Evangelical video adds to confusion on Noah as Hollywood mangles story

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(BNc) by J. Randal Matheny — Evangelical televangelist Ray Comfort’s organization Living Waters released a 30-minute video as a response, apparently, to the Russell-Crowe version of Noah.

I say “apparently.” It talked so much about the signs of the last times, I quit before I got to the nine-minute mark.

The video has its own website, as well as being released on YouTube.

I don’t know Comfort’s specific tenets, but it gave the impression he’s a premillenialist of some sort. The video takes opportunity of the moment to push Comfort’s idea of “Bible prophecy.”

Premillenialism is a cockamamie theory that Jesus will return to rule on earth for a thousand years, seated on David’s throne in Jerusalem.

A major portion of the video segment that I saw recorded one of Comfort’s staff sticking a microphone in people’s faces.

Some of the answers people gave were intriguing, but what Comfort’s organization calls a movie doesn’t live up to the name.

Comfort is a New Zealander based in California since the 1980s.

You’re welcome to watch both Hollywood’s version and Comfort’s take-away, but don’t say I didn’t warn you that the evangelical response doesn’t really satisfy.

I often warn brothers and sisters in Christ here in Brazil that watching televangelists will not encourage them in their faith. They will only confuse them.

False doctrine is so tightly woven into their presentations that it’s nigh unto impossible to separate the good from the bad.

Hollywood will mangle the Noah story, but Ray Comfort’s video won’t help people understand it any better.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

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  1. It should be no surprise about the Noah film, Hollywood has never got the Bible story right since the movie industry began. What wrankles me is that some of my own brethren are buying into the versions of scripture that Hollywood espouses. For instance, at least two church I know of among us dismissed Sunday evening services and encouraged people to go see this picture. Not only are they exposing the flock to error, they are helping line their pockets while presenting a false version of truth.

    When will we learn?

  2. Amen to Randal Matheny and Ed Smithson. Another NO, NO is Houston preacher/lawyer Edward Fudge’s NO HELL movie called FUDGE ON HELL. For truth, I stand without apology with the Lord and His faithful churches of Christ, The Bible, or http://WWW.PAPERPULPITFORTWORTH.COM, a weekly newspaper column supported by faithful Christians and churches in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, printed each week for six years.

  3. Good word, Randal. Pot calling the kettle black, methinks.

  4. Robert

    I have never watched any of Hollywood’s movies about biblical narratives. I appreciate the Holy Spirit’s “production” because I like truth. Send your money for a movie to the children’s homes saints. Amen?

  5. Robert, you might appreciate the thoughts of this post in Christian Forum:

    http://forthrightpress.com/forum/#!/ministry#text-versus-image

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