Isaac Hayes, who passed away last week, was a devout Scientologist. He would probably believe this about what would happen to him once he died. I’m still trying to understand the distinction with reincarnation. Unfortunately, if this was his hope and not the Christ of the Scriptures, Isaac Hayes will receive the wrath of God.

I say this because we blind ourselves from reality. We wow ourselves with the hype of the cool, forgetting that people are sinners in need of a Savior. No matter how many millions were accumulated, how many awards were one, how iconic of a status you reached, people are sinners in need of a Savior. Isaac Hayes needed that Savior, but he chose scientology. He exchanged the truth about God for a lie. And he is not alone. May we not believe the hype. May we instead weep at the deception and long for the Spirit of God to remove the blindness.