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If the flood of Noah was meant to wipe out all the wicked and evil people...

...why did wicked and evil people exist after the flood? And why do they exist today? Did the all-seeing god not realize that the flood WOULDN'T accomplish it's goal? So why do it in the first place? Why kill innocent infants, children and animals because of what the adults were doing?


Asked by witchqueen at 5:52 PM on Aug. 25, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • So what was the point?? Why couldn't he have spared the innocent?? Or at least allowed them a humane death. Regardless, this is what God did to every man, woman, child, baby, and animal on earth because he made a mistake! To make matters disgustingly worse, the flood accomplished nothing! The omniscient God realizes after the flood that a man’s imagination is evil from youth (Genesis 8:21). He seemingly allows us to be evil to this day, just like those he purportedly drowned in the flood.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:53 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Because when adam and eve ate the apple they were exposed to evil and God no longer protected them from that's called free will...we chose the path and if we listen and believe it will lead us away from evil...if we choose not to listen, guess where we end up...God will not interfere with free's our choice to be evil or abstain.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 5:54 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • God knew what it would accomplish, as well as what is going on today. And that is why the Bible prophecy of the rapture and 7 years of tribulation will occur. There will always be a battle between "good and evil", "God and Satan"....and as the girl above noted, it is free will. There is also faith and belief which go a long way.

    Answer by MissHeidi0304 at 5:57 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • If the flood of Noah was meant to wipe out all the wicked and evil people...
    I ask myself this question every day when I read some of the questions that attack Christians

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • I think the reason for the flood was to show his wrath for those who had turned against Him. I agree with the previous poster...we have free will...we cannot control how others will behave and that is why wickedness still exists. But God did promise He would never flood the earth again...the whole earth...and he gave us the rainbow to remind us of that promise.

    Answer by Rebecca727 at 6:01 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • AMEN to both the above responses. It all comes down to us, our flawed human beings, and free will. If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be Worshipped. There are just some things about Him we aren't meant to know. That's how it's supposed to be. A person could drive themselves crazy trying to figure it out,and never will,because God doesn't want us to.

    Answer by stvmen88 at 6:02 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • He accomplished His purpose of wiping out those wicked people.


    ....and what about babies and innocent? Who knows better than God when it's a person's time to go? And who made death a temporary state for everyone?


    Have a lovely day.


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • The story of the flood shows us some important things. First it shows us that the people were very very wicked, their every thought was evil. Second it shows us that God expects people to come to Him for salvation, through faith (that puts them on the Ark). Third it shows that God gives us the choice to believe in what He says and be saved, or to face the consequences of our actions.

    The end of the world will happen much the same way. God will eventually judge everyone, but He is patient and longsuffering, hoping everyone will put their faith in Him. Jesus says, "When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah's day."

    We all have the choice, are we going to listen to God's warning and put our faith in His Word, so we can escape the flood of judgment?

    Spurgeon says, "Note well, that Noah believed alone, and preached on though none followed him." Like Noah, we believe in God's words as the world laughs.

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:38 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Hmmm... if God is perfect and all knowing, why create beings he would have known were going to turn their backs on him and he'd only end up murdering all of them with water in the end? Even if he wanted people to have free will and choices, why not let them choose between only good choices? Why allow evil to run rampant and ruin everything he created? Why keep making the same mistake with humans over and over?


    Answer by IhartU at 7:39 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • It is all a part of GOD"S perfect plan...the above are good answers...

    Answer by lighthousemom3 at 7:56 PM on Aug. 25, 2009