Yesterday was the arrival of the long anticipated release of the Hollywood mega film, NOAH. Indeed a serious topic, but no doubt used not to advance the spiritual thought of a God in heaven, but to promote the worldliness of man and his solutions to problems in a world away from God.
I say this at very little risk, for Hollywood has a track record of predictability. How could they possibly ‘get it right’ when they think the good book is no more valuable than Aesop’s fables? How can Hollywood directors with a straight face portray Noah as a man of God, when they mock good people who actually believe in both God and Noah?
The flood of Noah’s day was an answer from a patient God that the sin of man had reached even unto heavens door. For 120 years, while the ark was a preparing, Noah preached righteousness, not that far mind you from what many do here, that there is indeed a God of heaven before Whom all men will be summoned.
The whole earth was corrupt, sin was rampant, and the patience of God would soon be exhausted. ‘Repent’ was a foreign word to such elite and learned men who had made gods of themselves. Fast forward. Men make a film depicting God as a thug, and deride His name, avoiding doing what is right in His eyes, and in the process, making merchandise of the souls of men.
So there is an earthquake in the center of this film release. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not. But the same God who was mocked in the days of Noah, is mocked still today. Others will make this same connection of God’s past judgment, but I will focus on the patience of God that is running out; like the sands of time in the glass, they are running out.
The movie will get awards, and man will sing his own praise for managing to leave God out, and there will be more earthquakes, but men will not see. Connection between Noah and the quake? You decide.