This is a good time to introduce an important principle you should understand when studying your Bible.
I am referring to the Principle of Reoccurring Patterns.
In other words, an event that occurs in the earlier pages of the Bible establishes itself as a pattern that will repeat itself again and again throughout the Scriptures.
Let me give you some examples of how this works between the first pre-flood man Adam and the first post-flood man Noah.
-As Adam was given authority over all creation in the Garden, Noah was given authority over the new world.
-As Adam was instructed to “be fruitful and multiply”, so was Noah.
-Adam was the world’s first farmer as he was responsible for caring for the Garden. Noah also was the new world’s first farmer as the first thing he did was plant a vineyard.
-Adam’s downfall came about as a result of partaking of the fruit of the garden he tilled. Likewise, Noah’s downfall came about as a result of partaking of the fruit (the wine) of the vineyard he tilled.
– Adam had his nakedness shamefully revealed as a result of his transgression. The same thing happened to Noah.
– As a result of Adam’s sin, mankind was placed under a curse for all generations. Likewise, as a result of Noah’s sin, Noah’s grandson Canaan had a curse placed on him and his descendants for all generations.
-Out of Adam’s three sons first mentioned in the Scriptures, Seth and his progeny would be considered the Godly line. Similarly, out of Noah’s three sons, Shem and his progeny would be considered the Godly line. The messiah Himself would be born from Shem’s line.
Isn’t this amazing?
There are many more patterns and we will see them repeat constantly throughout Scripture.
I will be pointing them out as we move along.
Contrary to the teachings of evolution, history is cyclical, NOT linear.