When it comes to putting spin on ?Bible verses? that don?t exist, the Watchtower Making-Up-Shit Corporation has no peers. The WT ?spin? on the Noah story had us all convinced that Noah not only had to build this huge ark, he was obligated to warn people about the upcoming deluge. These warnings by Noah would give people the chance to ?repent? of whatever they needed to repent about and then hop on the ark and float to safety.
Most of us are aware it has become the norm of the WTS to promote itself as a GREATER ?fulfillment? or ?type? and thus more significant and more IMPORTANT than any prophet or symbol mentioned in the Bible. For example, they have promoted themselves as the ?antitypical ark? of safety, and the only place to be in order to become saved when God goes on yet another of his and greatest of his genocidal binges. This genocidal binge is, of course, going to happen ?real soon now.? When dubbies pray for their blessed New Paradise Earth?, they are (like it or not) also praying for this concurrent global genocide at the hands of the Hitler God they worship.
What evidence do we have that Noah was asked by God to try to deliver the people around him from the global deluge? What evidence do we have that the WTS claim of being an ?antitypical? ark of refuge available to all right-hearted humans actually typifies in a greater sense the Noachian story?
Well, we have ?Watchtower Evidence?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
w99 8/15 17 Living by Faith in God's Promises *** 14 Then there were the social conditions. Wickedness abounded. The mighty Nephilim?the hybrid offspring of wicked angels and women?filled the earth with violence. (Genesis 6:1-4, 13) Furthermore, ark building would not be a project that could be carried out in secret. People would wonder what Noah was doing, and he would tell them. (2 Peter 2:5) Could they be expected to approve? Hardly! Some years earlier, faithful Enoch had proclaimed the destruction of the wicked. So unpopular was his message that God ?took him,? or cut his life short, evidently to prevent him from being slain by His enemies. (Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5; Jude 14, 15) Not only was Noah to proclaim a similarly unpopular message but he was also to build an ark. As that ark was being constructed, it would serve as a powerful reminder of Noah?s faithfulness in the face of wicked contemporaries!
*** km 11/75 1 The Door Is Still Open! *** At our recent district assemblies one of the dramas reminded us that, in the days of Noah, Jehovah made it very clear when the opportunity for others to gain salvation in the ark had ended. It was not Noah who shut the door.
*** jv 14 1 Why Should Jehovah Have Witnesses? *** In contrast, ?Noah was a righteous man,? one who ?proved himself faultless among his contemporaries.? (Gen. 6:9) He demonstrated his submission to God?s sovereignty by doing ?just as God commanded.? (Gen. 6:22) Acting in faith, he ?constructed an ark for the saving of his household.? (Heb. 11:7) But Noah was more than a builder; as ?a preacher [or herald] of righteousness,? he warned of the coming destruction. (2 Pet. 2:5) Despite Noah?s bold witnessing, however, that wicked generation ?took no note until the flood came and swept them all away.??Matt. 24:37-39.
We can see from these WTS quotes that they clearly are promoting that Noah preached to the wicked people around him, giving them a chance at salvation on the earth. Several scriptures are quoted as ?evidence? (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!) so let?s look at them to see if they support what is claimed.
? But Noah was more than a builder; as ?a preacher [or herald] of righteousness,? he warned of the coming destruction. (2 Pet. 2:5)?
2 Pet. 2:5: ??and he did not hold back from punishing an ancient world, but kept Noah, a preacher of righteousness, safe with seven others when he brought a deluge upon a world of ungodly people;?
Note that this verse used by the WTS did NOT say that Noah ?warned of? ANY coming destruction, merely that Noah was a preacher of righteousness. (One has to wonder WHY the WTS considers ANY righteous preaching, also the preaching of coming murder and mayhem even when the Bible doesn?t say that.) The WTS simple made up the bit about Noah doing any ?warning of the coming destruction.? Then again, they make up lots of shit.
The WTS also presents the words of Jesus himself:
Matt 24:37-39: ?For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. For as they were in those days before the flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; and they took no note until the flood came and swept them all away??
Note that Jesus said NOTHING about Noah doing any preaching or doing any warning to others about the coming flood. So the only Bible-Based? ?evidence? (HAHAHAHAHAHA!) the WTS offers to ?prove? their claim that Noah preached in order to help the people living in his time gain safety from the flood was in 2 Pet. 2:5 which merely stated that Noah was a preacher of righteousness.
It?s also strange to note what horrible things Jesus said the wordlings did in Noah?s day: They married. They ate. They drank. Noah married. Noah ate. Noah drank. Noah drank and wandered around naked when he drank. Just about everyone, including the most righteous of people marry, eat and often drink. It?s just that the most righteous of people don?t wander around exposing their nakedness when they drink like Noah did. Yet, somehow according to Jesus, these people were simply terrible people for marrying and eating and drinking and not ?taking note? until God made them toast.
?Take note? of WHAT? Some crazy man wandering around drunk and naked and building a boat to survive a huge rain when no one had ever seen any rain? How could these people be held accountable for not following after a nutball like that? Even if Noah DID preach (and we shall soon see he didn?t do that at all), what would you think if some naked drunk guy knocked on your door and said, ?it?s gonna rain like hell, so you?d better quit marrying, eating and drinking and help me finish this boat.? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Did God REALLY give anyone in that day a chance to repent of whatever is was they needed to repent over by using Noah to tell them that whatever they were doing was wrong? Let us let the Bible itself tells us. And this time I MEAN it when I say I?m giving Bible-Based? proof:
?And the earth came to be ruined in the sight of the [true] God and the earth became filled with violence.? (Too much marrying, eating and drinking, I guess.) ?So God saw the earth and look! It was ruined, because all flesh had ruined its way on the earth.? (The earth was ruined because it was ruined.) ?After that God said to Noah: ?The end of all flesh has come before me, because the earth is full of violence as a result of them; and here I am brining them to ruin together with the earth.? ? Gen 6:11-13
?And as for me, here I am bringing the deluge of waters upon the earth to bring to ruin all flesh in which the force of life is active from under the heavens.? (Note that God is saying he is only going to kill creatures that are alive. He won?t harm any dead creatures or rocks! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA) ?Everything that is in the earth will expire.? (Except fish. What about the fish, God? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!) - Gen 6:17
So there you have it. Did God tell Noah to try to save any of those poor souls? NO! Did God think there was even a smidgeon of hope for those poor souls? NO!
The ark wasn?t even able to accommodate the needs of the animals and a mere 8 people for an entire year, let alone dozens of more people who might have wanted to get on board. The ark would have sunk from all the extra weight, or everyone would have starved to death because of the all the extra year required for the voyage.
So, it turns out that there is SOME truth to the WTS analogy about themselves also being an ?antitypical ark.? If you get on board with them, you?ll sink. Or you?ll starve to death. Take your pick.
Or, you could just get married. Don?t forget to eat, too. Give a daughter or son in marriage. And maybe drink, but only in moderation. Drunk, naked men look pretty stupid, you know. Ask Noah.