I’m not much for watching TV anymore, especially during the day, although my husband still does. One of the first things he does every morning is turn on the TV and watch his favorite morning network TV show. So whether I want to or not, I catch a bit of morning TV, especially on days like today when he turns on the TV in both the bedroom and the living room. 😳 This morning’s TV coverage was on the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games but what actually caught my attention was the singing of John Lennon’s song, Imagine.

When I was young I remember liking the song and just thinking his choice of words were a little odd. Later in life, actually sometime after coming into a saving relationship with Christ, I came to realize just how secular his lyrics really were:

Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will live as one.

#JohnLennon

Ok, I’ll admit the tune is catchy, and yes I admit that I used to be a big Beatle’s fan, but it was primarily their early songs that I liked. Mostly, I have to say that the lyrics to Imagine are very troubling to me.

Imagine there’s no heaven: Actually, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

It’s easy if you try: Really?! “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.” Psalm 19:1-4

No hell below us: Wishful thinking, at best, for the unsaved. Denying the existence of something does not make it go away, “They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.” 2 Thessalonians 1:9

Imagine all the people living life in peace: How interesting that the Bible warns about those who silence legitimate fears and complaints with soothing words that speak of peace; “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” Jeremiah 8:11

Imagine no possessions: This is eerily similar to a statement made recently by Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum; a huge proponent of The Great Reset, in which he stated: “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.”

Imagine all the people sharing all the world: Sounds great but I fear the methodology in which the world is leaning toward in their execution to obtain this; #SocialJustice #Intersectionality #CriticalRaceTheory #Marxism #Socialism, etc.

And the world will live as one: Actually, “The Bible does not use the phrase “one-world government” or “one-world currency” in referring to the end times. It does, however, provide ample evidence to enable us to draw the conclusion that both will exist under the rule of the Antichrist in the last days.” #GotQuestions

I could go on and on. I know we live in a secular world. TV shows are overwhelmingly secular. The Olympic Games are secular. Popular music and popular music artists are primarily secular. But I also know that this place is not my home. My forever home is in heaven. In the meantime I believe God has preordained certain things for Christians to do while here on earth. For me, it’s speaking out and writing about the kind of things I’m writing about here, and of course, telling people about Jesus. There is new life in Him! 🙌🏻

Imagine there’s no heaven? No way!

https://www.gotquestions.org/repentance.html

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