By Lisa Grace
Over the last few weeks, three religious themed movies debuted, and have gone on to break projected earnings in their time-to-date on the big screen. Two of these movies, Son of God, God’s Not Dead, are solidly Christian.
The third, Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky, has had Christians arguing whether it is “Christian” or not, because it is about a man named Noah and the Flood.
Whether Aronofsky’s Noah is the Bible’s Noah is actually the wrong question and the wrong debate.
If you’ve read your Bible, it is obvious that Aronofsky, who is a self-proclaimed atheist, did not base the movie on the biblical Noah. End of story, it is not a Christian film.
What did Aronofsky base his Noah movie on?
I guess it hasn’t dawned on most Christians or believers, that the sixty-six books we commonly call the Bible, or the first five that make up the Torah, are not the only ancient scriptures around that mention the flood story or Noah.
As Dr. Brian Mattson so brilliantly points out in his blog titled Sympathy For The Devil http://drbrianmattson.com/journal/2014/3/31/sympathy-for-the-devil Aronofsky’s vision of Noah is the one found in decidedly non-Christian sources, the Kabbalah http://www.jewfaq.org/kabbalah.htm and the book of Enoch 1 http://www.earlyjewishwritings.com/1enoch.html http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/ethiopian/enoch/.
Gnostic sources. Read here for a greater knowledge of what Gnosticism is: http://www.iep.utm.edu/gnostic/
The devil, who is extremely fond of deceiving weak and uninformed Christians, (and if he could, even the very elect [Mark13:22; Matthew 24:24] as we are warned in the Holy Scriptures, and the warning is in place because of teachings and movies like this) because as he knows, a little knowledge can be dangerous.
The great deceiver knows the Bible better than any believer. He also knows all the perverted writings, since he himself is the muse behind those writings.
I wish believers would stop saying its okay to promote this as a “Christian” or a “believer’s” film; it’s not. It is the Gnostic mystical view that contradicts the Holy Scriptures.
The problem with this movie is it promotes falsehoods about what we know how the supernatural world and beings work, according to the Holy Scriptures, the only authoritative work for believers.
Lisa Grace is the author of the Angel Series for young adults. The first two books in her series have been optioned for a major movie by Motion Picture Pro Studios and are currently in development. Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 is FREE on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AI5W8 or for all ereader/PC/phone formats at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236544