Get ready for some seriously loopy “logic” from a wingnut preacher, who says — and no, I’m not making this up — that Satan is killing popular singers because music is a gift from God and if people like the music, they’ll trace it back to the God that gave that person the gift of being able to sing. Or something.
What do the tragic deaths of great talents like Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and now Whitney Houston all have in common? The evil hand of Satan, according to author and church leader Trevin Wax.
“The Evil One not only hates it when people find joy in God [but]…he also hates it when people find joy in God’s gifts,” said Wax in a recent blog…
“It’s easy to follow the path from being awed at Houston’s talents to being awed at the God who grants talent in the first place. Whenever we see people in this world whose gifts inspire wonder, we are seeing signposts that point us to the God who loves the world enough to shower us with gifts of common grace, even as His greatest expression of love is demonstrated through the blood-drenched cross of His Son.”
In order to deprive the world from hearing about God’s saving grace as well as His common grace, however, Satan works hard to extinguish all “signposts,” leading people to squander the good gifts from above.
Okay, so that does explain why Celine Dion and Kenny G have been allowed to live.