The Death of John Lennon

John Lennon was assassinated by a young man who hated that Lennon said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ. He hated that Lennon wrote Imagine and other songs that were dismissive of God's existence.

As a fan of the Beatles growing up I can clarify what happened for readers.

There are two truths at work here:

1. It was the will of God that John died because all men are assigned a time to die. That is a well known biblical truth. Job 14:5 says:

A person’s days are determined;
    you have decreed the number of his months
    and have set limits he cannot exceed.



2. What the young man did was wicked. It was murder. God often uses evil to accomplish His will. Christ had to die and be raised from the dead to erase the sins of the elect. Yet those who killed the Son of God did so out of utter hate, having been chosen to carry out the wicked deed before the world was made. Rev 22:15 says:

Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

So readers, just as Christ was sacrificed according to the predetermined will of God, and those who killed Him were held accountable for murder, so is the unbelieving John Lennon appointed a time to die as we all are, yet his murderer will be held accountable for his murder. God is not the author of sin, but controls the exact extent of sin according to His eternal plan. 


See also:

New Covenant Theology

and:

1646 First London Confession

and:

Luther and Menno: A Failure of Protestant and Anabaptist Doctrine

and:

How to Go to Hell: Believe in the Three Uses of the Law

and:

Charles Spurgeon Prince of Law Preaching

and:

Sephardic Bnei Anusim Hear This!

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