Old Testament Lesson 6: ''Noah Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House''

by | Feb. 08, 2010

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In the days preceding the flood, the Lord made a great effort to rescue his children.

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How about a little quiz to begin with?

What happened in the days of Noah is clearly described in the following quote.

There comes a time when the general defilement of a society becomes so great that the rising generation is put under undue pressure and cannot be said to have a fair choice between the way of light and the way of darkness. When such a point is reached the cup of iniquity is full, and the established order that has passed the point of no return and neither can nor will change its ways must be removed physically and forcibly if necessary from the earth, whether by war, plague, famine, or upheavals of nature (Mormon 2:13-15) (Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol.6, Part.5, Ch.11, p.140).

I. THE PEOPLE REJECT NOAH'S CALL TO REPENTANCE; NOAH BUILDS AN ARK. In the days preceding the flood, the Lord made a great effort to rescue his children. The miraculous ministry of the "preachers of righteousness," and the warning voice of God's servants were a continuing invitation to people to set aside their iniquity and join the city of Enoch. Notice the things the Lord did in his effort to reclaim his children from misery and woe.

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