Skip to comments.Lance Armstrong Not the Only Celeb With Hell to Pay
Posted on 01/19/2013 9:47:47 AM PST by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Lance Armstrong is going to hell. And I dont mean that in the figurative sense. The disgraced cyclist is destined for the fiery furnace from which there is no escape, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And he will be joined by other celebrities of this fallen world. Like preternatural golfer Tiger Woods, John Travolta and Bill Gates.
Armstrong is bound for eternal punishment not because he used performance enhancing drugs to capture seven consecutive Tour de France championships. Not because he unabashedly lied about his doping. Not because he unconscionably slandered those who exposed his cheating. Not because his mea culpa on Oprah reeked of insincerity.
No, Armstrong is going to hell literally because he refuses to bow to God and the Son of God.
In his 2000 autobiography, Armstrong wrote: If there was indeed a God at the end of my days I hoped he didnt say, But you were never a Christian, so youre going the other way from heaven. If so, I was going to reply, You know what? Youre right. Fine.
Well, Armstrong is indeed going the other way from heaven. And he will be joined by other celebrities of this fallen world.
Like Tiger Woods, the once-revered golfer, who turned out to be a serial adulterer. Like John Travolta, the Hollywood A-lister, whos faced repeated allegations that he propositioned male hotel workers. Like Bill Gates, the software gazillionaire, whose family foundation has contributed millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, the nations leading abortionists.
They are all going to spend eternity separated from God. Not because of the sins they have committed. But because they are going to go to their graves with their sins unforgiven.
Indeed, Armstrong is an atheist. Woods is Buddhist. Travolta is a Scientologist. And Gates is best described as agnostic.
Armstrong seems to think Oprah can forgive sins. But she most assuredly cannot. Nor can Buddha. Nor L. Ron Hubbard. Nor Mammon.
The only way for Armstrong, Woods, Travolta and Gates to be forgiven their sins, the only for any of us to be spared Gods judgment, is to come to Jesus.
For the Bible encourages, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.
Also, that There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Including those guilty of financing abortion, or homosexual liaisons, or adulterous affairs, or, like Lance Armstrong, pathological deceit.
He did wrong when he took money from the US Postal Service. Just as the team owners other sports do wrong when then intimidate politicians into using taxpayer money for their playpens. They’re all just entertainers. They dope so that their fans will pay more to see them. who are the dopes? A pox on all of them.
I think almost every celebutard is morally compromised these days. Otherwise they won’t let you get on TV.
Wonder what would happen if he was black??? Hmmm Let's go to Kobe Bryant for some insight on that.
I pray that one day (soon) one Barry Soetoro will have to truthfully answer!!!
Live a lie, die a liar. There is no soul left there to save.
It’s sure been an interesting week, with Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o in the news—and Mark Sanford on the comeback trail.
>No, Armstrong is going to hell literally because he refuses to bow to God and the Son of God.<
Ah, but there’s where God’s unfathomable mercy comes in — He gives us a lifetime to repent and the act itself takes a split second.
All of us should celebrate the fact that you nor I are God.
Thank God that no other mortal person is the final arbitrator of God’s Salvation to any individual.
I would not jump to conclusions. You might be right, but neither you nor I knows his earthly future or his eternal fate. Armstrong is a young man and has many years in which to repent. God loves Armstrong and will give him opportunities to learn and repent.
I have known some vicious atheists who came to Christ. It’s happening more and more often. A longtime atheist friend of mine just very suddenly gave himself to Jesus two months ago. It happens.
Specifically, what did the USPS pay for? Advertising? Seems the USPS had their name splashed all over the cyclist uniforms. In other words, the sponsors likely received the publicity they sought during those years.
Fast forward to current times...were you more likely back when Lance Armstrong wore the USPS logo to use the postal service? Are you less likely to use the USPS today because they advertised using Armstrong?
I am no fan of Lance Armstrong--and honestly never was. This seems like an awful lot of fuss over somebody else's dirty laundry.
There is always a soul. It has just moved away from God — and closer to evil, the devil.
