This article left me with a profound feeling of sadness. Here we have real life illustration of Mark 8:36: For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? John Lennon was a man who clearly was looking for something to fill the God-shaped vacuum in his heart, and I wonder if he may have found it if those who bitterly attacked him had prayed for him to find God's truth and shown Christ's love instead. I remember a visiting speaker in my chapel once gloating that half the Beatles were in hell, and he was praying that they could soon have a full reunion concert.
"When I was a heathen Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and John Belushi made me laugh too. Now that I am wonderfully saved and a son of God they're repulsive to me. They are my and my children's avowed enemy and most importa nt ly the enemy of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."
Wrong! She is lost, and unsaved, but she, nor any ot her unbeliever is n ot the enemy. Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is n ot against flesh and blood , but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.