Michael Jackson

Well, it is deja vue all over again. Another internationally known entertainer has died. Michael Jackson – the King of Pop – dead at 50 from yet unknown causes. But, they suspect a mixture of perscription and non-perscription drugs certainly did not help his heart to keep beating. Shades of Heath Ledger, Anna Nicolle Smith, Elvis Presley and others over the years.

Now the whole world is paying attention. Hour upon hour of cable news and talk radio is dedicated to his life, his death, his fans, his music, his legacy, his stupidy, his financial trouble, his impact on the music world and on and on and on.

Am I the only one who thinks there might be more important news to be reporting on – or, at the least, more important and interesting people to report on? How about the kid down the block selling lemonaide and donating the money to some charity further down te block. Ah! That’s better.

The Bible addresses just the issue we are looking at – people’s lives out of control because their money got ahead of their character. 3 John 2 states: “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” And, these people had more financial prosperity then their soul could handle. Their character had not kept pace with their income. Their soul had not prospered spiritually.

And when I say “spiritual” I am not referring to L. Ron Hubbard and the cult of Scientology. It seems many of the entertainment world believe in what this heritic preached and wrote. Sad. When I refer to one’s soul prospering I’m talking about having your spirit person fed on the Word of God daily because “man does not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” I’m referring to having your mind renewed by the Word of God so that your thoughts line up with God’s thoughts – lining up a little closer than most people’s do on any given day. Afterall, God did bluntly state that “His thoughts are greater than our thoughts and His ways different than our ways.” And, we must not forget the important area of submission – where our will is submitted to His will. Our mind, will, emotions – our soul – will prosper when living according to God’s Word. Nothing more and nothing less.

It seems Michael Jackson failed to recognize this in spite of his mega millions of records sold and a large fortune earned (and spent). As did Anna Nicholle Smith, Keith Ledger, and Elvis Presley. And, it seems that the thousands of Michael Jackson fans are celebrating a legacy that just may not be worth even remembering. And, the whole thing is fed by a media frenzy – especially in the summer months when important news is hard to find and slow in coming.

Well, I got more reading done than normal – I switched off all news channels and news broadcasts as well as all talk radio because I, for one, was simply tired of hearing about a 50 year old man who was not an example that I would want my children to emulate. It has made for a quiet couple of days.

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  1. Ralph
    Ralph says:

    It is even a greater loss when a man with his musical abilities and talents does not use this God-given talent and ability to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ while alive.

    As to RIP – Michael Jackson, as with all who die, will not be resting. Immediately upon his death he would have faced judgment. If a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, a true convert, with a real, personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ (John 17:3 and Romans 6:23) then He would have His works judged and have received His rewards for work done in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. In Heaven he would be assigned a task to do and so there would be no resting. If a non-believer, his sins would have been revealed to him and then his lack of belief would have condemned him to an eternity in Hell (John 3:16-18) where there is certainly no rest.

    As to the “P” in RIP – If he had been a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ while on earth he would already have made “peace with God” and walked in the “peace of God”. If he had not become a born again believer and true follower and apprentice (true meaning of the word ‘disciple’) of the Lord, bearing fruit in his life-time of 50 years, then there would be absolutely no peace as he is now in Hell where there is no peace and never will be.

    The message Jesus came to proclaim is clear and He left no doubts. It is regretful that the Church, at times, has clouded the message with faulty theology and teaching. It is regretful and dangerous that our culture has warped the teaching of the Bible about life, death and life after death so that it no longer resembles what the Bible teaches. As well, religion – and there is a born again religion – has destroyed the message that Jesus came to declare; that a personal relationship with God is possible through the grace and mercy of God who will forgive your sins because Jesus paid the penalty for your sins shedding His blood on the Cross of Calvary.

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  2. Karen
    Karen says:

    Hi Haydenn,
    What you say is true.
    He was one great singer.

    What a waste!
    What a shame!
    What a senseless loss of a ‘young’ life!
    What a missing of talent.
    Wonder what he is experiencing now?

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