Noah 1056 AM – 2006 AM (later years contemporary with Abraham)
Key precept: An apocalypse – actual, threatened or perceived – creates a State of Fear positioning a peace-proclaiming politician to lead frightened humanity into a New World Order.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord...for I know whom I have believed[not some slick politician], and am persuaded that he [not some slick politician] is able to keep/guard that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. (I Timothy 1:8-13)
While we have limited biblical or historical information about the days of Noah prior to the flood, we do have quite a bit of historical information about the earliest civilizations established in the days of Noah after the flood. But as would be expected after any catastrophe, humanity was intent on re-establishing the only world they knew – the pre-apocalypse civilization. Our own Western culture prides itself on the Re-naissance, the Re-birth, of ancient civilization with its gods after centuries of apocalyptic conditions during the Dark Ages. It is easy to see that the 15th century AD European Renaissance follows the same pattern as the 21st century BC Mesopotamian.
So we can learn a lot about the pre-flood civilization from its re-appearance in the post-flood world, even after millennia of rise and fall and rebuilding on the rubble of the fallen civilization. There is a remarkable pattern in each recurrence, a consistency in the elements of civilization, as should be expected since they are all led by the same mastermind intent on the same goal – the self destruction of humanity by humanity.