Friday, June 25, 2010

One Year After Michael Jackson's Death - A Biblical Perspective

One year after the passing on of Michael Jackson the world takes note of a pop stars life and worldly achievements.

Great achievements and worldly success bring absolutely no merit or redemptive qualities in light of our fallen humanity (Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:8-9). The absolute bankruptcy of humanity dictates its greatest need for the righteous perfection demanded by our Divine Creator - Almighty God. Selah! The “humanly moral standards” of the Music industry, Hollywood and the rest of world do not match up to the the Eternal standard of Almighty God and His Son, The Lord Jesus (Isaiah 53:6, Roms. 3:23, Roms. 8:29).

No one can deny the amazing genius and creativity of Michael Jackson, his soft manner, his humanitarian vision and noble ambitions for the world, etc. By the same token can no one deny all the weirdness and personal problems that have plagued him these last 17 (or so) years. He, as many others before him, were the product and casualty of the destructive and decadent Hollywood music industry and culture.

That being said, it seems that with all his fame, fortune, prestige, pomp, wealth, privilege and human achievement, his famished soul remained unsatisfied. His stature and renown had allowed doors to open that led directly to Michael’s self-destruction and ruin. In the end no one could deliver him from himself and his self-destructive tendencies. The outworking of a person’s own free will and choices made are the final arbiter of one’s existence and final destiny.

Jesus said, For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26). How sobering and raw is this truth from Almighty God’s Word.

The Multitudes

Remember how a billion people tuned in to watch and observe this Memorial service, they recalled with nostalgia the impact and influence Michael and his music had on them. Many millions wondered and assured themselves of MJ’s eternal destination. People were forced to consider the after-life, and the fleeting and frail comforts this world has to offer. Many wondered how this could have happened to someone so talented and with so much success. Multitudes questioned the reality of Almighty God and their own eternal future and destiny. Millions of people contemplating all kinds of different emotions, feelings, thoughts, desires, religious beliefs and ideologies, hopes, fears, good intentions and ambitions - all in the vain expectation and delusional dream that can never answer and deliver one from the awesome realities of this wicked world (see Rom. 1:18-32).

The Massive Deception – We Are The World

Last years whole Michael Jackson Memorial service from top to bottom was a massive deception on a grand scale to deceive millions regarding the true realities at hand. A year later, the deception is even far greater. This massive deception comes from the god of this world (Luke 4:5-6; Ephesians 2:1-3), the Father of Lies – Lucifer (John 8:44; 2 Cor. 4:3-4). Satan’s sole desire is to deceive and lead astray all from Almighty God’s salvation found in the Person of His Son, Jesus Christ. He would have all to suffer his eternal destiny and terrible fate in his rebellion and war against Almighty God (Matt. 25:41; John 10:10). He offers fallen humanity -"The World"- everything and anything except the realities and saving graces of Almighty God. He is a tyrant, a despot and the slave master of Adam's fallen race!

The deceptive message today was that we do not need the God of Truth and Reality, and that we do not need His Saving grace. "We Are The World", we do not need Almighty God’s Person and Eternal Absolutes to govern our lives. We can do what we want, when we want and how we want in our brief little existence here in time and the consequences do not matter. We are not accountable, we can get by with it no matter what the vice and in the process we will find true peace in our anarchy if we all work hard for it. In the end, we will go to a delusional heaven were we can continue in our sins without any real consequences, a heaven without the God of Reality (Gen. 11:3-4; Rev. 21:27).

These very soft and subtle messages of human unity for helping each other achieve world peace, tolerance, political correctness, etc., can never bring about true peace and everlasting life to a fallen and dying world (Rom. 5:12-19). They are just lies from the pit of hell. These are the insane ramblings of a drunken delusional mind enveloped in unbelief. Only a saving relationship to Jesus Christ, God’s Savior to humanity, can ever bring about this reality!

Jesus also stated, Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat (Matthew 7:13).

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved (John 3:16-17).

As Multitudes today live in this delusion without the reality of Almighty God, they are absolutely oblivious of their own desperate (spiritual) situation and dire need of true (Biblical) salvation. May it be your sole desire today - in the midst of many different and conflicting voices - to seek out the God of Truth. This truth is only found in the Bible, God’s Holy Word.

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13).

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life" (John 8:12).

Place your trust solely in the God of Reality, the Savior of this fallen doomed world. Only He can deliver you from this hopeless world and satisfy your soul. May it be even so!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!


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Anonymous said...

Good job, Dave. Will Joe get it? I don't know him. But unless he is truly saved, he won't get it. Still good to have said it.

Kris Miller

P.S. What is the point of the word verification below?

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

Thanks Chris! We just put our initals followed by I.F. (Ignorant Fishermen). It's not about us getting our names out there it's about bringing Glory to Almighty God alone!

TGBTG! (To God Be The Glory!)