Luke records the words of Jesus in chapter 17:
26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur (brimstone) rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
The emphasis of the passage is that people were living totally unaware of God’s impending judgement. But in citing these incidents, Jesus highlights the reason for their destruction. And He connects this with Himself being revelled (His second coming). So, what were the reasons for these two divine actions of human destruction? And is there anything like these times happening today?
What God established for marriage and procreation
Before we can answer these questions, it is necessary to understand what God set in place regarding the pinnacle of His creation; mankind.
We know God initially created Adam and when there was not a suitable companion for him among the animals, God created Eve from Adam. God then stated a general principle of His creation:
For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh (that is, an inseparable union).
God gave them another directive as well; Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.
God created Adam and Eve different physically, physiologically and psychologically from each other, but complementary to each other. They were to marry, be a companion to each other and to have and to raise children (their own obviously). This is the system God put in place and any deviation from this is not of God. Incidentally, as well as creating Adam and Eve different to each other, God gave them different tasks; Adam was to work the soil and Eve was to have children. God is the ultimate sexist and according to people from the progressive left, this is bad.
Why God destroyed the people of Lot’s day
This clearly was because of their homosexual activity and homosexuality is an abomination to God and it required the death penalty in the Old Testament. In relation to Sodom and Gomorrah, the Bible states:
Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”
God sent two angels who appeared as men, down to Sodom. All the men of Sodom from every part of the city of Sodom, both young and old, surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” In order to prevent the men from breaking the door of Lot’s house, the angels inflicted them with blindness.
Clearly, God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of their rampant homosexual activity which was in complete contravention to what God had established.
Why God destroyed the people of Noah’s day
Scripture tells us that “Sons of God” took “Daughters of Men” for their wives because they saw that they were beautiful and their offspring were the Nephilim. This has been thoroughly discussed in a previous blog where the “Sons of God” were identified as fallen angels and the Nephilim were a hybrid of heavenly beings and humans.
Again, this is clearly a contravention of what God had decreed; one man and one woman married for life for companionship and for the producing of children.
Are the events of our day approaching those of Lot?
We now have in most of the West, homosexuals taking to the streets and demanding not only acceptance, but affirmation and even celebration of their lifestyle, by everybody else. This situation would have been thought of as being impossible as little as twenty years ago. Now some Western governments are forcing school children and in some cases, this is primary school children, to learn about the homosexual life and how it is perfectly normal. No mention is made of the variety and intensity of the diseases such a lifestyle produces, or the abnormally high early death and suicide rates that are among such people. And astonishingly, the children are being taught that their gender is whatever they want it to be, which is a direct rejection of biology. LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) have been promoted by Hollywood and most media outlets. They are now supported by Big business and sporting clubs.
Recently, the Justin Trudeau government of Canada has legislation in place which requires businesses that receive government funding, to agree to its homosexual and transgender policies. The image is of Justine Trudeau at a Gay Pride march.
If we are not at the level of decadence which existed at the of the time of Lot, we must be very close to it.
Are the events of our day approaching those of Noah?
As mentioned already, fallen angels procreated with human women in the days of Noah. Again, this is a clear violation of what God decreed. Similar violations are happening today:
- Same sex marriage is an oxymoron as marriage is only between a man and a woman. But this fact has not stopped it sweeping through the West like a tsunami. When such relationships adopt children or one of them use their reproductive system in some way to bring about the birth of a child, it is clearly a contravention of what God instituted.
- It is now legal in the United Kingdom for women who have a mitochondrial disease such as Leigh Syndrome, to undergo the removal of the nucleus of their egg. This nucleus is then placed in the egg from a woman who has already had its nucleus removed. This now complete egg, is then fertilise by a male (In vitro) and the resulting zygote (fertilized egg) then placed in the womb of the first woman. This procedure known as Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT), results in the DNA of two women and one man going to make up the DNA of the offspring. This and similar procedures that mess with the genome of a child will only increase and are a clear violation of what God established. The moral alternative for couples who cannot have children naturally, is to adopt a child.
- The abortion industry kills an estimated 50 million babies each year which equates to one in five pregnancies ending in abortion and making a mother’s womb the most unsafe place for a child. God told our original parents to be fruitful and multiply, not kill their children which are created in the image of God.
Although we do not know the exact nature of the circumstances that caused God to act at the time of Noah, but we must be close to it now.
When talking about His return, Christ cited both the “days of Noah’ and the “days of Lot.” From the above analysis of the current situation, particularly in the West, the we must be very close to Christ’s second coming.
 Genesis chapter 2.
 Genesis 1:24.
 Genesis 3:16-19.
 Leviticus 18:22; 20:13 KJV.
 Genesis 18:20-21. Of course, God did not have to go down to the towns to see if “their sin is so grievous,” God is omniscient; He knows everything, but here, He was talking to Abraham and He spoke in human terms for Abraham’s benefit.
 Genesis 19:4-11.
 Genesis 19:14-29. Note, brimstone can still be found in the area around and south of the Dead Sea and it can even be lit with a match.
 We have about 13.2 trillion cells in our bodies and everyone contains our DNA which is in the form of bundles called chromosomes. Males have an X and a Y chromosome and females have two X chromosomes. So, our gender is “hard wired” into our bodies and can not be changed.
 This was certainly the case with the Australian vote on same sex marriage in 2017.
 Genesis 1:27.