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Mon, Sep 24 2012 - 09:55 PM

The Leaven Of Beatlemainia!

I don’t think the thinking of ‘the western world’ has seen such a shift in its thinking as it did between the years of 1962 to 1971. This initially may sound very profound or philosophical to some of you and yet it’s to ‘those’ some of you that I wish to address this Blog entry…

 

Why do I ‘pin point’ these years as being pivotal to the thinking of ‘the western world?’

 

These were the years of ‘free love’, ‘dropping out’ and ‘getting high’… They all were socially acceptable practices under the banners of “Peace” and “Freedom”.

 

How far further have we fallen since then? The dark veil over our eyes blinds us to seeing the bondage we are ‘really’ in. This same veil is over the eyes of ‘multitudes’ today…

 

I used to think “The majority must be right”. Sayings like “Go with the flow” and “If it feels good, do it” were the ‘social’ mottos in my younger days growing up…

 

But the wisdom of this world is foolishness… (1 Cor 3:19-20)

 

I had no way of knowing back then how wrong I was. It was not until I was given “Eyes to see and ears to hear” that I had any way of knowing the error of such statements…

 

The ‘enemy of our souls’ has blinded the eyes of a ‘great’ many souls throughout the centuries through the “Glitz and Glamour” of people and things. The ‘prophets’ of rock, film and T.V today are just like the popes and cardinals of times gone by because the enemy’s methods are no different today…

 

There are so many things ‘in this world’ that can distract us from the things that really matter most of all… If the level of our ‘personal morel standards’ are based on what our ‘social climate’ (Often powered by the media) says, and not on what God has said (through His word) we can become deceived very quickly…

 

Why do you think people today are talking about same sex marriage in the same way they were talking about abortion thirty plus years ago?

 

The one thing that matters most of all is the fact that God sent his Son into the world to save us because of His great love for us… He alone did it while we could do nothing… This and nothing less is the Gospel…

 

But ‘what’ you might say did we need saving from? Hell. (I know nobody likes to talk about it but it is a reality.)

 

Here are a couple of lines from a well known John Lennon song…

 

“Imagine there’s no Heaven, it’s easy if we try.

No Hell below us, above us only sky.”

 

Do you know that I am surprised that even Muslim’s are not outraged by this song? They believe there is a Heaven and a Hell just like the Pharisees of Jesus day believed there is a “Resurrection of the Dead”… Both are correct on these two facts. The trouble is that both have “Missed the boat”… Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and it all happened on the earth over two thousand years ago… If you don’t believe this one essential fact then you are lost… It is finished…

 

I would also like to say at this point that because of our sinful nature (The ‘state’ of being separated from God because of sin) “Nutopia” will not happen for anyone unless your “Peace” comes through Christ Jesus… (Col1:19-20) So I am saying here (in the strongest possible terms) that John Lennon was wrong…

 

While I am on the subject of “The Beatles” I would like to address a few things…

 

Firstly, the term "Karma” has a seed of truth to it because the Bible talks about “Sowing and Reaping”. But the Bible also talks about forgiving one another, loving your enemy’s and praying for those who persecute you… There is no other way around it…

 

Secondly, Christ was never an ‘incarnation’ of Krishna or Buddha or any other god. The truth of the matter is that 'this' Jesus that is preached all over the world is the one and only Son of the living God. (Matt 16:13-17) Jesus Christ came in the flesh once. He died once and became sin for us. He has been raised from the dead once and He will return once more for His Bride and that is all we need to say about it…

 

Thirdly, The Bible does not say “God helps those who help themselves”… I’ll just leave it at that except to say that “we can do nothing in our own strength”… (John 15:5)

 

Jesus said (Matt 24:12-13) “Because of the increase of wickedness the love of most will grow cold, but those who stand firm till the end will be saved.”

 

The key in all of this is to ‘not’ let your love grow cold and to keep your heart soft…

 

So how is your heart today?  

 

He already knows how you feel. He knows all your concerns and troubles whether you believe in Him or not.

