Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Country Singer Toby Keith Has Died

John 3:1-3, “There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Sadly, Toby Keith died on Monday, February 5th, 2024 of stomach cancer at age 62. ...
Toby Keith Covel (July 8, 1961 – February 5, 2024), known professionally as Toby Keith, was an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. In the 1990s, he released his first four studio albums—Toby Keith (1993), Boomtown (1994), Blue Moon (1996) and Dream Walkin' (1997)—and Greatest Hits Volume One under Mercury Records. These albums all earned gold or higher certification and had several top ten singles, including his chart-topping debut "Should've Been a Cowboy." ~Wikipedia
If you search the internet for Toby Keith's religious and faith, you'll find a lot about his faith during his battle with stomach cancer since 2021. Faith in what? Faith in who? Some websites assume Toby had faith in Jesus, but I triple dog dare you to find where Toby says so. I couldn't find Toby's Christian testimony anywhere online. Mr. Keith did mock Jesus, saying that if he were Jesus he'd run around with the wrong crowd and never be bored. That is blasphemy!

Millions of Americans love Toby Keith so much that they can only see him as in Heaven having a good time. But unless Toby Keith was a born again child of God, he went to Hell forever. I don't know where Toby went. Some people are labeling him as a Christian, but every hellbound Mormon, Jehovah's Witness, Roman Catholic and Seventh-Day Adventist falsely claim to be Christians. No one who claims to be a "Christian" is truly going to Heaven unless they've been born again, which is by faith alone without works in Jesus Christ.

It bothers me immensely when someone dies, and everybody talks about that persons "faith" while dying. Where was Toby's faith when he was living large on top of the world? Sadly, Keith spent his life glorifying the sins of fornication, drunkenness, irresponsible reckless behavior, and other sins in his music. If he was saved, Toby won't have any rewards in Heaven. Toby left behind an amassed fortune of $400,000,000, but couldn't take a single penny with him into eternity. I sure hope Toby had Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.

I don't condemn people. I am the biggest sinner that I know (and so are you if you're honest with yourself, because you know yourself better than anyone). My only concern is whether he died in Christ (Revelation 14:13), or in his sins (John 8:24). It saddens me when someone dies and it is obscure whether they went to Heaven or Hell. Only Toby and God know where he is now. I didn't write this blog to criticize a dead man; but rather, to warn others that you cannot enter into the Kingdom of God unless you get born again.

When he was younger, Toby didn't embrace his faith, he glorified sin and shame. Then when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer, all of a sudden he needs God. We're all guilty to some degree of doing that. We've all treated God like garbage at times. I am guilty too. I've never heard Toby mention the name of Jesus even once throughout his life, except to blaspheme and mock Jesus in his stupid songs. What saith the Scripture?
Ecclesiastes 11:9, “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.” 
Ecclesiastes 12:1, “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;”
I am sad for Toby Keith's family. I watched an interview he made weeks before Toby died, in which he looked terrible. He lost a bunch of weight and looked sickly. The cancer, surgery, chemotherapy and prescription drugs really did a number on his health. No one can escape death. When it's our time to go, all the surgeons and medical experts in the world that one can afford cannot extend our life (Hebrews 9:27).

If Toby Keith's faith was merely in God, then he is burning in Hell right now. The Bible warns that even the demons believe in God, but they tremble knowing the judgment that is to come (James 2:19). I hope Toby was saved, but I have my doubts. You can hear him talk about his faith in this interview. When the woman asks him about his faith, Toby says he believes God is his Creator. He says that he has faith in God. Sadly, not once does he mention the precious name of Jesus Christ. You know, the guy who died on a cross to pay for our sins!!! John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Toby Keith Opens Up About His Battle With Cancer And Career

I'm sorry if it offends anyone, but after watching this video of a dying man, who doesn't seem to know Jesus Christ as His personal Savior, I humbly don't think Toby Keith went to Heaven. The world is full of religious people, but they have never been born again. My father was right, who said religion is the worst thing that ever happened to this world. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born again.

Big deal if Toby believed God created him. Big deal if he leaned more about his faith in God as a dying man. The $64,000 question is: Did Toby Keith ever get born again?

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