Why did God send a flood?
Here's the answer:
God sent the flood to destroy the world because the people had become very evil.
A long time ago, the people God had created only wanted to do bad things all of the time. This made God very sad. So God chose to judge the sins of the people who were sinning. It might seem harsh to us, but God hates sin, and most of the people didn’t care about following God anymore.
But one man, named Noah, still followed God. So God chose Noah and his family to be the ones to start over once all the other people were gone. God saved Noah’s family from the flood by telling Noah to build an ark, a big boat they lived in during the flood. When the ark was finished, God sent two of every kind of animal to get into the ark too.
When the flood was over, God put a rainbow in the sky as a promise that He would never again destroy the world with a flood.
Even though there won’t be a flood like that ever again, the Bible says that anyone who sins deserves to be punished. Only by believing in Jesus as our Savior can we receive God’s forgiveness for our sins and escape that punishment. If you want to know more about receiving forgiveness for your sins, click here.
"The earth was very sinful in God’s eyes. It was full of mean and harmful acts. God saw how sinful the earth had become. All of the people on earth were leading very sinful lives. So God said to Noah, 'I am going to put an end to all people. They have filled the earth with their harmful acts. You can be sure that I am going to destroy both them and the earth'" (Genesis 6:11–13).
"Sometimes when I (God) bring clouds over the earth, a rainbow will appear in them. Then I will remember my covenant between me and you and every kind of living thing. The waters will never become a flood to destroy all life again" (Genesis 9:14–15).
"When you sin, the pay you get is death. But God gives you the gift of eternal life because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done" (Romans 6:23).
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