Just days before the premiere of the Hollywood biblical epic “Noah” starring Russell Crowe, creationist Ray Comfort released his own “Noah” movie on Tuesday to warn that God’s judgement is near at hand.
The film, titled “Noah — And the Last Days,” is a 30-minute documentary that seeks to prove through on-the-street interviews that the end times are upon us. The film claims the flippant use of God’s name in the recent “Wolf of Wall Street” movie, growing acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and the existence of admitted atheists are among the ten signs that Judgement Day is imminent.
In the film, Comfort also repeatedly questions Christians about sex and attacks the theory of evolution.
“We hope people will watch ‘Noah–And the Last Days’ to learn the biblical reason God sent a worldwide Flood and be able to share these truths with those who see the Hollywood version. Rather than providing mere entertainment, we want viewers to consider whether the biblical warning of Noah applies to them today,” Comfort said in a statement.
Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” which will premiere in the United States on March 28, has faced a barrage of criticism from conservative Christians.
Answers In Genesis president Ken Ham said the Hollywood film was “not at all faithful to the biblical account in Genesis.” Phil Cooke of the National Religious Broadcasters accused the film of being “historically inaccurate.” Glenn Beck bemoaned that the Nephilim — or giants — mentioned in Genesis 6 had been portrayed as massive “rock people” and that Noah himself appeared to be a “homicidal maniac.”
Comfort said in a news release that he and Crowe only had two things in common.
“We were both born in New Zealand, and neither of us can pronounce ‘ark’ correctly (we skip the ‘r’). But the similarities end there,” he explained. “Hollywood’s [movie] is listed as ‘fantasy, while ours is based on the truth. Theirs is entertainment that will cost you. Ours is life-changing and will be freely available on YouTube.”
Watch the video below.
[Noah illustration by Jim Padgett, courtesy of Sweet Publishing]
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