Actor Denzel Washington believes it is oft-times difficult to trust the gospel message that Jesus died for humanity’s sins because the “mind never shuts off.”
“I was reading about this today in my prayer and meditation,” he told the Christian Post. “It is so difficult to trust that Jesus died for our sins because the mind never shuts off, especially in this world when you’re given all this information.”
Washington, 62, who is known for one of Hollywood’s most outspoken Christians, went on to appeal to Mark 4, specifically the moment when the disciples were scared as the winds intensely rocked their boat.
“What did he say in the boat? ‘Fellas, go to bed,'” the actor said. “We know, but we forget constantly, moment by moment.”
Washington said that he is entirely focused these days on spreading truth and doing good through his work. He no longer drinks and he said that he is “unashamed and unafraid” to speak out about God.
As Faithwire previously reported, Washington revealed in a February interview with “Access Hollywood” that a random woman once prophesied that he’d grow up to preach and teach to millions.
It all unfolded when he was sitting at his mother’s salon on March 27, 1975. It was there on that day that Washington said the woman delivered a “prophetic vision” involving his future — an irony considering that the actor had just failed out of school and was, at the time, pretty directionless.
“She had a prophecy. I had flunked out of college and I was sitting in my mother’s beauty shop, and I could see her in the mirror behind me,” he recalled, noting that the woman kept staring at him. “She said, ‘You know young man, you are going to travel the world and speak or preach to millions of people.’”
“I speak now and I’m doing what God told me to do from the beginning,” he said. “It was prophesied that I would travel the world and preach to millions of people. It was prophesied when I was 20. I thought it was through my work and it has been.”
(H/T: Christian Post)