Will a world wide flood bring the end of the world in 2012?
As in the time of Noah?
Archaeological evidence for a worldwide flood suggests that the Bible's account of a worldwide flood during the time of Noah, really happened. It's now 2012 and Noah's flood was a long time ago! Should we be concerned then since the world was destroyed by flood about 2,348 years before the time of Christ (about 4,359 years before 2012AD)?
Or could Noah's flood be a sign a world wide flood may destroy the world again?
Will there be a 2012 end of the world flood on December 21, 2012?
For the answer to these questions (based on an ancient record of the first flood), please watch the video below or read this page.
In the ancient writings found in the Hebrew Old Testament of the Bible, we read these words, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis chapter 1 and verse 1).
The Bible tells us that the heavens declare the glory of God. The Bible tells us that God placed mankind on earth to also bring him glory and enjoy fellowship with God forever.
The Bible says that God saw everything that he had made and behold it was very good.
But through wilful rebellion, sin corrupted and defiled what God had called good, it destroyed the perfect relationship that was once enjoyed between man and God.
As a result this fellowship was broken and death entered the world. The whole of creation (the universe above, earth below and humankind) came under God’s curse.
After the disobedience of Adam and Eve (the first people God created) sin spread to each generation that followed because human nature itself had become sinful. The reason why people commit sinful acts, is because they have a sinful nature. An example of this is seen in the first two sons of Adam and Eve: Cain and Abel. The Bible tells us that Cain deliberately killed Abel.
As families grew and generations were born, sin continued to spread over the earth. Mankind became so corrupt that just over 1600 years after God created the first man, he destroyed all but 8 people through a worldwide flood during the time of Noah.
Despite God’s cleansing of the earth through the flood, like a disease, sin began to spread once again over the earth. Bible tells us that even the created world around us is subject to corruption because of the curse of sin. The forces of nature themselves bringing chaos and destruction to a vulnerable world.
And under the influence of the prince of this world and because of mankind’s sinful nature, Cain is still finding ways to kill Abel, selfishness, greed, godlessness and wilful rebellion tighten their grip on this world and leave their destructive mark on every soul, threatening our very existence on earth.
It should not come as a surprise to us then that God has declared in his Word that he will once again destroy the world that he created.
God speaks through his Word in … 2 Peter 3:7, “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word, are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” We are not given the details - but we are told that the day is coming.
The Bible says that while God will never again destroy the world again by flood, he WILL destroy it, and the events leading up to it will be as it was in the time of Noah. What was it like in the time of Noah (spelled Noe below in this quote from the Bible).
Jesus said in Matthew 24:36-39… But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be”
Not only will this world be destroyed but God declares in ...
“ Revelation 20:12 that a day is coming when small and great will stand before the judgement seat of God and the books will be opened. A little later in verse 15 we read, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
In Ephesians 5:6 we read, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”
Knowing this day of the Lord is coming, what should we be doing? The Apostle Paul’s answer is clear (Paul became a follower of Jesus not long after Jesus was crucified and then risen from the dead). Speaking on the topic of the coming judgement, Paul says this, “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men”
So how do we persuade people of their need to get right with God before this day comes? We preach the Gospel (the Good News that Paul preached) and leave it up to the Holy Spirit of God to convict people about sin, righteousness and judgement.
In his final instructions to his disciples Jesus said, Mark 16:15 go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Gospel means Good News. God has given Good News to share. As Romans 5:8 says, The Good News is that Jesus died for sinners.
God is Holy, and his justice demands that sin be paid for. Yet in his mercy, he paid for it himself in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus was sent in love for this world by God the Father. Although Jesus was fully God, without giving up his divine nature, he came from heaven to earth, and he took on human flesh. He lived and suffered in this life as we do, but without sin. Then, through his death on a cross, Jesus drunk the full cup of the wrath of God against mankind’s sin and became a curse for us, being rejected by God the Father.
But because Jesus was sinless and because his death satisfied the justice of God against sin, God raised him back to life and received Jesus into heaven from where he will one day return to judge the living and the dead.
The Bible says in 2 Cor. 5:21 , [God] hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Now, by repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ, and by the grace of God, sinners can escape the deserved wrath of God on the coming day of judgement and know the free gift of forgiveness and everlasting life.
The Bible says how beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who preaches the Gospel of peace. The Bible also tells us that there is a connection between the preaching of the Gospel and the return of Jesus Christ. We read in Matthew 24:14 “For this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations and then shall the end come.“
CLICK HERE to see God’s plan to save mankind from the coming day of wrath. This link will take you to an interactive presentation where you will be asked to answer some questions, honestly. Only by answering honestly, will you be taken to God’s plan of salvation.