Local Religious Leaders Skeptical about ‘Noah’ Film

Fred Bodimer

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The new movie about Noah and the Arkabout to premiere nationwideis leading to a flood of concerns from conservative religious leaders.

Some conservatives say Noah plays fast and loose with the Old Testament story of Noah and the Flood. It even prompted a disclaimer from the film’s producers:

“Noah is inspired by the Book of Genesis. Though artistic license has been taken, we believe the film is true to the values and integrity of the Biblical story.”

Many Bible-believing Christians fear the movie distorts the Old Testament version of the Noah’s Ark.

“There’s all kinds of dangers of distorting the thrust of it,” says long-time local Evangelical pastor The Reverend Harold Hendrick.

He says he hasn’t seen the movie yet and isn’t passing judgment, but offers some advice.

“Parents, churches: teach the word of God, teach the Bible,” he says. “Teach what the Scripture says about Noahthat he was a man of God and a man of righteousness. And discard those embellishments that are clearly, clearly wrong.”

Hendrick says perhaps the best thing about the movie is that it’s prompting people to at least talk about the Bible, and maybe read the story themselves.

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