Both were called “The King” in their lifetimes. But did you how much more these two legends have in common?
JESUS AND ELVIS
Jesus said: “Love thy neighbor” (Matt 22:29).
Elvis sang “Don’t Be Cruel” (RCA, 1956)
Jesus said: “Man shall not live by bread alone” (Matt 4:4 and Luke 4:4)
Elvis loved his sandwiches with peanut butter and bananas.
Movies have been made about Jesus. Elvis actually was in movies.
Jesus lived in state of grace.
Elvis lived in Graceland.
Jesus walked on water (Matt 14:25).
Elvis surfed on water (Blue Hawaii, 1965).
Jesus is the Lord’s Shepherd.
Elvis dated Cybill Shepherd.
Jesus was part of a trinity. So was Elvis. His first band was a trinity.
Jesus was the Lamb of God. Elvis had mutton chops.
Jesus’ entourage, his Apostles, had 12 members. Elvis’ entourage, the Memphis Mafia, also had 12 members.
Jesus walked barefooted or in sandals. Elvis sung about his Blue Suede Shoes.
“Before Elvis, there was nothing.” – John Lennon
“In the beginning all was dark and void.” – Genesis (The book, not the group)
Both Elvis (Jan. 8) and Jesus (December 25) were Capricorns
Jesus’ parents took him to Memphis (Egypt). Elvis’ parents took him to Memphis (Tennessee).
Jesus was regarded by some to have been an extraordinary prophet.