Lord saw how great wickedness of human race &every inclination of thoughts of human heart was only evil all the time. Lord regretted he made human beings on earth &his heart was deeply troubled (real emotions !!) But Noah found favor in eyes of Lord.. 6:15 "this is how you are to build it." /"Noah did everything just as God commanded him" (repeated).
KJV says 7:1 Lord said, "come thou into the ark." NIV translation says: "go into the ark." MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. !!! "then the Lord shut them in" (7:16b cool ! safe with God).
in 7 days, I'll send rain 40 days /nights. 2/17: "floodgates of heavens were opened." waters flood Earth for 150d.. 8:1 "God remembered Noah"; sent wind over Earth, &waters receded." springs of deep &floodgates closed; rain stopped. 7/17: ark comes to rest on mtntop. continue to recede till "10th month" &on 10/1, mtns tops visible. after 40d, Noah opens window; sends out raven who had nowhere to perch /returns to Noah. 7 days later, Noah sends dove, who brings back "freshly plucked olive leaf!" (8:11). he waits 7 more days &sent dove out again. this time it did not return. by 1st day of 1st month of Noah's 601yr, water dried up from earth. by 2/27, earth was completely dry.
never will again will I flood the Earth /here's a rainbow in your sky, as my promise to you.
I don't even really believe there are atheists. they just don't want to be told what to do. but the Bible does say, "the fool says in his heart, "there is no God." (Psalm 14:1a). but, not believing in God is like, me not believing in microwaves. they exist, I just refuse to use em.
when Jesus walked the planet, even the demons knew who the power of Jesus. Luke 8:31 -32: "&they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. the demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs &he gave them permission."
James 2:19: "you believe there is 1 God. good ! even the demons believe that &shudder."
"do not call any1 on earth, 'father,' 4u have 1 Father, &he is in heaven" (Matt 23:9). "Jesus is high #priest we need.. he offered sacrifice once 4all, when he gave himself" (Her 7:26). seek Holy Spirit &you will find "helper." God, JC, HS =ice, h20, mist. capeesh?
no hope in #pope. cardinal? purgatory? sign of cross? why didn't Mary baptize JC as baby? you don't really believe wine =Jesus's blood, do you ?? you follow teachings created by men. Jesus never taught this, only He is mediator between man &God.
"the disciples were called #Christians first at Antioch," Acts 11:26.
if power =beads (rosary), Jesus's crucifixion would be pointless. there he said, "it is finished." oh death, where is your sting?? &where is your love for people, if you do not tell them the great news? billions are deceived, at the hands of religion. astonishing..
matthew 7:13-14: enter through the narrow gate. for wide is the gate &broad is the road that leads to destruction, &many enter through it. but small is the gate &narrow the road that leads to life, &only a few find it.
but when you pray, go into your room, close the door &pray to your Father, who is unseen. then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. &when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard bc of their many words. do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (6:6-8).
my home's in heaven; just travelin' through the world -Billy Graham
as rain &snow come down from heaven, &don't return to it w/o watering Earth &making it bud &flourish, so that it yields seed for sower &bread for eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but accomplish what i desire &achieve the purpose for which i sent it.
out of love for the truth &the desire to bring it to light -95 theses, 1517.
if there are words for Him then, I don't have them. you see my brain has not yet reached a point where it could form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of my God. &my voice is so inhibited, restrained by human limits, that it's hard to even sing a praise up. my God: unsearchable yet knowable. indefinable, yet approachable. indescribable, yet personal.
when the world shook &the sun was wiped out of heaven, it was not at the crucifixion, but at the cry from cross: the cry which confessed that God was forsaken of God (Matt: 27:46) &now let the revolutionists choose a creed from all creeds &a god from all gods of the world, carefully weighing all gods of inevitable recurrence &of unalterable power. they will not find another god who has himself been in revolt. nay (the matter grows too difficult for human speech), but let the atheists themselves choose a god. they will find only 1 divinity who ever uttered their isolation; only 1 religion in which God seemed for an instant to be an atheist. -GKC. †