 

And that is the truth…

 

 

Lenard A Ashton

 

I'd like to take a moment here and share a couple of YouTube links with you. The clips are taken from an Interview with Kirk Cameron on the subject of "Social issues" and may better address among other things the issue of same sex marrage better than I could do myself...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS4OqDvhprA

You can also check out his comments about abortion here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MAsymTAM40&feature=relmfu 

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roundtable - 5 years ago

I had the chance to listen to "Serve Yourself" a half hour ago, and it seems as if John Lennon liked to talk out of both sides of his mouth (there were other comments Lennon made that were more supportive of Dylan's Christianity, albeit in a reserved way). I gather the song is meant to be a mockery of Bob Dylan's song "You Got to Serve Somebody" and Lennon recorded about 10 versions of it for his personal use. Apparently he didn't have the nerve to let Dylan hear it publicly.It is really an abrasive attack against Dylan and faith in general and not a good thing to have done in the last year of Lennon's life, or at any time for that matter. May God have mercy on his soul.

lenashton - 5 years ago

In 1974 John Lennon recorded his "Mind Games" album. One track on the album was called the "Nutopian International Anthem" and consisted of about 3 to 4 seconds of silence. The album was full of references to things like "Karma" and "Peace on Earth". The media around the world still likes to hold up this kind of view of him (as a visionary) and the verious things that he said. Things that spoke to a whole generation...
One of his last songs he recorded during the year of 1980 was called "Serve yourself" and was included on an "Anthology" album back in the late 90's. This one song (to anybody who has had a chance to hear it) still says a lot about His 'state of mind' (in reference to God) right before he died... I still say "He was wrong" and if you read the Bible you will find out why...
But Lennon was not the only Beatle to have verious views about "God" that spoke to that same generation. The personal views of George Harrison have also been well documented in verious books and biography's over time...
Just as I said in my Blog post so I will say right here in relation to his song "My sweet Lord", and that is that "Jesus Christ was never an "Incarnation" of Krishna or Buddah or any other god". So this song cannot be about "Jesus Christ" if he's got singers singing the "Krishna" mantra in the background of song. So I will say here in conclusion that Harrison was just as wrong as Lennon was in his thinking towards God and just who He really is...

God Bless...

roundtable - 5 years ago



A lot of things happened "helter skelter" during Beatlemania and John Lennon admitted this. It was also one of the reasons Lennon did NOT want to reformulate the group. One thing he mentioned before he died might surprise people:
" People always got the image I was an anti-Christ or anti religion. I'm not. I'm a most religious fellow. I was brought up a Christian and I only now understand some of the things that Christ was saying in those parables. Because people got hooked on the teacher and missed the message" (John Lennon 1980 interview/Jan 81 Playboy).
In the 70s people were more interested in stars and superstars. There were older people I knew that were reading the Bible but nobody I knew, from my generation other than myself. I'm sure they were out there. But maybe that's why a lot of people call the Baby Boomers the spiritually illiterate generation. Also Lennon's father left him and his mother and he was raised by his Aunt Mimi. Not the most stable footing. The hard drugs in the 60s and later did him a lot of harm in spite of the way he waved it off. Also in the 70s when he went on drinking binges with Kieth Moon and Nilsson. Lennon said in the interview they were trying to kill themselves. Kieth Moon did die.
What was probably the greatest fault of " the great generation" (the parents of Baby Boomers), they packed their kids off to church but hardly a word was mentioned from the Bible at home. Lucky if you would hear grace.I'm sure things were somewhat different in some parts of the US but I got a feeling that that type of thing was pretty common in the northeast (New York, Toronto, Washington, Montreal). Being born in 1940 Lennon was neither a Baby Boomer nor part of the "great generation" that fought in WWII.
Just before he was killed John Lennon was softening on Buddhism, but still keeping his distance from Christianity.
In the interview John Lennon warned us about "Big Sister" and the coming of "Aldous Huxley". Likely refering to "Brave New World" which Aldous Huxley wrote (considered a negative view of the future in Huxley's own opinion). Some of these things have started to happen.I think John Lennon did a lot of things wrong and he underestimated what peace requires. One thing he forgot to factor in: YOU WILL NEVER HAVE WORLD PEACE AS LONG AS SATAN IS RUNNING AROUND. Had John Lennon lived 10 years longer and continued to read the Bible I think he would have seen that Jesus was more than just another intelligent philosopher.That's if he could have accepted Jesus as Savior.

praizeop2 - 5 years ago

Hi, Len, Welcome back to Praize.
Your blog is awesome! Every word the truth. I hope and pray that you will blog often. Blessings ~ Sarah

revsuz - 5 years ago

Dear Lenard,

This is a true teaching and reaches the core of Christianity. Thank you for this post. I pray many will read it and make changes in their lives according to the Word of God.

The peace of God be in you,

Rev. Suzanne


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