With a truthful Confession, performing the penance and a promise to sin no more the person can be back with God.
Amen to your post.
We are not the judge; God IS and ALWAYS will be.
The eternal state of someone’s soul is determined at death, and not before. This is the teaching of the Catholic Church and, therefore, the teaching of Jesus.
Jesus stated, unequivocally: I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
If Armstrong, or anyone among us, goes to their grave without accepting Christ, the Scripture warns that hell awaits.
Is there any dispute in that?
A biography of Bill Gates said that, as an 11-year old kid, he memorized the complete Sermon on the Mount better than anyone in the entire congregation of his family's church and had a deep understanding of it.
“Fast forward to current times...were you more likely back when Lance Armstrong wore the USPS logo to use the postal service? Are you less likely to use the USPS today because they advertised using Armstrong?”
Neither, and now the USPS is so short of cash that they are missing their retirement plan payments.
I pay up the nose to walk up to a empty counter talk to the cute well spoken lady at Staples for all my shipping needs
“In his 2000 autobiography, Armstrong wrote: If there was indeed a God at the end of my days I hoped he didnt say, But you were never a Christian, so youre going the other way from heaven. If so, I was going to reply, You know what? Youre right. Fine.”
So he is fine with going to Hell. Does he think it will ok, just not as nice as heaven? He thinks he’ll be partying with all his friend there I guess. He’s never been told what Hell is really suppose to be like.
The adult Bill Gates has apparently fallen away from the faith of his preadolesence. In an intreview with Charlie Rose, Microsoft’s co-founder declared, “The specific elements of Christianity are not something I’m a huge believer in.”
That acceptance is God’s to determine.
Unless you know with certainty the day and hour of your death, it is wise to live as if you could be facing the Lord at any time. I think that was the point that CHRISTIAN DIARIST was trying to make; at the time Lance made that statement his soul was heading for hell. Can he repent and get God's forgiveness? Of course he can. Our God is the God of second, and third, and fourth... chances. But Lance needs to turn to the Lord and accept Him as the Lord of his life. Until he does so, and the interview suggests that he hasn't done it yet, he is heading to hell indeed. Rather than argue, we should pray for him.
That's wonderful. Praise God.
Good news for Armstrong! He wrote those unfortunate words in 2000, there is still time for him to have a change of mind and seek the forgiveness he needs from the only one who can give it. If, in the end, he still can only point to his good works to get him into heaven, well, they will burn - and so will he.
I mean, if God could reach out to a most wretched sinner such as I am, save me, cleanse me, and use me for His kingdom, then he could certainly do so with Mr. Armstrong.
I sincerely hope that Mr. Armstrong, as well as all others who have not yet partaken in the Lord's delightful love and mercy, will be brought to his senses before it is too late.
It's called senility.
Well said, friend. God gives us all, everyone, free will. His desire is that no one should perish but that all should come to repentance. Those who do not accept the salvation that only Christ offers, who unrepentantly die in their sins, face eternal punishment.
He’s old enough to be senile? How’d you determine that?
Oh good Lord. The man's not dead yet, so there's still a chance for him. Is there any disputing that?
Well said. Salvation and damnation are God’s to dispense, not ours. Christian diarist seems to be lacking in at least one key Christian attribute—mercy.
I was thinking he lacks reading comprehension.
Do you not think that at least in Salvation and damnation are ours to choose as a consequence of free will?
Peace be with you
Do you not think that at least in part Salvation and damnation are ours to choose as a consequence of free will?
Peace be with you
I quit paying any attention to celiberties many years ago, and have not even heard of Armstrong,
If these people goe to hell they certainly will have plenty of company, they are popular because they have the same view as their fans either for the benefit of the popularity or in earnest.
I doubt if being a false idol is any worse than worshipping a false idol.
Jesus said, many shall be called but few will be chosen, so in regards to hell who am i worried about? me.
This is the typical condition of the human heart. People really don't care until God meets them on the Damascus Road. But that being said, what is troubling is such an overt statement. It indicates a harden heart from which it is impossible to restore one to repentance. God will give him the desires of his heart.
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