6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”
We do not approach this passage with the fear and enormity that was intended. As usual, we do our casual, cocky, human thing and gloss over this Scripture, not knowing that this pronouncement was the very end of us. We should actually not even be here today discussing this matter.
When we see the Divine actually speak, we know we are not dealing with just a retelling of events. We should listen and shut-up. The language here cannot capture the regret, disappointment, anger, remorse, anguish, and finality of the moment. In short, God intended to wipe us out. He had made us and it was his decision to undo us if he so chose. And here, nothing could be more clear – humanity would cease to exist.
So how is this going to happen if the Flood was not of the extent that every single individual alive had a contract on their head? Your answers are not satisfactory. That you would leave some alive – whether human or animal (or both, as your silly hypotheses inform you) – clearly puts you in charge, not God. Do you actually imagine that you – so far removed, so ill-informed, so very small – will supplant the decision of God in this matter?
Your answers are not satisfactory.