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Noah Preached 120 Years

It's taught that Noah preached for 120 years of the coming Flood to the scoffers. But reading GENESIS 7 and 8 closer, it says none of that. II PETER 2:5 does call Noah a Preacher of Righteousness. But, hearsay is that SDA's Ellen White is behind this common Story taught today. Any thoughts?

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Matthew 24:14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come.

Steveng, it's possible you don't know what consists of the gospel of the kingdom. I remember John the Baptist saying to those hearing this Gospel. ....." Who warned you To flee the wrath to come" then said something about repentance...

And we see NO ONE REPENTED after the two witnesses. If it wasn't about repentance and warning Steveng, the idea of no one repenting would not even be stated.

So maybe your neighborhood secret society church DOESN'T share the Gospel with others ?????.....the Gospel includes the wrath to come Steveng........or else it's no gospel at all.
---kathr4453 on 6/27/14


Steven,
Your story of the flood is wrong. You say,
//considered Matthew 24:37-39? "But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For 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,//

The people in Noah's time knew what was coming, they just didn't believe it would happen. They laugh at Noah. They found out they were wrong when the flood came. In the Second Coming, people know they need to repent. But they do not belief in the word of God. They will be shocked when Christ comes. It will be loud enough for everyone to hear. Agape
---Luke on 6/27/14


I will respectfully disagree with you based on scripture in Matthew and Thessalonians as well......."( because they loved not the truth of the gospel)" hello!

Revelation 14 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads
........................6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,7Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
---kathr453 on 6/27/14


kathr453: "I know it is hard to reconcile scriptures that seem to contradict one another,.."

Scripture does not contradict if one knows the word of God. You see, people today are too educated having a complicated language where many words have opposite meanings.

kathr453: "We see the two witnesses preaching repentance,"

They were not preaching repentances. Dont just read Revelation chapter 11, study it with the help of the Holy Spirit. Study to show yourself approved.

kathr453: "the 144000 preaching the gospel"

Careful about adding words to this book. They were not preaching repentances. Again, dont just read Revelation chapter 14, study it with the help of the Holy Spirit.
---Steveng on 6/26/14


Christ as a Thief in the night -

1 Thessalonians 5:4 - But ye brethren are not in darkness , That that day Should over take You as a thief,

Hebrews 10:25 - Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is: but exhorting one another and so much more as ye See The Day Approaching,

( As karthr said - Noah was a preacher of righteousness - People had to be asking - what the big Boat For ! )
---RICHARDC on 6/25/14




Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring,26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

This verse also dealing with His second coming say people will be aware of something before hand. Which makes me wonder about climate change vs no climate change. Is that debate, regardless of what you believe, going to affect the thinking of many when THIS begins to happen, where many scoff?
---kathr4453 on 6/25/14


Steveng, I know it is hard to reconcile scriptures that seem to contradict one another, as does each we posted. We see the two witnesses preaching repentance, the 144000 preaching the gospel of the kingdom, (Revelation) and warning those just as evil as those during the time of Noah. Yet we also see verses like you posted....some would interpret people were totally unaware. If they didn't have Bibles back then, radios, tv etc, they must have had some understanding we are not aware of. Even when Israel began to enter the promise land the people were aware and heard reports. No tv, radio, newspaper, or letter sent ahead to warn them either. But scripture does say Noah was a PREACHER of Righteousness.
---kathr453 on 6/25/14


The subject at hand was whether the people, save Noah and his family, knew what was coming. "...they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage ... and knew not until the flood came and took them all away, "

The same way that Christ will return like a thief in the night.
---Steveng on 6/24/14


Steveng, would you be more specific about what you want us to consider.

One could consider all sorts of things about that verse.....
---kathr4453 on 6/24/14


Has anyone considered Matthew 24:37-39? "But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For 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.
---Steveng on 6/23/14




Thus there is plenty of source material to validate at least the idea that Noah did not stand idly by during the building of the ark and the undoubted mockery but rather witnessed to his generation, how could a righteous man not. According to Ezekiel 33:8-9 it would have been Noah's responsibility to have warned them of the coming judgement, even in order to have saved his own soul..

