"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit [God's Spirit], from the Spirit will reap eternal life."For those of us old enough to remember, we may recall the words of John Lennon (1940-1980) of Beatles fame who "said in 1966: 'Christianity will go.
It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that. I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now. I don't know which will go first—rock n' roll or Christianity.' Fourteen years later, Lennon was shot dead by Mark David Chapman in New York City on December 8, 1980."Some time after John Lennon's statement about being more popular than Jesus, "while in Chicago, Lennon and the Beatles called a press conference and apologized to the world for his comment." However, I believe Lennon was referring to his own country with his statement … and it probably was true in the UK.There has been an email message floating around claiming that other famous people verbally mocked God and were killed in an unusual way soon after. Many, if not most, of these claims were false. I did check on TruthOrFiction.com about the report on John Lennon and it is stated as truth, not fiction.However, in a very real sense, any person who disregards the Word of God saying that they don't believe in God or his Word, and fails to accept the fact that Jesus, the son of God, died on the cross to pay the penalty for their sins, and in so doing rejects God's gift of salvation, forgiveness, and eternal life, is living a life of mockery. This is because they play the role of God in choosing to believe their own word instead of God's Word. Putting themselves above God is not only a mockery, but also a fatal path to follow—eternally fatal.Whatever you do, God has given us his Word and specific warning about life after death, so don't mock God and hope for the best when you come to the end of life's journey. The reality is that we cannot mock God. We will reap what we sow. Here are 5 world famous people who Mocked God and died untimely.
John Lennon (1940-1980) did say in 1966, “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that. I’m right and I will be proved right.
We’re more popular than Jesus now. I don’t know which will go first – rock n’ roll or Christianity.” Fourteen years later, Lennon was shot dead by Mark David Chapman in New York City on December 8, 1980.The American teen magazine “Datebook” reprinted the “We’re more popular than Jesus” interview which caused a stir of protests and a rash of Beatle record and memorabilia burnings on the streets in the US. Beatles manager, Brian Epstein released a statement saying that the words of John Lennon had been taken out of context and while in Chicago Lennon and the Beatles called a press conference and apologized to the world for his comment.The band heard of threats from the Ku Klux Klan, predictions that they would all die in a plane crash or a hurricane. This was about 2 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the band made a decision to stop touring and focus their attention to work in the recording studio.John Lennon was a Rock and Roll musician who co-founded the popular British Invasion Band called the Beatles in the 1960’s. Lennon and co-writer Paul McCartney wrote hundreds of songs together along with George Harrison and Ringo Star and together they remained at the top of the charts for nearly a decade.Lennon was notorious for his little quips and often answered reporter’s questions off answers the top of his head. One of the earliest remarks like these was when asked how the Beatles found America, Lennon responded, “Turn left at Greenland.”The Fab Four might have began in England but they gained European popularity in the rock and roll school of hard knocks working the taverns of Hamburg Germany. The band returned to England where they were discovered playing at a nightclub by Brian Epstein who landed them a record deal and there first hits “Please Please Me” and “Love Me Do” skyrocketed them to fame. Their 1963 US tour the U.S. included a Sunday Night live performance on the Ed Sullivan Show which introduced the for mop tops to the nearly every American family. The band had a long run on the hit parade and in 1969 broke up and each Beatle pursued their individual solo careers. In the Beatles Anthology documentary , George Harrison said, “They gave their money and they gave their screams, but the Beatles kind of gave their nervous systems. Which is, you know, much more difficult thing to give.”
In his book, “Skywriting By Word of Mouth”, Lennon wrote that he and the group had grown weary of touring and thanked Jesus for the comment that drove the band from the road and into the studio where they recorded their most creative projects.After the breakup of the band, John Lennon wrote a couple of songs about God. In his first solo album Lennon wrote, “God is a concept, by which we can measure, our pain.” This was a song where John list Beatles, Bible, Jesus, Zimmerman (Bob Dylan), kings, yoga, Kennedy, and mantra as things that he does not believe in and says he just believes in himself and his wife Yoko.Seven years before his death, in 1973, Lennon’s biggest solo hit entitled “Imagine” included the lyrics, Imagine there’s no Heaven, it’s easy if you try. No Hell below us, above us only sky.” Many interpreted the song to be a message against religion but this was John Lennon vision of the world living in peace and not fighting over spiritual ideals or materialism.The question is, why would God wait so long to smite John Lennon?
