Who was Noah? Was he a righteous man that God chose to build an ark, or a wicked man that God chose to redeem for His own purpose?
Since the 16th Century and the radical changes that took place during the Reformation, the church has debated the apparent conflict between the perfect, sovereign will of God and the free will and responsibility of man. The argument continues unabated today. There seems to be no easy solution to the apparent conflict, although there have been several attempts through the centuries