Genesis 6 and 7
"In the days of Noah a double curse was resting upon the earth in
consequence of Adam’s transgression and of the murder committed by Cain. Yet this had not greatly changed the face of nature. There were evident tokens of decay, but the earth was still rich and beautiful in the gifts of TMH’s providence. The hills were crowned with majestic trees supporting the fruit-laden branches of the vine. The vast, gardenlike plains were clothed with green vegetation, and sweet with the fragrance of a thousand flowers.
The fruits of the earth were in
great variety, and almost without limit. "
"The trees far surpassed in
size, beauty, and perfect proportion any now to be found; their wood
was of fine grain and hard substance, closely resembling stone, and hardly less enduring. Gold, silver, and precious stones existed in abundance."
"The human race yet retained much of its early vigor. But a few
generations had passed since Adam had access to the tree which
was to prolong life; and man’s existence was still measured by
centuries. (Seal BK 5:9) Moses 8:18
There were many giants, men of great stature and strength, renowned for wisdom, skillful in devising wonderful works; but loose with reigns of Iniquity (Gen 6:4_Moses 8:18__Seal Bk 5:11)
The Most High bestowed them
these antediluvians many rich gifts; but they used them to glorify themselves and their affections upon the 🎁 gifts instead of the Giver."
"They glorified their human genius, worshiped the works of their own hands, taught their children to bow down to graven images; and in the
green fields, with beautiful extensive groves , they set up Altars of their idols.
The Most High gave Adam one wife, but Polygamy had been introduced early, breaking his divine order."
The Creator decided he'd had enough__ He gives notice to Noah
his plans of destruction (Gen.6:7, Moses 8:17, Seal Bk 5:10)
The Bk of Jasher 6 describes an horrendous account of the destruction
"And Noah went and seated himself by the door of the ark, and of all flesh that crouched before him, he brought into the ark, and all that stood before him he left upon earth.
"Beasts of every description, the fiercest as well as the most gentle, were seen coming from mountain and forest and quietly making their way toward the ark; Animals obeyed the command of God, while men were disobedient.
"Upon the eighth day dark clouds overspread the heavens.
Water appeared to come from the clouds in mighty cataracts. Rivers broke away from their boundaries, and overflowed the valleys. Jets of water burst from the earth with indescribable force, throwing massive rocks hundreds of feet into the air, and these, in falling, buried themselves deep in the ground.
"The people first beheld the destruction of the works of their
own hands. Their splendid buildings, and the beautiful gardens and groves where they had placed their idols, were destroyed by lightning from heaven, and the ruins were scattered far and wide.
"The altars on which human sacrifices had been offered were torn down, and the worshipers were made to tremble at the power of the living God, and to know that it was their corruption and idolatry
which had called down their destruction.
"As the violence of the storm increased, trees, buildings, rocks,
and earth were hurled in every direction. The terror of man and
beast was beyond description. Above the roar of the tempest was
heard the wailing of a people that had despised the authority of Ahayah."
"Satan himself, who was compelled to remain in the midst of the
warring elements, feared for his own existence. He had delighted
to control so powerful a race, and desired them to live to practice
their abominations and continue their rebellion against the Ruler of heaven. He now uttered imprecations against , Ahayah charging Him within justice and cruelty.
"So when The Most High’s judgments shall fall upon the earth before its deluge by fire, the impenitent will know just where and what their sin is—the despising of His holy law.