Darrel Aronofsky is either an atheist, or non-religious, and his film ‘Noah’ demonstrates it. There is a universal law that says people will be known by their actions: ‘Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.’ 1 Another verse corroborates it, ‘…out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.’ 2
In this blog we want to draw attention to one deceptive strategy in the film. Noah explains to his family how ‘God’ created, but what follows is an evolutionary description. How can both those accounts be true at the same time? It is simple logic. The purposeful creative acts of the true God are not the random, chance events of evolution. If evolution is true, there can be no Creator God as the Bible presents Him. End of story.
In the film the ‘Creator’ is referred to a few times. Who is he? We know that it is not the God of Genesis 1. There He created by speaking and in the rest of the Bible He is usually addressed as Lord, God, Lord God Almighty, et cetera. Paul explains in his writing to the congregation at Corinth: ‘For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many ‘gods’ and many ‘lords’), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.’ 3
The Bible presents the true God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. There are false gods and lords. In the film the references to the ‘creator’ are to some false god who did not create, because evolution accomplished it all. Why do they talk about a ‘creator’? It is because the purpose of the film is to initially deceive people to think it is the God of the Bible, and then to shatter people’s faith in the real Creator God of the Bible. It can be compared to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. It was designed to let people doubt, even if it is just a story.
The film ‘Noah’ is an excellent example of the continuing war against the Bible and its teachings. It was designed to replace the true God with some other pathetic, angry, revengeful ‘god’ who wants to destroy the human race so that nature and the animals can flourish (this is another agenda that we will address).
Conclusion: Darrel Aronofsky is a brilliant filmmaker. With this film he demonstrated his agenda: destroy knowledge of the true Creator God. When you watch the film, be forewarned so that you do not fall for the deception. We personally encourage Christians to go and see the movie, but thoroughly investigate the Biblical plot in Genesis 6-9 before you go. Then you will recognise the war against God, and once again realise how precious our faith is, how precious our Bible is, and how precious it is to be reconciled to the Creator God through Jesus.
Russell Crowe, in the title role of Noah, talks about the cruel God who is presumably depicted in the Bible. That ‘god’ is the ‘creation’ of Aronofsky, and has nothing to do with the God of the Bible.
- Matthew 7:15-16
- Matthew 12:34b
- 1 Corinthians 8:5-6