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Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson - In Heaven or Hell?

Michael Jackson's life on the earth ended suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday of this week. Anytime a famous person's death makes the headlines, I cannot help but think of that person's eternal soul. This brings me to the question, Is Michael Jackson's soul forever in heaven with the Lord, or forever in the flames of Hell where the smoke of his torment will rise forever and ever?
Well, he certainly had great fame throughout the world, but the Bible says, Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
Well, he amassed great wealth throughout his life, but the Bible says, For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
It also says, For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? So, obviously a man could gain the whole world (riches, fame, and the glory of man) and yet his own soul could be lost forever in the flames of Hell.
What about Michael Jackson? To get into heaven, a person has to trust in Jesus Christ, and Him alone, for salvation. To be saved, a man must be born again. To be saved, a person has to ask Jesus for that free gift of eternal life. Consider the following statements from the Word of God.

Joh 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Ro 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Ro 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Ro 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Ro 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Ro 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Ac 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Joh 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Making music doesn't save anyone from Hell.
Being idolized by millions doesn't save anyone from Hell.
Having a great fortune doesn't purchase a place in heaven for anyone.

God is not impressed with worldly fame. God is not impressed with great riches and fancy dancing.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Michael Jackson's sins. God offered Michael Jackson the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Michael Jackson 50 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he? I certainly hope so.

Have you? I certainly hope so.
(How many years do you have left to make up your mind?)
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