The Rock and Roll Hall of fame inducted Shock rock musician, Alice Cooper on March 14, 2011. In his prime, Cooper had a macabre stage presence designed to shock audiences. Today Alice Cooper is a believing Christian. In interviews around the Hall of Fame induction Alice Cooper said, “Drinking beer is easy, trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that’s a tough call. That’s real rebellion.”
--World March 12, 2011, p. 10 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
Jesus warned his disciples that it would sometime be difficult to live for him. Even the famous and popular recognize the difficulty of walking in this fallen world as the citizen of another world.
Matthew 5:10-12 (NASB) (10) "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (11) "Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. (12) "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.