Let’s start with did it really happen? Yes, it happened and it was real, very real indeed. It is no myth or just a story. Jesus referred to Noah as a real person and the Flood is a real event. We can totally rely on His words.
Now, the best estimate as to when the flood occurred is about 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. The Bible gives no specific date only a sequential chronological progression of the events of creation. This dating comes from the most recent Science record of the first humans somewhere around 30-40,000 years ago which would have been the Garden of Eden. The dinosaurs were here about 265 million years ago.
Now as to the extent of the Flood. The Bible states that it covered the earth, which to the population at that time would have been their known region. Recognizing that the peoples at this time were concentrated in a very local geographic area in what is called today Mesopotamia, it is generally recognized that the Flood was universal to the entire human population at that time. Recent archaeological discoveries have unearthed large settlements that are now underwater in the Persian Gulf. The entire geography of this area of the earth has changed greatly since the Flood.
Now for the movie Noah. The movie title is based on a true Bible story. However, this movie is NOT a historical rendition of the Flood as found in the Bible account. It is for entertainment and should not be considered a true and literal following of the Bible events, but rather a work of fiction. Many, if not most, of the movie scenes are created solely for the viewers entertainment. Unfortunately the portrayal of the various characters is totally distorted from the truth. The Bible does not describe in any detail character traits, other than being righteous, of Noah and his family. There are no quotes from Noah or his family in the Bible. All words and conversations in the movie are the total imagination of its producer.
It is clear from beginning to end that its writer, producer and director is an atheist that has no regard whatsoever for God, no respect for the Bible, Judiasm or Christianity. He has no respect for any organized religion that has a loving God as its foundation. Even the Muslim world has banned and condemned this movie. The movie is bursting with distortion after distortion about what the Bible teaches about GOD, animals, sin and salvation.
The producer of the movie Noah didn’t just add to and take away from the story of Noah, he rewrote, redefined, reversed good with evil, elevated animals above humans, gave rocks souls, he equated man with Jesus, and even elevated man higher than God making this movie fiction with blasphemy. We believe that any personb seeing this film would leave the theater with a completely false understanding of Noah’s story.
For more information about the Flood, we strongly recommend visiting Reasons to Believe at, www.reasons.org and Hugh Ross’ book, Navigating Genesis 1-11.