Oscar Winner: Jesus Died For Our Sins
November 22, 2017
It results in an “existential crisis” that leads to “extreme action,” according to the film’s studio description. The film gets a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, mainly for a few profanities and some violence.
In an interview to help promote his latest work, the Hollywood star discussed an entirely different set of values—those he gets from his daily Bible reading, prayer, and meditation. He told The Christian Post:
“I was reading about this today in my prayer and meditation. 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 …
What did He say in the boat? ‘Fellas, go to bed.’ We know, but we forget constantly, moment by moment.”
Washington doesn’t pray and read the Bible alone. He was joined throughout the film’s production by director/writer Dan Gilroy, and their dedication rubbed off on others working on the set.
The actor, who grew up in an evangelical Christian household, also shared his personal testimony with The Christian Post:
“I speak now and I’m doing what God told me to do from the beginning. 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.
My mother said to me when I was 59 (three years ago), she said, ‘Denzel, you do a lot of good. You have to do good the right way and you know what I’m talking about.’ I don’t drink anymore, I don’t do any of those things. I’m all about the message, to the degree that I know it, and I’m unashamed and unafraid to share it!”