Some thoughts on the film, Noah

11 04 2014


I have not gone to see the “amazing” film Noah because I don’t wish to waste my time and money, on something which is clearly not only not biblically accurate, but is blatantly anti-biblical. 

But, since it has been in the news, and is grabbing people’s attention, I figured “why not” take this opportunity to share the truth behind not only the film, but also, related to the topic of the Biblical Flood of the Biblical Noah, as found in Genesis chapters 6-9

First, Dr. Brian Mattson has written a brilliant and lengthy, in-depth critique of the film,Noah which is well-worth your time.  You can find that here, and a follow-up here.

“In his defense, I suppose, the film wasn’t advertised as such. Nowhere is it said that this movie is an adaptation of Genesis. It was never advertised as “The Bible’s Noah,” or “The Biblical Story of Noah.” In our day and age we are so living in the leftover atmosphere of Christendom that when somebody says they want to do “Noah,” everybody assumesthey mean a rendition of the Bible story. That isn’t what Aronofsky had in mind at all. I’m sure he was only too happy to let his studio go right on assuming that, since if they knew what he was really up to they never would have allowed him to make the movie.”

Dr. Brian also prepared a video on the same subject, which can be viewed here.

Brian Godawa also blogged about this film, on his blog Hollywood Worldviews, in a post entitled: The Subversion of God in Aronofsky’s Noah.  You can read that post here. 

Interestingly enough, there was research confirming the reliability of the message presented in the Flood passage, which came out close to the time of the film’s release (cool how God works, eh?).

The first bit is from the Institute for Creation Research (Dallas, TX) – they posted on their Facebook page (which is where I found it), a link to an article about water being discovered deep in the earth’s mantle. 

“How far below Earth’s surface can we find water? There is no way to drill hundreds of miles down, so researchers must wait for evidence to surface from the depths. An international science team recently reported in Nature their find of a unique Brazilian diamond inclusion that indicates plenty of water at great depth.1 How does this compare to biblical descriptions of Earth’s structure?”

Here is another article, on the same topic, from the University of Alberta.  I’m sure that the science community is scratching their heads about this new find. 

By the way, the water was discovered in-between the upper and lower mantles of the earth, in what is known as the “transition zone” (which is approximately somewhere between 410-660 km deep into the earth’s crust). 

I also came across a fascinating article from The Telegraph newspaper, which ran a surprising headline: “Noah’s Ark would have floated… even with 70,000 animals” – um, what?  Not something we’re likely to see in every day’s newspaper.  It is an interesting read, and I encourage you to take a look at it here, and another article (from ICR) on the same subject.

“Previous research has suggested that there were approximately 35,000 species of animals which would have needed to be saved by Noah,” according to The Telegraph, though they cited no source for this estimate. Doubling this number to account for a male and female of each species, the student group estimated that the ark needed to have held approximately 70,000 creatures. To the students’ surprise, they found that this amount did not exceed the total mass the ark could contain. Physics student Thomas Morris told The Telegraph, “You don’t think of the Bible necessarily as a scientifically accurate source of information, so I guess we were quite surprised when we discovered it would work.” The students published their results in Leicester University’s Journal of Physics Special Topics.

So, there’s a whole plate full of reading for you, my readers to partake of over the next few days.  As always, I post hoping to inform and inspire my audience, and to equip, because the equipped person, is the person who is able to give answers to those who ask questions… and there is no such thing as a stupid question.   

The Tool Box: March-April 2012

14 04 2012

The March-April 2012 issue of The Tool Box is now available.  Please feel free to download it, print it off, and share it with your church, family or friends!  If you are not subscribed to The Tool Box, you can do so here.

Inside this issue:

  • Evidences of a Global Flood – part 5
  • Evangelism & the End of the World
  • Questions Answered: If There’s a Loving God Why is There Death & Suffering?
  • Copying the Creator: Hydraulics, Levers and the Human Arm
  • Creation Scientist Biography: John D. Morris
  • And more!

The Tool Box – November/December 2011 Issue

12 12 2011

The November/December 2011 issue of The Tool Box is now available.  Please feel free to read and download it, and be sure to share it with your friends using Facebook, Twitter or Email.  You can like our Facebook page here, and if you’re on Twitter, stay up-to-date by following ‘CETMinistries’.

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See You at the National Missionary Convention!

14 11 2011


In only two days the CET Team will be departing to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the annual National Missionary Convention.  We will be hosting a booth there at the convention, where thousands of folks will stroll through the exhibit hall and listen to the sessions.  We are excited about what the Lord has planned for us there, and we pray that through this convention the Truth about His Word and His Creation will be spread to thousands more, to His glory!  So, keep us in your prayers as we travel the long journey (about 12 hours, almost 800 miles) and that the Lord will use us in a powerful way this week!  Also, our uncle Jim has come over from Germany, where he has been a missionary for over a decade, to attend this convention and host a booth for his ministry, International Student Mission.  Thanks for your prayers!

It’s All Over!

28 09 2011

After a very busy and wonderful weekend, the One God, One Faith, One Book Apologetics conference is all over.  We had a great turn out, averaging around 75 for each session.  And we hope people came away blessed and equipped.

Dr. Jim Johnson’s talks were all very exciting and informative.  I especially enjoyed his last one, on the uniqueness of Christianity among world religions.  And, Dr. Jobe Martin’s were, as usual, very well done.  His second one, on Biblical discernment in a world of falsehood was wonderful.  Last of all, Joel’s talk on the history of the English Bible was well done, and conveyed almost 2,000 years of history in about 90 minutes.  He did very well!

We pray that God will continue to use this conference, reaching hearts ultimately to show that God’s Word is truly reliable and trustworthy, and so is the salvation that He offers.

We will now be in the post-production stage of producing DVD copies of each presentation.  If you would like to obtain a copy of the DVDs, please contact us.  NOTE: Please allow 2-3 months for DVDs to be completed. 

How Do We Know the Bible is True?

13 07 2011

Read the latest article “How Do We Know the Bible is True (Part 1 of 2)” by Joel Kautt.  Below is an excerpt from it:

There are several ways the reliability of the Bible can be verified. To start with, we might look at the amazing uniformity and consistency through the 66 books that make up the Bible even though they were written over the course of some 1500 to 2000 years by at least 40 different writers.4 Anyone who spends some time reading and studying the Bible on a regular basis will notice this fact.

The Tool Box, May-June 2011

9 06 2011

The Tool Box, May-June 2011 issue

Dear Readers,

We are terribly sorry for the delay in publishing the May-June 2011 issue of The Tool Box.  Life has been extremely busy, and we are just now getting the articles and everything put together!  We pray that you are blessed and equipped through this issue.  Please let us know what you think by contacting us, and let others know about our ministry by directing them here, to our website.

Some of What You Get in This Issue:
– Evidences for a Global Flood, Intro
– Questions Answered: How Could a Loving God Send Someone to Hell?
– Dinosaurs: Important to the Gospel
– Copying the Creator: The Human Eye & The Camera Lens
– Creation Scientist Biography: Ambrose Pare
– Free offer: What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?

Also, please remember you can help us out financially by purchasing items from the Answers in Genesis online store, and from Creation Ministries International, right here on our website.

May the Lord bless each of you this summer!

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