What is the main message of the bible story Noahs Ark?
Here is a response intended for the children of GOD: The Bible does not contain “stories” or “fables”. (Those forms of writing are intended for entertainment—even more than for “character building” and instruction.) Those lacking a mature knowledge of the Bible fail to realize that the Bible is itself a spiritual object, and therefore is a material evidence of spiritual truth. In the account of Noah’s ark, GOD is revealed (made visible) as Creator, Deliverer, and Judge. The acknowledgment of GOD (obedience, service, thanksgiving, and worship) as right relationship is established through the device of covenant; and the word of GOD (as promise, proclamation, and prophecy) is shown to be a sure anchor for human understanding. There is far more to be spiritually apprehended. (For example, death (the fulfillment of mortality) is not perdition (elimination from existence). The divine tools of Judgment and Death are now used to establish eternal life, and continue human existence through Re
In the passage in Genesis 6 where God gives his reasons for bringing the flood he singles out one sin above all the others: violence. The general term he uses for the world’s sinfulness is usually translated as ‘corrupt’ in English bibles, but the hebrew term has the connotation of destruction, and is related to the word violence. So there is a kind of logic to God’s declaration of judgment which goes something like ‘because men destroy themselves violently, I will destroy them’. You could see it as a forerunner of Jesus’ remark to the effect that those who live by the sword will die by the sword, and as a forerunner of the remarks in Genesis 9 saying, ‘whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed’, which is not necessarily a prescriptive / normative comment, but a simple declaration of the way things are. So if there is a single message in the flood story, which is actually an appalling, shocking story quite unrelated to the modern ‘Noah’s Ark’ stories we tell childr