Monday’s Musings, Reviews of the Noah Movie, and Thoughts on Hollywood and Bible-Themed Movies

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Dr. Brown shares his thoughts and insights on the latest news, gets listener feedback on the Noah movie and shares a number of scathing reviews, then speaks with Dr. Hugh Ross from Reasons to Believe to get his thoughts on the movie. Dr. Brown will also address the recent spate of Bible-themed movies. Listen live here 2-4 pm EST, and call into the show at (866) 348 7884 with your questions and comments.

 

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: I’m sure as believers we will have many objections to the movie Noah, but let that remind us to preach the Truth according to the Word; judgment is coming!

 

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: As I’m reminded by the call from this atheist, the world continues to deny and mock God.  He will act, will we be ready when He does?

 

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12 Comments
  1. Of all the ridiculous stories in the Bible the Noah story is the most difficult to defend. Where did Noah find polar bears, penguins, kangaroos, 2000 different species of fruit flies and other animals that have never existed in the ancient Near East? A 600 year old man builds ship the size of an aircraft carrier out of wood. The fact that some people can believe this story demonstrates clearly the gullibility of the Bible believer.

  2. Points that will be lost on a god-less man like Van:
    1. God instructed Noah, and so helped him follow through
    2. God- by whom all things live, and move, and have their being, is quite capable of bringing the animals to Noah, as the Bible states
    3. Noah was a man of means and resources and likely hired many experts to help him with the details and construction.
    4. There is no proof that the animals listed did not exist in that region at that time, with the earth’s climate as it was in those days. They may well have, at least GENETICALLY

    But if there is no GOD, these are all of no account. However, ample evidence of God’s existence, mercy, love, and the truth of His scriptures is all around us.

    Some will never be convinced, even if someone were raised from the dead!

  3. Another point Van ignores is that Noah was instructed to get 2 of every KIND (and in some cases, more). You don’t need every variation within a kind to get the variation we have today. Poodles werent on the ark…but two dogs – the progenitors of every dog variation, were on the ark. The genetic variability within animals is amazing.

    We didnt need Asians, Africans and Europeans on the ark….Noah and his family had genetic variability. Their offspring created the many hues we have today.

    Van would propose that we drop these silly stories and embrace more reasonable positions…such as the one which states that life was formed on the backs of crystals carried by comets to earth….and that everything, including human intelligence and self consciousness, arrived from nothing at all….I mean NOTHING at all. Now THAT is reasonable. lol. Cute Van….real cute.

  4. 2. God- by whom all things live, and move, and have their being, is quite capable of bringing the animals to Noah, as the Bible states

    > Sure it’s magic! Where’s your evidence that omnipotence is real? Because it isn’t. Omnipotence and omniscience are human concepts and they are completely imaginary. Just like the God you pretend has these powers. These powers do not exist and they never have.

    3. Noah was a man of means and resources and likely hired many experts to help him with the details and construction.

    A ship that size would not survive a rainstorm without a steel hull. But once again it’s magic! Christian boogy magic!

    4. There is no proof that the animals listed did not exist in that region at that time, with the earth’s climate as it was in those days. They may well have, at least GENETICALLY

    > The proof is in the thing Christians fear more than anything else: the fossil record. What would polar bears and penguins be doing in the ancient Near East? Matt, your ignorance of science is just shameful. How anyone can be so willfully uneducated is beyond belief. But it’s not your ignorance that is your worst trait, it’s your pretensions to knowledge. You could not pass an elementary school science test. You no nothing at all about science or your religion.

    But if there is no GOD, these are all of no account. However, ample evidence of God’s existence, mercy, love, and the truth of His scriptures is all around us.

    > That isn’t evidence of anything. What real evidence do you have that there is a God? Not arguments, like that drivel above, but real hard evidence?

    Some will never be convinced, even if someone were raised from the dead!

    > That has never happened. The dead stay dead.

  5. Both science and religion (in fact more religions than Christianity) believe that there was a cataclysmic event that broke apart the land mass forming continents. There is a lot of scientific evidence that supports the existence and life of Noah – if you are looking for it. If a person is really honestly looking for truth – they will find it. The Scriptures state that the “heavens and earth declare the glory of God”. There is a ton of scientific evidence that points to a living Creator.

  6. Note, Van, what a spiteful and venomous attitude you have. Jesus can change that if you’ll turn to him.

    “The proof is in the thing Christians fear more than anything else: the fossil record. What would polar bears and penguins be doing in the ancient Near East? Matt, your ignorance of science is just shameful. How anyone can be so willfully uneducated is beyond belief. But it’s not your ignorance that is your worst trait, it’s your pretensions to knowledge. You could not pass an elementary school science test. You no nothing at all about science or your religion.”

    My friend, you’ve no idea what level of education I have, or my expertise in study of fossils, archeology, or science in general. You demonstrate that you aren’t seeking truth at all, but attempting to show your superiority. That’s fine, but where’s it going?

    BTW- question for you- How old are T_Rex fossil bones? Be careful how you answer…

  7. I’ll tell you what’s magic is Van’s lack of knowledge of Scripture, and yet, presto changeo, he makes the claim that he knows more than most evangelicals. The Bible doesn’t say that God brought *every* animal to Noah, but that he brought every *kind* of animal to Noah. “Every kind of animal” is not the same as “every animal.

    What gets me is, here is someone in Van who presumes neutrality by labeling his view as “science” when it is not science at all. It is scientific data looked at through the lens of naturalistic materialistic philosophy. It is that naturalistic materialistic philosophy which Van cannot defend, because it is simply indefensible, and makes nonsense out of his own reality and experience.

  8. Visual reenactments always give an example of the ark being buffeted by tsunami like waves. I don’t think the text implies that they were continually and violently tossed to and fro. The verse that reads, “all the fountains of the great deep were broken up” doesn’t say that it was right beneath their feet, although the Hebrew, baqa`
    בָּקַע does suggest it was initially cleaved open. If the water then rose from underneath and it was raining overhead for 40 days the ark would have only had to float and repel the rain.

    Gen. 7:17-18

    “The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters.”

    Why would they need a steel hull? Surely a boat made with the exact same ratios that navel engineers use could float around for 40 days.

  9. Some species of wood have similar stregth to weight ratio as steel. Steel is used for other considerations in modern ship building. For the purposes of the Ark, wood is an ideal material.

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