The verse in Genesis tells us of the condition of the world before the flood. Sin and wickedness is the opposite of God. God cannot condone it, and must get rid of it in order to communicate and relate to man.
Gen. 6:11-12 “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.”
The verse in Matthew in the New Testament tells of the condition before the second coming of Christ.
Matt. 24:37-38: “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. “For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,”
In the days of Noah, God immersed the world in water to cleanse the world of the sin and wickedness in it. When Jesus came he taught that each person must be immersed in water (baptism) to wash away their sins. Coincidence?
Mark 16:16Mark 16:1616 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Jesus told Nichodemus, “Unless a man be born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.” We must cleanse ourselves through believing in Christ and being immersed in water in order to be cleansed of our sins and reconciled with God.
Believe and be baptized.
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