Re:Verse passage – Genesis 6:5-22 (day three)

The end of all flesh has come before me.”

God’s magnificent creature, the human being, was hurtling towards extinction. This was not clear to man, but it was clear to God. God allows evil; indeed, a sound philosophical argument can be made that if evil were not possible, the universe as we know it would not be possible. If the human creature is to have a will, evil is always an option. But God does not allow all evil; he has set a limit. Scripture reveals this limit in passages such as Matthew 24, where Jesus, speaking of Jerusalem’s destruction and last things, declares, “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive.” God will not allow the destruction of the human race. He saw destruction coming in Noah’s day, and he acted to save.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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