HEB 11:7* By means of doctrine resident in the soul, Noah, having been warned about things not yet seen, in reverence constructed a ship for the deliverance of his family, by which [or through which] he condemned the world. Noah used the doctrine resident in the soul as motivation to reach super-grace, to build a ship for the Lord, and then to condemn the world at that time. In fact, he did all of this in the presence of the strongest possible human opposition, as well as very strong satanic opposition. Remember that these were the days of visible demonism, half-human, half angelic creatures as well as an evil, vile humanity. All of these beings were in opposition to Noah who stood alone as the only living super-grace believer, the only other super-grace hero had been Methuselah who died just before the flood.
It takes a great deal of strength, and a tremendous amount of doctrine in the soul to stand up against continual opposition over a long period of time. It is often said that if you listen to those in the media long enough, regardless of your own viewpoint, you will be convinced of their viewpoint because they will voice their message often enough that you will finally cede to them, one point at a time. This explains why believers go from positive volition toward doctrine, to antinominianism, to liberalism, and then to lasciviousness. In the midst of ridicule and condemnation, Noah continued to follow God’s directions and continued with doctrine. Because of his perseverance, this one man turned the whole course of history around! One man, not one group, but one man turned the whole course of history, that is the invisible-heroship concept. In this case, by being faithful to doctrine, Noah turned all of their condemnation of him, back on them. This is why our Lord said in MAT 7:1-2 “Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.” Paul said in 2TH 1:6-10 “For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed‑‑ for our testimony to you was believed.” In PSA 18:25-26, David said, “With the kind Thou dost show Thyself kind; With the blameless Thou dost show Thyself blameless; With the pure Thou dost show Thyself pure; And with the crooked Thou dost show Thyself astute.” For 120 years society placed upon Noah a tremendous amount of pressure, but at the end of that time Noah was vindicated by God.
HEB 11:7* By means of doctrine resident in the soul, Noah, having been warned about things not yet seen, in reverence constructed a ship for the deliverance of his family, by which [or through which] he condemned the world. The Greek word for condemn is an aorist active indicative, katekrinen, which means to condemn by your action or your life, not by your tongue. Noah condemned his enemies by being a super-grace believer and sticking with doctrine. So, in reality, it was not the majority or the world condemning Noah, it was Noah's life condemning the world. While the whole world was ridiculing and condemning Noah, he remained faithful to doctrine.
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