Epitaph


 

LOS ANGELES –  Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday night. She was 48. For more information, click on the provided link entitled “Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48“.

Some of Houston’s accomplishments are listed below:

 And these are just a few of this great entertainer’s accomplishments. Whitney Houston is indeed the embodiment of the American dream, since her accomplishments are of high value to this world. But what are Houston’s accomplishments worth before Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead for their works? What does God say of this woman who has captured the hearts of many, thus gaining the world as yet another American Idol? What is the “epitaph” of Jesus Christ for Whitney Houston?

Mark 8

35    “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
36    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
37    Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38    Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Jesus said that Houston saved her life, and refused to obey his gospel that could have saved her soul. And instead, she gained the whole world and lost her soul. Jesus said that Houston was ashamed of him and his teachings, and would rather have the praise of the people of this world who are marked for destruction. Finally, Jesus said that he is ashamed of Whitney Houston and her accomplishments.

Why???

Because Jesus Christ calls everyone to turn from their sins, to stop loving this sinful world, to put their trust in him, and to obey all that he has taught us. Jesus calls mankind to holiness, without which no one will see the Lord and inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. So let this be a warning to you.

1John 2

1    My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2    And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3    And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4    He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5    But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
15    Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16    For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17    And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

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2 thoughts on “Epitaph

  1. I’ve heard it said that if Whitney asked Jesus to forgive her, even at the last moments of her life, that she is forgiven and in heaven. What are you thoughts on this?

    • Good question, Louise!

      Luke 23
      39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
      40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
      41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
      42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
      43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

      According to Scripture, anyone who repents before dying will be saved.
      However, to PLAN to repent on one’s death bed so that one’s life of sin can be enjoyed to it’s fullest, is like playing Russian Roulette, sine no one knows if they would even have the chance to repent.
      It’s best to repent and follow Jesus now, and be sure that God approves of our lives.

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