On Hollywood and the Bible

We received a little rain over the weekend. It wasn’t much, but we can hope this is the beginning of some late April Showers that will bring on those May Flowers.
There is a lot of discussion of new movies that have been recently released. I have some thoughts on these, and I will tell you up-front that I have not seen any of them personally. Some folks I respect have seen them, and I trust their perspective.
Here a just a couple of my thoughts based on others’ observations:
“Noah”. From what I have read and heard, there is very little material here that is actually based on the biblical account. It appears the film is grounded somewhat in environmental issues, including the idea that due to global warming there will be another flood that destroys the earth. As I read the Genesis account, God promised Noah there not be another flood. God said this in Genesis 9:15, “Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever a rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
What is promised, is that the earth will be destroyed by fire. Peter, writing in his second letter, says this, speaking of the flood: “By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men” (2 Peter 3:6-7).
“God Isn’t Dead”— I knew that. l didn’t even have to visit the local theater, because I read it in His Word.
This might be a good place to remind ourselves of what was revealed to John in his vision of the Revelation; “I warn everyone who hears the word of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book” (Revelation 22:18-19).
Finally, I don’t believe we need Hollywood to explain the Bible to us. The Bible does a very good job of explaining and defending itself.
Standing on His Word,
Pastor Jerry

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