Two-time Academy Award-winning and Christian actor Denzel Washington expressed his faith and warned people about being self-obsessed, especially in Social media.
“The enemy is the inner me,” Denzel said in an interview with the New York Times. “The Bible says in the last days — I don’t know if it’s the last days, it’s not my place to know — but it says we’ll be lovers of ourselves. The number one photograph today is a selfie, ‘Oh, me at the protest.’ ‘Me with the fire.’ ‘Follow me.’ ‘Listen to me,'” he continued.
“We’re living in a time where people are willing to do anything to get followed,” he added. “What is the long or short-term effect of too much information? It’s going fast, and it can be manipulated obviously in a myriad of ways. And people are led like sheep to slaughter.”
He warned people about the perils of engaging in Social media uncontrollably. The obsession with being liked and followed by other people is a dangerous path to take.
“This is spiritual warfare. So, I’m not looking at it from an earthly perspective,” the famous actor explained. “If you don’t have a spiritual anchor, you’ll be easily blown by the wind, and you’ll be led to depression.”
He knows where he is anchored. His relationship with God is a priority to him. “You have to fill up that bucket every morning,” he said. “It’s rough out there. You leave the house in the morning. Here they come, chipping away. By the end of the day, you’ve got to refill that bucket. We know right from wrong.”
Actor Corey Hawkins, his co-actor in his upcoming film, ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’, said, “Sometimes we get talking, and you see the preacher in him. He’s just a natural-born charismatic leader who is not afraid to talk about his own faults or misgivings or shortcomings,” according to Faithwire.
Denzel even encouraged Maureen Dowd of the New York Times to read the Bible and start with “the New Testament, because the Old Testament is harder.”
This famous and well-acclaimed actor is not only passionate about his craft, but he is also zealous about his faith in the Lord. He unapologetically proclaims His word with the platform God gave him.