291 The Consequence of Rebellion Against God
Recital: If mankind wishes to have a good fate, if a country wishes to have a good fate, then man must bow down to God in worship, repent and confess before God, or else the fate and destination of man will unavoidably end in catastrophe.
1. Look back to the time of Noah’s ark: Mankind was deeply corrupt, had strayed from the blessing of God, was no longer cared for by God, and had lost the promises of God. They lived in darkness, without the light of God. Thus they became licentious by nature, abandoned themselves to hideous depravity. Such men could no longer receive the promise of God; they were unfit to witness the face of God, nor to hear the voice of God, for they had abandoned God, had cast aside all that He had bestowed upon them, and had forgotten the teachings of God. Woo…. Their heart strayed farther and farther from God, and as it did, they became depraved beyond all reason and humanity.
2. They became increasingly evil. Thus they came ever closer to death, and fell under the wrath and punishment of God, under the punishment of God. Only Noah worshiped God and shunned evil, and so he was able to hear the voice of God, and hear the instructions of God. He built the ark according to the instructions of God’s word, and assembled all manner of living creatures. And in this way, once everything had been prepared, God unleashed His destruction upon the world. Only Noah and the seven members of his family survived the destruction, for Noah worshiped Jehovah and shunned evil, for Noah worshiped Jehovah and shunned evil. Only Noah and the seven members of his family survived the destruction, for Noah worshiped Jehovah and shunned evil, for Noah worshiped Jehovah and shunned evil.
from “God Presides Over the Fate of All Mankind” in The Word Appears in the Flesh