Reasons to Believe

Outline Of Genesis Flood Chapters

God limits the spread of wickedness via the flood

A. God purges the world of wicked people (Gen. 6:1-8:14).

  1. Unlawful marriage contaminates the human race (Gen. 6:1-7).
  2. God shortens the human lifespan (Gen. 6:3).
  3. God sends the flood (Gen. 7:17-8:14).

B. God spares Noah, his family, and his animals (Gen. 6:8-9:29).

  1. Noah remains righteous and blameless amid universal wickedness (Gen. 6:8-13).
  2. Noah builds and enters the ark (6:14-7:16).
  3. Noah worships God and receives God's blessing (Gen. 8:16-9:17).
  4. Noah blesses some of his descendants and curses others (9:18-29).

C. God establishes a new order (Gen. 9:1-17).

  1. Humanity to fill the earth (Gen. 9:1).
  2. Humanity to become omnivorous (Gen. 9:3).
  3. Animals to fear humans (Gen. 9:2).
  4. Murder not to be tolerated. Life to be respected (Gen. 9:46).

Subjects: Noah's Flood, Other Creation Passages

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.