Did Noah actually warn anyone about the flood?
If you ask anyone who knows the story of the flood, “Did Noah warm the people?” they would answer something like – “Yes, he warned them a flood was coming and told them to repent but the people didn’t believe him and even laughed at him” or something along those lines. The thing is, I just read the flood account and did a little bible searching, and I am struggling to find something conclusive which indicates that Noah said anything to anyone about the impending judgement to come. 2 Peter 2:5 Tells us he was a “Preacher of Righteousness”, at best we could say Noah told people to be righteous before God but it still begs the question, Did he warn them about the flood? Hebrews 11:7 Indicates that it was more his Obedience and righteous life which condemned those around him by comparison. Both 1 Peter 3:20 and Genesis 6:3 indicate that God waited a period of time before judgement, but not that they were warned of the judgement.
I am not trying to point out a blemish in his character, but it’s more a blemish in my own. So often we are told or taught things about scripture where we fill in some gaps or make assumptions we shouldn’t and we end up repeating them as truth. I realized how little I know scripture today (well I already knew I knew nothing) and how much movies and story telling has influenced my knowledge of God’s word rather than my own study and heavy lifting.
I could be wrong! I need your help, if you can show me from scripture my error I would be MORE than happy. Especially because alot of commentators would also say Noah preached during this time. Am I missing something?