THE DAYS OF NOAH AND LOT
THEIR MESSAGE FOR TODAY
Frank W. Dowsett (Australia)
In Psalm 11, verse 3 we read:;
"If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
There would be numerous answers to, and explanations of, this passage, depending upon the particular subject one is pursuing. But in this instance, I am referring to our Lord's statement in Luke 17:26-30:
"And as it was in the days of Noe, (Noah) so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."
Now I'm sure that any thinking Christian would have no trouble associating the above statement with the general conditions within our nation today. Likewise, there could not be any difficulty in recognising the appalling perverseness which has pervaded our society.
But what was it really like in the "days of Noah" and in the "days of Lot"? We have an overall picture of course from the statements in God's Word, but there are some aspects of which we are not given specific details. Possibly the best way of understanding what conditions were like in those far off days is to look at what our society is like today, and realise that the society of those days must have been at least as bad. One seriously wonders how it could possibly have been much worse.
As we study the Bible, we find that it is very explicit in its outright condemnation of one particular area of sinfulness. That area of abomination and sin is blatant sexual perversion and immorality. And whilst I do not minimise in any way the other gross sins within our midst, it is with this area of sexual perversion that I am now commenting.
Today, ad nauseam, we are being told that we don't have to be concerned about the past. All we have to do it to think of the wonderful future that man can provide through his supposedly brilliant inventive ability to solve all our problems. This, of course, is just what God's enemies wish us to believe. God no longer is a part of the equation. The real problem, as I see it, is that if we don't understand the origin of our present problem in the moral perversion area, we are never going to be able to understand the full import of what is really going on within our Israel nations, let alone even begin to solve the problem. And that is where our text comes into operation. The very foundations of both our national and personal moral fibre have been very slowly, but very deliberately destroyed.
But one may ask as to what this has to do with the Lord's statement regarding the days of Noah and Lot as two important signs of His return. Well, let us go back a bit.
Amongst the very wonderful promises that God made to our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was one which He reiterated to each of them. That particular promise was that they were going to be as numberless as the sands of the sea, they were going to be as numberless as the dust of the earth, and they were going to be as countless as the stars in the heavens. In plain language, they were going to be a very, very multitudinous people.
Now, I think it goes without saying that the fulfilment of that promise would depend entirelyon the continued propagation of the descendants of Abraham. I don't think that that point requires argument or discussion. We're certainly not going to end up with a multitudinous population, as God promised, unless the people descended from those patriarchs propagate and reproduce and bring this multitudinous population into existence. Various attempts have been, and still are being made to counter this development. It is not without significance in the context of this study that in Psalm 83:2-4 the Psalmist recorded:
"For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance."
Thus we find the introduction over relatively recent years of numerous forms of contraception, whereby our population growth is restricted in accordance with man's every whim and fancy by the use of man-made methods. This is not intended, by the way, as a criticism of those who genuinely require medical treatment for health and safety reasons. But that system hasn't worked quickly or successfully enough to suit the enemy's plans. So we now have 'abortion on demand' which provides for the 'legal' murder of millions of beautiful Israelite children each year, through the setting up of multi-million dollar abortion businesses, most of which are either owned or controlled by a very recognisable section of the community. Recent figures quoted show that in Australia there is one abortion every two minutes. This is mass murder gone mad.
Despite all this, the fact remains that no matter what man-made system is introduced in order to thwart God's plans for a multitudinous people, nothing can ultimately be done to destroy the God-given desire for God's people to reproduce and propagate after our own kind.
But as we study the Word of God, we find that there has been, right from the inception of the Adamic race, an alternative which has been so insidious that its full effect has rarely been recognised.
That alternative is to very gradually and subtly change the structure of the racial genes within us, so that the resultant race of people eventually bears little, if any, resemblance whatsoever to the original race which God created. When God formed the Adamic race, they contained a particular and special structure of genes within them. This principle applies to all living creatures that God created. So in view of the fact that they cannot be prevented from reproducing, the alternative is to contaminate the genes within that race, so as to destroy its original racial structure. In this way, you end up with something that is not what God started with in the first place, and you do it over a very long period of time so that no one realises what is going on. But the final result is that you have destroyed that race just as surely as if you'd stopped them from reproducing in the first place. And I believe that this is something that's been going on for a very, very long time.
So it simply means that if you achieve this in respect to God's Israel people, then God does not really have a special people over whom to reign. If He promised to be the God of Israel, and the Israel people end up being nothing like the people that He first formed over whom to be God, He's no longer the God over Israel because there is no Israel, at least in its initial sense. And if there is no Israel, then there is no God. So here's a very, very subtle way of not only destroying the people of God, but of destroying the actual existence of God.
