Luke 17:26-27 – “And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it shall be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27) they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Why did God destroy them all? Gen 6:1-2 – And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them 2) That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. Most that have researched this, believe that the inner marriage of the son’s of God and the daughters of man, brought forth the giants called the Nephilim whom we find mentioned through much of the old testament scripture. These inner marriages brought forth great wickedness in the land. Gen 6:4-5 – There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 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. The seed of mankind, at that time, became totally contaminated and because “God is love”, He had to make sure this contaminated seed didn’t find its way into the next generation. Luke 17:28-30 – Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29) But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30) Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
The New Testament points out prophetic words by Jesus, Paul, and others, that this evil of which they prophesied and spoke about is happening today as it was then, with many Christians falling away from God, because of the darkness that is covering this nation. We find the reason for this darkness in Ps 123:3 – For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. From the beginnings of this nation it was founded upon the rod of the righteousness in our Lord guiding and directing our fore fathers in it’s formation. When this foundation is ignored and trodden by the wicked, bringing darkness, the rod of the wicked will prevail in governing and the righteous will put forth their hands unto iniquity, bringing the falling away of many Christians. Matt 24:12-13 – And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13) But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Many means largely, mostly, abundant, altogether, great, or plenteous). In other words Jesus prophesied that a “large number” of Christians would fall away! 2 Thess 2:2-3 – That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (Falling away is the Greek world “apostasia” or the English word “apostasy” meaning defection from truth or to forsake God.) This is happening today in large numbers, actually by the millions! Paul says in 2 Tim 1:15-16 – This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. Asia was were the church of Ephesus was capital of Asia, of which Paul under great duress said in Acts 20:29-31 – For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30) Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31) Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. Nothing ever changes, mankind always seems to return to it’s vomit to repeat the same evils over and over again and this even so in His own people, because the rod of the righteous is relinquished to the wicked without even the knowledge of it, because they are dull of hearing. Matt 7:13-14 – “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14) Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.