Perhaps it is my love for God and His Word that makes the two latest movies from Hollywood - Son of God and Noah - so disgusting to me. The Bible is what it is, the breathed out Word of God. Yet people think they can exercise creative license and CHANGE its words, it's meaning? That makes me mad. I'd be willing to bet that it makes God angry as well.
There are places in Hollywood or in novels for fiction but it is my opinion that any movies about the Bible or God or anyone in the Bible should be truthful. Taking the story of Noah for example and morphing it into a fictitious tale about man destroying the environment and having giant rock people help build the ark is sacrilegious in my opinion. What's REALLY scary is that people will recognize this movie as a story from the Bible based on the title and they will assume that it is true.
To show you what I mean, take a look at this picture, an ad from the movie's producers. Notice anything that's umm . . . not quite right? The first thing I noticed was that everyone is wearing pants! According to Wikipedia pants first appeared in recorded history during the 6th century BC. Noah was born in 2704 BC, and although he lived to be 950 years old, the men of his era most likely would have been wearing robes of some sort.
Look closer. The guy behind and to Russell Crow's left, under the "NO" in Noah. What's HE wearing? Well, in addition to the pants, this man is also wearing a rain poncho! And boots! They're ALL wearing boots!!
Here's another thing. There is no mention of God in the movie. The phrase "Creator" is used and while that DOES apply, I find it strange that God's name is not used at all. There is also no mention of why God chose to start over with us humans. It was because of unrepentant sin that God chose to "let it rain." Yet, according to the movie mankind was destroyed because they were hurting the planet. Read the truth of God's Word.
"5 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. 6 And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. 7 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.” 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord." - Genesis 6:5-8
"Every intention" of the thoughts of mans heart was evil . . . continually. Can I ask you a question? Do you think we as a world are far behind the people of Noah's day in their sin? To be honest, I think there is a lot of good in may people, but every one of us sins. "The wickedness of man was great." I guess you could say the same thing about us today. Everyone sins. Everyone is deserving of God's Wrath as witnessed in the days of Noah. The words of Jesus . . .
"37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man." - Matthew 24:37
And speaking of Jesus, did you know that the story of Noah is a foreshadowing of Jesus and His death on the cross? The story of Noah is really about the sins of man leading to their ultimate death and about how mankind was saved through the act of one righteous man. Sound familiar? And here's something else to think about - God's ten commandments were carried in an ARK - the Ark of The Covenant? Interesting.
The Bible says there will be false teachers in the end times. The false teachers are here and some of them are making movies. We need to look to the skies and to God's Word instead of looking to movies and television for our theology. Let our hearts be filled with truth, God's truth, not Hollywood's. But I am going to use one final movie quotes to end this story. As Clint Eastwood said in the movie Pale Rider, "For what we are about to receive, let us be truly thankful."
I would like you to watch a 30 minute movie. It contains FACTS about Noah and the End Times and it shows what people today think about Noah and what they believe to be the truth. However, when they are confronted with the REAL truth . . . God's Word, they soon come to realize that they have been living a lie.
Noah by Living Waters Publications