Wednesday, July 8, 2009
"We come together in this place where… he brought joy as only he could."
"Though our hearts are aching we need to look up where he is..."
“I love [him] and I want to thank him so much for blessing me and every single individual on this earth…”
“He is going to live forever and ever and ever and ever."
Sadly, none of these quotes were intended to refer to the Lord Jesus, but to another very lost self-declared king.
Even as the coffin containing his corpse came in and the choir began,
“Soon and very soon we are going to see the king”
It was clear from the screams of fans in the congregation that they knew that the king they were hoping to see soon and very soon was the one whose body was being carried in that that moment.
Al Mohler put it well: " Where the Gospel of Christ is absent or eclipsed, this is all that is left. The messianism of Michael J. will just transfer to a new object."