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!

Walk with God

Notice the pattern that is repeated throughout chapter 5 of Genesis, with one exception. “When A had lived X years, he fathered B. A then lived X-years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all of his years were ­X, and he died.” Several things emerge in this pattern. First, men and women lived a … Continue reading Walk with God

Two Roads

What we see in the lineage of Cain is a continued pursuit of moral autonomy. Doing what you think is right in your own eyes without any reference to God. The first evidence of this is that Cain built a city, even though God told him, “You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on … Continue reading Two Roads

When We Ignore the Way of Escape

Before Cain committed the first murder, the first fratricide, God gives him three warnings. Sin is always a process and as Paul reminds us, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will … Continue reading When We Ignore the Way of Escape