Gordon, I'm sure as Noah was building the Ark, many probably laughed, but were well aware he was building it. Of coarse Noah would have preached righteousness ....just as we do today of the coming wrath...which many too scoff at.
---kathr4453 on 6/23/14


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---Elena9555 on 6/22/14


I understood what begat meant when in junior school aged 7 - 11.

We had daily religious instruction lessons and such things were explained to us in language we could understand at that age.

These days, with the internet, there is no excuse for not understanding the meaning of a word. Everything is so easy to look up now without looking for specific books on a shelf.
---Rita_H on 6/22/14


Actually, we have no idea how old Noah was when any of his son's were born, except that they were already born by the time he was 500. As Steveng pointed out, "begat" simply means fathered. The verse does not say "Noah was 500 when he begat..." or "Noah was 500 then he begat...". No. It says "And Noah was 500 years old: And Noah begat Shem, Hem, and Japeth." This indicates that at this point in the story, Noah was 500 years old and fathered 3 sons.
---Jed on 6/22/14


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Has anyone ever read the definition of the word "begat?" It simply means "fathered" as in past tense. My father begat (fathered) six children, but they were not all born at the same time.

---Steveng on 6/22/14"


I was unaware that there was anyone who didn't know this. I thought everyone knew the meaning of "begat". You mean there are actually people who think "Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japeth" means they were all born at the same time?
---Jed on 6/22/14


Why would Noah preach to those who were so wicked that God repented that He had ever created them? God told Noah that He was going to destroy mankind along with the earth so why would Noah, a just man who walked with God, preach to those who God had already judged and condemned for corrupting his way? Gen 6:12. Noah did all that God commanded him (Gen 6:22) and nowhere do we see God telling him to preach to the walking dead.
---barb on 6/22/14


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Has anyone ever read the definition of the word "begat?" It simply means "fathered" as in past tense. My father begat (fathered) six children, but they were not all born at the same time.
---Steveng on 6/22/14


Howw to we conclude that he "preached for 120 years"?
---Perry on 6/20/14


I totally agree with you here Francis, and so do many scholars through all denominations of Christianity.

We are warned the next judgement will come, and the times will be like in the days do Noah.

Men who would rather argue over non-biblical items, and make up things not in scripture,then preach the Gospel. They love using scripture out of context to curse others who point out their foolishness. These have a form of Godliness, but deny the Power, from such turn away.

The POWER is the Power of the Cross, and we see many find the preaching of the cross foolishness.
---kathr4453 on 4/6/13


1 Peter 3:18-20 being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison...while the ark was a preparing,...

This passage speaks about God reaching out to those in Noah's days by His Spirit. The Spirit of God residing in the " preacher of righteousness: Noah." It correlates perfectly with Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man,

It does not as some claim speak about Jesus going to Hades to preach to those in Noah's days who perished in the flood, but rather the spirit of God through Noah preaching for that 120 year period As we saw, those in Noah's day heard the gospel for 120 years and had the opportunity to repent
---francis on 4/5/13


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Wondering the same thing about you Kat. Are you really? Hmmmmm! That's without a "u". :)

"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves...boastful, proud, abusive,... unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal,... 4 treacherous, rash, conceited... 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 6 They're the kind who worm their way into homes & gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins & are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth..."
2 Tim. 3:1-7 (NIV)
---Leon on 4/6/13


are we done with the blog question now?
Are we satisfied that Ellen White ( if she originated this teaching) is correct, and that Noah preached for 20 years while building the ark?

