Everybody wants to go to Heaven

The first time I heard this song, it made me really sad, because Kenny totally has the wrong view point on Heaven and how to get there.  I am sure everyone “wants to go to heaven” but not everyone is going to be there.  You will definitely see a lot less people in Heaven than what you might think will be up there, and even with how many people call themselves Christians, not all will be up with Christ when He calls those that are His children home.  I have copied Kenny’s lyrics on here to show you just how incorrect it really is…

Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven – Kenny Chesney

Preacher told me last Sunday mornin’ — Son, you better start livin’ right — You need to quit the women and whiskey — And carrying on all night — Don’t you wanna hear him call your name — When you’re standin’ at the pearly gates — I told the preacher, “Yes I do” — But I hope they don’t call today — I ain’t ready

Everybody wants to go to heaven — Have a mansion high above the clouds — Everybody want to go to heaven — But nobody want to go now

Said preacher maybe you didn’t see me — Throw an extra twenty in the plate — There’s one for everything I did last night — And one to get me through today — Here’s a ten to help you remember — Next time you got the good Lord’s ear — Say I’m comin’ but there ain’t no hurry — I’m havin’ fun down here

Don’t you know that — Everybody wants to go to heaven — Get their wings and fly around — Everybody want to go to heaven — But nobody want to go now

Someday I want to see those streets of gold in my halo — But I wouldn’t mind waiting at least a hundred years or so

Everybody wanna go to heaven — It beats the other place there ain’t no doubt

Everybody wanna go to heaven — But nobody wanna go now — Everybody wanna go to heaven — Hallelujah, let me hear you shout — Everybody wanna go to heaven — But nobody wanna go now — I think I speak for the crowd — But nobody wanna go now

Yeahhh….

Everybody wanna go to heaven — Get their wings and fly around — Everybody want to go to heaven — But nobody want to go now

This verse is the one that troubles me the most.  “Said preacher maybe you didn’t see me — Throw an extra twenty in the plate — There’s one for everything I did last night — And one to get me through today — Here’s a ten to help you remember — Next time you got the good Lord’s ear — Say I’m comin’ but there ain’t no hurry — I’m havin’ fun down here” Nothing you do will get you into heaven, none of your good works or anything like that.  Its not even a part your action of accepting Christ into you life (but that is a whole other topic that we could spend much time on).  It definitely doesn’t matter how much you put into the offering plate, cause all the money in the world is God’s anyways.  Also, God choose the time, place and situation in which people will be taken from this earth (which mean death) and either sent to Heaven or Hell (which is a real place, to all you who think not).

I don’t want this to be all bad news, God is calling His children to Him and to heaven when the time comes.  All you get to do, (its a get to, not a have to) is seek hard after Christ and He will do the rest.  No one’s perfect, we all know that, and God is not calling us to be perfect, but for us to allow Christ to rule in our lives and for us to live for Him.

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