Russel Crowe and the terrible God

Russell Crowe, who plays the role of Noah in producer, Darrel Aronofsky’s film of that name, God not to judgeappeared in an interview on YouTube.
He said many people, including babies and children, were killed in the flood in Noah’s day. With that he implied that God, who ordered the deluge, killed the innocent with the guilty.

 

To understand it better, let us look at the situation in more detail. After the fall of Adam and Eve who ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, all people had a conscience. Knowledge of good and evil became universal. People know the difference (even up till today). Most people chose to do evil and it pained God. The reason is that in Genesis 2 God interacted with the first couple and there was peace and happiness. God wants what we call the Trinitarian Love Relationship. The Trinity existed eternally in peace and happiness, and God wants the same for people made in His image. God plans an eternal Kingdom where He will rule over His people in love and righteousness. His country will be the new heavens and earth.

 

Yet the people, influenced by the devil, chose evil. Was God justified in taking action to destroy them all in the world-wide flood? Before you answer, please consider the following scenario first: if you live in a country, province, city or suburb, where there are police officers who patrol the neighbourhood, will you ask that they abolish the judicial system? Do you prefer it if there are criminals, drug lords, rapists, drunken drivers, thieves and many other law breakers in your community? Why should you deprive them of their livelihood and pleasures? Why are their actions wrong? Why do you care if your child is killed by a drunken driver, entrapped by drug dealers, raped, or whatever?

 

That is the dilemma that faced God. Should He leave people to destroy the lives of others? If you think sin has no cost, please go and see what a murdered person looks like, or a person who died from a drug overdose. The point we want to make is, if you want to criticise God, begin in your own area. Will you allow all criminal activity? Yet people expect God to save all people and judge none.

 

Which country does not have a judicial system?  If you live in a country with a judicial system and law enforcement, before you criticise God, get out of your safe environment. Go and live among the criminals. Then you can judge God. Before you do that, say nothing.

 

God’s judgement is right and fair. The parents of that flood generation (and for that matter all parents) will be held accountable for how they cared for and taught their children. It is our opinion that children under the age of accountability will be in heaven. If God spared all the babies and young children, there would have been thousands of them. Who would have cared for them?

 

What is Crowe demonstrating? His lack of knowledge of the Bible. The wicked, violent people in Noah’s day had time to repent all the time that he was building the ark. It is inconceivable that the people did not ask why he built such a large boat? It did not take him 8 years as in the film. Some scholars claim that he built for 70 years. Others claim that it was 120 years. Regardless, Noah was a preacher of righteousness (Hebrews 11:7), the exact opposite of producer, Aronofsky’s Noah.

 

 

 

Aronofsky’s contribution to the war against God

Darrel Aronofsky is either an atheist, or non-religious, and his film ‘Noah’ demonstrates it. Noah part of battle against BibleThere 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.

 

References

  1. Matthew 7:15-16
  2. Matthew 12:34b
  3. 1 Corinthians 8:5-6

Question 5: Is God and evolution compatible?

To answer the question, one has to compare creation with evolution.Creation vs evolution

  • God created in six twenty-four hour days, by speaking. It was completely supernatural. God had a purpose, namely the eventual, eternal Kingdom. It testified about an all powerful God, who made humans in His image.
  • Evolution is the exact opposite. It happened by chance, over millions and billions of years.  The whole process was by chance. In other words, it had no purpose or goal. No explanation is ever given why those chance events happened. They just happened.

 

The important question is, why would God have used evolution? Why would God use a process that expressly declares that He is redundant, not needed and superfluous? Evolution was designed to get rid of God, ‘Darwin pointed out that no supernatural creator was needed; since natural selection could account for any known form of life, there was no room for a supernatural agency in its evolution…. We can dismiss entirely all idea of a supernatural overriding mind being responsible for the evolutionary process.1

 

Why would an all powerful God use a process that no one has proven can generate complexity?  Natural selection can only select what there is. If some ape-like ancestor did not have the genes for speech, how can natural selection choose for it? It cannot. Natural selection does not have the ‘creative’ ability that evolutionists bestow on it.

 

Creation by God requires unlimited power, wisdom, insight and intelligence. What does evolution require? Absolutely nothing. Nothing as in nothing. Things just evolved or appeared naturally, by chance. It needed no strong creative arm, least of all God’s.

 

Evolution nullifies God’s unlimited power. Then miracles are impossible. Where would miracles come from, except from the all powerful Creator God? No creation simply means nobody can believe anything in the Bible. To be born of a virgin is a miracle, but not more miraculous than the design of the DNA genetic recipes and then the creation of the various organisms and plants.

 

The Bible tells us about the Creator God. If people imagine that He is not the Creator God of Genesis 1, but somebody who used evolution to create over billions of years, not six days, then logically it is somebody else they have in mind. It is nothing strange in the world of God that people devise and design other gods. It has been around since the devil infiltrated the earth.

 

The Bible is our guide. It is either true, or not. Combining two irreconcilable opposites (creation and evolution) is bound to generate confusion and eventually loss of faith.  ‘Christians’ want to import some strange philosophy or false religion into the Bible, and combine the two. 2

 

Conclusion

The Creator God could not have used an impossible process, like evolution, that has never been proven and has no support from science.

 

Reference

  1. J Huxley, Issues in Evolution Sol Tax, ed. University of Chicago Press, 1960, p 45, cited by H Morris, The Long War Against God, Master Books, 2000, p 110.
  2. Colossians 2:8