Skip to comments.Elizabeth Taylor's Passing - Human Fame, Vanity and Dust in the Wind
Posted on 03/23/2011 5:17:46 PM PDT by kindred
In light of Elizabeth Taylors passing on, I have noticed the worlds secular media (1 John 2:15-17) praising Miss Taylor as a cultural do as thou wilt trend setter, one who showed NO scruples when it came to sound Judeo/ Christian values and morality; especially to the God ordained institute of marriage (Matt. 19:4-6, 1 Cor. 9:6, Heb. 13:4). Such secular and godless traits of these individuals are greatly applauded and encouraged by the world to its inhabitants (Rom. 1:32, 1 John 2:15-17).
To the secular world (1 John 2:15-17), Miss. Taylors philanthropy and endless work in AIDS research and charity is her lifetimes pinnacle achievement. She raised millions of dollars while encouraging the destructive lifestyle that most of its infected patients indulged in. It is safe to say that Miss Taylor lived a full and bountiful life, tasting all of the fruits that this world has to offer its temporally visitors. In the end, one must ask, did Miss Taylor possessed the RIGHTEOUS perfection that one so desperately needs to stand before Almighty God, ones Creator and Judge (Rom. 10:2-4, Heb. 9:27, Rev. 20:11-15)? That is a question one will never hear from the world's media.
"Did Miss Taylor possessed the RIGHTEOUS perfection that one so desperately needs to stand before Almighty God, ones Creator and Judge?"
The Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes is the tragic biography of Adams fallen race (i.e., humanity) told by the wisest of all men, King Solomon. King Solomon possessed it all: wisdom, brilliance, discernment, authority, prestige, riches/ wealth, property/ possessions, power, fame, women and glory. Amazingly, as he was reflecting on his life in his last days, he made this very sobering and tragic statement: Vanity of vanities all is vanity (Eccl. 1:1-15, 12:7-8).
In possessing all of this stature and achievement, it never satisfied the eternal void of his heart. All of it did not - and could not - yield peace and contentment. In the end, all of Solomon's great achievements and pomp could never deliver him in the hour of his death. To Solomon, all indeed was truly dust in the wind...
Dust in the Wind, the title of a song released by the group Kansas in the late 1970s, is a melancholy piece regarding the terrible uncertainties and brevity of earthly existence. There is no certainty, no hope, no expectation, no solution and no deliverance. The song is painted with pessimistic colors and presents a bleak and tragic picture with absolute abandonment and no salvation to be found. All we are is dust in the wind .
"All we are is dust in the wind"
What the majority of humanity (and the song) greatly misses is that without Almighty God, our Creator and Sustainer and His righteousness, all is indeed an absolute tragedy, vainity and dust in the wind (Psalm 39:5). My friend, that was never Gods plan and purpose for His creation (Rom. 5:12-21). It is Almighty Gods sincerest desire that all would come to the saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ and have Eternal Life. The Bible states:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16-17)
"Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die ?" (Ezekiel 33:11)
"For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost" (Matt 18:11)
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" (Matt 11:28-30)
Jesus said, "The thief (Satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10)
Your existence here in time does not have to end in vanity. Almighty God has a great future plan and purpose for your life.
But as it is written, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him" (1 Cor. 2:9)
"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live" (John 11:25)
"And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever" (Rev. 22:5) . "Without Almighty Gods remedy for our sinful condition which is found only in the Person of His Son Jesus Christ, indeed all is truly vanity and dust in the wind." l. "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? " (Matt 16:26)
"Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah" (Psalm 39:5). . "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" (Rev 20:11-15)
In the end, Solomon fully comprehended that Almighty God was absolutely essential for the existence of man. To know Him is life eternal with great expectation and purpose!
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil" (Eccl. 12:13,14)
Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior? To know Him is to have Eternal Life and possess Eternal Hope. May it be your sincere desire to know the One that made it all possible for you to have all of Gods highest and best for your life - both here in time and also for eternity.
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
“...It seems that we are nearing the time of the Lords return...”
Because Liz Taylor died?
Gimme a break.
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand because the star of Butterfield 8 died? I was assuming the only ones who thought that were mourning in leather bars all over the country. Was I wrong!
Well, OTOH, “Judge not, lest ye be judged.”
I pray that Elizabeth Taylor repented and found grace before she went to Judgment.
I understand the negative attitude toward all that media tripe, but I don’t like to take it out on someone who just died.
A trip we all must make. Her flight left today.
I was never a Taylor fan. But it seems a bit early to be trashing her and speculating about her salvation prospects.
I admire Liz Taylor’s odd commitment to marriage. No matter how many times if failed, she kept going back and marrying someone new. It was a bizarre optimism, but she never gave up.
Fortheluvofgawd, let her alone. RIP, Elizabeth Taylor.
You misread. But Israel being back in the land is but one of many latter day prophecies that God made through many of His old testament prophets that must happen before the Lord returns. One must search the Scriptures as only Bible believing Christians are aware of His soon return to the earth as Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
Political correctness such as this has been the destruction of American liberties by the left and rino right who use it to suppress free speech and manipulate conversation. It is an evil thing.
