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Elvis was called 'The King', but Jesus Christ is 'The King of Creation'

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Are Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson in Heaven?

Is Elvis in Heaven? What about Michael Jackson? What about Princess Diana? And what about John F. Kennedy Jr., Heath Ledger, Roy Rogers, John Lennon, Mother Teresa, and Death Row murderer Karla Faye Tucker — executed in Texas in February 1998?

According to the Bible, those who repent of their sins and receive Jesus Christ into their lives as Lord and Savior will be saved from eternal punishment in Hell when they die. The Bible makes no distinction between the famous and the unknown, the rich and the poor, the altruistic hero and the repentant murderer. You just have to be born again.

It is not for us to judge the hearts of others. But there is an indication that Karla Faye Tucker gave her life to Christ before she died, while there is no indication that Adolf Hitler did. There is an indication that Roy Rogers and the Wright brothers did, but not that Joseph Stalin or Karl Marx did.

As for Elvis Presley, although he seemed to be a mess both physically and spiritually when he died, his family when he was younger attended an Assemblies of God church in America's Bible Belt, and Gospel music was his biggest influence. He could have been saved, which means he would be in Heaven. Princess Diana and Michael Jackson don't seem to have had any evangelical influence around them. But we cannot be certain about any of them.

How do people become “saved” Christians? A widely distributed evangelical tract says the following is what the Bible requires.

  1. Admit that you are a sinner.
    The Bible says, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
  2. Know that God has already provided for your salvation.
    “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” (John 3:16).
  3. Know that you cannot save yourself.
    “Not by works of righteousness which we have done but according to his mercy he saved us” (Titus 3:5).
  4. Deplore and turn from your sins.
    “Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
  5. Ask Jesus Christ to save you.
    “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13) and “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).
  6. Confess Jesus before others.
    “If thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness: and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9, 10).

Have you asked Christ to save you? If not, you can receive Him as your Savior right NOW by saying and meaning a prayer to God the Father like the following one. However, it is not the words that save you, but your commitment to Christ.

What to pray

“Dear Father in Heaven, I know that I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I believe that your Son Jesus Christ died for my sins. I am willing to turn from sin. I now invite Jesus Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Savior. I am willing, by God's grace, to follow and obey Christ as the Lord of my life.”

Get a Bible and read it every day to get to know Christ better.

  • Talk to God in prayer every day.
  • Tell others about Christ.
  • Be baptized. Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a Bible-believing church where Christ is preached.

The Bible makes it clear that anyone can get into Heaven if they receive Jesus as Savior. Being famous doesn't help you or exclude you. Neither does being unknown. Being rich doesn't stop you, and neither does being the poorest person in the world.

What gets you into Heaven is having God wash your sins away in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

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