Tancredo de Almeida Neves, Portuguese, March4, 1910 – April 21, 1985, was aBrazilianpolitician, lawyer, and entrepreneur. He served asMinister of Justice and Interior Affairsfrom 1953 to 1954, Prime Minister from 1961 to 1962,Minister of Financein 1962, and asGovernor of Minas Geraisfrom 1983 to 1984. He was elected President of Brazilin 1985, but died before he took office.He began his political career with theProgressistas(PP) ofMinas Gerais, for whom he served as city councilman of São João del Rei from 1935 to 1937. He received the majority of votes and became President of the Municipal Legislature.
He was elected state representative (1947–1950) and congressman (1951–1953) as a member of theSocial Democratic Party(PSD). He took office in June 1953, acting asMinister of JusticeandMinister of Internal Affairsuntil the suicide of PresidentGetúlio Vargas.In 1954 Neves was electedcongressmanand served for one year. From 1956 to 1958 he was director of Banco de Crédito Real de Minas Gerais and President of Carteira de Redescontos ofBanco do Brasilfrom 1956 to 1958. From 1958 to 1960 he headed the Department of Finance ofMinas Gerais.
Neves was nominatedPrime Minister of Brazil after PresidentJânio Quadrosresigned and the introduction of the Parliamentary Regime in 1961 and was re-elected congressman in 1963.He was a leader of theBrazilian Democratic Movement(MDB), a political party created on October 27, 1965 through the Institutional Act Number Two (AI-2) which abolished all existing parties and the institution of bi-partisanship. He was later re-elected congressman several times between 1963 and 1979. After the re-institution of a multiparty system Neves became asenator as a member of the MDB in 1978 and founded the Popular Party (PP) with which he continued to serve until 1982. He joined theBrazilian Democratic Movement Party(PMDB) the following year and was elected governor ofMinas Geraiswhere he served from 1983 to 1984. During this period, there was great political turmoil in favour of the movement known asDiretas Já, a civil action that mobilized the youth and proclaimed direct elections for president. But with the defeat of the "Dante de Oliveira amendment", mandated direct elections for president in 1984. Neves was chosen to represent the Democratic Alliance, a coalition of opposition parties.In 1984, Neves ran for president with the help ofUlysses Guimarães. He was electedPresident of Brazilon January 15, 1985 by the indirect votingof anelectoral college. Neves fell gravely ill on the eve of his inauguration, March 14, 1985, and died 39 days afterwards. He died ofdiverticulitisand never assumed his position as president. While still ill, he was awarded the Grand Cross of Value, Loyalty and Merit by the Military Order of the Tower and Spade on March 27.Although he died before taking his post as president his name has been included in the gallery of Brazilian presidents according to law 7.4653, passed on the first anniversary of his death. Neves was the last Mineiro (from the State ofMinasGerais) President to be elected in the 20th century (beforeDilmaRousseffin 2010).Neves was one of the most important Brazilian politicians in the 20th century and one of the major statesmen of Brazilian history. In July 2012 he was elected one of the 100 Greatest Brazilians of All Timein a competition organized bySistema Brasileiro de Televisão(SBT) and theBritish BroadcastingCorporation(BBC). What about his mocking of God and ultimately death? During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency.Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died.
Agenor de Miranda Araújo Neto , better known as Cazuza, April 4, 1958 – July 7, 1990, was a Brazilian singer and songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro .
Along with Raul Seixas , Renato Russo and Os Mutantes , Cazuza, both while fronting Barão Vermelho and at solo career, is considered one of the best exponents of Brazilian rock music. In his 9-year career, he sold more than 5 million albums and achieved 11 number one singles and 18 Top 10 singles in Brazil.
During A show in Canecio in Rio de Janeiro, while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: “God, that’s for you.”He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a horrible manner on 7 July 1990
Thomas Andrews Jr., 7 February 1873 – 15 April 1912, was a British businessman and shipbuilder.
He was managing director and head of the drafting department of the shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff in Belfast , Ireland.
Thomas Andrews was inspired to build a ship that will be legendary during his time.After the construction of the mighty Titanic, a British luxury liner, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said, ”Even God himself couldn’t sink the ship”.
Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962, was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comedic " blonde bombshell " characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era's changing attitudes towards sexuality.
She was a top-billed actress for only a decade, but her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2019) by the time of her death in 1962.
More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.She was visited by pastor Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her.After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said: “I don’t need your Jesus”.A week later, she was found dead in her apartment.