Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Genesis Chapter 6
Metaphysically Interpreting Genesis 6:1-8
6:1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them, 6:2that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose. 6:3And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for that he also is flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years. 6:4The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
6:5And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6:6And it repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 6:7And Jehovah said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the ground; both man, and beast, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 6:8But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah.
July 8, 1945: Gen. 6:5-7
What faculty is especially prone to distortion in those who are under the sway of sense consciousness? The imagination. "Every imagination of the thoughts of his (the sense man’s) heart was only evil continually.”
What brings retribution upon the sense man when he sins? The divine law. When the sense man goes counter to the divine law he is broken by it.
In what respect are men created in the image of the divine? In their power to think, reﬂect, and reason. However when they choose to act on the level of instinct in common with the animal creation, their latent powers of reﬂection and reasoning are wasted or atrophied. "It repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth.”
Why is Jehovah represented as planning to destroy the beasts; the creeping things, and birds of the heavens along with man? Metaphysically these forms of life represent thoughts that are un-illumined by Truth. They ignorantly or will-fully transgress the divine law, and when these transgressions reach a certain climax our better nature reacts and these thoughts are dissolved or “drowned.”
Can sense consciousness be eradicated by destructive methods? Not satisfactorily. Constructive treatment is more eﬀectual.
Metaphysically Interpreting Genesis 6:9-22
6:9These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, and perfect in his generations: Noah walked with God. 6:10And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 6:11And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 6:12And God saw the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
6:13And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 6:14Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. 6:15And this is how thou shalt make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 6:16A light shalt thou make to the ark, and to a cubit shalt thou finish it upward; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. 6:17And I, behold, I do bring the flood of waters upon this earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is in the earth shall die. 6:18But I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. 6:19And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. 6:20Of the birds after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. 6:21And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. 6:22Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
May 27,1917: Gen. 6:9-12
9. Noah means “rest”, and typiﬁes the consciousness resting in God.
10. The three sons of Noah represent states of mind. Shem, meaning “renown,” typiﬁes the spiritual. Ham, meaning “warm”, typiﬁes the physical, and Japheth, meaning “extender, “ typiﬁes the intellect or reason.
11. When the faculties of mmd have been used in wrong relation to Truth, certain destructive processes set in and the “earth” (man-made realm of thought) is in a state of corruption.
Transcribed by Tracie Louise on 11-03-2013