The story of Noah and famous his ark is not the familiar floating zoo scene portrayed in church nursery murals complete with smiling animals. It is actually a picture of the enormity of man’s sin which spreads everywhere and corrupts everything and is eclipsed only by God’s sovereign grace. It is summarized in this startling passage:
“The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.” (Genesis 6:5-8 ESV)
Let this scripture sink in. The worldview that presents man being inherently good is nowhere to be seen. How is it like our modern world?