If so, I would like to discus how 1 Peter 3:18-20 fits into this 120 year preaching
---francis on 4/5/13


Leon, are you saved? Hummmmmmm
---kathr4453 on 4/5/13


"...Just doing my job Leon, if you have issues here, take it up with the Lord."
---kathr4453 on 4/5/13


Well, ain't that special! :D
---Leon on 4/5/13


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Ephesians 4:13-15

3 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive,



Just doing my job Leon, if you have issues here, take it up with the Lord.
---kathr4453 on 4/5/13


I'll say one thing for sure about Kat. She certainly knows how to dog a person out IN THE NAME OF JESUS! ??? Lord deliver us from the sanctimonious/self-righteous church folk! Especially, the ruthless, renegade "church lady" types like Kat!
---Leon on 4/5/13


so we have managed to establish that Noah did not have triplets, that Noah did not have all three son at age 500.

The issue at hand remains:
It's taught that Noah preached for 120 years of the coming Flood to the scoffers.
But, hearsay is that SDA's Ellen White is behind this common Story taught today. Any thoughts?

did this really originate with Ellen White, or is this from the bible?

Are we to believe that Noah started to preach the flood as soon of he got the message from God, or did he wait a while?
---francis on 4/5/13


Genesis 11:26
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.


First of all Leon LIED and said the ONLY time "all begats" are mentioned together was Noah, PROVING they were triplets.

So was Abrahan also of triplets Leon?
---kathr4453 on 4/2/13

So Leon, when someone makes a point through scripture is a witches brew? You said the ONLY time any three names listed together was Noah's sons. I showed you that was not so. Abraham was not a triplet either, yet is listed all three together.

Your acting like a spoiled child who just can't get his way.
---kathr4453 on 4/4/13


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Thank you Micha.

Francis put that together in less than 125 words. I don't think I could have done it as well as you have.

Why is it so important that Noah had triplets? Does it change the fact that Jesus died for our sin, no matter what tribe or tongue one comes from.

This idea that we use Genealogies to think one is superior to another is not what God intended we use them for. It is for the purpose of Showing us Jesus and His descendants, and to whom this line is who carried these promises to the whole world . It wasn't meant to exclude anyone from salvation. Or to prove Ham turned black in an instant becoming everlasting slaves to the rest of the world. Leon has his own agenda, to divide and cause division.
---kathr4453 on 4/4/13


micha9344.
On another blog you raised concerns about how a few bloggers continue to get posts through even after the 75 post limit.

Unless you've worked it out already, I thought I'd suggest that what they might be doing is opening up several of the same pages of the Reply to this Blog Question and then they leave their computer running.

Then the following day or so when the blog topics 75 limit is truly expired, they then write and post their replies on the CN Reply pages they had opened a day or so before.
---Haz27 on 4/4/13


Genesis 6:3 yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Genesis 9:29 the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years:
Genesis 11:32 the days of Terah were two hundred and five years:

Genesis 25:7 the years of Abraham's life an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

Genesis 25:17 the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years:

So those who say that the 120 years was the time that god ave to them to repent, through the preaching of Noah are correct, since men continues to live well beyound 120 after the flood

1 Peter 3:18-21 The same spirit that raised Christ from the dead, was present in Noah when Noah preached for 120 years-
---francis on 4/4/13


I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Kathr and francis in this matter.
In my zeal, to which I believe the Bible to be true on all accounts, someone elses interpretations can lead me to believe they are cutting out parts they think are not true.
I have done this with both francis and Kathr on this blog.
I am truly sorry and ask forgiveness.
Some of the things I posted, though well intentioned, were not befitting a follower of Christ, and anyone on here can hold me accountable for this in the future.
I was wrong and I see now how their interpretation concerning triplets could be right, and problably is.
---micha9344 on 4/4/13


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Kathr speaks spells, not truth!
---Leon on 4/4/13
LOL

Kathr's point is that just because we see all names listed together:
Genesis 11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

Genesis 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

does not mean they were all born in the same year

Like Shem, Abram is not the first born, but he gets top billing.

