Some Notes:

The English language has no gender-neutral pronouns. So when the words man, he, him, etc are used, they mean "Generic human being" unless the context specifically says otherwise. Only women get words devoted just to them.

Thou, Thee, and Thine are singular pronouns. You and Your are plural in the 16th Century English the King James Bible was translated into. This actually makes the message clearer than our habit of using "you" as both a singular and a plural.

In many scriptures I have changed the King James (English) spelling to American spelling (labour=labor, for example. I understand those in England still spell it with a u). Also, in some scriptures I have changed the "-eth" to a simple "s." Spelling standards weren't set in English until the mid 1800's, well after the translating of the KJV. So I see no problem with making these simple changes that don't affect the meaning of the scripture but make it easier for our modern mouths and ears to deal with.

Genesis 9- A New World

Genesis 9 tells of God’s blessings to Noah and events shortly after the flood.

1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.”

God again tells the human race to go have lots of babies. Tell me, was this command ever repealed?

People have been saying the earth is overcrowded since the time of Plato (about 500BC), so I don’t put a lot of credence in that. In fact, the whole reason we are going to have trouble with Social Security running out of money soon is because people have not had enough babies. Europe is currently suffering from a young-worker shortage and America isn’t far behind. Immigration is the only reason we aren't already having trouble.

The fact is that there are two ways to grow the church of God; through evangelism and through birthing children.

Those religions that truly believe children are a blessing (and show it by actually having as many children as they can) are the only religions/denominations that are growing today. Unfortunately, this means the Muslims, with an average of seven children per family, are fast taking over the world.

Let’s use an example of why a Christian family should have many children:

We have a neighborhood with ten families; one Christian and nine sinners. All ten have two children each. Assuming each child finds a mate of like belief, when they are adults we will have two Christian families and eighteen sinners.

The next generation will have 4 Christian families and 36 sinners.

The fourth generation will have 8 Christian and 72 sinners.

We aren’t gaining any ground. Especially since it takes 36 Christians to bring one sinner to the Lord and Christian families are losing 80% of their children to the world. The truth is that by the third generation there would only be 1 Christian and 79 sinners.

Let’s make that Christian family follow the Bible in two important areas. Let’s make them “Be fruitful and multiply” and homeschool.

The average non-birth control-culture family has 7 children. The average homeschool family keeps 96% of their children in their faith. So in the first generation we have 1 Christian family and 9 sinner families.

Generation two has 7 Christian families and 18 sinners.

By generation 3 we have 49 Christian families and 36 sinners.

And by the fourth its 343 Christians to 72 sinners. If we go one more generation, 2401 to 144. What a mighty army for Christ!

Jesus said to “Let the little children come unto Me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of God.” Paul said to “Let this mind be in you which is in Christ.”

God loves babies and Satan hates them.

Psalms tells us that the “fruit of the womb is His reward…blessed is the man who has a quiver full of…” children.

The thing is, most Christians don’t even pray about such an important matter as how many eternal souls they bring into the world. Shouldn’t we do that much at the least?

2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moves upon the earth, and upon all the fish of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

All animals have a natural fear of humans. Some more than others, but all are under our control.

3 Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

“Moving” here means “glide swiftly, crawl, move with short steps, swarm creep.”

There is nothing you can eat that will in anyway keep you from going to heaven. Jesus and Paul reaffirmed this.

4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

This is a health law. Blood contains all the contaminants that the body is trying to get rid of. We don't want to consume contaminants.

Also, the shedding of Jesus blood is what pays for our sins, so in symbolism, we are not to eat the blood of other animals.

5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.

6 Whoso sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made He man.

When a human being is murdered, God holds that person or animal responsible. He also holds the society that it happens in responsible and will eventually punish them for the crimes if they don’t execute the murderer.

7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Gee, do you think God means it? This is the only thing He repeats twice in this passage.

Don’t you think that an all knowing, all loving God would have provided enough resources for all the humans He wants born?

8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9 “And I, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your seed after you;

10 "And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth,

11 "And I will establish My covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.”

God promises even the animals that He will never flood the earth again.

For those who think this was only a local flood, you are calling God a liar. If this was only a local flood and He promised not to do it again, He lied. There have been many local floods just in recent years, much less over the course of history.

However, there never will be another flood of water to cover the entire planet.

He did not promise not to destroy the planet with fire, however (“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:10)

12 And God said, “This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations;

13 “I do set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.

A full rainbow is the shape of the weapon bow when hung up after the warrior is through with it.

14 “And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud;

15 “And I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

16 “And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.”

17 And God said unto Noah, “This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

Whenever you see a rainbow in the sky, remember that God promised to never flood the whole planet again. And this promise was not only to the people, but to all the animals also.

18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

Not only are all humans descended from Adam and Eve, we are all descended from Noah.

20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken:…

Some have speculated that juice would not have spoiled before the flood; that something about the flood changed the atmosphere so things would become alcoholic. This new condition caught Noah off guard.

I don’t see any evidence for or against that idea in either the Bible or history.

The fact is that we are all human and make mistakes, even Noah.

And, in fact, the drinking is not presented as the problem here, but Ham seeing his nakedness and telling his brothers about it. Noah was not rebuked, cursed or called a sinner in anyway.

…and he was uncovered within his tent.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with being naked in your own bedroom.

22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

I have heard of several explanations for this being wrong:

1) It is evil to see anyone naked. This is not supported by scripture.

2) Ham made fun of his father to his brothers when he told them. A possibility.

3) Or that it was actually Noah’s wife that was naked. The book of Deuteronomy tells us that having sex with a man’s wife is “uncovering the man’s nakedness.”

The last is the one that makes the most sense in light of the other son’s actions in the next verse and the rest of the Bible, though legends ascribe even greater wickedness to the event, wickedness that is too great to even be discussed here.

23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.

24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.

It is not a sin for one man to see another man naked. There are several instances in the Bible where this happened and no one was rebuked or punished.

25 And he said, “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.”

Why curse Canaan when it was Ham that sinned? Either it was more of a punishment to Ham to curse his son, or it was actually Canaan that sinned.

In fact, the term “his younger son” should be translated “his son, the little one.” Since grandsons were often called “sons” in the Bible and Canaan was Ham’s fourth and youngest son, it is very likely Canaan who saw his grandpa (or grandma) exposed and possibly told his dad (and committed wickedness) who made fun of Noah.

Since Canaan was old enough to be held responsible for his actions and the Bible only holds those of adult age (20 or older) responsible, this had to have been at least 30 years after the Flood.

Ham’s descendants were the ones who went south and west; the Africans. This race has been subjected to slavery far more often than the other two.

Canaan’s descendants were pretty much wiped out and enslaved by the Israelites during their conquering of Palestine (The Book of Joshua).

26 And he said, “Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”

The three monotheistic religions in the world- Christianity, Judaism, and Muslim- all originated in the descendants of Shem, and the Messianic line was through Shem.

27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant...

Japheth’s descendants migrated towards Europe. Europeans (especially the English) have, at one time or another, owned the whole world. And even today they are either atheist (no God), Christian, or Muslim. They have dwelt in the spiritual “tents” of Shem for most of history.

...And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

The Flood was in year 1656AH (2390BC), so Noah died in 2006AH (2040BC- about two years before Abraham is born).