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The death of Micheal Jackson has opened a cluster of confusion as the world tries to come to terms with all of the possessions the pop star has left behind. The world saw the making of an icon from rise, to fall, to death. As the world tries to come to terms with his death, they will have to draw a line between what is really genuine in the eyes of the Lord, and what is genuine in the eyes of those in the flesh. Has Micheal Jackson made it into heaven or hell? We will examine this question and the doctrine of hell and damnation in this article.
You Cannot Take It with You
Micheal Jackson had everything a man could want in worldly possessions. He owned everything from a chimp, to a ranch, and all the flunkies any one could deal with. Yet he never seemed to enjoy the things in life that money cannot buy. For example, a wife who loved him, kids from that marriage, and trustworthy friends. I would make the argument that it is probably a sign of no relationship with Christ, and no heavenly blessings from the Father. Mathew 16:26 NKJV states, “for what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and looses his own soul.” The gospel of Jesus Christ is the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, and no one can come to the Father unless he goes thought him. The prerequisites for salvation can be referenced in Romans 10:9, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” No if, and, or buts about it, I am not saying that Jackson went to heaven or hell, because no mans judgement lye’s in my hands, however I am saying that the word teaches us, that if any man has denied Christ in front of men, He will surely deny that man in front of the Father, and Christ is the mediator for all men. You come into this world with no possessions, and you will leave with none, but you can take your salvation with you.
Cant Buy Your Way Into Heaven
On a note for the admiration of the pop star, we have to give him credit for all of the humanitarian work he was often praised for. There are people who make the mistake of thinking you can buy your way into heaven, or even that you can earn it. This is contrary to what is taught in Ephesian 2:8-9 NKJV, ” For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Jackson was rich in money, and God is rich in mercy, take notice of who was, and who is. All of the money in the world will not stop your reservation, for the destination you have chosen. Hebrews 9:27 NKJV states, “ and it is appointed for men to die once, after this the judgement.” In an instance after his death, he was judged and sent to glory with the Father or to burning sulfur and torment. For those who need an example of instant judgement and fiery torment, let me refer you to Luke 16:19, the story of Lazarus and the rich man.
Rotten Fruit On The Tree
It is an obvious fact that Jackson had some fruits on his tree branches that were not fruits of the spirit. There was nothing ever mentioned about his relationship with his creator other than the affiliation he had with the Jehovah’s witness heresy his mother belongs to. The apple usually doesn’t fall far from the tree, and some times when it falls off it is rotten. There was no mentions of regular church attendance, tithes to the church, or service in a church, in all the media frenzy surrounding his death. These are normal manifestations of a believer on one level or another. The Bible teaches us in Mathew 7:16, “You will know them by their fruits.” If you bear the fruit of a Christian life, it will standout to others usually by the life you live, and the service you give to the body of Christ. I am not sure that a music video with demonic characters, or two allegations for inappropriate conduct with a child is hardly the fruit of the spirit. I understand these things happened far back, but there was never any public display of a life dedicated to Christ, or any reason to substantiate by the public lifestyle there was any repentance.
I Want To Be Like Mike
When I was growing up, I remember a time when everyone wanted to be like Jackson one way or another. I never saw any guys walking around with them glitter socks on, but what I did see was amazing. There was women walking around with buttons on their clothes, with all kind of pictures of MJ. There were guys who went out and spent 200 dollars, which was fortune back then for the red beat it jacket. I think those guys were pretty popular with the ladies. The list goes on with the fad as I remember after the awards when he did the Moon Walk, every kid I went to school with was trying to do that move the next day at school. He was idolized, and some times we become involved in idolatry and we don’t even recognize it. There was definitely a cult following of people who worshipped him. Anytime you have people fainting, crying, and standing in line for days for a man, and not for the creator, It is Idolatry. This is clearly prohibited in the Bible in countless scriptures, however I will just name the most popular for the sake of being brief. Exodus 20:19 states in two commandments,’You shall have no other gods before Me,’ followed by,’You shall not make for yourself a carved image.’ What I am attempting to point out is, what a work for the body of Christ it would have been if a man with as much stature as he had, would have planted some seeds for Christ, with his influence over his idolatrous fan base.
I want to state for the record that I am not condemning this man, but I believe this is an excellent evangelistic opportunity to have people examine themselves closely, and see if their lives line up with the word of God. I believe that most people will find themselves in between the choice of salvation, and a reservation with fire and brimstone. This is based on the fact that there is an estimated 550-650 million un-churched believers in the USA alone and many of them are MJ fans. From the death of Micheal Jackson, we can conclude that time is at the Fathers in heaven’s discretion, and it is not at a premium. We all have a date with the throne of judgement, but there are promises made to us if we are obedient to the faith. He who believes in him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only begotten Son of God.