I have done some reading on the history of the Great Flood! It’s one of the most fascinating and forever relevant events in The Bible! The directions that this movie can go, are many! From the understanding that man did indeed live along side the dinosaurs to the introduction of knowledge and sexual perversion by the Watchers to the creation of a new seed.
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were giants, the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. Genesis 6:4
Who are those men of renown all you history buffs?
Genealogy is the code of the Bible narrative. An amazing prophecy emerges when the meanings of all 72 names in the genealogy from Adam to Jesus are read sequentially!
The meaning of a name was very important in bible days. The bible itself informs the reader what the meaning of many biblical persons are, men of renown such as Adam, Cain, Seth, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all his 12 sons. Their names tell the story of why or how they were born.
Some have wondered if these names (with their meanings) were intended by God to be strung together in chronological succession to tell some larger story. Already, the first 10 names in the bible from Adam to Noah have been strung together. But do they continue to read like this all the way to Jesus, 72 persons in all?
Literal Meaning of All 72 Names- http://www.bible-codes.org/Names-Bible-Prophecy-Code.htm
We begin with “God” in the genealogy of Jesus just as the Gospel of Luke does. Luke calls Adam, “The son of God”, therefore “God” is the correct starting point in Jesus’ genealogy, (Luke 3:38).
The names given to the people described the events just prior to the flood and after! As a Christian I can discern when artistic license is used because I stand on the truth so I don’t fall for just anything!
Cecil B DeMille presented many Bible narratives and he even applied some artistic license to his Epic Movies! It was Epic, Spectacular and great way to get people interested in just what The Bible has to say.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 – I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
The movie studio and the National Religious Broadcasters released a joint statement announcing the move, and Paramount placed the following text on its website for the movie.
“The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe this story 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.”
Many Christian bloggers and media sites have offered their take on the upcoming Noah movie from director Darren Aronofsky and Parmount Pictures. According to early screenings and a disclaimer from the movie website, the film is likely to take some creative license with the events of Genesis 6–9.
So, should Christians see it? Here are 5 reasons to see it:
But even with such ponderables and warnings floating around, many believers are cautiously anticipating seeing Noah on the big screen in a few weeks. Here’s why:
1. It’s the Year of the ‘Christian Movie’. We’re at the start of a year in which many biblical and Christian stories are coming to the screen. Earlier today in fact I posted Christian Hamaker’s review of Son of God on Crosswalk, an imperfect but fairly well-executed telling of the life of Christ. We’ll also see Heaven is for Real, Exodus, and Mary, with possibilities for Cain & Abel and Pontius Pilate on the horizon. This is an intriguing trend. It may turn out to mean nothing, or it could be the start of another golden age of biblical epics. Those of us who are deeply interested in themes of hope, love, sacrifice, redemption, and forgiveness in film, and who have been disappointed by the quality of many works of ‘Christian art,’ are invested in finding out.
2. The Flood on Film. Imagine what today’s special effects wizards can do to make a global flood look convincing. How will they depict the concept of rain in a world that possibly has never seen it? What will the springs of the earth look like? How loud will it be, both within the ark and without? What will Noah see as the waters subside? Will we get any rationale to explain the ark not having been found (unless of course it has been)? This all has potential to be very cool. If the sights and sounds are resonant, accurate, and memorable enough, the film has promise to enhance our readings of Genesis the way a trip to the Holy Land informs our understanding of the gospels.