Please think. It really helps. 1* The source of the Noah story is a version from the Epic of Gilgamesh which is an older story. 2* Genesis has two versions of the story that were put together. IF you read it, this is obvious. 3* Using modern technology, it would be almost impossible to build such a large ship out of wood. ANYONE familiar with ship construction knows this. 4* The amount of food needed would rot too quickly without refrigeration and the amount of crap generated would require the crew to work 24hrs shoveling crap. Why is this not mentioned? 5* What about children, slaves, the unborn, the disabled or people who never heard of this god? Why should they go to hell? They were obviously innocent and so why kill them? What kind of a vengeful god would murder innocent people?
Clearly this was a story that was made up by people to teach people a religious lesson. In no way could anyone with a bit of common sense interpret this story as being real.
Well, God said EVERYONE but Noah's family was sinful and sinned against God while not repenting of it, so yes; if they are not in Hell yet, they are in the grave waiting for Judgment Day, the day when God sends them to the Lake of Fire and Brimstone instead of Hell. Hell and the Lake of Fire are NOT the same place.
I don't know if it happened or not, however many religions also have a reference to some gigantic flood that they claim happen. If you take it to it's conclusion, why it happened, the logic behind it, the reasons. it would lead you to think the people who drowned were punished, so hell would fit the scenario. If it indeed happened.
Genesis 6:5 "The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7So the Lord said, "I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created-and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground-for I regret that I have made them." 8But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord."
When the longsuffering of God waited - For an hundred and twenty years; all the time the ark was preparing: during which Noah warned them all to flee from the wrath to come. A long period of God's "long-suffering and waiting," as Noah had few to help him, which rendered the world's unbelief the more inexcusable. I think they did.
JAMES 2....... BELIEF & OBEDIENCE WAS THE KEY FACTOR TO BE SAVED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT:: 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
I would take a guess yes! Noah (and God) gave them every chance to 'come into the Ark). Just like He does even today! They only laughted and criticized Noah and his families! Why should God save them? He is a just God!
What do you believe hell to be? They did go to the common grave sheol,hades. Hell is not a fiery place of torment-they were punished with death. Nothing else! Hell or hades is just the common grave where humans go when they die, it is not a fiery place of torment.
This flood business puts Jehovah in an idiotic light. Think of a God who drowned a world! What a merciless monster! The cruelty of the flood is exceeded only by its stupidity. It puts Jehovah in frightful slander.
It seems that Jehovah made a mistake. If the corruption of “original sin” was in all men, Noah and Co. surely had it too! He should also have killed the remaining eight too, and started new, kept the serpent out of his garden, and furnished the first pair with a Bible and the Christian Confession of Faith. Why did He forget to drown the Devil in His flood and solved the problem of evil? Certainly, it would have been more merciful to have killed Adam and Eve, made a new pair and kept his serpent out of Eden. Then there would have been no fall, no flood, no atonement, and no hell.
The "flood" is a foolish myth, an ignorant legend. After all, must we believe the impossible? Is it in accordance with reason that an infinitely good and loving God would drown a world that he failed to civilize? Why should we expect mercy from a God who drowned millions of men, women and babies? And, why does this same God tell me how to raise my children when he had to drown his?