Noah was an advocate for God, sharing His truth through various means with the people of his day and receiving great favor from Him due to his godly character.
But what did he preach? According to 2 Peter, he preached righteousness while warning of God’s impending judgment. However, could that really be the case?
Early Life and Education
Noah lived during an age in which sin ran rampant. There was heavy demonic influence and murderers like Lamech went unpunished. God warned Noah of an unprecedented worldwide flood which would destroy everything and everything in its path.
The Bible records that Noah warned all his family, friends and acquaintances of an impending disaster; however, God only permitted him to keep himself and his immediate family members aboard the Ark; all others were destroyed – including some close relatives and close acquaintances.
Peter mentions Noah as an advocate for repentance and salvation; but does the original Genesis account support this view?
People often think Noah preached constantly during his Ark building efforts about God’s impending judgment, imploring people to repent and turning back from sin. However, this is contrary to what Scripture states.
II Peter 2:5 in the Bible references Noah as a preacher; however, his message of righteousness rather than that of destruction was what was being preached about. Unfortunately for humanity at large, Noah’s preaching proved ineffectual; only his family were spared from God’s judgment.
When next you hear “Noah,” take a moment and think about God’s unwavering faithfulness, beautifully expressed in the hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness. Let it inspire you to rededicate yourself to Him and his grace, then set out on an adventure that breaks apart sacred/secular dualisms while helping others recover its beauty.
Achievement and Honors
Noah was one of history’s most well-known prophets. According to Islam, Noah preached to his people and later received word from God that warned of an impending flood and ordered him to build an Ark for safekeeping.
The Bible also records Noah as having found favor with God; 2 Peter 2 describes him as a preacher of righteousness, with some scholars believing that Noah preached to his generation during the time he spent building the ark.
However, it must be remembered that even if Noah were successful in spreading his preaching effectively, its results would still likely be relatively insignificant when measured against modern standards. Only his family survived the Flood; Noah is most notable as our ancestor and has left us all with DNA that links back to him.
Noah would have been recognized among his people for his integrity and caring nature, yet as revealed by biblical narrative, many did not listen or follow his advice.
Note that, contrary to what Jehovah’s Witnesses claim (and what Jesus alluded to as an Armageddon precursor), Noah did not preach repentance and salvation when publicly proclaiming. Instead, according to Scripture, his message focused on warning about impending judgment by God against humanity.
God often gives mankind time and opportunity for repentance before He makes His judgments known, yet the original account of Noah only emphasizes saving his family – no one else would get aboard his ark!
Noah is an evangelist, television host, author, radio show host, radio program host for Your Watchman on the Wall radio program as well as contributing to Bible in the News magazine and Prophetic Observer newsletter. With extensive knowledge in Christian prophecy and apologetics.
One of the key themes in Noah is justice. It is crucial that audiences realize that God chooses people not based on goodness but righteousness; thus the film emphasizes Noah being an advocate for justness rather than goodness.
2 Peter 2:5 describes Noah as a preacher of righteousness. His ministry lasted approximately 100 years, during which time it took to build the ark. Thus making him both one of history’s most spectacularly unsuccessful preachers but also one of its most accurate prophets and people of great faith.