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Anna Nicole Smith: “Go And Sin Some More”

I know I’ve come in late to this party, but my friend Timmy Brister has posted a remarkable reflection on the recent death of Anna Nicole Smith. Read it here. Some of the best highlights:

This is a brief summary of a woman who, for 39 years, heard the words “Go and sin some more.” She had everything this world could possibly offer: beauty, riches, sex, fame, etc. Coming from a small town in Texas a high school drop-out, this looks like the American dream. After all, what was it that America could offer that she did not receive?

Yet over the past week, I heard testimony after testimony from her friends, family, and associates about how lonely, depressed, and empty Anna Nicole was her entire life. One of her closest companions shared that Anna Nicole felt no one loved her and that no man cared enough to pursue her, so much that her last husband, her lawyer, came by default since he was her closest friend. This woman, having walked the red carpet, lived in mansions, and posed before thousands of cameras couldn’t look at herself in the face and accept who she was.

I hearkened back to Scripture and more specifically to the life of Jesus Christ to think about a couple of Anna Nicole’s in Jesus’ day. I recall a woman of Samaria who had many men in her life (John 4:1-42), a woman of the city who was characteristically known as “a sinner” (Luke 7:36-50), and a woman caught in adultery (John 8:1-11). Like the Samaritan woman, Anna Nicole had experienced many men in her life. Like the woman of the city, she prostituted herself for riches. Like the woman caught in adultery, she knew what it was like to be in a courtroom, being judged by others. Jesus was no stranger to the Anna Nicole’s of his day.

But Anna Nicole was a stranger to Jesus Christ. She had not met the man who “told me all that I ever did” (John 4:29). She did not hear the question, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” (Luke 7:49). She did not hear the words “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11). No, she heard the opposite from the world around her. At every point in her life, whether as a stripper, a Playboy Playmate, an unfaithful wife, or wrapped up in drugs, sex, and fame, she heard the words, “Go and sin some more.” And ultimately, such wages of sin lead to her death (Rom. 6:23).

Turning to myself, I have to ask, “Who are the Anna Nicole’s in my life?” No, I am not talking about strippers or playmates or Hollywood superstars with millions to spare. I am talking about those who, like Anna Nicole, have never come to treasure Jesus Christ as the all-satisfying Savior and Lord of their life. Have I so presented Jesus to them that they would be lead to reply, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water” (John 4:15)? Or have I become a modern-day Pharisee who would tell Jesus, “If you were a prophet, you would have known what sort of woman this is who is touching you” (Luke 7:39)? Do I find my hands filled with stones or does my life reflect that I am a debtor to sovereign mercy?

Go read the whole thing. If that doesn’t break your heart, you are a stone cold sinner in need of a heart transplant.

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  1. February 20, 2007 at 2:50 am

    There are no: Good whores in heaven. Just as there are no orgies taking place in heaven with 72 virgins for handing out death to others. And this Monday morning quarterbacking about the stenchy path she sowed: Making her seem like she was innocent because she knew not who Jesus Christ was. At her age? Ridiculous and laughable. To believe this woman never saw a cross on a Church or came across a Christian sermon while channel surfing, or a Christian here in the states,is stretching it out beyond exaggeration. ( way out there ) Why is it that when the worse of the worse,scumbags die: We always say,he was all that was good? Let the Truth be heard. May they rest in peace or may they rot in pits of hell. God be our judge… Why are we producing all these limp wristed wimpy voiced Christians? It is really embarrassing: And shameful… No wonder the Bible says,many are called but few are chosen.

  2. February 20, 2007 at 5:31 am

    Initiate:

    Did you even bother to read the post? Or, for that matter, Timmy’s post? Where did Timmy say Anna Nicole was “innocent?” What is “limp wristed” or “wimpy voiced” about asking an honest question about our personal evangelism as Timmy has done here?

    If anything, the only “shameful” thing to be found here is your bombastic and fantastic lack of reading comprehension. You owe Timmy an apology, and I expect better of one calling himself a brother on this blog. I don’t have any rules on this blog, unlike the “bigger” ones out there, and I really don’t want to have to establish any. Comments like yours bring me close to that point.

  3. February 20, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Well looks like we have a backbone for standing up for the Anna Nicole’s in the world. If that wasn’t a: Lets all pet Anna Nicole sermon, then I don’t know what is? And why would I apologize for standing up against the sin in the world. If the snakes didn’t hiss and sway at me as I walked by,then I would know I was one on them. I strike them down,as I have you. It’s apparent by your comment that you want to change the rules to shut out those that don’t sing in harmony to your tune. Have you ever thought that maybe it’s not me that’s singing out of tune,but you? Did you read the post? Read it again. If that wasn’t a I Love You Nicole sermon,I don’t know what is? It’s time we get off this flower throwing I Love you all parade ride and start kicking some sinner ass. No more let’s all find our feminine side. Be a man for once,For God’s sake. You limp wristed,wimpy voiced so called for Christ Christians.

  4. February 20, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    Fantastic. Utterly and totally. Initiate, you don’t seem to have any ability to understand what you read whatsoever. Read Timmy’s post very carefully. ANS is very clearly called a sinner. Not only that, it is clearly stated that ANS is a sinner in need of Jesus. Furthermore, it is very clearly wondered if anyone ever preached the Gospel to her. Then the question is asked, “Do I personally ever preach the Gospel to the ‘Anna Nicoles’ around me? Or do I sit by and let them go to hell?”

    There is nothing “limp-wristed” or “wimpy” about that. The offense lies with you and your willingness to write off truth. You are a fool, and I will both answer you according to your folly and refuse to address your folly: for your sinful behavior and attitude, you just got banned.

  5. Say Nichol
    February 21, 2007 at 2:35 am

    It seems easy for you to call readers whom shout against sin,fools and stupid. But yet you refrain from doing so,to the Anna Nicole’s in the world. Around sinners you walk like your walking on glass. But to those standing up against sin,your lips loosen up,calling them stupid and demonic. They said the same thing about the Christ when He stood up against sin. You are no different today. But the worser of the bunch. It is apparent that if the readers comments don’t whistle a happy tune to your writings,they will be banned.

  6. February 21, 2007 at 5:03 am

    Where was this done? Where was Anna Nicole not referred to as a sinner in the post? Where was her lifestyle not referred to as an affront?

    If this is you, Initiate, you have been banned from this blog for your un-Christlike behavior. If this is not, but one of Initiate’s mind (buddy or not), then this is your first and only warning. Behavior such as yours will not be tolerated here.

    Reading comprehension really is going down in this country. Sheesh.

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