We are dust in the wind, our life is but a vapour like dew on the grass that burns away by midmorning and then death, the judgement of God by Christ Jesus, then;...
It would be nice if you could write like a nice human being rather than sounding like Harry Powell in “Night of the Hunter.”
She can rot in hell for supporting that child molester Wacko Jacko
It’s not news, it’s not activism, it is opinion, and it is already posted.
Can’t all the self-righteous sobs of the world wait until she’s at least room temperature?
In all the interviews I saw of her over the years she NEVER spoke ill of any other person.
And she was HEAVILY involved in charities and various humanitarian efforts.
Not many around here who can say the same. Not many anywhere, I guess.
<< Zechariah 12 >>
American King James Version
This is why I say this. What is Elizabeth Taylor to me, I did not know her.
1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 4 In that day, said the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open my eyes on the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. 5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.
6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. 7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. 8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look on me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. 11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. 12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; 14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
I don’t know what political correctness means to you, but Minn’s post contained none of it. For all of your feigned piety, using Taylor’s death to climb on your soapbox showed absolutely zero class and no compassion what-so-ever.
The whole article is overwrought. Horrible writing.
And how did a lousy blog become news?
Oh STFU you ignorant, self righteous clueless. blatherer
Maybe you can get Fred Phelps and crew to go protest her funeral with you!?!
From another thread, Phelps will be there for the funeral.
That makes it easy for the OP. All he has to do is show up.
I’m so happy to see so many people up in arms over this jackass Kindred. As always, most freepers show enormous good judgement and taste. RIP, Liz.
What Mike said; also, for an over-the-top but less hateful and raving-loony assessment, see
Odd, that the thread is surviving :0
I’ve got to admit I don’t know who Elizabeth Taylor is/was. Was she is the Wizard of Oz or something?
I think she was thee most beautiful young actress ever in Hollywood in her younger years. I did not follow her later career much, and ignored all the trashy gossip stories about her - but she became quite the philanthropist giving untold amounts of time and money for charitable causes. Much more than most others in Hollywood.
... and for her eyebrows she shall be remembered!
C'mon dude, it's a sign and wonder, right there in between earthquakes and rumors of wars.
Been living in a cave all your life? My favorite movies with her are...
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
As for epics, I've seen her CLEOPATRA but prefer THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE with SOPHIA LOREN.
I never liked old movies even when I was a little kid.
Maybe you should do society a favor and tell Liz personally how you felt about her life.
***I never liked old movies even when I was a little kid.***
If you watch the old movies you will see that many of today’s hot films are nothing but reworked scripts of old movies.
Hollywood has lost it’s ability to imagine.
You’re probably right. My feelings are the same about new movies although I have never seen one.
He isn't faking it. Liz Taylor's death is an example of how sinful this world has become. True, we are all sinners, but we are NOT all repenters.
Everybody hopes God has forgiven her, but she treasured her sinful nature and tried to compensate with her own brand of righteousness: She went out and did good deeds. God rejects this!
Trust me, if I could, I would have out-sinned Liz Taylor and all the other sinners. But one day God dropped a Bible on my head and I knew I had to choose the sinful life or a better way. Even today, I struggle with sinful thoughts and temptations. But God has clearly shown me which way I must choose. No excuses!
‘She can rot in hell for supporting that child molester Wacko Jacko’
Because she supported a friend that she thought was not guilty? Bill Buckley got in touch with a convicted rape-murderer who read NR. He fought for and helped finance appeals because the guy convinced him that he was a bad guy, but not guilty of the rape murder. Years later the guy confessed his guilt. So Bill Buckley can rot in hell?
She just died. Let’s be nice. Ms.Taylor was very generous to Jewish and Israeli charities. For that, she should be commended.
That makes absolutely no sense at all. How is her death an example of how sinful the world has become? If the world wasn't so sinful she'd still be with us?
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old, and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
‘Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.
RIP, Beautiful Liz.
You got me there.
Her LIFE is an example of how sinful the world has become. We are glorifying her and others rather than God. Her funeral allows all to reflect on this (multiple marriages=fornication, homosexual agenda supporter, never reads the Bible, never respects God).
Did you know that before I was born most public schools taught the Bible and had daily prayer?
Oh you so miss it. I assume you read the article. It makes it very clear that none of us is righteous in our own selves; we are all rotten sinners. Only those who repent of their and accept Jesus substitute death and resurrection for their sins are so to speak “putting on the righteousness of G-D.” It's not our righteousness. We just want to identify with Him, but we know who we are—lousy sinners saved by G-D’s grace. Those with too much pride will never admit that they are a sinner, and they will miss the great relationship with a G-D who loves them. That's not speaking ill of a person—that's the truth.
Well, if that’s the case, since I’ve been married twice, I’m certainly not throwing stones at Liz.