Now we accept that nobody, be it Satan, anti-Christ, or whatever, can literally destroy God. But you can destroy Him in the sense that you can make Him of absolutely no effect, totally useless, either to His Israel people or to anyone else. He may as well stay up in Heaven or wherever, because He would have no further relationship or relevance to His people. He is not, as most people like to believe, the God of every race on the face of the earth. The non-Israel nations all have their own several gods. But Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is peculiarly the God of His people Israel. That is not just my private belief, but the very clear teaching of God's Word. Otherwise, how on earth do we understand the following categorical statements throughout His word.
"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth."
I Chronicles 17:21-22
"And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt? For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God."
"Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, 0 children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities."
II Samuel 7:23-24
"And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God."
He is in truth, and specifically, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, The God of Israel.
But when we study the present position in some depth, we find that in a very subtle way, the history, and indeed the very nature of our people has been undermined and infiltrated to a terrible degree. A degree, I believe, beyond which the majority of people have absolutely no idea. The sin of miscegenation, or to use the Biblical expression, fornication, is fairly well recognised by most of us, being one of the methods being used by God's enemies to destroy the racial purity of His Israel people. But what we are looking at in this writing goes far deeper than this. We are looking here at the destruction of the fibres of our very being. But let us turn the pages back a few thousand years.
At the time of Noah, a very serious incident occurred which I'm sure has not received the attention it demands.
We find this incident recorded in Genesis 9:20-26
"And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant."
The first thing we note is that Noah became drunk. This seems to be rather out of character for someone who is referred to as "A Preacher of Righteousness". But we must remember that prior to the flood the earth was enclosed by an envelope of water. (See Genesis 1:6-7) which in essence kept the earth in an 'air conditioned' state. But with the collapse of this water envelope, climatic conditions changed, and the grape juice,which previously was non-intoxicating, now became subject to fermentation. I don't doubt that Noah must have received quite a shock at this discovery. But be that as it may, there he was, lying naked and drunk upon his bed. And in walked Ham. Before going into the detail of what actually happened, let us be quite clear about the consequences, because without an understanding of the consequences, we will never understand what actually happened. We are told that after Noah awoke he realised what his younger son had done. We also find that there was not one word of condemnation or curse recorded against Ham for his action. Noah placed a curse upon Ham's son Canaan who is listed as such in Genesis 10:6. We must surely wonder why?
Perhaps we gain some understanding of this seeming conundrum when we read Leviticus 18: 8 and 20:11
"The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness. ". . . . "And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness"
I take no credit for the following line of thought, having obtained it from one of the greatest of Identity teachers, Howard B. Rand. I personally can find no other explanation of this event, but that Noah's wife was also on the bed, and that Ham uncovered his mother's nakedness, thereby uncovering his father's nakedness, as defined in the above readings. In view of the entire context of this episode, I believe that Ham, prior to telling his brothers of her naked situation, sexually assaulted his mother who was quite possibly in the same condition of drunkenness as her husband, and for the same reason. What was it that Noah later realised that Ham had done? Surely not that his son had merely seen him lying naked on the bed. But what would he have thought when some time later he found that his wife was pregnant, and that he wasn't the cause of this pregnancy? We tend at times to compress the Biblical accounts into a very short space of time simply because they are recorded in just a few simple statements, when in fact there can be a considerable time frame involved. I suggest that it was only after the child was born to Noah's wife and had been named Canaan that Noah placed his curse upon the child, knowing that it was a child of incest.
The descendants of this man Canaan became known as the Canaanites, the descendants of incest. It doesn't take much serious thought to realise why God subsequently gave very specific commandments to His people Israel against having any contact with these people. In fact, on several occasions, God gave Israel a specific command to totally wipe them out, man, woman, and child, and those who disobeyed were severely judged. The reason for what might today seem to be a most "politically incorrect" and unacceptable course of action,was simply that under no circumstances whatsoever did He wish the genes of the Israel people, then or at any time in the future, to be contaminated with the genes of incest. Our refusal to abide by this requirement has played absolute havoc with the people of Israel ever since. The genes of incest have penetrated our own peculiar genes, not only to give the great majority of Israelites an acceptance of performing such acts, but to an automatic acceptance of them as one of our "alternative lifestyles". Even in our rejection of this practice, we still condone it under the name of 'freedom of choice'. If we think that the Lord will be any more lenient on the present generation of Israelites than He was on our ancestors, then we are greatly mistaken.
