It seems that man has an innate propensity to tamper with God’s created order. Influences from fallen angels without, and influences of man’s fallen nature, wihin. In the posthumous writings of Stephen Hawking, he addresses a fear of a new and dangerous trend towards gene editing by the wealthy who weed out those destruction tendencies which they speculate are intrinsic in their dna.
I often wondered why God utterly destroyed all that breathed in the Great Flood. All that is except a remnant of preferred undefiled seed. It was not that all of Noah’s family were saints. They were not. They too were affected by the fall, but they only bore God’s curse of Adam and Eve’s original sin. The human race though at that time had mixed with the fallen angels and much had been defiled and was inescapedly and hopelessly corrupted, like a virus which had taken over much of the planet. It had to be quarantined, the virus obliterated. In the Book of Job the wisest man from the East is never told exactly why it is that he has suffered so. In reality, we as limited beings have no way of grasping what it is that a totally just and righteous Creator, who is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent can do and has the right to do to His own creation.
But here again, the fallen and proud human race again wants to take its destiny into its own hands, oblivious of the consequences to its own race. The creature has forgotten that it is but a piece of a well orchestrated Created Order and bought the serpent’s lie, “but you too will be like God” who inserted the poisonous lie and doubt in the human heart. Here’s where we seem to be picking up from pre flood times on which man had grown great in wickedness.