Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Friday, August 6, 2010

John Lennon and the Future

God dwells outside of the realm of time and space. He dwells in eternity. You and I have to wait for time to pass, but the Bible tells us that God created "time" and that He Himself isn’t subject to its restrictions. We are held within its dimension, but God is not. He can whisk through time and tell us what is going to happen in the future.

John Lennon at least once tried to do that. In a recording session with record producer Phil Spector :

Lennon: "What are they gonna do, play jazz with Jethro Tull?"
Spector: "No, Elton John, probably."
Lennon: "Elton is good friend of mine."
Spector: "Well, it's good. He's got the same name as you, only you spell it in front and he spells it in the back. And you both go to the same place."
Lennon: "No, no, no, no, I refuse. Elton's gonna die young. I'm gonna be a ninety-year old guru."
Spector: "Okay I make history, you make guru's."
Lennon: "Phil; I'm gonna write your history, so be careful."

Lennon was obviously messing with Spector, but there's an irony to his words. Despite his bouts with depression and an attempt to kill himself, Elton John made it through to his 60’s, and Phil Spector went to prison for murder. This was history John Lennon didn’t live to see. We can sometimes guess the future with the accuracy of a weatherman, but only God can perfectly predict it. It is proof that He is God.

It is because of this that we have no excuse for rejecting the Bible. Those who do so because they are offended by the judgments of God or they believe that Scripture is full of contradictions, have never humbly searched the Scriptures to see how the uniqueness of this amazing Book, especially in the area of prophecy.

It is a trait of human nature to think that death is something that happens to other people. We somehow think that we are immortal, or at least we put it off as something that will come so far into the future we needn’t be concerned. John Lennon was no different. He thought that he would live to be in his 90’s. The very day he was murdered, he said "I consider that my work won't be finished until I'm dead and buried, and I hope that's a long long time."

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