Noah

The Blessing of God upon a Nation

(Read Part 1) The New Plan What then was instituted was DIVISION. God, Himself, divided the world into a whole set of new political entities which He called nations. Speaking of one segment of the family of Noah, the Bible says, From these the coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations. (Gen. 10:5) These were the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, [...]

A Call to National Righteousness

Our little systems have their day They have their day and cease to be. They are but broken lights of thee And thou, oh Lord, art more than they. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “In Memorium”)[1] In our generation, we have said goodbye to dozens of nations. They have dropped into the dust bin of history. This now common expression is more and more often used to refer to well-known nations of the past and present. They were once prosperous, influential, happy and apparently [...]

The Re-creation Following the Flood: Stunning Conclusion

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 15) We have been considering the message and meaning of the events surrounding the amazing Noahic flood—which I call The Saving Flood. Today we come to the end of the Bible's incredible, inspired account of this God-ordained catastrophe. In Genesis 9:25-27, Noah offered up an amazing prophecy—the final words that we hear from him. Let us consider his statement: So he said, “Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his [...]

The Re-creation Following the Flood: Sobering Considerations

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 14) We are coming to the end of our study on the The Saving Flood, as we are in the middle of the final lesson from this series. And we are looking at a difficult passage that includes the discussion of a grievous sin committed by Noah. Yet we know from Romans 15:4 that even such a passage as this provides learning that will give us patience and comfort from the Scriptures, leading to hope. One [...]

The Re-creation Following the Flood: Startling Comparisons

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 13) In these final three installments of our series called, "The Saving Flood," we will focus especially on two important passages. First, we read in Genesis 8:20-22: And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more [...]

Going Deeper into God’s Covenant with Noah: The Third Obligation and Confirmation

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 12) In this article, we will complete our study of the new revelation that God gave to mankind at the inauguration of the dispensation of conscience. Once again, we note that the main portion of the covenant deals with God's obligations, which He has revealed by means of promises to mankind. God Repeats His Plan for Men and Women Genesis 9:1 and 7 provide a third obligation that mankind was to fulfill following the flood. And God blessed Noah and his [...]

Going Deeper into God’s Covenant with Noah: The Second Obligation

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 11) We are in the mist of considering the new revelation that God gave to govern the dispensation of conscience, and we remember that the main part of the covenant covers God's obligations. He has revealed these obligations by way of promises that He made to man. First of all, He has promised that there will never be another flood that will destroy the Earth. Last time, we considered the initial obligation that God placed upon man in the Noahic [...]

Going Deeper into God’s Covenant with Noah: The First Obligation

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 10) There are several obligations that are put upon man in the Noahic Covenant. Now, the main part of the covenant covers God's obligations, which He has made by way of promises to man. He has obligated Himself to the fact that He will never send another flood to destroy the Earth. God even put a scientific sign in the sky to remind everyone of His promise (cf. Gen. 9:11-17). In this post, we [...]

Going Deeper into God’s Covenant with Noah: The Promise

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 9) We all learned in vacation Bible school that God has given us a token of His covenant. That token was the rainbow. We will think about that marvelous sign from God in greater depth in an upcoming article. We begin this time by looking at Genesis 8:20-22 (NASB): Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. The [...]

The Flood Subsides: Covenant

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 8) We know what God said in His heart because it is revealed right here in the Scripture. Here is what He "said in His heart" after the conclusion of the flood: I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime [...]