Largest Concert in History
John 12:43, “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”
By David J. Stewart
The Guinness World Records site credits the largest live concert to Rod Stewart who drew 3.5 million for a New Year’s Eve 1994 performance at Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
1st John 5:19, “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”
When Jesus came into the country of the Gergesenes, they asked Jesus to DEPART (Matthew 8:34). Can you imagine someone asking Jesus, their God and Creator, to leave. Jesus has never been welcomed by the sin-loving world.
I am not condemning Rod Stewart, for we are all guilty, dirty, rotten, sinners, deserving of hellfire. But I am taking a stand for God. It is a shame that a man who has glorified sin and immorality throughout his singing career is praised by millions of people. This is the wickedness of the world in which we live. Rod Stewart drew the largest concert in recorded history in 1994, a crowd of 3,500,000 fans! Wow!
Yet, what will it matter 100-years from now? Rod Stewart hasn't glorified God with his talent and life. Where will all those souls be 100-years from now when they've been buried 6-feet under? Did you ever stop to realize that all 6,500,000,000 estimated people in the world today will all be dead in a little over 100-years from now? EVERYONE alive right now will be dead in a little over 100-years!!! If you divide 100-years by 6,500,000,000 you get 65,000,000 people that will die on average per year over the next 100-years, which equates to 178,082 deaths per day on average if we divided 65,000,000 into 365 days in a year. Can you imagine? Every day in this world, there are roughly 175,000 deaths. Where will all those souls be in eternity? Are you willing to take a gamble that the Bible is not true? Are you foolish enough to just wait and find out? Do you really believe that there'll be parties in Hell?
If we could ask former deceased BLACK SABBATH frontman, Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010), if he's enjoying He'll, you'd get a response exactly like the response from the rich man suffering the flames of in Hell in Luke 16:24,27-31 . . .
“And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. ... Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”
We have Moses and the prophets today in the Word of God, the blessed holy Book which Ronnie James Dio said wasn't “concrete” enough for him to obey. Albeit, Dio solidly believed in the Satanism which he promoted unquestionably.
A lot of people don't believe in a literal Hell. You should consider that the nation's leaders are waiting for the Antichrist and have a vacant seat waiting for him at the EU. The UN recognizes the Biblical number of the Antichrist, the Beast, 666 (Revelation 13:4,18;19:20;20:10). The Dragon is Satan (Revelation 20:2). The EU has a statue of a woman riding a beast as foretold in the Bible (Revelation 17:3) outside their headquarters. In view of ungodly world leaders who recognize the Bible as true, yet they are rebellious against God; why would you be so foolish to think that there is not a literal place called Hell? It is quite amazing that the world's unsaved heathen leaders believe the Bible more than the common man who walks in complete darkness. Let me tell you, the King James Bible is God's Word, and it is true!
The reason why Satanists and occultists are so devout in their Luciferian worship is because they KNOW that the Bible is true, but they hate and despise it's divine Author, God. Only a fool believes that the world just happened. Scientists believe that the moon broke off as a chunk from the earth and somehow became round, and then somehow the earth filled the missing empty spot where the chunk broke off. That's their best and brightest theory! It's ludicrous too!
The fact that the human race can only be traced back to about 4,000 B.C. is incredible evidence in support of the Biblical date of approximately 4,004 B.C. for creation. The first recorded civilization was Egypt, who were writing on stones at 1,600 B.C. The catastrophic world flood happened at about 2,500 B.C. Evolutionists claim they have human-made objects from 12,000 B.C., but that's pure speculation. The FACT of the matter is that Egypt was the first civilization recorded in history, which is why occultists today use the All-Seeing Eye and the Pyramid of Egypt as symbols of their secret societies. Egypt was heathen and worshipped a host of hundreds of false gods including Horus and Ra.
Certainly, there is a form of hell-on-earth today as I hear so many people say; but I assure you that the Lake of Fire will be beyond your worst nightmares and no suffering in this world can compare. Imagine being engulfed in napalm (i.e., a mixture of gasoline and aluminum soap used in flame throwers) for all eternity? That is what Hell will be like!
As a genuinely born-again Christian, I think about the Scriptures throughout the day. Due to two failed neck surgeries to remove herniated disks at C5-C6-C7 and a bone spur. I am unfortunately worse now than before my surgeries. My pain is chronic, agonizing and relentless. It is debilitating at times. I believe God has given this pain to me as a thorn in the flesh to keep me humble.
The Word of God is precious to me. The Bible is not just a book in my library, it is my life. I love the Bible! Jesus commanded us in John 5:39 to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES! Amen and amen! The Scriptures are a Lamp unto our feet according to Psalm 119:105. We need the Bible to guide us through this life. The Holy Spirit of God guides the believer with the Scriptures (John 14:26). The King James Bible is the only Bible I use. All modern Bibles have been corrupted by Satan. The New International Version (NIV) removes the name above every other name, Jesus, in 38-places. That is evil. The King James Bible is trustworthy!
