “Where is the promise of His coming? Since our fathers have died things have gone on as it was from the beginning” (2 Pet 3:3). “Jesus is coming again? Foolishness ! Things will continue as they always have!”Peter said: “God isn’t slow concerning His promises, but one day is as a thousand years to the Lord & a thousand years as one day”. In other words: “It has only been a couple days.” Hosea says for two days Israel will be as dead, but in the third day God will revive them & they will live before Him. The prophecy of Hosea was fulfilled May 14, 1948, when, after 2000 years ‘as dead’, in one day Israel became a nation again. And so I believe the day of the Lord is near at hand. And I, with John, would respond, “Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus.”