Having watched a documentary on Elvis Presley where they interviewed many close to him, I can say sadly that he most likely died an unbeliever. And I will explain specifically why this would be the case. Elvis followed a pantheistic false gospel, it would be the same Oprah “many roads” gospel by which the theology says there are more ways to heaven than Jesus Christ.
Elvis would have probably said he was a Christian, but hearing from those who documented and curated his estate along with his close companions, Elvis didn’t take the approach that Jesus was the only way, but many ways and he sought to be on all roads as to not to miss out on heaven. He doubted there was just that narrow path to heaven through Jesus, so he tried to cling on all sorts of paths.
Clear evidence of this were the books he read and the spiritual guidance he was taking from Larry Geller, his hair dresser actually. Elvis, like many unbelievers, could not bring himself to believe that the Bible held the only truth. Rather, by the lack of saving faith, he asked “what if this is not the only truth?”
So he read books on Mormonism, Islam, Buddhism, etc. all sorts of religions and thought all could contain some truth. So again, as his curator said “Elvis read about everything he could so as to not miss out on heaven”, but by this ideology HE WAS MISSING OUT! I am not saying one cannot read these books or they would be unsaved. What I am saying is that by giving them EQUAL status with God’s word in truth, that is where the obvious problem would be. As if the Quran for example would be equal to Scripture, or some self proclaimed “Prophet” whose words you set equal to the words in Scripture. This is called idolatry.
He was so very mixed up in his pantheism that he got baptized 3 times, once after his death by the Mormon church. Because he couldn’t bring himself to believe Jesus Christ was the only way, the truth, and the only life. He was shadow boxing in the dark, grasping at straws. He was the rich young ruler who came to Jesus and lied said “I kept the commandments”, and when Jesus challenged him to give up his riches, he left immediately and sought another path which would compromise to his belief system. It is why Jesus said it would easier for a camel to go through an eye of a needle than a rich (worldly) man to gain heaven. He wasn’t saying that the rich couldn’t be saved, but they were the most likely to reject the Gospel based on their wealth and fame.
They said Elvis bought thousands of copies of the book “The Prophet” which is nothing more than a worldly spiritual “wide roads” prose. Pantheistic in nature. So instead of buying thousands of copies of Scripture and handing it out, he had thought this other book was more truthful. I suspect the Bible was much too convicting for him, as it would have condemned his degenerate lifestyle, so he tried to make his salvation work by these other paths of which he believed were better, more viable, where God in those false paths overlooked his sins and zero repentance.
If the Bible is not complete enough or sufficient enough for you? God is NEVER complete for you, as you remain in rebellion to Him. If you believe that spiritual advice should come from the godless, atheist, agnostic, wiccan, and those who claim there are more ways to eternal life outside of Jesus, you are not God’s child but a child of the devil!
The ancient Israelites committed the grave sin Elvis was committing, they viewed neighboring religions as equal. By Satan’s influence, it is “as long as I worship the Almighty God along WITH these other religions and gods, I am fine, all is well”. God repeatedly CONDMENED the Israelites for doing this as it breaks the very first commandment He gave “thou shall love the Lord God with your whole heart, mind, and soul”, that leaves room for no other god.
Elvis was a great singer and entertainer, arguably the best of the best in the 20th century, who died at the early age of 42. He loved the world, and 1 John 2:15 says “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” I personally love the gospel songs he produced, but it didn’t make him a Christian. If in hell, Elvis would probably tell you that he’d give it all back and be a nobody if he had just one more day to repent. He would grieve greatly that is only child became a fire breathing Scientologist for many years as that godless church tried to destroy her and her family, after all, she was taking the lead from his spiritual pantheism.
Do NOT think you are anymore special than Elvis if you are a Christian. Elvis lived a life of sin as do we all before salvation. We all were sinners, and by this it should really send you to your knees in thanksgiving that you will not end up like him. As his loved ones and fans only see his worldliness to this day, not Jesus Christ and His Gospel. Thank God that He saved you! And ALL the worldly riches, fame, fortune, could never replace that love He has for you!
I see Elvis as the rich man in the parable with Lazarus. Sitting in hell, trying to warn his loved ones and his millions of fans across the world, but it is too late.