Gino (24 Dec 2017)
"in the days of?"


Why must, "in the days of Noe", mean Nephilim?
Why must, "in the days of Lot", mean homosexuals?
Yes, there were giants alive when Noah was alive.
Yes, there also were sodomites in Sodom when Lot was alive.
However, when Jesus used those two expressions, he didn't mention giants or sodomites.

Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
  27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

Eating, drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage all sound like typical days, at any time, during relative peace.
It sounds like Jesus is describing everyday activities.
However, if people were under attack, or anticipating some horrible calamity, it would be different.
They probably wouldn't be going about doing everyday activities, as if nothing terrible was happening, or about to happen.
It kind of looks like the people in the days of Noe were taken completely off guard.
They had neither believed, nor repented at, the preaching of Noah.
So, to them, life seemed normal, and they were caught off guard by the flood.
Is that what Jesus is referring to, about the days when he returns?
Because people will have not believed, nor repented at, the preaching of the gospel.
Then when Jesus returns, won't it totally catch them off guard?

Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
  29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
  30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, and building all sound like typical days, at any time, during relative peace.
It sounds like Jesus is describing everyday activities.
However, if people were under attack, or anticipating some horrible calamity, it would be different.
They probably wouldn't be going about doing everyday activities, as if nothing terrible was happening, or about to happen.
It kind of looks like the people in the days of Lot were taken completely off guard.
So, to them, life seemed normal, and they were caught off guard by the fire from heaven.
Is that what Jesus is referring to, about the days when he returns?
Then when Jesus returns, won't it totally catch them off guard?

So, why have I usually been told, no, Gino, "days of Noe" means Nephilim, and "days of Lot" means homosexuals?
They then tell me that we can then know when it is soon for Jesus to return by these.
That when we see or hear about giants and sodomites, that was Jesus meant, to let us know how soon his return will be.
But why can't it rather mean that Jesus is warning that many people will be caught off guard doing every day activities.
The problem is not that they will be doing every day activities.
The problem is that if they do not believe the gospel, they will be suddenly caught off guard.
They won't see it coming, and it will then be too late for them.
It will be too late, like it was too late for the people in the days of Noe and the people in the days of Lot.
Or am I a heretic for not following the popular and common teaching on the days of Noe and the days of Lot?