The official magazine for the Assemblies of God church has Simon on the cover under the headline ‘The Cowell Factor.’
Inside it reads: “Jesus, the one we think of as being meek and mild, gentle and loving and full of compassion, had the ability to talk tough. For some his words were hard to swallow – just like Cowell’s – but he spoke truth and doesn’t that hurt sometimes?
“Simon Cowell takes, learns from them and grows in the process, and there are numerous stories in the Bible of people who do the same.”
The church lists ‘the second coming of Christ’ as one of their key beliefs on their website, saying: “Believers must rest in the certainty of the imminent return of our Lord and share this hope with others.”