New York, USA — Going against the grain of atheist Hollywood liberals, Denzel Washington is publicly professing his commitment to his Christian faith.
“I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word,” the legendary actor stated. His father was a Pentecostal minister, so he grew up in a home where God was always first. “He had his own church, and it was a long Sunday, because you had to be there all day,” Washington explained.
“Everyone I grew up with didn’t have a father,” he added. “I had a father. My father was a decent man. He was a very spiritual man and a gentleman.”
Having such a positive male influence certainly worked in Washington’s favor, as he has remained grounded despite the fame and fortune he has acquired in life.
He also recounted a very personal encounter he had with God during one church service. “The minister was preaching, ‘Just let it go.’ I said, ‘I’m going to go with it.’ And I had this tremendous physical and spiritual experience,” he said. “It did frighten me. I was slobbering, crying, sweating. My cheeks blew up. I was purging. It was too intense.”
Washington also urged readers to “start your day with prayer.”
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