At first I was encouraged by Hollywood producing what looked like an excellent re-telling of the Biblical story of Noah.  Of course, I expected some discrepancies with the Biblical text… as with any movie that tells a Biblical story (Like the Son of God, for example), one expects some artistic license.  But the general consensus about Noah is that it misses the mark on too many Biblical themes – even presenting Noah as a “killer” instead of a righteous man, which is how the Bible portrays Noah.

So I wanted to give you some tools and references on this topic, in case church members or friends ask what you think of the movie.  What you may choose to do is instead refer them to Ray Comfort’s “Noah, and the Last Days” video online for free at http://www.noahthemovie.com/ … or you might direct them to the Answers in Genesis site at www.http://answersingenesis.org/, or the new “Ark Encounter” project, http://arkencounter.com/, where they can get a more Biblical understanding of the flood.  Right now, the Ark Encounter website features a panel discussion of the movie, as well as a detailed written review: http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/noah-movie/detailed-review.

Please do pray for those who will see the movie.  I am a firm believer that God will use all means so that He might reach some.  It is possible that someone will see the movie purely for its entertainment value, and will come away with a better understanding of the unbridled power of God, as well as His righteous and judging nature … we pray that they will not stop with the movie, however, but that God will create in them a thirst for the Truth, and direct them to His Word, and a faithful church family!

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Augie

P.S.  Below is the excerpt from a recent review of the movie “Noah” by the American Family Association, http://www.afa.net.

Leading Christians who are faithful to God’s biblical account of the story of the flood are giving grave warnings regarding Hollywood’s worldly offering of “Noah.”

Ken Ham writes an eye-opening forewarning that “there is barely a hint of biblical fidelity in this film. It is an unbiblical, pagan film from its start.” You can read his entire opinion piece in Time magazine here.

AFA strongly urges Christians to reject Hollywood’s “Noah” and seek truth instead of fiction for these reasons:

The Hollywood version is heretical doctrine. Even its producer, avowed atheist Darren Aronofsky, admits his movie is “the least biblical biblical film ever made.”

Christians and non-Christians will be deceived. It distorts the godly character of Noah. (Noah gets the idea to build the ark from a magic potion, rather than from God.)

• “Noah” was designed to be entertainment, rather than an inspirational film. In short, it’s just plain Hollywood.

Be a truthseeker, be a truth-sharer

Evangelist Ray Comfort has produced a brand-new powerful 30-minute film about the biblical Noah and the last days prophecies.

Noah and the Last Days is a perfect witnessing tool for sharing the Gospel with family, friends and Sunday School classes.

Noah and the Last Days