…Because The “King Of Cool” Became Saved And Will Be There.
Not many celebrities or people of world renown will be in heaven according to the Bible:
1 Corinthians 1:26-28 King James Version (KJV)
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
In a worldly way, Steve McQueen had it all. We baby boomers saw him in “Wanted: Dead Or Alive,” with his one of a kind sawed-off Winchester rifle. He costarred with Yul Brynner in “The Magnificent Seven.” He rode his motorcycle in “The Great Escape,” and with Nazis close behind him, he nearly jumped into Switzerland. I was in fourth grade when this movie was released, and we boys were jumping our bicycles off of everything after watching this movie. Then, of course, there is the seven minute chase scene in Bullitt, whereby he drives a Mustang through the hills of San Francisco at breakneck speed. (see the two part You Tubes below covering the chase scene).
Steve had a rough upbringing, starting when his barnstorming daredevil father who worked with a circus as a stunt pilot, left him a couple of months after his birth. His alcoholic mother, likewise, opted out, and turned him over to relatives. Steve was also dyslexic. A cruel step father then intervened in his life, beating him, and Steve eventually ended up in the California Junior Boys Republic in Chino, California (Boys Town). He served a hitch in the Marines, and later tried acting, receiving his first break that led to a role in the western “Wanted: Dead Or Alive.” He played roles as an anti hero throughout his acting career. After receiving worldly success and fame, he realized that something was missing. And that something, of course, was Jesus Christ. In spite of all of the worldly success in his life, Steve lacked inner peace. Prior to being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Steve placed his faith in Jesus Christ. Listen to the first two You Tubes for Steve McQueen’s testimony and conversion. The first of the two is narrated by California evangelist Greg Laurie who I love to hear preach the Gospel teaching of salvation. I am really glad Steve was saved! Thank you Jesus.
Enjoy the following two You Tubes, depicting the conversion of Steve McQueen:
Seven Minute Mustang Chase Scene In Bullitt:
Motorcycle Scene- The Great Escape, 1963, Steve McQueen (This scene was not part of the movies’ original story line and script, but was added so the aspiring actor could showcase his motorcycle skills. Steve raced motorcycles competitively).