The earth was ruined. How?
Will humans ruin this earth? Is her condition chronic?
What will it take for the earth to survive forever?
Psalms 104:5 He has founded the earth upon its established places;
it will not be made to totter to time indefinite, or forever. This shows the durability of the earth to be certain.
The real danger of the earth is that man-made pollution is ruining the earth. They are doing their best to ruin the earth. Man-made modern technology together with greed and carelessness are among the principal reasons of environmental disasters. Mankind is doing its level best to ruin the earth. But sadly the real reason Mankind is ruining the earth stems far beyond environmental disasters. Jehovah God has identified fundamental reasons why the earth is being ruined. In fact there is a historical pattern to what mankind is doing to this planet.
Genesis 6:11 says; The earth came to be ruined in the sight of the [true] God and the earth became filled with violence. 12 So God saw the earth and, look! It was ruined, because all flesh had ruined its way on the earth.
13 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 bringing them to ruin together with the earth.
Back in Noah’s day it was not a question of environmental contamination of the land or sea or the air. It was the badness of man, his violence and his immoral practices that ruined the earth. Genesis 6:5 says,Consequently Jehovah saw that the badness of man was abundant in the earth and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only bad all the time.
In Noah’s day the earth was ruined because of mankind’s behavior.
Before Israel occupied the Promised Land, the Canaanites occupied the land and engaged in immoral practices. Disgusting things. It made the land unclean or ruined in God’s eyes. Leviticus 18: 25 says Consequently the land is unclean, and I shall bring punishment for its error upon it, and the land will vomit its inhabitants out. 26 And YOU yourselves must keep my statutes and my judicial decisions, and YOU must not do any of all these detestable things, whether a native or an alien resident who is residing as an alien in YOUR midst. 27 For all these detestable things the men of the land who were before YOU have done, so that the land is unclean.
In Noah's day, in the day of ancient Israel and modern man, the things that ruin the earth are the behavior of man. IT IS MANKIND'S BEHAVIOR THAT IS RUINING THIS EARTH. While there is a clear historical pattern to man ruining the earth, there is also a clear historical pattern to Jehovah responding to man's ruining the earth.
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