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Noah and Heaven Is For Real

November 29, 2013

The idea of water coming up from the the earth, not just flooding via rain, is Scriptural.

…on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights. Genesis 7:11 -12

I don’t know about the sword of fire lighting up the field though. 😉 Also, having Russell Crowe, a favorite actor at one time, will be a distraction. Too much Crowe. I look forward to it regardless. I am surprised that more movies aren’t made of the stories of the Old Testament. They have all the elements of great action dramas with an exciting dash of “believable” supernatural.

And Heaven Is For Real. I saw this trailer the other day and they had me at Kinnear. I immediately bought the book and had him as the father in my head throughout my entire reading of it. Nothing about the little boy’s vision stands outside of what the Bible says about Heaven. I found it very exciting.  Also, apparently, this is what Jesus looks like according to Colton who chose the picture out of many shown to him throughout his childhood.  Akaine drew it when she was eight years old, from a vision she had when she “went to heaven”.  The children had never met, nor did they know each other.  He’s from Nebraska, she is from Idaho.

TV interviews with the family embedded after the jump.

One Comment
  1. June 7, 2014 4:12 pm

    Just came across this today. Very interesting!

    In Darren Aronofsky’s new star-gilt silver screen epic, Noah, Adam and Eve are luminescent and fleshless, right up until the moment they eat the forbidden fruit.

    Such a notion isn’t found in the Bible, of course. This, among the multitude of Aronofsky’s other imaginative details like giant Lava Monsters, has caused many a reviewer’s head to be scratched. Conservative-minded evangelicals write off the film because of the “liberties” taken with the text of Genesis, while a more liberal-minded group stands in favor of cutting the director some slack. After all, we shouldn’t expect a professed atheist to have the same ideas of “respecting” sacred texts the way a Bible-believer would.

    Both groups have missed the mark entirely. Aronofsky hasn’t “taken liberties” with anything.

    The Bible is not his text.

    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 assumes they 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.

    ….Darren Aronofsky has produced a retelling of the Noah story without reference to the Bible at all. This was not, as he claimed, just a storied tradition of run-of-the-mill Jewish “Midrash.” This was a thoroughly pagan retelling of the Noah story direct from Kabbalist and Gnostic sources.

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