Like Noah, Terah did not have triplets, or three som in one year. It just says when they started to have children ( SONS)
---francis on 4/4/13


Francis: Please look back thru this blog & you will see it was the legion, also known as Kathr, who started the hub-bub about Abraham being a triplet. No one said anything about Abraham prior to her stirring up a witches brew on 4/2 & further LIED on me on 4/3. Kathr speaks spells, not truth!
---Leon on 4/4/13


francis, no matter how many verses you use, you cannot prove one to be false just by your interpretations.
I have shown a way they all are true simply by how they are worded, albeit, roughly due to the word limit.
But to say any verse says "this" but means "that" is falseness.
When its says "Noah was 500 years old: and he begat" but you say it doesn't mean that, it means he "started" is only an intepreation based on what you think the other verses mean, not what they say.
---micha9344 on 4/4/13


Micha,, you're more than welcome to pull up numerous articles on line that will in more than 125 words explain.

So be careful who you call a liar,lest you find yourself calling numerous scholors liars who have actually searched the scriptures and rely on more than ONE VERSE to establish truth.
---kathr4453 on 4/4/13


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Genesis 11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

TRIPLETS!! NOT A CHANCE

Genesis 11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him, and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

Abraham get top billing here, like Shem because he is the choosen one

205-75 = 130 years old when he had Abraham

If he had Abraham when he was 70 Abraham would have been
205-70 = 135 years old when his dad died
---francis on 4/4/13


Gen 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
-francis says "started."
The Bible says "was."
Who should we believe?
---micha9344 on 4/3/13

Francis used THREE verses to show that they were not triplets( he also used other version of the bible besides the KJV although he only posted in KJV), and THREE addition verses to show the spiritual implication. Meanwhile micha9344 is stuck on ONE VERSE from KJV, now who do you belive had a better picture of what the bible says.

micha9344 who used one verse from one version
or francis who used three verses from one version and also other version
---francis on 4/4/13


\... yet scripture also shows his father was ACTUALLY 130 when Abraham was born.\-kathr4453 on 4/3/13
Show us, else be a liar and an abuser of God's Word.
---micha9344 on 4/4/13


francis, I can now see how Kathr says you are right. You say:

" since God is yet to take a break in his attempts ot redeem all of mankind."

In His attemts you say, as if He was struggling to save those He is going to save. Second you say, "to redeem all of mankind" suggesting that those who died in their sin God is attempting to save them. Where do you come out with that stuff? They are dead already, heading for the sentencing. They are condemned already. You are saying God is attempting to save all of mankind, did E.G.White teach you that?
---Mark_V. on 4/4/13


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Francis, I agree with your insight here. Scripture states Abraham was according to Leon , a triplet, who was born when his father was 70.....yet scripture also shows his father was ACTUALLY 130 when Abraham was born. I believe that same mindset was written concerning Noah, that he didn't start having children until he was 500, and Abraham's father didn't start having children until 70.
---kathr4453 on 4/3/13


/... All the verse is saying is that Noah STARTED to have children at age 500 .../-francis on 4/2/13
Gen 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
-francis says "started."
The Bible says "was."
Who should we believe?
Francis is not interpreting the verses correctly, or else they would all be correct in his mind, because they are all True.
If I am 60 years old, born in May, and someone else is 62 years old, born in March,we may not be 2 years apart.
Since this is April, my 60th year would not yet be done.
Also, He would be in his 63rd year on Earth, being only 62 years old.
These two differences alone can add up to a 2 year difference in calculations.
---micha9344 on 4/3/13


MarkV, I don't see where Gordon said Noah had triplets....again, failure to read.
---kathr4453 on 4/3/13


Francis: Good catch, I stand corrected. :) You're right about G10:11. I completely overlooked it. Live & learn! I'm teachable. :)

So, obviously the "begats" imply "became the father of ROUND ABOUT" the stated age of the person.

