God Shut the Door!
1 Peter 3:20
Gen 6:5, 9-12, 22
•When Noah and his family entered
the ark, God shut the door!
2 Tim 4:2-4
•When the truth is faithfully
preached and practiced…
-God opens the door to spiritual safety
-God shuts the door to all who do not
obey Him in faith (Heb 11:7)
Lessons for Us
•Sinners will be punished
for sin, Gen 6:11-13, 17; Rom 2:2, 5-11
•God provides escape, Gen 6:14, 18
•God is gracious to those who walk with
Him, Gen 6:8-9, 22-7:1 (Eph 2:10)
•God (not Noah) judged who went into ark
•No partiality, Gen 7:23 (Rom 2:11)
•Mk 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; 1 Pet 3:21
•Charge: Condemning good moral people
–Lost in sin, Acts 10:1-2, 22; 11:14 (15:7-9)
•God OPENS door: Believe and baptized
•God SHUTS door: All who remain in sin
•Matt 16:18; Eph 1:21-23; 4:4
•Charge: You think you’re the only church!
–Christ built one church without denominations
•God OPENS door: His church is saved
•God SHUTS door: Churches of men are lost
–Matt 16:19; Acts 2:41, 47; Eph 5:23
•Needy saints, Acts 4:34-35; 11:27-30
•Charge: You don’t care about orphans,
the homeless and the hungry!
•God OPENS door: Church—needy saints
•God SHUTS door: Church—All men
•One reason, Matt 19:9; 5:32; 1 Cor 7:10-11
•Charge: You don’t forgive adulterers!
•Charge: You forbid marriage and
command divorce! (Matt 19:10-12)
•God OPENS door: Remarriage (Matt 19:9)
•God SHUTS door: All who are put away
•2 John 9-11 (2 Cor 6:14-7:1)
•Charge: Unrighteous judgment for not
accepting all faiths and all creeds
•Charge: Unloving, unkind and judgmental
•God OPENS door: All who abide in doctrine
•God SHUTS door: All who go beyond
Days of Noah
•Point of reference for the
“days of the Son of Man” (Lk 17:26-27, 30)
–Judgment against Jerusalem
•Where will you be when God shuts the
door to heaven on the Judgment Day:
–In the ark of safely?
–In the world of sin?