Why is Everyone Dying?

You know, people die everyday – people from every class, race, gender, age, creed, color, national origin. Take your pick. No ‘group’ will ever go a day without loosing someone.

The collective group known as ‘Hollywood’ has lost a few recently, including today, the pitchman, Billy Mays. When Michael Jackson died, the media coverage of anything useful, and important, stopped. Nothing was said of the issues in Iran, or the Waxman bill – just about Michael Jackson. Because, you know, dying celebrities takes precedence over men, women, and children dying in the cause of freedom.

I would have preferred the cable news networks give 24 hour coverage to Iran instead of Michael Jackson.

So, as I was looking over the Google Trends today, I noted that a hot search term today was:

why is everyone dying

Well, the answer is simple really –

And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, (Hebrews 9:27 NKJV)

People die, you know, and we should not trivialize that, but we have great issues of our age to deal with which should take precedence over the death of a few celebrities.

We will all die, but let us live for others until then.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

24 thoughts on “Why is Everyone Dying?

  1. I think people go on and on about the Celebs dying, what gets me is that people praise Michael too much, he was a phedofile,spelling. but sad to say,he has met his maker and will be judged,by the way he lived .sad to say too,he converted to Islamic……. You would think that the world today would not make such a issue out of famos people dying, cause when they die,they are no different than us….

  2. It’s as if the media gaggle squawks about all things political as a warm-up for the big news – an musical icon dying, a white Bronco driving or a moviestar adopting another baby.
    However, their ratings wouldn’t skyrocket if the world at large didn’t watch it. Your post was so right on though. Wonder how Mike did in the judgment?!

  3. I agree with you, only God knows what is in a Man’s heart.I pray for their piece and souls…I would not wish hell on anyone,,,,

  4. The reason why I think “Everyone is dying” is because, every life has a special meaning in this word and that is why
    God uses certain people in certain ways…

    For example Michael Jackson

    So don’t think that if people were good Christians that they will have a long and successful life.
    If God has to take ONE pesons life away … to save another he can..

    He will have to take MANY lifes like at this moment before he comes to earth..

    and … you know he doesn’t want to see people dye.. but he is giving All of us a chance through michael Jackson and other peoples deaths to be SAVED before he takes all of us HOME!! : )

  5. `You remember that song the rightous brothers sang,I think it was them, rock and roll heaven, something like that, everybody in the music world think everybody will have a big party in Heaven with rock and roll and everything, Jesus died for our salvation , NOT MICHAEL JACKSON! HOW SILLY….

  6. Or maybe Michael Jackson just died from natural causes with no supernatural predetermined cause. . .just like millions die every day. . .If you search hard enough you will find answers for even the most obsurd questions. So instead of wasting your time stop looking for alternate meanings in every single occurence!!!!

  7. Sorry.. listen to what I have to say..

    I didn’t mean that we will get salvation through michael jackson.. that just sounds wrong!!
    but his death is a mere WARNING to millions of fans. His death makes people aware that they could die at any moment too (not that they would) and by Makeing us live better lives so that we don’t end up in the burning lake of fire!!! If your mother or father died now … you would feel a loss and saddness… but in someones death it can show you the importance of life… the choice between heaven and hell

    Michael Jacksons death was heard by many people. Life itself is amazing …
    it’s for all of us to make our future and decide if we are going to hell or not.
    in total 6 people I know has died from the beginning of this year…

    and now Michael Jackson and other celebrities… what is going on?
    It is not for us to judge them, but in the life they led we can learn something…
    I have no Idea what it is but you can decide for yourself…
    Times are tough and our world is in a economic crisis…
    We are all going to die… hehe
    Death is but the birthday of eternity… and remember God Truly Loves You
    XXX live from day to day… : )

  8. You are right Deb. I would rather have the media give coverage to the families bing pulled apart. Can you imagine what would happen if the cable news people gave as much attention to divorces as they do to dead celebrities.

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