In one of his last interviews, David Bowie said that was “almost an atheist” when asked about his spiritual life
“And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him. John 11:43-45 (KJV)
The last album that David Bowie would ever release was appropriately entitled ‘Blackstar‘, dealing with his unavoidable death from liver cancer that he privately struggled with. On it there is a song called ‘Lazarus’ which references the rising from the dead of Lazarus. a close friend of Jesus. The Bible says that Jesus spoke the words ‘Lazarus, come forth”, and his friend rose from the dead. Bowie’s song Lazarus, the last single he would ever put out, goes like this:
Look up here, I’m in Heaven!
I’ve got scars that can’t be seen
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen,
Everybody knows me now
Look up here, man, I’m in danger!
I’ve got nothing left to lose
I’m so high, it makes my brain whirl
Dropped my cellphone down below
Ain’t that just like me?!
Its video, which will be viewed in a very different light by millions of fans now, features the musician in a hospital bed, and finishes with him retreating into a dark closet. Dark imagery is pervasive, and demons follow him around, lurking in the shadows and under the bed.
David Bowie – Lazarus
In one of his last interviews, David Bowie said that was “almost an atheist” when asked about his spiritual life:
“Questioning my spiritual life has always been germane to what I was writing. Always. It’s because I’m not quite an atheist and it worries me. There’s that little bit that holds on: “Well, I’m almost an atheist. Give me a couple of months.” source
So, the really ironic part of all this is that Bowie chose to use Biblical themes on his last songs, focusing on the rising from the dead by Lazarus. But David Bowie did not possess the main thing that caused Lazarus to rise from the dead. He didn’t have Jesus Christ as his Redeemer the way the actual Lazarus did. Without that, when you die, you do not go to Heaven or any place remotely close to it. Without Jesus Christ as your Saviour, the Bible says that you go to Hell when you die.
In the same book of the Bible, John, where we read about Lazarus in chapter 11, that chapter also contains the necessary information to know for sure that you will rise from the dead when you die. Here it is:
“Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:23-26 (KJV)
If David Bowie would have believed those words and trusted Jesus Christ to raise him from the dead after he died, instead of just using Bible imagery to sell songs, he would be in a very, very different place right now.
Don’t make the same mistake.