And apparently Bowie, "who experimented with Christianity" believed he was going to heaven.
The lyrics of one of his very last songs include the words, "Look up here, I'm in heaven."
We sincerely pray he really is in heaven, because we don't wish the alternative on anybody.
Unfortunately, according to Stardust:The David Bowie Story, he was a follower of Aleister Crowley, once dubbed "the wickedest man in the world" by the British press, and labeled a Satanist because of his title "The Beast" and his prolific occultic publications.
And while Bowie's final album/video is a bizarre collection of occultic symbols we found too disturbing to watch, only God knows what's in a man's heart as he takes his last breath.
Meanwhile, in an article for Focus on the Family, Robert Velarde tackles everybody's least favorite topic: Hell.
- Do Christians really believe in it?
- Why would a loving God send people there?
- Doesn't eternal hell seem like cosmic overkill?
According to Velarde, "Theologically speaking, the doctrine of hell relates to personal eschatology. While eschatology is popularly known in relation to end-times events and various interpretations of the book of Revelation, it also encompasses what may be termed the 'final state' of individual souls."
In other words, every one of us will live forever. The only question: Where?
Velarde contents that Jesus had a lot to say in support of the belief that each person will ultimately spend eternity in either heaven or hell.
"In fact, scholars have determined that Jesus said more about hell than about heaven."
Why? "Rather than being cruel," says Velarde, "Jesus' intention is to offer a way out of such a horrible destiny. But people must be willing to embrace this opportunity."
The key to understanding the doctrine of hell has to do with the nature of God. Simply put:
- God is all-loving, sinless, holy and just.
- Nothing unholy can enter His presence.
- Man is born with an inherent sin-nature.
- Therefore, man must be born again (spiritually) to enter heaven.
- If man (or woman) refuses, he (she) must reside somewhere else (i.e., hell).
So is hell real? "Yes," says Velarde. "But fortunately God has provided the way of salvation for us through Christ."
Velarde warns, "In the end, however, it is up to us to follow or reject His offer."
A famous man once said: "That's the shock: All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is. And there really is a God." -- David Bowie ( in 2003 interview)
The Bible says there is only One Way into heaven: click here to see what it is.
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