Noah’s producer, Darren Aronofsky, once said, “All of my charity work has always been about the environment,” so I can understand why he thought that the biblical narrative is about saving innocent animals. But what was he thinking when he had Noah build the ark with the help of a rock group? These embarrassingly absurd rock people stomp around almost every scene of the first half of the movie. From a production viewpoint, I expected better and more sensible motion graphics for such a big budget movie.
From a biblical viewpoint Noah himself is about as far away from the Noah of the Bible as he could get. Perhaps the best way to describe him and what he does in the movie would be to liken it to Hollywood doing a movie about Napoleon, and portraying him as a tall Japanese-speaking crocodile hunter, who was into sky-diving and Russian roulette.
However, there's something more sinister about the production of this movie. It's more than just a grown man with a childish imagination playing with an expensive toy. It is the blatant mischaracterization of a man of God in an attempt to undermine the authority of the Word of God. If Hollywood's “Noah” is a financial success, I suspect that a sequel will be a blasphemous mischaracterization of Jesus and His work on the cross. As with “Noah,” this will be given a pass by many professing Church leaders who are mesmerized by the glitter of Hollywood. These are dark times indeed.
Yet my fading hope is that if Hollywood ever sees fit to portray another biblical figure, they will get it right. They can have their poetic licence, but they must stay faithful to the script revealed in the Scriptures. If they do that, I will encourage Christians everywhere to flood the theaters, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that conviction.
In the meanwhile, I am encouraged that over 150,000 people freely saw our version of "Noah" in just over two days since its recent release. May those who have a "Noah" craving, get their fix at www.NoahTheMovie.com
1. Father forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing (Luke 23:34)
This prayer that the Father would forgive his enemies and executioners was actually answered by his own death which made forgiveness possible
2. Truly I tell you today you wil be with me in Paradise (Luke 23:43)
This promise offers paradise a place of life rest peace and fellowship with God to the repentant criminal being crucified beside Christ.
3. Woman, here is your son.... Here is your mother (John 19:26-27)
Since Joseph had presumably already died by this time Jesus as the oldest son is now responsible to care for his mother. He does so by entrusting her to the disciple whom he loved
4. My God, my God why have you forsaken me? (Matt 27:46; Mark 15:34 Psalm 22:1)
Jesus quotes Ps 22:1 a prayer of King David who was suffering unjustly. As the ultimate righteous sufferer, Jesus also confesses his feelings of abandonment by God.
5. I am Thirsty (John 19:28; Psalm 22:14-15; 69:21)
Jesus likely requested a drink in order to speak the final few words as well as fulfill Scripture.
6. It is finished (John 19:30, Psalm 22:31)
The Word "it" refers to his redemptive work "finished" means to be "paid in full" and the verb tense indicates an action that has been completed but has ongion results. The Son's work stands accomplished for now and Forever!!
7. Father into yor hands I commit my Spirit (Luke 23:46, Psalm 31:4-5)
The backdrop is Ps 31:4-5 Jesus anticipates restored fellowship with the Father and entrusts himself to the Father's care.
AND RECOGNIZE HOW GREAT IS THE FALL OF THE SOULS OF MEN;
WHEN WE LOOK INTO THE PERFECT MIRROR OF TRUTH [ GODS WORD FOR OUR SOULS ] THEN WE WILL KNOW [ UNDERSTAND ] WHY GOD SAID ALL FLESH IS FULL OF DEATH AND ROTTENNESS
AND OUR SOULS WILL CLING TO THE LORD IN REALITY; ON THAT DAY;
THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE HIS RETURN; [ 1/10 TH IS GODS HOLY PORTION COUNT THE COST AND TAKE UP YOUR CROSS , NOT THE LORDS;
Think of the infinitely glorious Jehovah acting as a Guide to the blind! What boundless condescension does this imply! A blind man cannot find a way which he does not know. Even when he knows the road, it is hard for him to traverse it; but a road which he has not known is quite out of the question for his unguided feet. Now, we are by nature blind as to the way of salvation, and yet the Lord leads us into it and brings us to Himself, and then opens our eyes. As to the future, we are all of us blind and cannot see an hour before us; but the Lord Jesus will lead us even to our journey's end. Blessed be His name!
We cannot guess in which way deliverance can possibly come to us, but the Lord knows, and He will lead us till we shall have escaped every danger. Happy are those who place their hand in that of the great Guide and leave their way and themselves entirely with Him. He will bring them all the way; and when He has brought them home to glory and has opened their eyes to see the way by which He has led them, what a song of gratitude will they sing unto their great Benefactor! Lord, lead Thy poor blind child this day, for I know not my way.
By Charles Spurgeon
I am enjoying using the Synology 412+ I have run into a bit of a problem. I have installed the Ds Photo app on my Android phone and the Ds Audio app. The problem I am experiencing in that neither or these Apps I am able to use remotely. I have tried using the http://quickconnect.to/username/photo on the Ds Photo app but nothing happens.
I have not problems using Photostation & Audio station internally but I can't use this apps remotely inspite of setting up port forwarding configuring all the required ports, enabling UPnP on my Router. whether i use the Public IP address or not this still does not work.
Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us? I said, “Here I am. Send me. And he said, Yes, go, and say to this people,
‘Listen carefully, but do not understand.Watch closely, but learn nothing. Harden the hearts of these people. Plug their ears and shut their eyes.That way, they will not see with their eyes, nor hear with their ears, nor understand with their hearts and turn to me for healing.