I have always felt let your light shine and let anyone who see this and perceives your specialness give credit to god through christ.
and do then random acts of kindness; feed the hungry, shelter the widows or the poor. pray constantly for all things.
Thank you for such an in depth study of the Noah's ark story. I now do not think Noah went around preaching repentance to get more people to board the ark. Although, I have no problem with 2 Peter declaring Noah a Preacher of Righteousness. After the ark landed I'm sure he Preached Righteousness to his family. The survivors of the flood.
Thanks for reading: hopefully you found it thought-provoking.
Of course, Genesis doesn't indicate that Noah preached righteousness to his family (and who WASNT related, after the flood?), so that's speculative to say, reading details into the story that simply aren't stated in the account. Sure, it's fun to do, but I prefer to rely on what actually IS stated, and can be quoted from the Bible.
The ONLY time Noah speaks in the entire Bible is at the conclusion of the Flood account, delivering his infamous "Curse of Ham".
That's where Noah serves as the Father of the practice of slavery, condemning Ham's son Canaan to serve as a slave to the others to pay for 'the sins of his father'.
God obviously approved of the curse of Ham's descendents, just as He approved of the blessing of Shem's and Japheth's lineage.
The Torah later verifies that both blessings and curses came to pass, with God approving of slavery (Canaan is the forefather of the Canaanites, the archenemy of the 'Chosen Ones', the Israelites, the descendents of Shem who was blessed by Noah).
BTW, a good way to remember that is to recognize the the word 'Semite' (as in 'anti-semitism') is etymologically-related to the name, Shem.
This drivel about fallen angels is laughable. And taught to such a laughably inaccurate extent that it is scary. The sons of God are NOT angels, but are descendants of Adam's bloodline. They mingled with the other humans created during the creation period. Adam was separated for the same reason Noah was chosen. His righteousness. Then Eve was created from his side, different from all other mankind, and the Son's of God lineage began with their children. Other humans existed. Where else would Cain have been banished to? Who would he need protection from?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.