Billions of people are headed for eternal damnation in their sins. Rod Stewart is an extremely gifted man and he has sang some very beautiful music; but his overall life is void of Jesus Christ. All the tens-of-millions of fans who have attended Rod Stewart concerts will be gone from the earth in 100-years. God commands us not to love the world, because the world will pass away and the lusts thereof (1st John 2:15-17).
Noah was a preacher of righteousness (2nd Peter 2:5). Noah warned the ungodly world of the coming flood for 120 years, but no one took him seriously. The average person in America today is too busy doing their own thing to take notice of the truth. They couldn't care less about the truth behind the 911 attacks. They couldn't care less about the killing of over 1,000,000 innocent Iraqis to steal their nation's oil. And they couldn't care less about the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ either. Most people are content in their false religion.
There is a reason why Rod Stewart is so popular, he is a worldly sensual singer. 13 of his songs contain the word “virgin,” a key word in America's sexually-degenerate society! Here are some filthy lyrics from Rod Stewart's song, Tonight's the Night...
Don't deny your man's desire
You'd be a fool to stop this tide
Spread your wings and let me come inside
Tonight's the night
It's gonna be alright
Cause I love you girl
Ain't nobody gonna stop us now
Don't say a word my virgin child
Just let your inhibitions run wild
The Bible condemns such sensual lyrics. James 3:15 and Jude 1:17-19, “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, SENSUAL, devilish. ... But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly LUSTS. These be they who separate themselves, SENSUAL, having not the Spirit.”
The Bible says in Matthew 24:39 that the people living in Noah's time “knew not until the flood came, and took them all away.” As the heathen world goes to their music concerts, guzzles their booze and lives in sinful pleasures, the clock is ticking. The clock is ticking!!! Judgment Day is coming! Everywhere in the world, people are wining and dining, but God has no place in their lives. 1st Corinthians 10:7, “Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.”
Humanity is nothing more than skeletons covered with flesh. Everywhere I go, I see skeletons. I picture people as I've seen in the piles of bones in mass graves from genocide and war. Life is so short. I see dead people. We are just dust, lovingly formed by God from the dust of the earth. From dirt we came, and to dirt we shall return (Ecclesiastes 12:7). All that matters is whether or not you've been born-again by the Spirit of God. Religion cannot save you. You need Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
I am thankful to God for the blessings in my life, even though I suffer every day of my existence in physical neck, arm and leg pain. I am only one person, but God only needs one person to accomplish great things. It's not the 3,500,000 people that show up for a rock concert that God uses; it's the one poor man who cries aloud in the Wilderness in Jesus' name, like John the Baptist. By God's grace I want to be like John the Baptist, crying out from a cyberspace wilderness for God, doing my part to turn many to the righteousness of Jesus Christ (Daniel 12:3; Matthew 6:33; 2nd Corinthians 5:21).
All across the world, there are groups gathering to hear rock concerts, groups gathering in the name of religion, groups gathering to make a buck, groups gathering in the name of sports, groups gathering for all sorts of vain and worldly pursuits; but you can't take any materialistic possessions, worldly fame nor earthly pleasures with you beyond the grave (1st Timothy 6:7). The only thing we can take with us is the souls of men whom we lead to Jesus Christ, Whom forgives men's sins (Proverb 11:30; Acts 10:43). When you die, you will either die in your sins without Christ and go to Hell (John 8:24); or you'll die in the Lord and go to Heaven (Revelation 14:13).
This life is short, as a vapor that's here one moment and gone the next (James 4:14). The biggest concert in history cannot compare to the billions of souls that will be burning in the Lake of Fire for all eternity (Revelation 20:11-15). Those fools who think God is so loving that He would never send anyone to Hell forever need to open their eyes wider to the pain and suffering in this present world. If God allows such horrid suffering here, you can be assured that God will allow suffering in eternity. In fact, God will cause the suffering for all Christ-rejecters, taking out His vengeance upon them in flaming fire and wrath according to 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9 and John 3:36 in the Bible. Please do not take the Bible lightly, because God said His Word cannot be broken (John 10:35). What God said will come to pass.
Jesus said that the world would be as in the days of Noah and the times of Sodom during the Last Days (Luke 17:26-29). We are living in those Last Days (2nd Timothy 3:1-7). Only 8 people survived the worldwide flood that killed off humanity. Only 4 people survived the fire and brimstone which consumed the wicked city of Sodom. Likewise, hardly anyone will be saved during the End Times, because false gospels and wickedness will abound everywhere (Luke 18:8). Our churches today are corrupted with numerous false gospels based on human self-righteousness. Very, very few people are truly born-again believers. Where will you spend eternity?
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