Prince

When celebrities pass on, big headlines are the outcome.  When war veterans waste away because our government fails to provide them medical care, no one knows.  I am glad that the Lord’s justice will not sleep forever.  As a baby boomer, I can relate to 1960’s and 1970’s heavy metal music.  I remember Jimi Hendrix, and I interpreted Prince as a more refined version of Hendrix.  Since 1980, I have no desire to listen to that kind of music because of my salvation and God giving me a new heart.  (II Corinthians 5:17)  I read a couple things about Prince since his death that shocked my socks off.  Prince was seen as a bigoted homophobe by the liberal entertainment industry.  He went so far (read article below) as to suggest the Lord destroyed the entire world by the flood of Noah because of fallen man’s wickedness and sin!  My, even many professing Christians do not believe the story of the flood in Genesis 6-8.    I know Christians who have not nor will not warn their friends or family about God’s wrath and judgment of sin.  The sin of sodomy is what the Lord calls an abomination (Leviticus 18:22, KJV).  This sin received special treatment in ancient times, as fire and brimstone devoured and destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.  Please, please, please do not tell me that you love your gay friends when you fail to warn them of God’s judgment.  Fellow believers often become angry at me because of what I teach, preach and write.  That is fine.  I do not want to be silent when the Lord tells me to warn the ungodly about His wrath to come.  Prince may have struggled with this issue himself, but I respect him for his honesty and his trust in the Word of God.

What truly saddens me about Prince was not his worldly lifestyle, nor his abusive use of pain killers that may have led to his death.  What hurts is that he was a Jehovah’s Witness for about the last fifteen years of his life unto the day he died.  That cult does not believe in Christ’s deity and His equality with the Father.  They deny the Trinity, the reality of hell, and they are false prophets, having failed to predict Armageddon on more than one occasion.  Their ideas and bizarre beliefs are based on the teachings of Charles Taze Russell and Judge Rutherford.  They use to be called the Russellites.  They rewrote the Bible into what they call the New World Translation (NWT), carefully stripping out every mention and reference to Christ’s godhead.  They would deny a loved one a blood transfusion and let them die.  If Prince was convicted of sin, maybe the reality of how God gave His life for him would have been readily received.  It saddens me greatly that he belonged to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)

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

Pastor Steve

 

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 THE STAR TREATMENT

LOOK WHO’S TURNING ON PRINCE’S LEGACY

Reaction erupts over stunning social views expressed in 2008 interview

Published: 14 hours ago

 

 

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Prince, the rock icon whose sudden death at age 57 last week left the music industry reeling, followed his own drumbeat in his lyrics, music and lifestyle.

He also, apparently, took a narrow path in the entertainment industry on the issue of homosexuality.

Because while Bruce Springsteen and others have decided to deprive North Carolina fans of concerts because of the state’s law protecting women and girls from men in public restrooms, Prince insisted the Bible condemned homosexual behavior, and he concurred.

Music News, Paul Resnikoff concluded Prince “was a gay-bashing homophobe.”

“Prince was a fearless innovator, and known for challenging societal boundaries and gender definitions,” Resnikoff wrote. “But maybe he wasn’t so comfortable with his sexuality, after all.”

Look at the truth of the homosexual issue, in “Outlasting the Gay Revolution” or “A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been,” both at the WND Superstore.

He cited a 2008 interview by Claire Hoffman in the New Yorker that reported Prince’s social views.

“When asked about his perspective on social issues – gay marriage, abortion – Prince tapped his Bible and said, ‘God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough,’” the reporter quoted him saying.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/04/look-whos-turning-on-princes-legacy/#AjzZlW7bTQH1PVSx.99

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