I'm not diminishing your faith. I'm pointing out that when you refuse to interpret straight forward language, your stubborn yourself into a corner.<quoted text>
Genesis chapter 9
God said: Never again will all life be cut off by the water of A(1) flood; never again will there be A (1) flood to destroy the earth. ONE FLOOD!
He said he would never again destroy all living creatures with a flood. He said the rainbow would be a covenant between Him and all life on the earth.
look at Genesis 8:21. God says EVERY inclination of man's heart is evil ....not some or most ...ALL!! So where can that leave room for any goodness?