Saturday, 15 September 2018

Saturday Song: T.Rex, "Dandy in the Underworld"

What a sad day September 16, 1977 was for many fans of glam rock. Early that morning, Marc Bolin died in a car crash. And though he wasn't popular in North America, Fans in the United Kingdom mourned his passing.

And in a bizarre twist of fate, Marc even predicted his death. He said in an interview that he couldn't see himself living past thirty. This came to pass just as he said.

Even more strange was his 1977 album called Dandy in the Underworld. The title song was about a man who was a dandy, U.K. slang for a fancy person, who was stuck in hell. Marc Bolin fit the description in that he wore flamboyant clothing as part of his act and put glitter on his cheek bones.

Listen to this prescient song here.

One line of the song tells of the Dandy crying in the dungeon and trying to repent. But Marc should have known that repentance is impossible after death. Hebrews 9:27 and 28 (BBE), explaining about Christ being the ultimate sacrifice for sins, gives this reminder. "And because by God's law death comes to men once, and after that they are judged; So Christ, having at his first coming taken on himself the sins of men, will be seen a second time, without sin, by those who are waiting for him, for their salvation."

So since judgement comes after death, there's no room to repent. Some churches teach wrongly that we can repent after death but that's clearly impossible.

Likewise, there's only one time in which we can be saved. Look at what Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 6:2 (KJV). "(For he (God) saith, 'I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.'"

So, what do you think of this song and what I've written? Please let me know in the space below.

By the way, Monday's post will be about how some folks think Jesus was only a mild-mannered man.

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