Being raised in church we used to sing lots of Bible songs. One of those songs had a line that said, "Who built the ark? Noah, Noah! Who built the ark? Brother Noah built the ark." So why in the world am I taking time to tell you about the story of Noah? Well, just remember the Bible says that Noah built the ark, not Russell Crowe. The movie Noah is coming to the big screen tomorrow night all around the US and Hollywood is pushing it big time. Would Hollywood ever promote a biblical film? Not this weekend. I am not one to give movie reviews, but when the producer of this film Darren Aronofsky said his film was, "the least biblical biblical film ever made" it made me want to say a few things.
I don't expect Hollywood to be "Holy" wood and make a film that points people to Jesus, but to take the story of Noah and tear it apart is a disgrace to God's Word. Let me say this, I have not seen the film, but I have read many reviews this week from very respected individuals and they say this movie is insulting. I wouldn't waste my money to watch a movie that rips apart the truth of God's Scripture. Some people have used the argument that this film will be "thought provoking" and it will "make people ask God questions". How will I respond to that? You don't have to tell a lie to teach the truth and you don't have to focus on darkness to understand light. Do you want something that is "thought provoking" and will "make people ask God questions"? Start living for Jesus the questions will come. Take a person outside and point out the beauty of God's creation. Share with the WHOLE story of creation, the flood, the rainbow, and Noah that can be found in Genesis, not Paramount Pictures.