First Word: The Water This Time (Genesis 5:1-8:19) - Russell Moore
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First Word: The Water This Time (Genesis 5:1-8:19)

In this episode of First Word, we cover the story of Noah and the Flood narrative. Often we think of this story in a happy or serene way. However, this is fundamentally a story about judgment. We should take note of God’s patience in executing judgment on humanity as well as the final arrival of that judgment and God providing a way through it. The New Testament will pick up this image and tell us that our baptism is a sign of the judgment of sin and our deliverance through Jesus’ death. 

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About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency 
of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.