Dispensation = Conscience
Opening Event = Able offers a lamb - Cain murders Abel
Man's Responsibility = Believe and obey
Man's failure - his conscience was so defiled and perverted that God destroyed those who were on the earth in Gen 6:5-7.
Man's Tendency = He fell away from God - Gen 6:11-13.
Closing Event = Judgment - flood - Gen 7:11-23
Every member of the human race is descended from either Shem, Ham, or Japheth, or the many combinations that have developed since then.
Shem is the father of the Akkadians, Chaldeans, Arabs, Lydians, Syrians, etc. Abram before he became Abraham was in the line of Shem, and at age 99 he began the new racial species of the Jew.
Ham was the father of the Phoenicians, Hittites, Amorites, Chinese, Japanese, Egyptians, Canaanites, Lybians, Ethiopians, Watusi, Masi, Somali, Nandi, etc., basically the dark-skinned people.
Japheth is the father of the Medes, Persians, Macedonians, Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Celts, Hurrians, Cassites, English, etc. basically, the white-skinned people.
Noah is the main reason why we are all here today.
The first 500 years of his life are passed off in silence.
The name Noah means rest or relief.
Noah did not allow the evil standards of his day to rob him of fellowship with God.
He stood out as the only one who "walked with God", Gen 6:9, as was true of his great‑grandfather Enoch.
"being warned" is an aor-pass-part, chrematizo which means to be divinely instructed, or to receive warning from doctrine, in the passive voice it means having received a special divine revelation which included specific and detailed instructions.
Doctrine is not only a source of capacity for life, capacity for love and happiness, but doctrine is also a system of warning.
The verb to warn is what is known as a constantive aorist which means that it took many warnings and teaching from the Lord for Noah to understand what was about to go on in human history.
The passive voice, Noah received the action of the verb, he stuck it out with doctrine and became spiritually mature and received divine warning from God concerning the future.
The circumstantial participle means that before the ark was prepared Noah had to be warned through doctrine.
Prin-Action is an important function of doctrine in the soul.
Noah teaches us that when you have doctrine in the soul, you can take the proper action, even though you are in the minority.
Prin-Doctrine always makes a person in the minority.
EXO 23:2 "You shall not follow a multitude in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;
MAT 22:14 "For many are called, but few are chosen."
The majority is basically always wrong and there will be a minority which is always right.
REV 12:9 tells us about the majority, And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world;
REV 20:3 tells us about the majority, and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
"not yet seen" is a pres-pass-part of blepo which refers to being warned about things that have not yet occurred in human history.
As a super-grace believer, Noah received doctrinal information about the termination of the antediluvian civilization.
Prin-Super-grace believers or mature believers always receive accurate warning for any major catastrophe in history about to come.
The ship that Noah constructed was action from doctrine and it was the source of ridicule until the floods came.
Prin-When your conviction or your stubbornness or your decisiveness is based upon Bible doctrine in the soul you are a part of the minority.
There are believers who are constantly judged and criticized and called arrogant and hard-headed for the their unwavering stand with doctrine, and yet these are the believers who have the opportunity to become invisible heroes in their generation.
You'll be called stubborn, bullheaded and many many other things but, greatness is in finding the right track and staying on it.
Prin- Noah did not allow the evil standards of his day to rob him of fellowship with God.
"in reverence" should be translated having been motivated by reverence or respect.
The aor-act=ind, the verb kataskeuazo which means to construct on the basis of a specified blue-print.
Prin: He wasn't motivated to build the ship for people, he was motivated to build the ship for God.
The word for "ark" is kiboton which refers to an ark, a wooden chest, or a ship.
The word salvation is the noun soterian which means deliverance.
The seven members of his family were all delivered by the building of the ship by Noah.
Some of you will never reach super-grace and the best thing for you to do is to hook up with a mature believer and get blessing by association.
Super-grace blessing is the means of blessing those in the periphery who are not super-grace types.
Noah used the doctrine resident in the soul to be motivated to reach super-grace, build a ship for the Lord and then condemn the world at the time.
These were the days of rampant visible demonism, half-human, half angelic creatures as well as evil vile humanity, and all of these beings were in opposition to Noah.
Noah stood alone as the only living super-grace believer, the only other super-grace hero was Methuselah and he died just before the flood.
This explains why believers go from positive volition toward doctrine to antinominianism to liberalism and then to lasciviousness.
ACT 17:6 "These men who have upset the world have come here also;"
It is possible in times of great catastrophe that one super-grace believer on the earth can turn the whole course of history.
In this case, by being faithful to doctrine, Noah turned all of their condemnation of him back on them.
MAT 7:1-2, "Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you."
PSA 18:25, David said With the kind Thou dost show Thyself kind; With the blameless Thou dost show Thyself blameless;
PSA 18:26 With the pure Thou dost show Thyself pure; And with the crooked Thou dost show Thyself astute.
The word for condemn means to condemn by your action or your life not by your tongue.
It was not the majority or the world condemning Noah it was Noah's life condemning the world.
It is not the super-grace believer being judged by others, it is the super-grace believer's life judging them.