I've been doing the Starting Points curriculum and the first 9 weeks is focused on building the Biblical world view. Week 1 I studied the Bible; Week 2 I studied the nature of God; and for the next 3 weeks I am studying the nature of man. Today, in reading about the sinfulness of sin (in "Know What You Believe" by Paul Little), I ran across this great illustration of how our sin looks through God's eyes.
To see with God's eyes, suppose we were to compare one person's morals to being in Death Valley, 280 feet below sea level; another person's morals to being in Denver, the mile-high city; and another person's morals to the peak of Mount Everest, altitude 29,000 feet. The person in Death Valley represents the most ruthless lowlife in society. The person in Denver is the "average man," and the one on Mount Everest is the best person you can imagine. The enormous differences in their altitude, or elevation, are apparent. By comparison, God's standard of holiness (100 percent perfect) is represented by the earth's distance to the moon. Morally and without His help, we are far from God's holiness. In recent decades, we have had an opportunity to see how Mount Everest, Denver, and Death Valley look from the moon. They are all the same!
From our human standpoint, there are great differences in men's sinfulness, but contrasted with the infinite holiness of God, all men are equally lost, estranged from their Creator.