“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people…” (Revelation 14)
“And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2)
If you know me, you will know I do not like the celebrity awards shows. These shows offs compare themselves with themselves and compare themselves among themselves, which Paul says, is unwise or to use another word, foolishness. These extravaganzas are the epitomy of this wicked world. These persons are dressed to the stars and the “lights, the cameras, and the action” are all present to glorify the persons of the hour. The celebrated persons bask in the glory and say the dumbest things.
Barbra Streisand: “I would like to thank the little people.” Sally Field: “You like me, you really do like me.” But on occasion you see something that is surprising, Marlon Brando declining his Academy Award because he was not in competition with the other nominated actors. His thought was each actor would have to play the same part in a movie for it to be a contest. The irony is: all that glamour, that pomp and circumstance is, all of the persons involved, including the actors, are all “little people.” When compared to the Jehovah Godhead.
Fame is the name of the game for some persons. Some types of personalities strive for attention, celebrity, glamour, praise, worship, and even notoriety. With today’s social media, one can becomes famous for doing bad things. Some sinners will do anything to get noticed. Some serial killers do their “work” for the notoriety. The similar personality type is the attention seeking celebrity, who will perform acts in order to call attention to themselves. It is all rather narcissistic.
These types will exploit and provoke issues in order to be relevant. These persons will become political to be relevant. These persons will speak or write outlandish comments; these types are crying, Look at me, see me, pay attention to me, say something about me, let’s talk about me, it’s all about me, myself, and I.
Think about it, why would anyone allow cameras and microphones into their private lives? It’s not about money, it is a desperate need for attention and about wanting to be celebrated by all the little people. Reader, do you celebrate these persons? You should not.
Reader, Who would you say is the most famous person in all the world yesterday, today, and forever? What Name has crossed most every person’s lips for good or bad? What Name is known in most all households? Reader, At Who’s Name will every knee bow and every tongue confess to being King of kings and Lord of lords? That’s right!!! The LORD Jesus Christ.
There is a tract that reminds us that Christ never, humanly, wrote a book, Christ never led an army, He never reigned over any human kingdom, and He never invented anything. In fact, “…we esteemed [H]im not.” He had “no form nor comliness…there [was] no beauty that we should desire [H]im.” “[H]e was despised and rejected of men…” [H]e made [H]imself of no reputation…” YET, He is known by most every person on this planet!!! Reader, That is Fame.
There is no comparing any man to Christ. Their is no comparison to Christ. Buddah cannot compare to Christ, Hindu gods cannot compare to Christ, Allah and his false and pedopiliac prophet cannot compare to Christ. There is no one that can match up to, or be likened unto Christ in full. Some may have Christ-like attributes, some may even be characterized as Christ-like, these are called Christ-ians and the Christ-likeness is our predestined, prophesized, and promised end. No person can be compared to the Person of Christ Jesus, the Lord of the living and the dead.
Persons who caterorgize Lord Jesus with other worldly religious idols are lost and know not Christ, they are none of His lest, the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ shines upon them and, they be saved.
HOWEVER, even though His Name is known, many persons do not, really and in truth, know Who He is and What He has and is doing. To some He is an expletitive or expression of surprise or trouble. To some, He is or, in their shallow and uninterested thinking, was a good teacher or good moral example. To silly and probable reprobate atheists, He is a myth like (s)atan Claws and the Tooth Fairie; He never existed.
Many of the famed and celebrated persons of long ago have been forgotten. Mention a celebrity from a generation or two (2) ago and the person of today has no knowledge of that once celebrated person. But the Lord Jesus, Who lived, was killed, and yet lives again and for all eternity, some two thousand (2,000) years ago is still the most Famous Person on this planet.
Reader, that is true fame.