This is a clear cut example of how we see things differently. Many of us read the scriptures and we look for the timeless truth. We read the first three chapters of Genesis and say what was the point?
I read it and find that the point was that even given the ability to walk in the presence of God in paradise, man will sin. If that one man will sin, the rest of us will too. So, we’d better begin to look for a Redeemer.
This, again, shows the difference in how we read and digest scripture. God flooded “the world of that time” with water. But water was judgment for sin. It was a sign that we are all destined for death. So, did he build an ark to escape the water or the chaos? For us, both. The ark is a sign of salvation. It is passage through death, a death that was deserved and a chance at new life. This is truly what it means to me.