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AiG and Ray Comfort on Noah and the Last Days

by Ken Ham on March 3, 2014
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The Noah movie makes a mockery of the account of Noah, the Ark, and the Flood. Ray Comfort and AiG have just released Noah-themed videos that are faithful to the Bible’s account.

Instead of wasting your money by watching and supporting the anti-biblical movie Noah (being released on March 28), a film that makes a mockery of the account of Noah, the Ark, and the Flood, I suggest watching a two-video set on the real Noah. And you won’t have to wait until March 28 to view the videos, for Ray Comfort of the Living Waters ministry and AiG have just released these Noah-themed videos that are faithful to the Bible’s account of the Ark and Flood.

Although this set is new, it is already receiving great feedback:

  • “Fantastic!! Downloaded ‘Noah’ this morning . . . enjoyed it very much!”
  • “Very powerful.” – Pastor Randy Jones
  • “I’m loving the movie and the Ken Ham bonus video; very good; great job.” – Devon Taylor
  • “Downloaded, watched it, loved it, thanks !!” – Vince Willem
  • “I loved the movie! It was so good I'm going to watch it again tomorrow!” – T. Lamont

I will share more about this new video package later in this article.

The Anti-Biblical Movie Noah

Over the years, Hollywood has produced a number of movies based on the Bible. Of course, I think they have all contained inaccuracies of one kind or another. But this upcoming Noah film with star Russell Crowe is highly anti-biblical, and it also makes an absolute mockery of a great man of God.

Other than the Cross of Christ, I believe Noah’s Ark is the greatest reminder of salvation in the Bible. The Ark and the Flood remind us that God is holy and that He judges sin. At the same time, God is a gracious God and wants to save people, for humans are made in the image of God. As Noah and his family went through a door to be saved, so we need to go through a door to be saved. Jesus (our Creator and Savior) said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:9).

Here is what Crowe (who acts the part of Noah in the Paramount movie) has said about his role:

“The funny thing with people, they consider Noah to be a benevolent figure because he looked after the animals: ‘Awww, Noah. Noah and the animals.’ It's like, are you kidding me?” [Crowe] says with a laugh. “This is the dude that stood by and watched the entire population of the planet perish.”

Crowe continued, “He’s not benevolent. He’s not even nice. At one point in the story his son says, ‘I thought you were chosen because you were good?’ And he goes, ‘I was chosen because I can get the job done, mate.’”

Looking forward to people’s reactions to his new movie, Crowe stated, “I think people are going to be judging where their questions are coming from. I think they’re going to be quite surprised what Noah actually means; what it means to be in that position.”1

Ray Comfort shared how Noah is portrayed in this Hollywood movie:

What were they thinking when their boat-building psychopath vowed to murder his grandchildren? They painted a righteous man “who found grace in the sight of God” as a murderous crazy drunk.

In NewsMax this week, Ken Ham predicted that the Noah film is “not going to be as popular among evangelicals as some people might think.” He added that Christians will become aware of its inaccuracies: “In the movie, it seems Noah is a far cry from the Noah of the Bible. He’s angry, even crazy . . . . It makes a mockery of Noah’s righteous nature and is actually anti-biblical. . . . [In the Hollywood version] he’s a delusional, conflicted man, more concerned about the environment, animals, and even killing his own grandchild than he is with his family and his relationship with God.”

As I outlined in a previous blog post, Noah is a major corruption of the Bible’s account of the global Flood. A staff member and others—who are very knowledgeable about the book of Genesis—watched a rough cut of the movie and do not expect many changes in the final version. They said that Noah is anti-biblical in many places, including the following items:

  1. In the film, Noah is robbed of his birthright by Tubal-Cain. The serpent’s body (i.e., Satan), which was shed in Eden, was their “birthright reminder.” It also doubled with magical power that they would wrap around their arm.
  2. Noah’s family only consisted of his wife, three sons, and one daughter-in-law, contrary to the Bible.
  3. It appears as if every species was crammed in the Ark instead of just the “kinds” of animals (similar to the “family” level in classification), thus mocking the Ark account—and in the same way secularists often do with the Ark account.
  4. Methuselah (Noah’s grandfather) is a type of witch-doctor, whose mental health is questionable.
  5. Noah became crazy as he believed the only purpose to his family’s existence was to help build the Ark for the “innocent” animals; extreme environmentalism—a worship of creation—is a major theme in the film.
  6. Noah repeatedly told his family that they were the last generation and were not to procreate. So when his daughter-in-law becomes pregnant, Noah vows to murder his own grandchild. But he finally has a change of heart.
  7. The Ark lands on a cliff next to a beach, not on “the mountains of Ararat” as Scripture records.

In my previous blog post, there is a longer list of problems with the Noah movie and how so much of it contradicts Scripture.

Noah and the Last Days

Every day our Western culture becomes more opposed to the Word of God. This new film is just another indication of how the authority of Scripture is being eroded in society. Thankfully, Ray Comfort and his ministry Living Waters have produced a new video that demonstrates just how far our culture—including professing Christians in the church—has strayed from biblical authority.

Every day our Western culture becomes more opposed to the Word of God.

In conjunction with Ray’s new video, AiG has produced a new video of my talk Creation and the Last Days. This message is centered around 2 Peter 3, where we are warned that in the last days, scoffers will reject creation, the Flood of Noah’s day, and a coming judgment by fire.

Living Waters and AiG have worked together to provide a two-video package to help viewers learn the truth about Noah, the Ark, and the Flood—and to understand what scoffers are saying about the Bible and becoming equipped to witness to them.

