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Friday, January 22, 2016

Do All Rock Stars Go To Heaven?

I could list the names, but I won't. I don't know who this fits and who it doesn't.There have been a good many celebrity deaths over the past week or so and many of those were from the broad tent of the world of rock and roll.

So, I’m just gonna say this. It’s the truth. I’m not being insensitive or judgmental, just truthful. Not all rock stars go to Heaven. There is no Rock 'n Roll Heaven. There is not a Hell of a band in Heaven. There is not a Hell of anything in Heaven. The two don’t mix. Good music, good acting, good art, good deeds,  . . . nothing we call good, is a highway to Heaven. There is no rule you can follow that will get you there. There is no regret deep enough to get you there. There is no fear great enough to get you there. There is no scale or list balancing good and evil that can be tipped in your favor by just one more measure of good that will get you there. You can’t wish or positive think yourself there. There is no group or church that you can belong to that will get you to Heaven. You can't go to Heaven just because you want to go to Heaven.

Eternity in Heaven is easy. You don’t have to figure it all out and have all the answers. You don’t have to earn it. You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to live up to anyone’s expectations or please anyone, even the preacher, to get there. 

You can’t do anything to get yourself to Heaven. All roads do not lead to Heaven. All religions do not lead to Heaven. . . . Shoot, NO religion leads to Heaven!

There is a long, long list of things people all over the world are doing in their quest to get themselves to Heaven and every single one is a waste of time and effort. I know. Decades of my own life amount to nothing more than that kind of waste.

The list of what WILL get you there is short, . . . just one entry. Jesus. That’s it. He is THE Way, THE Truth, THE Life. He did the hard work. He shoulders the burden. 

Maybe this fits you. Don't let nice thoughts, or nice words, or nice songs, or nice feelings send you to a place where nothing, absolutely nothing, is nice. Discover the truth and discover something that "nice" doesn't even come close to describing.

If you need help with this, there is someone near you who can do just that. Reach out. You might need to make a phone call or visit a local church. (Be careful of where you go. Remember that church part I mentioned earlier. I was not going to list any more "cant's", but you can't give, donate, or buy your way into Heaven either.) You can email or message me. I will be glad - honored and privileged -  to talk to you. But, none of us can save you. You can get your hands on a Bible, seek the answer and you will definitely find it. There is no way or answer other than Jesus. And He is easy to find. He’s the reason you’re even thinking about this! His gift is free to all . . . even rock stars! (So, yes, there are some up there!)
And then you will begin to learn that there is more to this eternal life than “just” Heaven.

I realize that most of my regular readers already know this and are on your way. Maybe, though, we can help someone who needs it.


So, this is how they got it on SNL.