blog: Noah The Movie: Biblically Inaccurate And Theologically Convoluted
If you’re headed to the theater to see Noah, I believe you will be throughly entertained. But this is not your childhood Sunday School lesson taught by Sister Jones. Believers familiar with the Genesis account of Noah know that he was not a confused and deranged man who discovered spiritual clarity by drinking hallucinogenic tea. Noah somehow gets the insane impression that he and his family will be the last humans to live on earth after the flood and vows to murder his son’s newborn twin baby girls so procreation will end and mankind will become extinct.
Another interesting spin is the rebellious spirit beings encased in rock like bodies “the watchers” that assist in protecting Noah from evil mankind. They also labor in building the ark from a forest that grows overnight from one magical seed given to Noah by Methuselah, his grandfather. These giants are no doubt a dramatic interpretation of the Genesis account of giants living in the land, the offspring of “the sons of God” (believed to be rebellious angels) taking human women to be their wives.
The movie is far from a reliable commentary of the Bible’s depiction of Noah and has no trace of spirituality. Nevertheless, I see it as a catalyst that could get people thinking and talking about the Bible, God and salvation – and that’s a good thing!
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all (Luke 17:26-27 NIV).
Many christians today believe that we are living in the “days of Noah” that will precede the return of Jesus. The question that remains is will we be ready? You can read more on the return of Jesus here…
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