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|Noah Movie Poster
Though this depiction of the Watchers - who were fallen angels - is not biblical, the choice of Tubal-Cain as the leader of an evil army was at least somewhat accurate. After all, it was Tubal-Cain who is cited as being the first to learn how to work brass and iron, making him the world's first blacksmith. As a probable maker of the first metal weapons, Tubal-Cain is also an obvious choice as the instigator of wars in which to use them against the rival Sethite clans that Noah and his sons represent.
On the other hand, the immorality displayed by Noah and some of his family is really odd considering that God described Noah as a "just man" who "walked with God" (Genesis 6:9), meaning that Noah did his best to do God's Will and follow God's moral laws. This means he also would have educated his children to follow the same laws. Furthermore, the crude, ugly clothing of Noah, his kin, and most of the other characters in this epic movie is inexplicable, since my research has shown that the antediluvians were intellectual giants that had developed pockets of high civilization.
As proof of this, archaeological records indicate that our Pre-Flood ancestors who lived on the Earth before 2347 BC produced gorgeous jewelry and textiles, and many examples of their impressive handiwork can be found in Natural History Museums around the world. For this reason, it would seem likely that a righteous leader like Noah and his godly family would have enjoyed fine clothing and house wares to some extent - even with the moral and sexual prohibitions that any godly society should possess.
Furthermore, if we add the Ethiopian Book of 1 Enoch and Book of Jasher as plot sources, the depiction of Noah and his antagonists in the movie loses a good deal more ground. My research into the past using these manuscripts is featured in my 800-page book "The Language of God in History". This book adds much-needed detail to the biblical account, and it paints a very unflattering and frightening picture of what the days of Noah were truly like, and how closely human society matches it today. A brief review of my findings follows below. I hope that it will guide and bless you as we focus on remaining close to God in these dark days before Yahshua's return.
In the Days of Noah, my research has uncovered the fact that there was a complete breakdown of social order and morality in the years before the Great Flood. According to the Book of Jasher, the majority of the human race had degenerated into a feudal society, where armed bands of thugs preyed on those who sought to live in peace with their neighbors. This state of affairs led to terrible violence and immorality as robbery, pillage, rape and slaughter became commonplace.
According to the Book of 1 Enoch, the major catalysts in this breakdown of society were the Fallen Angels and the Nephilim that were on the Earth in those days, and these evil beings not only wanted to be worshiped as gods, but to destroy or corrupt all humanity. The Fallen Angels worked toward this goal by demanding worship and creating the Nephilim - both sexually and through genetic splicing.
Using scientific techniques that only they understood at the time, the Fallen Angels polluted the gene pool of animals and humans in a mad attempt at destroying God's Creation and Plan of Salvation via genetic pollution and intense persecution of those who followed the Way of Yahweh. In addition, the Nephilim killed and ate humans and raped their women to create more like themselves.
Meanwhile, some humans fought back, killing the Nephilim without mercy and also one another. Still later, God armed the Nephilim so that they could kill each other and wipe one another out as their Fallen Angel progenitors helplessly watched. After the Nephilim destroyed themselves, and the Great Flood destroyed most of those that remained, the Fallen Angels were imprisoned for 70 generations.
Adding to the dire situation before the Flood, the true worship of God was no longer practiced. Religious plurality and persecution of those who did follow the one true God Yahweh was so endemic that nothing was considered sacred anymore, and eventually no one except Noah and his immediate family believed in the one true God. Instead, most worshiped idolatrous versions of God that often included the worship of multiple false deities.
The gods and the idols of the people before the Flood were styled after none other than the Fallen Angels and their Nephilim offspring, who sexually and morally perverted everyone and everything they came into contact with. This dire state of affairs led to the complete corruption of humanity and most other forms of life on a genetic, sexual and spiritual level, and only Noah and his family had not succumbed to this trend by the time of the Great Flood.
Instead, Noah and his family did their best to remain separate from the world and everything in it. However, the Bible, the Book of Jubilees, and the Book of Jasher tell us that Noah went out and preached to the people all over the world for many years prior to the Flood in a doomed effort to get them to repent and turn away from their love of the Nephilim, the Fallen Angels and their religions filled with dark magic and sorcery.
Sadly, by the time of the Flood, only Noah and his family were still spiritually and genetically pure. For this reason, I sincerely doubt that any movie this side of the Battle of Armageddon will ever depict the true state of wickedness that existed back in the days of Noah, but I believe that we are fast approaching it now.
For example, scientists are now experimenting with growing human body parts in animals to be used in surgery, and they are genetically modifying world food supplies to supposedly make it more disease resistant, but also effectively tainting all humanity with genetically altered material within the composition of their bodies. In addition, persecution of believers has increased dramatically since America's supposed War on Terror began, and instead of making the Middle East and other Muslim lands safer for believers, it has made the world a dangerous place for anyone who worships Yahweh and Yahshua in truth.
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Chicago's youth are also highly immoral, and this has been the case since I was growing up there 30 years ago - although it is far worse now! Many of the inner city kids don't really care about school, and school violence is so rampant that most schools have to operate like light-security prisons - with body scanners checking every student for weapons, security cameras in every corridor, locked doors during school hours, and no entrance without proper IDs.
After school, many of the students subjected to this oppressive environment want to relax and unwind using some form of alcohol or drugs, whether it be "doctored" marijuana or some more dangerous drug that poisons their bodies and minds in their mad rush to leave harsh reality behind for a false euphoria. Most of these youth are also engaged in playing extremely violent video games that fill their minds with a lust for blood and violence that surely reaches the levels that existed in Noah's day.
|Daley Plaza Chanukah Menorah Display
|Daley Plaza Atheist Display, Nativity in background
|Daley Plaza Nativity Display
In the meantime, those who are making this world like it was in the Days of Lot are at home in Chicago also, committing a different kind of sexual fornication that is also highly repulsive to God. Chicago and the entire State of Illinois is now Gay Marriage friendly. This is due to Illinois passing a Gay Marriage bill in the autumn of 2013, after which there was a massive tornado outbreak in the region that destroyed the town of Washington, IL and outlying areas, and killed several people.
|Chicago LGBT's Celebrate
Gay Marriage Bill at Sidetrack Bar
Though Chicago is a radical microcosm of the rest of the USA, there is no doubt that this same trend is occurring everywhere in the major cities of America today, and the world we live in is no longer Christianized, or moral in any way except for a few hold-outs in the monotheistic Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities - and in many small towns. Sadly, however, Jews, Muslims and Christians often radically hate each other, which brings its own set of curses on society.
Indeed, this lack of love for one another is the same as it was in the violent days before Noah's Flood, and it will surely bring God's Wrath down on this unrepentant and wicked generation very soon! For this reason, we who wish to be counted worthy of the Rapture need to keep our Wedding attire (i.e. spiritual purity) on and our spiritual lamps full of the oil of the Holy Spirit. This will ensure that we are always fully equipped to rest in Yahshua, and to do good works in keeping with God's will.
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