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Purpose 1.To understand the repentance of the Lord 2.To examine why the antediluvian world was destroyed and not our world 3.To understand what it means.

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1 Purpose 1.To understand the repentance of the Lord 2.To examine why the antediluvian world was destroyed and not our world 3.To understand what it means to walk with God - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

2 Scripture says the Lord Repents Gen 6:6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart Ex 32:14 And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people. 1 Chron 21:15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the Lord beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. Jonah 3:10 and God repented of the evil 4:2 OT:5162 nacham (naw-kham'); Strongs - to sigh, i.e. breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, Brown-Driver-Briggs - to be sorry, to console oneself, to repent, to regret, to comfort, to be comforted Vine - to repent, comfort." Nacham apparently means "to repent" about 40 times and "to comfort" about 65 times in the Old Testament. Scholars assert several views in trying to ascertain the meaning of nacham by connecting the word to a change of the heart or disposition, a change of mind, a change of purpose, or an emphasis upon the change of one's conduct. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

3 Scripture Says The Lord Will Not Repent Num 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Mal 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Heb 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

4 Apparent Contradiction 1 Sam 15:10 Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying, 11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night. 1 Sam 15:28 And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou. 29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent. What Is Really Meant By The Lord Repenting Jer 18:8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

5 MacDonalds Believers Bible Commentary The Lords sorrow does not indicate an arbitrary change of mind, though it seems that way to man. Rather, it indicates a different attitude on Gods part in response to some change in mans behavior. Because He is holy, He must react against sin. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

6 Calvin's Commentaries The repentance which is here ascribed to God does not properly belong to him, but has reference to our understanding of him. …… That repentance cannot take place in God, easily appears from this single considerations that nothing happens which is by him unexpected or unforeseen. The same reasoning, and remark, applies to what follows, that God was affected with grief. Certainly God is not sorrowful or sad; but remains forever like himself in his celestial and happy repose: yet, because it could not otherwise be known how great is God's hatred and detestation of sin, therefore the Spirit accommodates himself to our capacity. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

7 God will destroy Gen 6:7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. God wont destroy Gen 8:21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

8 Before the flood Gen 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. After the flood Gen 8:21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

9 1. The Earth Was Cursed and Now It is Not Before the Flood Gen 3:17 Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; After the Flood Gen 8:21 I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; 2. It Always Seems As If God Warns Us At The First Happening Think about Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1) Calvins Commentaries Acts 5:5 And there came great fear. This was the Lord's purpose, by punishing one to make the rest afraid, that they might reverently beware of all hypocrisy. And that which Luke saith, that they feared, doth appertain unto us also. For God meant to give all ages a lesson at that time, that they may learn to deal sincerely and uprightly with him. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

10 3. If Angels or their offspring were living on the earth (Henry Morris – The Genesis Record) they would deserve a different response The Septuagint renders the phrase sons of God as angels of God. …this interpretation is strongly implied, and probably required.. By three New Testament passages: Jude 6 II Peter 2:4-6, I Peter 3: A solution seems to consist in recognizing that the children were true human children of truly human fathers and mothers, but all were possessed and controlled by evil spirits. That is, these fallen angelic sons of God accomplished their purposes by something equivalent to demon possession, indwelling the bodies of human men, and then also taking (or possessing) the bodies of women as well… Therefore, God no longer allows them to roam about the earth like other demons, but has confined them in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day,… This fearful phenomenon of demonic taking and habitation of human bodies has often been repeated since, though apparently never yet on the global scale which Satan attempted in the days of Noah. Above is known as the Tyrants View. (if sons of God are still men then why is there any need to think of angels from this passage?) Note those that favour angels use 1 Cor 11:10 as support: Women should cover their head because of the angels. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

11 4. We have a Long-suffering God! Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Gen 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. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

12 5. Noah Sacrificed – First Recorded Sacrifice for Sin (Our Lords Sacrifice) Gen 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; Examples of Intercessors Ex 32:30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin. 31 And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. 32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

13 Jesus Christ – Our Intercessor 1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Rom 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Heb 7:24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

14 International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia The word "walk" is used figuratively of conduct and of spiritual states. (1) Observance of laws or customs: "Thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs" (Acts 21:21). (2) Of the spiritual life: Enoch walked with God – Genesis 5:22, 24 Noah walked with God – Genesis 6:9 Abraham walked with God - Gen 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.[complete, whole, blameless] Gen 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

15 1 Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. "If we walk in the light, as he is in the light" (1 John 1:7) "That like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life" (Rom 6:4) "Walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh" (Gal 5:16); "For we walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Cor 5:7). He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked 1 John 2:6 - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

16 Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Col 3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012

17 Does God Repent? 1. The Lords sorrow does not indicate an arbitrary change of mind, though it seems that way to man. Rather, it indicates a different attitude on Gods part in response to some change in mans behavior. (MacDonalds Believers Bible Commentary) Why did God destroy the earth then and not now? 1. The earth was cursed before the flood 2. Gods judgments are severe at the first occurrence: He used the first destruction as a warning 3. Angels may have been involved 4. We have a long-suffering God 5. Noah sacrificed to God – God values intercessors - Lesson 20 - April 8, 2012


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