“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36
According to John Nevius:
’Those without any prior musical …talent “might become competent singers under possession. It may be said in general of possessed persons, that sometimes people who cannot sing, are able when possessed to do so: others who ordinarily cannot write verses, when possessed compose in rhyme with ease.’ – Demon Possession and Allied Themes
Is that what happened when Robert Johnson allegedly gave himself to the devil?
What does the Bible say about these spirits? Leviticus 19:31 “Regard not them that have FAMILIAR SPIRITS, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.”
You may also want to check out Bob Dylan and the Devil at the Crossroads.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins, just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”
2 thoughts on “They Sold Their Soul For Rock and Roll”
Perhaps one cannot literally sell their soul (since Christ has already purchased it fair & square) but people can and do seek covenants with evil; lay persons may erroneously refer to this as “selling their soul”, but functionally, it is a kind of covenant made in exchange for some form of ungodly gain.