Denzel Washington’s Christian religion isn’t widely recognized by his Hollywood contemporaries. Oscar winner: “I was overwhelmed with the Holy Spirit”
Denzel Washington is a rare actor who discusses politics and religion. Washington recalled a time when God touched him in an interview with GQ Magazine.
Washington told GQ, “I read the Bible every day and my Daily Word.” Over 30 years ago at the church he still attends, the preacher preached, “Just let it go.” I responded, ‘OK.’ I had a bodily and spiritual awakening.
Washington gave more details. The spiritual moment scared him. I slurped, cried, and sweated. My cheeks exploded. Purging. Extreme. I nearly left. My mother thought I had the Holy Spirit. Do I have to give up wine?
The actor’s parents split when his father was a Pentecostal preacher. Washington walked away from his Christian beliefs, but he returned and praised God. Since then, Washington has been a proud Christian and considered becoming a preacher.
Spiritual warfare Denzel Washington: “I’m not looking at it earthly.” “Without a spiritual anchor, you’ll get depressed.” (YouTube)
“Part of me still thinks, ‘Denzel, you should preach.'” In 1999, he observed, “Maybe you’re still compromising.” In the end, Washington stuck to playing preachers. He did provide imaginative counsel for keeping close to God. “Put your slippers beneath your bed so you have to kneel to locate them,” he advised. And while you’re there, pray. Be wise. Be clear. “Don’t try to make a livelihood, try to make a difference.”
He didn’t shy away from politics when asked if he’d run for government. “No. I’m independent, he said. In some respects, I’m liberal and conservative. We’re so stuck on ‘you must be this or that’ Ridiculous. I am neither a liberal nor a conservative. who or why
Whitney Houston’s death also touched the Training Day star. Washington: “It was a monster drug that grabbed her.” You can’t go back. The best. I’ve known Sam Jackson for 30 years and he was at the bottom. So he came back. Afterward, he never looked back. “He can’t take that beer since it may lead to something bad.”
They made her this, Washington said. “She had a voice, but she was actually just a simple, nice person… Suddenly, her body betrayed her. Her body was aging swiftly and she didn’t realize it. It was too much for her. The body has limits. “Some individuals survive Hollywood and stardom, and some don’t.”