Sometimes the Bible can be very disturbing. One reason is because the Bible presents ideas that upset us when they are not what we want to hear. Most of us have a personal theology and our own unique way of looking at God. We then tend to see everything we read in that light.
But the problem is that sometimes the Bible is so plain we cannot escape what it is saying. We will run into some things that are very troubling—things that don’t fit in with our personal theology. But when we encounter something in the Bible that conflicts with that personal theology, maybe it is time to re-think it.
Let’s take another look, for example, at the Book of Genesis, chapter 6, and the story of the great flood.