Can Jesus save David Cassidy?

David Cassidy


David Cassidy died:

November 22, 2017

One of the biggest music and television stars of the 1970s has died: David Cassidy, who played the adolescent, aspiring musician on the TV show “The Partridge Family” and who became a teen-dream pop idol in his own right, was 67 years old.

Cassidy revealed to People Magazine in February 2017 that he had been diagnosed with dementia and would stop performing. He also shared that both his grandfather and mother had suffered from dementia before him.

Cassidy was reported to be in critical condition on Nov. 19 with organ failure, and was hospitalized in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. area. He died Tuesday night of liver failure. …

By the 1980s, he had started to appear in musical theater, both on Broadway and in London’s West End.

But in his personal life, he eventually seemed to spin out entirely. In the 2010s, he had a string of arrests on drunk-driving charges in Florida, New York and California. In 2014 he told CNN, “I am most definitely an alcoholic.” The following year, he declared bankruptcy and was charged with a hit-and-run in Fort Lauderdale.

David Cassidy is survived by two children, Beau and Katie Cassidy; his ex-wife, Sue Shifrin-Cassidy; his half-brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan Cassidy; his stepmother, Shirley Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

22 November 2017

It is so poignant, when a heart-throb’s heart stops throbbing. Poor David Cassidy. Dead at 67, even though he still makes the early 1970s seem like yesterday. Back then, he was everywhere: Cassidy’s lustrous, silky feather cut, framing his fine-featured, smiling face, framing its perfect, perfect teeth.

I do remember David Cassidy when he was in the Partridge Family on television. I saw him in a couple of plays decades later. My wife, Joyce, even met him several times.

David Cassidy did not seem to be particularly religious. Perhaps he had some type of Christian faith, perhaps not (he had been Episcopalian).

If he was not a true Christian, is he and others like him doomed?


Jesus taught:

31 Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come (Matthew 12:31-32).

It is reasonable to conclude that David Cassidy (and most others who have already died) did not commit true blasphemy against the Spirit, so can be forgiven.

The Bible teaches:

3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

While all will die (Hebrews 9:27), most have been blinded.

Jesus said:

41 If you were blind, you would have no sin (John 9:41).

But does not the Bible teach judgment after death?


27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27).

Those not raised in the first resurrection, who were blinded, will be raised again to physical life at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11).

Now will all people, including David Cassidy, be found guilty of sin?


23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)

But remember, most have been blinded by Satan.

All will have an opportunity for salvation:

10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. (Luke 2:10)

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. (Luke 3:6)

10 And all the ends of the earth shall see The salvation of our God. (Isaiah 52:10)

There is to be good tidings for ALL PEOPLE. All will have an opportunity for salvation–celebrities included!

The Book of James teaches:

13 Mercy triumphs over judgment. (James 2:13)

Twenty-six times in its twenty-six verses, Psalm 136 states:

For His mercy endures forever.

God is merciful.

Jesus died for all (John 3:16-17). Most will accept Jesus after the second resurrection–after their first real, and unblinded, opportunity.

The Bible shows that God will plead with all flesh (Jeremiah 25:31; Isaiah 3:13) and that many who had been blind will respond (Isaiah 42:16-18; 65:24; Ezekiel 11:16-20;36:24-38; Hosea 2:23).

Nearly all who were blinded will accept God’s plan of salvation when they fully understand it (Isaiah 42:16-18).

I expect that David Cassidy will as well.

9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)

My prayers go out to his family.

Initially, I was not going to cover David Cassidy’s death at this page, but then decided that some might be interested in it as well as understanding how we in the Continuing Church of God view the fate of for those that died and are not part of the true Church of God.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Universal Offer of Salvation: There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis Do you believe what the Bible actually teaches on this? Will all good things be restored? Will God call everyone? Will everyone have an opportunity for salvation? Does God’s plan of salvation take rebellion and spiritual blindness into account? Related sermon videos include Universal Offer of Salvation I: God is love and Universal Offer of Salvation II: The Age to Come and the ‘Little Flock’ and Universal Offer of Salvation III: All Are to Know Jesus, But When? and Universal Offer of Salvation IV: Will the Guilty be Pardoned? and Universal Offer of Salvation V: All Israel Will be Saved? A version of the main article was also translated in the Spanish language: Oferta universal de salvación: Hay cientos de versículos en la Biblia que apoyan la verdadera doctrina de la Apocatastasis.
What Did Early Christians Understand About the Resurrections? Is there more than one future resurrection? Did early Christians teach a physical resurrection? Did early Christians teach three resurrections?
What Happens After Death? Is death like sleep, or is that a cultic idea? Can you speak to the dead? Here is a link to a related sermon: What really happens after death?
Are The Wicked Tormented Forever or Burned Up? How does one explain Revelation 14:11 in light of Malachi 4:3? What happens to the incorrigibly wicked?
Did the Early Church Teach Purgatory? Is there a place called purgatory? Does God have a plan to help those who did not become saints in this life?
Hope of Salvation: How the Continuing Church of God differs from most Protestants How the real Church of God differs from mainstream/traditional Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a Church of God background. As far as some changes affecting Protestantism, watch the video Charismatic Kenneth Copeland and Anglican Tony Palmer: Protestants Beware! [Português: Esperança do salvação: Como a igreja do deus difere da maioria de protestantes]. A sermon is also available: How Does the Church of God Differ from Protestantism?
What is the Unpardonable Sin? What is it? Can you repent of it? Do you know what it is and how to avoid it? Here is a link to a related sermon video The Unpardonable Sin and the Prodigal Son. Here is a link to a shorter video The ‘Unpardonable Sin’ and ‘Climate Change’?

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