WHAT IF GOD HAD
DESTROYED ALL OF HUMANITY BEFORE THE FLOOD?
For hundreds of years
after Adam’s creation, humanity pursued a course of rebellion set by the two
first humans. Sin abounded on the earth but God did not intervene. After a
long period of time, “the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great
upon the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only
evil continually” (Genesis 6: 5). And God concluded that mankind did not
deserve to exist any longer and thus the fatal verdict: “I will destroy them
with the earth” (V. 6). But eight people found favor in God’s eyes: Noah,
his wife, his three children and their wives.
Thus the human race was kept
from total destruction, and we are here today as a result of the
righteousness of the few, but, most of all, as a result of God’s endless
What if God had not
spared Noah and his family? What if God had simply said: “Enough with these
incorrigible humans; no more time will be wasted on them; I will destroy
them all, once and for all”?
say, if this had been God’s verdict, the plan of God involving humans would
have ended then and there;, the rest of human history would have never taken
place and we would have never had a chance to exist, let alone long for
But God did spare a
seed in Noah and his children, and He did go on with His plan that later
involved His Son’s coming to earth and His death for all of humanity.
God and Christ must
have a very special love for this trying species called humanity, as both
would have had a perfect excuse to scrap the plan and, therefore, not allow
Christ to suffer all the agony He was destined to suffer. Had Christ not
been filled with unending love, as He is, He would have had a perfect
opportunity to push for a “let’s-forget about-it” approach so as to spare
Himself the humiliation and the agony He was to endure thousands of years
The fact that both
the Father and the Son did not scrap the human plan, but protected Noah and
His family from total obliteration, is another stunning proof that God the
Father and Christ are totally committed to bringing their plan for humanity
to completion. There is, therefore, no doubt that, no matter what the
impediments and barriers may be, God and Christ want humanity to inherit
eternal glory, and They are determined to do whatever it takes to make it
come to pass.
Their love for us is, indeed,
infinite (Romans 8:31-39).