But what of "the days of Lot"? A similar incident, in principle, is recorded in Genesis chapter 19. The full account is too lengthy to quote in full, so we will confine ourselves to the relevant sections. In the 18th chapter, we read where the LORD appeared to Abraham, attended by two angels. These two angels, or messengers, subsequently left the LORD with Abraham, and journeyed on to Sodom, (verse 22). When they arrived, they were greeted by Lot, who invited them to stay at his home over night. The pertinent portion of the account to which I refer is found in Genesis 19:4-8
"But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof."
Let's be quite clear about this situation. Present restraints against referring to things by their true titles not withstanding, these 'men of Sodom', these sodomites, were homosexuals. They had no doubt become aware of the arrival of two very good looking and well built male visitors, and they had determined that by whatever means had to be employed, they were going to use them for their filthy purposes. They pounded on Lot's door, and yelled out to him, demanding that he deliver the two men to them. Lot tried to reason with them, all to no avail. And then we read what must go down as one of the most extraordinary statements recorded in God's Word. Lot offered to these perverts his two daughters in lieu of the two men. Just think about this for a moment. With him were his two daughters, and two young men whom he had never seen or met before, and in order to protect the moral safety of two complete strangers, he offered in exchange the bodies of his two flesh and blood daughters to be sexually abused by these sodomites. Iwonder how many of us today would do that. Even hardened criminals wouldn't stoop to this level. This is even recognised in our penal institutions today by virtue of the fact that inmates guilty of such charges are separated from other inmates to protect then from being physically assaulted, or even killed by other convicted criminals. I feel sure that there has to be something more to this situation than what meets the eye.
Let's for a moment take a look at these two daughters. What were they really like? To find out, we have to look at what transpired shortly after. Later on in chapter 18, following the record of Lot's deliverance with his daughters and the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, we read of another unusual incident. These two darling daughters deliberately planned to each commit incest with their own father, a plan that was soon put into operation. As with Noah, Lot was drunk, but this time by the deliberate planning of the two women. But the circumstances were similar with that of Noah and his wife. Whilst in this drunken state, both girls conceived by their father, just as Noah's wife conceived by her son. It must surely be obvious that these two girls were themselves sexually perverted. This was no casual on- the-spur-of-the-moment incident. This was ruthlessly and carefully planned and executed. This was surely the product of perverted minds. The question we ask is this; 'Was Lot aware of any sexual vagaries or practices with which his two daughters may have been involved?' True, he referred to them as 'not having known man'. But was this just a sales pitch to induce the perverts outside to accept his offer? Some translations use the expression "have not had sexual relations with a man", or words of similar import. Ihave seriously considered the possibility that they were lesbians, a fact known to their father. One would think Lot would have realised that these kind of men preferred men rather than women, but the knowledge that his daughters had not 'known' men, might have held some sort of special perverted attraction for them. We will never know, but I am convinced that Lot knew that his daughters were part of the local sexually perverted scene, and preferred that they, being used to this sort of thing, be used for these men's perverted desires in preference to his two male visitors.
But irrespective of these considerations, the results were exactly the same as with Noah's wife and son. The two daughters, in due time, each gave birth to a son, one being named Moab, and the other Ammon. They became the progenitors of the Moabites and the Ammonites. These two nations were built on the genes of incest. They were equally banned by God as totally unfit and unacceptable for any contact, or agreement, with or by His people Israel. As with the Canaanites, God had no intention of allowing the genes of His Israel people to be mixed with the perverted genes of these nations, who in a very short space of time became Israel's greatest and gravest enemies.
It is not without significance that in Psalm 83, the enemies that are named as those who have conspired to destroy the very name and remembrance of Israel are the descendants of Edom and Amalek, the descendants of Ishmael (mostly found today in the Islamic nations), the Moabites, the Ammonites, and the nations that made up a significant portion of the Canaanites.
As a nation, and as individual Israelites, we are paying a terrible price by our disobedience to the commandments of God in respect to separating ourselves from those nations whom God has ordained for destruction.We suffer today from the very same sins and perversions of the very nations who were formed from sexual perverseness, and we wonder why and how we arrived at this terrible condition. The answer is quite simple.We have, by our sins, taken aboard the genes of perversity which have automatically conditioned us to accept the sexual garbage with which we are now continually bombarded, and which is totally destroying our people. Only when we repent, both as individuals and as a nation, and return to full obedience to the Laws, Commandments, Statutes, and Judgments of God will we be freed of the curse of our stupidity and sinfulness, and shame.
"Read the Book, and look out the window. lf what you think you see is not to be found in the Book, then either we have poor eyesight, or God is not in control of what is going on." - (Professor Roger Rusk)
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