Is Belief in the Story of Noah Necessary?

Assume for a moment, you have a new Christian… who believes in Jesus and lives in a state of grace and forgiveness and love.  This new Christian is living the abundant life.

But let’s say this new Christian doesn’t believe the story of Noah is true.  Do you think that this new Christian is saved?  Do you think the new Christian will go to hell because the story of Noah is considered a poorly conceived myth?

John 3:16 says that God so loved the world that He sent His only son to die for our sins.

In Genesis, the story of Noah basically says that God so hated the world that He sent a great flood to kill everybody except Noah and his family.

I believe the story of Noah is a poorly conceived myth.  I don’t believe it is true.  I don’t believe it is divinely inspired.

The story of Noah is a fear-mongering story.  Jesus was sent to calm our fears.

We can embrace Christianity without the baggage of Noah.  We don’t need fear-mongering in our church.  We need love, not judgment.

We need grace, not control.

We don’t need to worry about other people’s sin.  The fear-mongering was designed to scare and control sinners.  The scare tactic: “If you don’t live right… God is going to get you!”  We reject scare tactics.

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