Noah the Movie: Myth vs. Reality

Do you want to see the Noah the Movie?  Have you already seen it but you’re wondering what you think about it?  Here is a brief Biblical truth test:

Movie Myth—Noah believes that God told him that all of humanity would be destroyed including he and his family.

Biblical Truth—God promised that Noah and his family would re-populate the earth.  Genesis 7:1 records God telling Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household; for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time.” Genesis 6:18 records God’s promise to Noah, “But I will establish My covenant with you.”  The entire notion behind the movie that Noah felt compelled to kill his grandchildren is unBiblical!  It makes Noah look like a wild-eyed zealot and makes God look less than righteous rather than a man of faith (Hebrews 11:7).

Movie Myth—The movie introduces the notion of the “Watchers” to depict the Sons of God (fallen angels)—Genesis 6.  The movie states that the Watchers were placed on earth to protect mankind and then depicts their “spirits” rising to heaven after they lose their lives defending Noah and the Ark.

Biblical Truth—Even if a person believes that the reference to the Sons of God (Genesis 6) refers to fallen angels, the idea that they protect mankind and Noah in his efforts is contrary to the Biblical concept of fallen angels (demons).  These fallen angels oppose God; they do not support His purposes in the world.  Finally, their spirits will not rise up to God (the Creator) as depicted in the movie.  They will forever be separated from God.

Movie Myth— Every species of animals was crammed in the Ark.

Biblical Truth—Clean animals were brought into the Ark by sevens while unclean animals were brought in two-by-two.

Movie Myth— Noah does not have a relationship with God but rather has deadly visions of the Flood.  Ultimately, Noah has to visit his grandfather Methuselah for clarity about God’s will for him.

Biblical Truth—Genesis 6 tells us that God specifically told Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is fill with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.”

Movie Reality

Mankind is pictured as exceedingly wicked.  The movie pictures this quite

accurately as people swap their children for food.

 Man’s genetic make-up as a result of the Fall is such that in every generation the effects of sin are depicted by man’s independence.  The Biblical concept of original sin perfectly explains the pervasive reality of evil in every different culture and era.  Think about it!  G. K. Chesterton once said, “Certain new theologians dispute original sin, which is the only part of Christian theology which can really be proved.”But non-Christian Darwinist Michael Ruse makes this amazing observation: “I think Christianity is spot on about original sin—how could one think otherwise, when the world’s most civilized and advanced people (the people of Beethoven, Goethe, Kant) embraced that slime-ball Hitler and participated in the Holocaust? I think Saint Paul and the great Christian philosophers had real insights into sin and freedom and responsibility, and I want to build on this rather than turn from it.”

Enjoy the movie but don’t believe everything you see!

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