Comments create confusion about the film ‘Noah’

Clever detour in NoahIn this blog, we want to show you some deceptive reports about the film ‘Noah.’ Do not be deceived by these comments. The film’s only connections to the Bible, are the name Noah, his three sons, that there was an ark and a world-wide flood.

 

  • The president of the National Religious Broadcasters stated that the Noah film includes “major biblical themes” including “sin, judgment, righteousness, and God as Creator.” 1  If anybody has to judge from the film that the Creator is righteous, then one can probably conceive that Adolf Hitler was an angel in disguise, saving thousands in secret.

 

  • ‘The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.’ 2 This is another lie. The Noah film of Aronofsky might be a cornerstone of faith for the Watchers, but surely not to people who believe that the Bible is a book of truth that tells us what God is like, and what faith entails.

 

  • Producer Scott Franklin told Entertainment Weekly, “Noah is a very short section of the Bible with a lot of gaps, so we definitely had to take some creative expression in it. But I think we stayed very true to the story and didn’t really deviate from the Bible, despite the six-armed angels.” 3  He should have continued… despite the six-armed angels, Noah’s ungodly character, the incense to put the animals to sleep, the evolution time line as creation story and other strange things.

 

When so much money is spent on the ‘least Biblical Biblical film ever made’ (said by Darren Aronofsky), one must know there is a snake in the grass. At the end of the film, Ila (Shem’s wife) makes Noah understand that ‘God’ left humanity’s fate in his hands. So the message is that man decides, not God. All is settled, man is the judge. No one need fear God’s judgment. Is it meant to bring hope for atheists that there will be no final judgement? ‘God’ gave it to man to decide man’s fate. What a delusion!

 

Conclusion: The film is an excellent example of how commentators, secular and supposedly Biblical, can deceive the public about the ‘value’ of a film.

 

References

  1. Warren Cole Smith (25 February 2014). “Signs and Wonders: Noah needs ‘based on a true story’ disclaimer”. WORLD. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  2. Hinton, Carla (29 March 2014). “Flood of imagery: ‘Noah’ movie goes beyond familiar Sunday school Bible story” (in English). News OK. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  3. Smith, Grady (January 25/February 1, 2013). “Hollywood Finds God (Again)”. Entertainment Weekly (New York: Time Inc.). p. 22.

 

Biologos, creation and evolution

The Biologos Foundation (Christians who believe God created through evolution) is very happy. In Aronofsky’s film, Noah, the ‘Creator’ used evolution to fill the earth. 1   Yet the ‘Creator’ that Noah (Russell Crowe) addresses, is not the Creator of Genesis 1.

Biologos believes evolution
Theistic evolution

 

Why do they talk about the Creator in the film, and then present an evolutionary timeline that is the complete opposite of the Genesis account? In Genesis 1 we read at least eight times that God created, over a period of six days, by speaking. 2 There is a huge gulf between creating by speaking, and a natural process that is supposed to have happened by chance over millions of years.

 

What the film does is to lull Christians asleep. They are supposed to be very happy to hear the word  ‘Creator,’ and that the ‘Creator’ did it through evolution. That means a rational, logical, intelligent God used an unintelligent chance process that never has and never can ‘create’ anything new. This is an example of the kind of indoctrination in our ‘modern’ world. It is a proof of what the Biologos’ agenda is. They try to depose God as Ruler of the universe. If God is not the Creator, He is not the Owner or Ruler and He has no authority to save people.

 

In the Bible, the term ‘Creator’ is not usually used, but rather ‘Lord’ and ‘God.’ The use of the title ‘Creator’ in the film, is just a trap to catch the unwary.  There is a gulf between creation and evolution as wide apart as between the earth and the Andromeda galaxy.  They can never be reconciled, because they cannot both come from God. Evolution needed no intelligence (which God has in abundance).

 

Why is evolution an impossible process?

