by Marshall Beeber
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 Compellingtruth.com. 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.)
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, 2 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:
"As In The Days of Noah" by Dr. Daniel Woodhead
Who were the "sons of God" and Nephilim by Knowing Scripture
"Impossible Ancient Engineering:: The Megalytic Stones of Baalbek