Thanks for your Christian charity! :)
---Leon on 4/3/13


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I am a SDA, a reader of the books of Ellen G White, and I do not see gordons post as offensive, or in any way calling Ellen L White a false prophet

If Ellen White is the originator of the statement, then by all means it is up to Gordon, to publish the original statement and end the hearsay

However, for those who know God, know that ever since sin entered Eden, God has NEVER stopped calling and reaching out to humanity. So Noah preaching 120 years is of course true, since God is yet to take a break in his attempts ot redeem all of mankind.
---francis on 4/3/13


Gordon, I know what you are saying, you are saying you belief in E.G. White. Another false prophet. You mentioned to me there is prophets out there, boy you sure hooked up with the big one. No wonder your stories are so far out. This story of Noah is getting bigger everyday. Now Mrs Noah had triplets. More speculations. When will all of it stop? I guess not anytime soon.
---Mark_V. on 4/3/13


---Leon ---micha9344 on 4/2/13
My math is correct. All the verse is saying is that Noah STARTED to have children at age 500

What you may be missing is the spiritual application:

APPLICATION: Notice that Shem who is the middle child gets top billing
is it always Shem, Ham and then Japheth

Genesis 9:23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and covered the nakedness of their father,

Genesis 9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem, and Canaan shall be his servant.
Genesis 9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem, and Canaan shall be his servant.

Japheth is the oldest
Ham is teh youngest
but it is Shem who is blessed above them both he gets top billing
---francis on 4/2/13


As we all know, no matter how many children there are in the womb, they always come out one-at-a-time. Obviously, the one coming out first is the oldest...
---Leon on 4/2/13

Yes this is true, however not two years apart.

Why do people love to hang on to ONE VERSE to make something a fact when there needs to be at least 2 to three scriptures to back up any truth.

Same with that "other group" who hangs on to John 6:44 regardless of other scriptures.



---kathr4453 on 4/2/13


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Genesis 11:26
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.


First of all Leon LIED and said the ONLY time "all begats" are mentioned together was Noah, PROVING they were triplets.

So was Abrahan also of triplets Leon?
---kathr4453 on 4/2/13


Genesis 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
/... shem was born 502
Sham born 502 .../-francis on 4/2/13
/... Shem could not been born when Noah was 500 years old ... So from the Scriptures above at least one of Noah's Son's Shem was not born when Noah was 500 years old .../-kathr4453 on 4/2/13
-It amazes me how people just ignore certain scripture to make themselves right or someone else wrong.
-This reasoning implies that a sentence in God's Word is wrong.
-A favorite of francis:
Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar,
---micha9344 on 4/2/13


Francis: If that's the way you see it, so be it. However, I don't believe it's anyone's place to "rule out" what the Bible plainly says, i.e., Noah was 500 years old when he had Shem, Ham & Japheth. (G5:32) For this reason, triplets seem to best fit into the scenerio.

As we all know, no matter how many children there are in the womb, they always come out one-at-a-time. Obviously, the one coming out first is the oldest...
---Leon on 4/2/13


"Noah was a just man & walked with God" BEFORE fathering Shem, Ham & Japheth. (G6:9-10) It's conceivable God told Noah of His plan "120 years before" the flood, 20 years before Noah's sons were born.

G6:3 seems to say God decided to give wicked humanity just 120 more years to live. He numbered their days before destroying them. Apparently, God designated 120 years to be enough time for Noah to 1.) gather building supplies (perhaps took 20 years) & 2.) start building & finish the Ark in 100 years.

During the 120 year countdown, surely the men of his day had a lot of questions for Noah. "What are you doing ~ why?!" Subsequently, Noah told them what God had said...
---Leon on 4/2/13


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---Leon on 4/1/13
triplets?
Lets rule that out

Genesis 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

Genesis 11:10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

100 years old, two years after the flood, 3 sons at age 500, flood came when noah was 600, shem was born 502

three things
1: Not triplets Sham born 502
2: Shem wasnt a twin of Japheth
3: If Jepheth is the older, and Ham the younger, shem in the middle, Can we rule out twins ( unless ham is the younger between him and japheth)
---francis on 4/2/13


Genesis 11:10 says that Shem was 100 years old two years after the flood.


Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.

This Scripture says that Shem was 100 years old two years after the flood. Shem could not been born when Noah was 500 years old because Noah was 600 years old when the flood started. If Noah was 600 years old when the flood started and began to have children when he was 500 years old and Shem was 100 years old two years after the flood, then Shem had to be 100 years old when Noah was 502 years old.

Shem could not have been a triplet.

So from the Scriptures above at least one of Noah's Son's Shem was not born when Noah was 500 years old.
---kathr4453 on 4/2/13


Genesis 6:20 states the 120 years, Hebrews state Noah DID preached.

I believe Noah preached the whole 120 years, and that is how long it also took from the beginning of building the Ark until the completion and flood. It was NO SECRET that Noah was building an HUGE HUGE HUGE Ark, that must have made him the laughingstock of the world. RAIN, what would that be? There had been no rain ever before then. How do you think he answered those who asked or laughed at him?

Just our very lives lived before others is a witness and testimony to those around us.

I'm not SDA either.
---kathr4453 on 4/2/13


Correction Genesis 6:3 is where the 120 years are stated.
---kathr4453 on 4/2/13


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Francis: The logical explanation is Shem, the older son, was delivered first! :)
---Leon on 4/1/13


Francis,

God once said of twins
"The older shall serve the younger" (Gen 25:23)
---James_L on 4/1/13


---Leon on 3/31/13
I did consider the triplets but Genesis 9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.

Genesis 10:21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born
---francis on 4/1/13


Francis: Have you considered the possibility that Mrs. Noah could've had "TRIPLETS"? As far as I can see, when Noah begat his sons, this is the only place in the Bible where three children are listed by name all at once in the geneaologies.
---Leon on 3/31/13


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3. The Bible says Noah had 3 sons, at age 500,
---Leon on 3/30/13
Unless Mrs Noah was very special, Mr. Noah only had ONE son when he was age 500

Genesis 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

He was 500 when he had Shem, how old he was when he had the two others, we do not know
---francis on 3/31/13


"unless...Noah started to build & preach before his son[s][were]born. Noah [wasn't] the only faithful man alive when he start[ed] building the boat.
Methuselah was alive...but died before the flood..."
---francis on 3/30/13


Francis: Yes, it appears Noah's father Lamech & grandfather Methuselah were godly men. Neither lived to see the flood, but were alive during the building of the ark:

1. Me'lah - 369 when Noah was born. Died 600 years later, the year of the flood (Noah was 600).
2. Lamech - died 5 years before the flood.
3. The Bible says Noah had 3 sons, at age 500, BEFORE God told him to build the ark. Did Noah know about the flood before that? God alone knows! :)
---Leon on 3/30/13


Gordon I know what you are saying. I will stick the bible. if God had wanted us to know all the details, He would have put it in scripture. I am amazed at the bones of animals that have been unearthed. many are huge but that isn't in the bible either. giant mammoth elephants have been dug up in Waco texas. there were many in one place. their history scholars believe they died in a flood. very interesting stuff. you can read anything on the internet. look up ellen.
---shira4368 on 3/30/13


Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

God gave 120 years to turn their lives around.
At what point in time do you think God starts calling to them to change their lives? I would think that for 120 years of their lives, while Noah was building the ark, that both he and Methuselah preached day and night to save those souls

1 Peter 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,..the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing,

We know for sure that Noah was preaching while the ark was being built

Truth is God has been calling man since Adam sinned NONE STOP!!!!
---francis on 3/30/13


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Thanks, Leon. All Praise to the LORD for HIS Wisdom! Ellen White's claim could very well be true. We see the same attitudes of some of the heathen lost regarding the Return of YAHUSHUA, and of scoffing "Christians" which disbelieve in the Rapture(s), II PETER 3:4 and MATTHEW 24:37.
Shira, GOD is able to give one of HIS people Divine revelation and understanding about Biblical accounts whenever HE wants, to share with us. I'd at least be open to test the spirits on what Ellen has testified. I'm not, myself, claiming at this point, that what E.G.W. claimed is 100% true. But, yet, here is nothing that Ellen said that could not have actually happened, regarding how she claimed the story of Noah played out. Do you know what I'm saying?
---Gordon on 3/30/13


