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The new movie “Noah” will be hitting the screens this Friday, March 28th. I thought you could use a few facts to help you determine if you should go see this film that is claiming to be “inspired by the Biblical story”. Hopefully these facts, of which you may not be aware, will make you think twice before you give your money over to Paramount Pictures and the director of the movie, Darren Aronofsky.

Facts To Consider

  1. Darren Aronofsky, the director of the film, is a “card carrying atheist” and open about it.
  2. At the opening of the Noah Movie in Mexico, Darren Aronofsky said: ”It’s a very, very different movie. Anything you’re expecting, you’re f—ing wrong.”
  3. Aronofsky also said: “I’m Godless. And so I’ve had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking, which is — ultimately what my God becomes.”
  4. Aronofsky is not interested in the Biblical record, fossil record, or hundreds of cultural records that testify to the Flood being a true event. He summed up his view of the Biblical account like this: “I don’t think it’s a very religious story, I think it’s a great fable that’s part of so many different religions and spiritual practices. I just think it’s a great story that’s never been on film.”
  5. Paramount Pictures is the funder for this movie. They also produced the Wolf of Wall Street which used the F word more than 500 times at an average of one every 21 seconds and blasphemed the name of God almost two dozen times.
  6. Reason #1 in the article, “5 Reasons Why Atheists Should Look Forward To Noah” is “Darren Aronofsky is God.” The article concludes, “So get out there, enjoy the film and lap it up like the deity that you’ve always wanted to be!”
  7. Critics are not so thrilled about the project saying, “Some have been bowled over by his epic take on the story of the ark, while most others find his movie messy and ill-conceived, with the result not quite coming together.”

While these seven reasons don’t begin to cover the totally un-Biblical approach taken on this Historical Account, they are enough for me to say, “No, Thank You!” Hollywood only hears $$$$$$$, so if you don’t give it to them, they WILL listen!

And, you have to wonder, is this atheist just seeing if he can make fun of the Bible and get Christians to pay for it?

I much prefer Ray Comforts version of Noah! Take a look. www.NoahTheMovie.com

Article by Eric Hovind March 24th, 2014

sinWherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinnedRomans 5:12

Can one man make a difference? Human history says it can, and has.  One man, one woman, one child can have an enormous impact, either for good or evil. Adam, by eating  the fruit which God said not to, plunged himself and all his future into sin. And the inevitable result of sin was death.

The world is full of “if onlys”. If only Adam had not eaten of that fruit! If only the people had listened to Noah‘s preaching! If only Moses had not lost his temper! If only Peter had stood up for Jesus!

On the other hand, the world is full of “what ifs”. What if Abraham had not faithfully followed God’s command? What if David had not stood up to Goliath? What if Paul had not written to the churches?

I pray that your life be empty of the “if onlys” that come from disobeying the clear instructions of God in his Word. May history be filled with the “what ifs” of your faithful acts of obedience to God.

One Man entered history 2,000 years ago and lived a life free of “if onlys” so that we might live lives free of regret and full of joy, in his service and to his credit. Jesus unwound the “if onlys” of Adam’s sin and its effects and wove them into a beautiful tapestry of grace, to the glory of his name.

depressedWhy, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God.—Psalm 42:5

In a sermon, a Pastor friend of mine commented on Psalm 42, saying that sometimes Christians get depressed. The next day someone called my friend tell him that he was wrong. He said, “A Christian has no business being depressed.” He was sure that to be depressed showed a lack of faith.

Fortunately, the Bible does not share that view. It presents God’s people just the way they are: sometimes angry or confused, and sometimes bitter or depressed. According to 1 Kings 19, the prophet Elijah was so depressed that he asked God to let him die. And in our reading today the psalmist says, “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?”

All of us have moments in our lives that send us into what I call a funk. The loss of a loved one, finances, work, relationships, they can all make us feel the most basic of all human emotions, which is sadness. If you look throughout the Bible you will see a lot of people in addition to Elijah who were not only sad, but downcast to the point of wishing for death. If you doubt this, read of King David and Noah. My point is that there will always be people who think that Christians never face the emotions that the rest of the world does, but I say that since we all fall short of the glory of God, then it happens.

If you’re facing sadness and tough times, don’t be afraid to ask for help. My suggestion has always been to look to the Word of God and find the people that were going through the same thing I am, and to see how they got through it. We can find a path through the wilderness of depression in God’s word, and God’s love. Be assured that God cares about how you feel. Ask him to open your eyes to the provisions he makes available.

Prayer:

Lord, today we pray for all who suffer from depression and for those who try to minister to them. Help them to know there is hope. Amen.

laughSometimes it’s good to laugh at ourselves…Here’s a lillte fun for the night.

Question: Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
Answer: Noah — he was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.
Question: Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
Answer: Pharaoh’s daughter — she went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little profit (oops, that should read “prophet”).
Question: What kind of man was Boaz before he got married?
Answer: Ruth-less.
Question: Who was the first drug addict in the Bible?
Answer: Nebuchadnezzar — he was on grass for seven years.
Question: What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
Answer: Yahweh drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury.
David’s Triumph was heard throughout the land.
Honda… because the apostles were all in one Accord.
2 Corinthians 4:8 describes a group traveling in a Volkswagen Bug: “We are hard pressed on every side.”
Question: Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
Answer: Samson — he brought the house down (Judges 16:30).
Question: Where is the first baseball game in the Bible?
Answer: In the big inning. Eve stole first, Adam stole second. Cain struck out Abel. The Giants and the Angels were rained out.
Question: How did Adam and Eve feel when expelled from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23-24)?
Answer: They were really put out.
Question: What is one of the first things that Adam and Eve did after they were kicked out?
Answer: They really raised Cain.
Question: What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden?
Answer: “Your mother ate us out of house and home” (Genesis 3:6).
Question: The ark was built in 3 stories. The top one had a window to let in light. How did the bottom two stories get light?
Answer: They used floodlights.
Question: Who is the greatest baby-sitter mentioned in the Bible?
Answer: David — he rocked Goliath to sleep.
Question: Why was Goliath so surprised when David hit him with a slingshot?
Answer: The thought had never entered his head before.
Question: If Goliath would come back to life today, would you like to tell him the joke about David and Goliath?
Answer: No, he already fell for it once.
Question: What is the best way to get to Paradise?
Answer: Turn right and go straight.
Question: Which of Yahweh’s servants was the Bible’s most flagrant lawbreaker?
Answer: Moses, because he broke all 10 commandments at once.
Question: Which area of the Promised Land was especially wealthy?
Answer: The area around the Jordan where the banks kept overflowing.
Question: How do we know that Job went to a chiropractor?
Answer: Because Job 16:12 says: “All was well with me, but . . . he seized me by the neck”
Question: Where is the first tennis match mentioned in the Bible?
Answer: When Joseph served in Pharaoh’s court.
Question: Which Bible character had no parents?
Answer: Joshua, son of Nun (Joshua 1:1).
Question: Why didn’t Noah go fishing?
Answer: He only had two worms.
to top of pageQuestion: How do we know that they played cards in the ark?
Answer: Because Noah sat on the deck