  • Mutations cannot ‘create,’ they only destroy. Ask anybody who has a family member with a genetic disease due to a mutation. It causes abnormality and is agony and pain for such people.
  • Evolution means an increase in functional complex genetic information. Mutations cause a loss of genetic information. So mutations cannot develop ever higher life forms. In addition there is no mechanism by which new genetic information can be ‘imported’ into the cell. That makes evolution (the ‘creation of new families of organisms) impossible.
  • All organisms begin life as very small fertilised ovums. Then they develop in a certain designed way till they are fully functional adults. The whole aspect of gene regulatory networks is so complex and so precise, that no mutations can ever cause new kinds. Changes that could possibly lead to evolution through mutations, have to happen early in development, but the embryo does not survive that.

 

Is it possible that Biologos is unaware of these facts? No, they know it very well. Their object is to convert Christians to theistic evolution (God created through evolution). That is why Paul warned about ‘savage wolves that will come in among you and will not spare the flock.’  4

 

Conclusion:  Biologos comes like sheep, but are ravenous wolves, eager to destroy the faith of believers. Be very careful of them.

 

 

References

  1. Stump, Jim (2 April 2014). “The Noah Movie”. The Biologos Foundation. Retrieved 2 April 2014. “..And we saw the importance of stories as explanations—my favorite part of the whole movie was when Noah retold the Genesis creation accounts to his sons, and we saw the evolutionary creation of the world up to some mysterious Adam and Eve figures.”
  2. Genesis 1:3,6,9,11,14,20,24,26
  3. Genesis 6:5,7,9,11,etc.
  4. Acts 20:29

 

Where are Noah’s dinosaurs?

In the film ‘Noah,’ after the ark was constructed in record time with the help of the Dinosaurs and the arkWatchers, birds entered the ark. Then thousands of snakes appeared, and slithered into the ark. One just hopes that there are so many kinds (families) of snakes. The Bible is very clear that only kinds of animals went on the ark. There are around 11 families or kinds of snakes. 1,2  What does that mean?  The easiest way to explain it is with dogs. How many pairs of dogs did Noah take on the ark? Answer: none. Dogs belong to the family Canidae. That includes dogs, jackal, Cape hunting dogs, coyotes, dingos and wolves. So only a pair of wolves went on the ark. Those two wolves did not evolve into bears or tigers. Their offspring became all the species or varieties of the wolf kind.

 

Later in the film all the other animals came to the ark, but there were no dinosaurs. In the narrative, as told by Aronofsky and Handel, there should not be dinosaurs, because they believe in evolution. It says there was a time many millions of years ago when dinosaurs evolved. Then a meteorite hit the earth and it caused their extinction. This makes no sense if one thinks logically. Why did only the dinosaurs go extinct, and the smaller, more delicate birds, fish, butterflies and all the other organisms in the same rock layers as the dinosaurs, survived? Never forget that evolution doesn’t require logic, but blind faith in Darwin. So the selective killer meteorite is probably ‘science.’

 

The problem is that there is no evidence at all that Darwinian evolution ever happened, that it could ever happen.  Evolutionists will rage, pound their tables in frustration and bang their heads against walls because Bible believers and cursed ‘creationists’ are so stupid. That won’t help one iota. Evidence will win the day. There is no evidence for evolution, except for small scale changes, like light and dark coloured moths, and different breeds of dogs, which no one denies.

 

Besides that, there is no mechanism by which Darwinian evolution could be true. The fact that our museums are filled with many different dinosaurs does not prove the evolution of dinosaurs. Nobody denies that dinosaurs existed, but there is no genetic mechanism for them to evolve. The genes can cause variation among a kind (family), but not a ‘jumping’ from one kind to another, like the famous bird from dinosaur evolution.

 

The short and sweet is this, if evolution had been a true science, it would have been a proven, accepted fact.  It is not, so there should have been dinosaurs on the ark in the Noah film, because they were created on the sixth day with all the other animals.  In our next blog we will explain why dinosaurs never did, and never could evolve.

 

References

  1. Reader’s Digest Association, The Living World of Animals, The Reader’s Digest Association Limited, 1970, p 394, 395.
  2. Project editor Kathryn Hennesey, The Natural History Book, Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2010, p 390-399.

 

 

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