Counting repeatedly on my fingers & toes, I come up with no more than 100 years that Noah could've preached God's word to the naysayers.
---Leon on 3/29/13
unless of course Noah started to build and preach before his son was born

Noah was not the only faithful man alive when he starting building the boat
Methuselah was alive during the building of the boat, but died before the flood

can you also do the math on Methuselah
---francis on 3/30/13


But, hearsay is that SDA's Ellen White is behind this common Story taught today. Any thoughts?
---Gordon on 3/28/13
It would help to post teh original statement by ELlen White conerning this matter, then it woudl no longer be hearsay, it would be Ellen White said.
---francis on 3/29/13


Good blog Gordon! :)

Fact: Noah was a man who pleased God. (G6:8)

Fact: Noah was 500 years old when he begat three sons who likely grew up helping him build the Ark. (G5:32)

Fact: God told Noah what & how to build the Ark, & why, i.e., the impending flood. Likely, Noah was asked frequently what he was building & when he told (spoke to, informed, preached to) the enquirers they likely scoffed & laughed at him & his sons as they busied themselves doing as the Lord had instructed. (G6:13-22)

Fact: Noah was 600 years old when the flood came. (G7:6)

Counting repeatedly on my fingers & toes, I come up with no more than 100 years that Noah could've preached God's word to the naysayers.
---Leon on 3/29/13


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Gen 6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant, and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
-Was this a prophesy or did Noah already have sons and daughters-in-law?
Gen 6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
-Prior to 6:18
-So How long did Noah preach the flood?
Gen 11:10 These [are] the generations of Shem: Shem [was] an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
-Less than 100 years, prob. less than 80.
How long did men live after the flood?
Gen 11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
-7 Generations after the flood.
---micha9344 on 3/29/13


We know that God gave 120 years for them to change by the preaching, through his spirit

Genesis 6:3 My spirit shall not always strive with man, yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

How did God strive with them:
1 Peter 3:18 ..by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,..in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing,

we know that this preaching was done by God's sprit in Noah's days

2 Peter 2:5 Noah.. a preacher of righteousness,

And it was done by Noah
So yes, through Noah, God preached / strived 120 years with them


So god spirit "strived" with them 120 years through the preaching of Noah till the flood came
---francis on 3/29/13


"You asked for a thought. Noah was building that ark. His actions might have been speaking louder than words, to preach there was a flood coming." wille_c

Excellent point but one would guess Gordon doesn't have that understanding, and that's because he's to busy exalting his god that's found in the person of Ellen White.
---christan on 3/29/13


ellen white ain't God. I would never believe a person over the Word of God. that is why we try the spirits. anyone that is against the Word of God is totally unbelieveable.
---shira4368 on 3/29/13


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Relax, Christan....Personal "axe" with the SDA? No, not at all. I observe the 7th-Day Sabbath myself. :-D In fact, I personally find Ellen White's story of Noah VERY BELIEVABLE. You see? I'm just asking what people think. That's all. And, that 120 years you pointed out?? It does not say that "Noah preached for 120 years". Re-read GENESIS 7 and 8 closer. It says that GOD began shortening the normal lifespan of mankind from 600-plus years down to 120 years. Why not re-read the Story of Noah over again and you might be enlightened some more.
---Gordon on 3/29/13


No, I have no thoughts at all on this question.
---Love.wins on 3/28/13


Gordon, you're truly still blind, very very blind, maybe you should try reading from God's appearance to Noah in Genesis 6:3,

"And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."

Your personal axe with the SDA has blinded you to the truth just like the SDA themselves. "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."
---christan on 3/28/13




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