He planted His mustardseed (Adam) on the earth and the plant will one day encompass the earth. To cut the tree and plant a new one would be useless : D God bless Why was the flood needed?
Why did God not just use his power to rid the Earth of sinners without resorting to a flood- this would have saved plants and millions of animals (as well as being alot easier for Noah and his family! I believe the flood was also in place for a symbol of what is to come Secondly- Humans were already seen as sinners in the eyes of God ever since the fall.
Maybe its about ensuring that God's apex creation learns something it was destined and created to know. I see a lot of discussions related to the feasability of the story of Noah's ark ( how the animals were collected, how the ark was built, etc). Why not just wipe out all humans (noah included) and start over? Read three chapters a day of the same book and you will easily complete the task in one year. The answer to the first is that God is not a human.
By starting over, original sin would be wiped out and humans would no longer suffer as a result. God has demonstrated His mercy ever since Eve ate from the tree and caused Adam to follow her in that sin.
If you truly wanted to start over you would have to entirely erase the world and start over that way. Second, why did Noah, while building the Ark preached to people the impending destruction?
I believe the flood was also in place for a symbol of what is to come You are closer to the knowledge of the truth. And why in the world only eight souls entered the Ark and the rest did not?
As God says a measurement of punishment (for the wicked) is an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
If you think of a programmer who's built a piece of software that isn't working.By starting over, original sin would be wiped out and humans would no longer suffer as a result. 2) Starting over would indicate to me that all is lost. Instead we see hope and salvation survive 40 days of rain and starting over almost from scratch.3) Maybe its not about "people not having to suffer". Why did God not just use his power to rid the Earth of sinners without resorting to a flood- this would have saved plants and millions of animals (as well as being alot easier for Noah and his family! Secondly- Humans were already seen as sinners in the eyes of God ever since the fall. The best way to check both of my answers is to read the Bible through, not two chapters of the Old Testament and one of the New each day.Conclusion: God want's all men to come and to know the truth regarding how man can be saved, and as long as the sun rises in the east and set in west..is God's mercy to mankind...until the day Noah closed the Ark and the rain falls and all men died..the same manner, the Son of Man will appear which is the signal of the closing of the door of "chances" for salvation and the ending of God's grace to sinners then all men will die the second death in the lake of fire. Christ uses the story of the flood as a metaphore for judgement. Peter uses the story as a means to teach about baptism. God desired to show forth not just his ability to give what is deserved, but his grace, mercy and compassion.So at the very least, that's two reasons why God chose to use a flood. We are objects of His mercy, and that brings Him glory (see Romans 9-11). It is my belief that all in the OT points to Christ and the New Covenant.