Thursday, July 3, 2014

 

They’re at it again. They say for one last time. The bad boys of heavy metal rock-‘n’-roll are taking a last stand. Twenty years ago I was on nationwide radio with my TALKBACK WITH BOB LARSON radio show bashing them almost every other day. I guess this is my last chance. The band says they are embarking on their finial tour, titled “All Bad Things Must Come to an End.” One can only hope this will indeed be their swan song to debauchery and decadence. Maybe they are just too old for the drugs and groupies, sex tapes and trashed hotel rooms. In spite of their perennial bad-boy image, thanks to selling 75 million records, they are now investing in arena football teams and a Lamborghini dealership. So much for rock rebellion. Got to admit that’s a long way from their time spent in prison, brushes with the law, and cocaine and heroin addictions. Remember when Vince Neil was driving DUI, crashed and killed the drummer for another band, then ended up with only 18 days in jail after being charged with vehicular manslaughter? Nikki Sixx, of the band, nearly died from a heroin overdose. Another early band member was convicted for smuggling 40,000 pounds of pot. And let’s not forget that their 1983 album Shout at the Devil featured a Satan-worshiping pentagram on the front.

 

I could go on for pages about their evil escapades. That’s old news. Here’s the sum of the matter. The scene they helped spawn in the 80s and 90s led many youth down a  demonic trail, due to Crue’s evil imagery. Thirty plus years later, those rebellious teenage fans are now parents with kids of their own. And the next generation has been victimized by broken homes and the substance abuse of their parents. I spend much of my time in counseling and exorcism picking up the spiritually shattered pieces of these lives. That’s not to say we’ve gone to hell-in-a-hand-basket because of one rock band; but Crue was a piece of the cultural puzzle, a very big piece. They may be on their final tour, but some of their fans have already taken a final tour to alcoholism, drug dependency, and an early death.


An encouraging word: WHAT ARE YOU SOWING?“The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction,” Paul warned in Galatians 6:8. Some sow early in life with youthful pleasure of addictions and immorality. Others continue with evil in mid-life with destructive choices, seeking to regain a sense of youthfulness. Others suffer in golden years with the consequences of terrible decisions early in life. Whenever it catches up to you doesn’t matter. It will catch up. But there is more to this verse. It continues; “The one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

 


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