I Want to be Like…Nimrod?

Moses gives some extra attention to one of the sons of Cush in Genesis 10, a man named Nimrod. Another “first mention” in the Bible, because Nimrod was the “first on the earth to be a mighty man.” And then Moses adds, “He was a mighty hunter before the Lord.” That sounds like he was … Continue reading I Want to be Like…Nimrod?

The Deadly Danger of Misinterpreting Scripture

Noah’s only recorded words in the Bible, found in Genesis 9, were an oracle that contained both cursing and blessing and came true. In the ancient world, a curse was only as powerful as the one who spoke it. Unless the Lord brought about what was spoken, what was spoken was meaningless. So, whom does … Continue reading The Deadly Danger of Misinterpreting Scripture

God Remembers

“But God remembered Noah…” Moses is writing this to the people of Israel whom God had delivered from bondage in Egypt. They are in the wilderness, glad not to be slaves but not so happy about where they are at the moment. It seems they would have been very encouraged to hear that God remembers … Continue reading God Remembers

God had mercy on Noah…and Us

God spoke to Noah, and it is the first recorded time that God spoke to man since Cain. God told him what he was about to do, as God would do with Abraham years later, before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. And God commissioned Noah to build an ark, a vessel of rescue. The … Continue reading God had mercy on Noah…and Us

Surprised by Jesus

A professor at Asbury Seminary told the story of a Muslim who became a Christian. "Some of his friends asked him, 'Why have you become a Christian? Why have you disrespected Mohammed to follow Jesus?' He answered, 'Well, suppose you were going down the road and you came to a fork. You didn't know which … Continue reading Surprised by Jesus

Run to the Cross of our Forgiveness!

We do not know who the “sons of God” or the “daughters of man” are in Genesis 6. There are at least three theories. The early church fathers believed, as many do today, that the “sons of God” were angels. Some point to the language of Job 1:6: “Now there was a day when the … Continue reading Run to the Cross of our Forgiveness!