You get five guesses: Guess # 1:“They were all in the music business?”
“True. But this is not what they have most in common.” Guess #2: “They all played Rock –n-roll?” “Yes. But this is not the greatest commonality that they share.” Guess #3: “All of their careers ended prematurely?” “Yes they did; but that’s not the answer.”
Guess #4: “They all died at 27 years of age?” “Correct. But that’s not it.” Guess #5: “They all died tragic, unexpected deaths?” “Right. But what they have in common is even more tragic and unexpected than their deaths.” What they have most in common is found in the following true story:
“There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died and was buried; and in Hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.” (Luke 16:19-23)
What Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, have most in common is that right know, according to God’s Word, the Bible, they are being tormented in Hell.
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God…But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolators, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone: which is the second
death.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Revelation 21:8)
God says that as those Rock stars, and the rich man, are burning in Hell for their sins, you also will not inherit the kingdom of God but will be cast into the lake of fire if you have ever been any of the following: a fornicator (had sex outside of marriage), an idolator (served anything except the Lord Jesus Christ: food, sex, yourself, work, school, money, friends, etc..), an adulterer (looked lustfully at anybody), an effeminate (had or desired to have homosexual or lesbian sex), an abuser of yourself with mankind (had sex for money), a thief (taken what was not yours), a covetous person (desired what was not yours), a drunkard (been intoxicated by alcohol or drugs), a reviler (been physically or mentally abusive to others), an extortioner (forced money or information from others by violence, intimidation, abuse of authority), fearful (been faithless, shy), unbelieving (been disbelieving of and disobedient to Christ and the Bible), abominable (been disgusting to Christ by serving sin and yourself instead of serving Him), murderers (having killed, or had dislike, lack of love, hatred, in your heart toward others), whoremongers (had sex for money or had sex outside of marriage), liars (spoken what is untrue, attempted to deceive by doing, saying what is false), sorcerers (been a drug dealer, drug user, dabbling in magic or religions besides Biblical Christianity), or if you have committed any other sins.
Because you have chosen to sin, break God’s Law, and live as a child of the devil instead of a child of God, God has chosen to blot you out of His Book of Life (Exodus 32:33). You will die, because of your choice to sin (Ezekiel 18:4). After death, you will be judged by God for your sin and cast into the lake of fire, forever, as punishment. (Revelation 20:15).
In your desperate state, Christ says to you, “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish!” (Luke 13:3, 5) As a child of the devil, you deserve to burn forever in the lake of fire with satan, your father, for your sins (John 8:44; Matthew 25:46). “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). In light of the selfish, sinful, satanic, hatred that you have expressed towards God by breaking His Laws, compared with the love that He extends to you through the brutal death of His Son as the only Acceptable Sacrifice for your sins, you need to immediately reconsider your life, stop living for satan, sin and self, surrender your life completely to the Lord Jesus Christ, and live with the sole purpose of loving, obeying, and pleasing Him, and equally loving others, in accordance with His Word.
Only by changing from living to please yourself, to living to love and completely obey Christ, can you be saved from burning in Hell with the fallen stars of sex, drugs, and rock and roll.