We call this video package Noah and the Last Days. In his video, Ray interviews people about Noah and the Flood and engages them with the gospel. What’s more, along with Ray’s video and my video Creation and the Last Days, there is a companion study guide.

As Ray and I share in these presentations, the Bible clearly predicts “that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts” (2 Peter 3:3). The biblical account of Noah is clearly confirmed by many evidences in today’s world, such as the fossil record, Flood legends, etc. Scoffers today declare that evolution is true and that things continue as they have from the beginning (2 Peter 3:4). But the Bible reveals something far different and warns us about what the last days (that we now live in) will be like.

Noah and the Last Days is a powerful combo video package that demonstrates what modern-day scoffers believe and how to counter their scoffing.

I urge you to order this video package today and share it with your family, friends, and church members! You’ll be equipping yourself with the answers provided in this enlightening video resource. It honors God’s Word and prepares Christians to be soldiers in today’s spiritual war with the scoffers of our day. In fact, show these videos to your young people at church rather than encouraging them to watch a pagan Hollywood film and give money to the moviemakers who have made a mockery of the Bible.

Right now the Noah and the Last Days video package is available as a download. Just as Living Waters did with its last film (Evolution vs. God), we are asking you to participate in a special partnership-funding opportunity by downloading this video set for $19.99. In doing so, you will help Living Waters recoup many of their costs, as well as to help underwrite the cost of producing the videos as an important outreach project.

Then on March 28, as the terrible Noah film is released, Living Waters will post their video on YouTube and also make it available as a DVD for $4.99 each (available through Living Waters and AiG). Plus we will offer big discounts for bulk purchase (10 copies for only $2.99 each). By downloading it now, not only will you be helping Living Waters and have the opportunity to see the video before its release, but as a token of Ray’s appreciation, you will also receive free (with the purchase of the $19.99 download) my video download called Creation and the Last Days (DVD version valued at $12.99) and a downloadable Companion Guide (valued at $5). Go to resource page for more details.

Teach the Truth of God’s Word

Let’s pray more Christian leaders will take a stand against this Hollywood movie that mocks the Bible and work hard to teach children, teens, and adults the truth of God’s Word and present the saving gospel. We are talking about people’s eternity—let’s get serious about reaching souls.

Recently, a news item from the Hollywood Reporter stated the following:

In a gesture of good will toward religious groups, Paramount has agreed to alter the marketing materials for it’s upcoming Biblical epic Noah to make clear that it is a creative rather than a literal adaptation of The Bible story, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Future marketing materials for the film -- including an upcoming online trailer, the film’s website, all print and radio ads, as well as a percentage of the film’s online and broadcast ads, will contain the following message: “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

Now, with a trusted staff member who has seen an almost-final version of the Noah movie and having heard from others who have seen a preview, we certainly do not accept that the film is true to the “essence, values and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith.” And it’s not a “story” anyway—Noah’s Ark and Flood is an historical account in Genesis.

I recently heard a Christian who works in Hollywood defend Noah. He declared that many fictional scenes had to be created to fill two hours of movie time. Now, I submit that it’s no excuse for producing shocking scenes that contradict Scripture, including the horrible treatment of the character of Noah himself. Our friends at the very popular Sight and Sound theaters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Branson, Missouri, have created a fine stage production of Noah. It lasts about two hours. Yes, of course they added lines that don’t come from Scripture, but they remained true to the biblical text! If Sight and Sound can do it and in a high quality way, Hollywood can—if it really wanted to. By the way, a somewhat recent example of a movie that I thought was largely faithful to the biblical account (though not a verse-by-verse dramatization) was Prince of Egypt, about the life of Moses. Even though it had some issues (e.g., Moses was well spoken in the film, when the Bible says he wasn’t), that film and the classic Ten Commandments movie were not anti-biblical.

The Noah of the new Hollywood movie is not the Noah of the Bible. He certainly is not the Noah that is described this way: “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith” (Hebrews 11:7).

Last Thursday,  Ken Ham and staff announced that most of the funding for phase one of the Ark  Encounter had been received and that groundbreaking for this historic themed  attraction will happen in a few months.

Last Thursday, Ken Ham and staff announced that most of the funding for phase one of the Ark Encounter had been received and that groundbreaking for this historic themed attraction will happen in a few months.

I would suggest that the only reason Paramount agreed to issue such a disclaimer is an attempt to appease Christians, hoping to get them to spend their money and see what is ultimately an anti-biblical movie.

Save your money. Instead, support something that stands for the truth of God’s Word. Get the new video by Ray Comfort and the package Living Waters and AiG have put together.

Ark Encounter

Also, I urge you to support the construction of the Ark Encounter project, projected to open in 2016. AiG is building a full-size Noah’s Ark, filled with Bible-honoring exhibits to teach people the truth about God’s Word and the gospel—and answer the scoffers’ questions. Go to www.arkencounter.com for more information.

The Ark Encounter will proclaim the true account of Noah and the Flood—and honor Noah as God’s Word does in Hebrews 11.

Footnotes

  1. David Weiner, “Russell Crowe: People Will Be Surprised by ‘Noah,’” ET Online, http://www.etonline.com/movies/134773_Russell_Crowe_Talks_Noah/.
  2. Kim Masters, Aaron Couch, “'Noah' Marketing Tweaked at Urging of Religious Group (Exclusive),” The Hollywood Reporter, http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/noah-marketing-tweaked-at-urging-684305.

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