Noah, A Time of Darkness

The movie Noah will be released tomorrow, March 28th, in the United States. We know little about the film apart from a few trailers and some early reviews. But, one thing we do know is what the Bible says about Noah. There is a Sunday School version of Noah's life. However, this version often does not represent what God recorded in the Bible. The life and times of Noah were dark. If you think things are bad in the world today, it is understandable. But in the day of Noah, things were worse, much worse. Evil in men's hearts was unrestrained. The animals had no natural fear of man and they along with all the earth were wicked. The wickedness became so great that the sixth chapter of Genesis records that God was grieved that he had made man and animals. The earth had become corrupt. The story of Noah needs to reshape our idea of what is evil is like.

God did bring the flood and with it the destruction of life. You know the story of the ark and the rescue of Noah's family and the animals with him. Of Noah's 950 years, one year and ten days were spent on the ark. For a short time after he left the ark, things were bright, better.

[Read the rest of the article at Shepherd Press.]