Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Beastie Boys vs Martin Luther

A while back, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (aka MCA) found out that he had mouth cancer. Things weren't looking good for a while but Yauch appears to be making a good recovery. Here's how he says he's dealing with his cancer.

"a few friends and i are meditating at the same time twice a day. 9:30am and 6:30pm eastern standard time, for about an hour and half.

we are picturing smashing apart all of the cancer cells in the world.

we are visualizing taking the energy away from the cancer, and then sending it back at the cancer as lightening bolts that will break apart the DNA and RNA of the cells. if you have the time, please join us in whipping up this lightening storm. mind over matter......

if you prefer to sit then sit, but if you are not used to meditating, or sitting quietly doesn't sound like fun, put on some music and dance while you do the visualization, and if you want to do it at some other time, or picture curing some other illness that's fine too. yoko will be joining the meditation by visualizing all of us dancing with joy to celebrate the world without cancer. all variations are welcome. this is really just being done with a wish for all beings to be cured of all illnesses and to find true lasting happiness. i'll also be saying prayers for the earthquake victims in tibet, so join in on that if you can too. please feel free to pass this onto anyone who you think may find it interesting.

with all my love,

adam yauch

An even longer while back, Martin Luther found out that his daughter Magdalena had the plague. He prayed ferverently for her healing. At her funeral, as men were driving nails into her coffin, this is what Luther said.

"Hammer away! On dooms day she'll rise again."

Although both of these quotes show faith, only one shows faith of any substance. Yauch is searching for "all beings to be cured of all illnesses" on this earth through human effort. It is as if he is saying, "If we could just get more people to meditate then we could all enjoy our nice utopia." Throw in Check Your Head as a soundtrack and you're set.

Luther knew that none of us can escape the painful effects of death on this earth no matter how hard we try. He finds his hope, not in greater works of meditation power or even in greater faith but in the work that has already been done by Christ. The Bible never promised that Jesus' followers would live lives free of disease and suffering on this earth but it does promise that they would live without those pains when Jesus returns to rule the earth that He will make new (Romans 8:18-25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). It is at this point that those who have repented and put their faith in Christ will be able to "dance with joy" over not just a world without cancer but the eternal and glorious and pure rule of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pray for Adam Yauch's mouth to be healed of cancer. More importantly, pray that Adam Yauch and the countless other people you know and don't know who are wasting their faith on hopeless sources that cannot save would repent and believe in the gospel so that their hearts can be healed of the damning effects of sin.

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