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Was Noah A Successful Man Of God?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by HAMel, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. HAMel

    HAMel Well-Known Member
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    A well seasoned Pastor was talking once with a young Pastor and asked,

    "Do you believe that Noah was a successful Man of God."

    The young Pastor responded with,

    "No, I don't think he was because there is no record of anyone coming to the Lord for 120 years."

    The elder Pastor responded,

    "Well, he did get his entire family on the Ark."




    ...a lot of wisdom in this brief exchange.
     
  2. Crucified in Christ

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    I agree. God is the One who changes hearts. Our job is to preach the word faithfully in season and out.
    Noah did this, thus he was successful in his calling.
     
  3. David Lamb

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    Surely God calls His people to be faithful, not successful. Noah could not change people's hearts to believe God, yet he was a faithful "preacher of righteousness". It's the same with us. Which one of us would dare lay claim to being able to grant a sinner newness of life? Yet we are to spread the gospel.
     
  4. HAMel

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    The question of whether Noah was successful or not is that while spending 120 years or so building the Ark..., the only ones who followed him were his family.

    Immediately I came to the realization that I've "family" members who are no more interested in their salvation than Noah's neighbors were. You have family the same way.
     
  5. Arbo

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    Was Noah successful? The Lord told him to build an ark. He obeyed and built an ark. I would say he was successful.
     
  6. Arbo

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    Right on, brother.
     
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