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Dennis

Lets invite Rick Stanley to our church.
Also, concerning Gibson, the world lives in a glass house and they're the biggest stone throwers.
D.

pilgrim61

For what its worth, I think Elvis was saved indeed. Romans 10:13, I`m sure he did many many times. Also, it sounds like he had the struggles Paul mentions in Romans chap.7:14-25...like most human beings. Grace, what a wonderful...King... and Saviour we have in Jesus! Amen

Jeff Eilenberger

Well done Joe, this is a great Blog. I have to agree, I truly believe that Elvis was Saved and made it home. We all struggle with the flesh and I'm fairly confident that Elvis, like me, was being 'bothered' by The Holy Spirit even during his bouts with carnality ... Amen to Grace, free indeed, free indeed, thank you Lord we're free indeed.

alisa

dear joe;
thank you, thank you very much!!! another great blog to ponder!

Kelly Ivins

Interesting post, Joe. I think Elvis was, indeed, a Believer. I believe he struggled with addictions and weaknesses, but that ultimately he had the same Hope we have in Jesus Christ. Grace - Pour it down upon ALL of us, Lord! None of us is without need of God's Grace. Interesting note on Elvis: He was a twinless twin, like my daughter. His twin brother was stillborn which is what probably lead to his incredibly close relationship with his mother. Be blessed.

Joe

Awesome post. We all struggle and stumble but praise the Lord he is there with an outstretched hand!!

joe paskewich

I have a friend that told me he just read a Johnny Cash autobiography. Cash and Elvis interfaced and had many things in common, including their relationship with and the struggle of their relationship with Christ. Both had similar 'addictive' personalities. He said he thought Cash fared well, because he lived longer. The June Carter family definitely had a role to play in Cash getting squared away as well. There's nothing like having good loving people around you!

joe paskewich

I didn't know that about Elvis and his twin.

Joyce

An interesting blurb from http://www.counselingstlouis.net/elvis.html, regarding Elvis and his stillborn twin:

"His twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was stillborn, so Elvis grew up as an only child. As an infant, he was undoubtably affected by his mother's emotional state after having lost one child. Growing up, he was affected by his guilt at surviving when his brother did not, even blaming himself for the death. He felt lonely, as if something was missing from his life."

From most accounts, I think we can all conclude that what was missing in Elvis's life wasn't his brother, but that empty hole in all of us where only the Lord fits. And praise God, it also appears that Elvis was finally able to fill that missing gap.

Rock me into the Kingdom, Elvis!

So encouraging Joe,I'm doing ministry in the recovery rooms (drugs/alcohol) and meeting christians who are really struggling with these addiction.am so grateful that I can share with them what God has done in my life.they think God wont forgive them.keep this ministry in prayer

Pete Cernoia

Joe!

Sorry it took so long! First, I love this place! Thanks for sharing it.

Elvis! I'm going with, we'll be pounding down cheeseburgers together at the banquet table. I have been given so much Grace in my life, how can I doubt the same won't be shown everyone who calls on His name. I've set the first 3 or 4 thousand years apart in heaven just to apologize to everyone that i thought wouldn't be there. I haven't read everything on the site but I'll promise you this I'll pray for Paul and Edie (he's one of my favorite songwriters) But I'll leave you with a question; You like bounty hunters? Will the "dog" be upstairs?

Peace,
Pete

jp

OK, Pete, you forced my hand. I did something on Duane the Dog. Now there's a guy to have come and speak to a Christian Men's Group! :-)

Russ (thekingpin68)

Good article. I sent it to my friend that is a huge Elvis fan.

Codie

I think Elvis really loved the Lord, but he got caught up in the world. The world does more damage to people thananything, because the world follows the liar, and the father of lies. "And the world would be better for this,
That one man scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove with his last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable star." -The Impossible Dream. Elvis knew who he was and knew who God was. Like it says, Elvis knew "I'm not the King. Jesus Christ is the King. I'm just an entertainer."

maria

i love elvis for who he was. not what he had. i think if i knew elvis. i couldive helped him . .. he would of still been here. i beleive in my heart. what a schame... he was a beautiful. person:)
elvis . say hello to my dad. for me. and my brother. i love you always and forever:) rip

Chloe

I love this blog! I truly believe it as well..i mean i was reading something in my bible which said no matter what point you are at in your life its never to late for God to pull you back and bless you!...i cant wait to meet Elvis in heaven! Yes! im so excited!

Mike

Could someone more well spoken then me write a rebuttel to this:

http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/elvispresley.htm

Dawood

The quote of John Lennon: "Before Elvis, there was nothing." says it all about that great artist of all times. Here I've tried to collect all notable tributes paid to Elvis Presley by peers:

http://www.tributespaid.com/category/e/elvis-presley

Joyce

I'll soon be going to Memphis to visit Graceland, and this article seems to confirm too that Elvis was a Christian.
God is allowing me to travel to Memphis to see the Graceland sites, however, I know that there is much more He has for me during this road trip.
Praying many who love Elvis' music come to know Jesus as their Savior and Messiah.

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