The Ole Seagull was blessed to see one of Branson’s many live shows, “Noah the Musical,” at the fabulous Sight & Sound Theatre, the afternoon of October 16. Now he might not go to church every week, but he knows the Noah story, respects Noah’s God and humbly accepts the salvation from his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.
At the start of the show the audience is told that it is a fictional presentation of a factual event but, there is nothing fictional about the main thrust of the show and why Noah was doing what he was doing. God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.” He told Noah to build an Ark, how to do it and what to put on it and Scripture records “Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.”
“Noah the Musical” dramatically illustrates the shows interpretation of ways in which the people of the time had separated themselves from God and worshipped their own God and the way of life he provided. Why he even built a tower the people could go into to protect themselves in the case Noah was right and the waters rose. The factual truth that resonates throughout was that God’s people had chosen to forsake Him and His ways for something else.
As the Ole Seagull sat there and watched how far the people of that day had turned from God and His ways and thought about today and how far our Nation has drifted down that same path. The government will take care of us, we have to take prayer out of the schools and Christmas out of anything that can be remotely construed to be governmental because of the U.S. Constitution and its alleged separation of Church and can worship God and practice our faith as long as it is socially acceptable.
It has been said that one woman got prayer out of the schools and that one man is trying to get “Under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” removed from out money. In an Ole Seagull’s opinion, prayer is out of our schools and, if “God” is taken out of the pledge and off our currency it will not be because of the action of one person it will be because of the inaction of millions of Gods people who simply stood by and let it happen.
It almost makes the Ole Seagull sick when people say, “Oh well what can you do, it’s what the U.S. Constitution says.” It’s not what the constitution says, it is an interpretation of what the federal judiciary says it says, and regardless, as a general rule, the created, forefathers and judges included, cannot change the laws of the Creator.
Since the days of Moses, God’s law has said, “You shall have no other god before me,” “You shall not make for yourself an idol” and “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house ….or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Yet today it seems that God’s people have put the constitution before God and are building a whole society based on coveting and actually taking from their neighbors that which they have earned and giving it to themselves in benefits they have not earned.
As a nation, when was America the most successful? Was it when God, His precepts and power were an integral part of our daily lives from both a national and a personal perspective? Or, is it now when seemingly as a nation, and in a lot of cases from a personal perspective, the U.S. Constitution and the Federal government has been substituted for the precepts and power of God?