Earlier this year I was covering the most brutal Mixed martial arts sports event called Bellator where these modern day gladiators fight until their ‘last breath’. Among the prominent guests at the event there was also the Hollywood actor Chris Pratt and Rapper 50 Cent. As I knew about Chris’s belief in God, I had to talk to him.
Chris Pratt, who starred in Jurassic World, Avengers: Endgame and Guardians of Galaxy, had recently shocked the audience at the MTV awards with a clear message to younger generations that God is real. One would think that a man of such status would be blinded by the fame which, unfortunately, affects many celebrities. I had the opportunity to chat with him soon after the event. Despite being a world famous actor his approach was sincere and humble which showed the greatness in him.
There are many celebrities who undoubtedly believe that God stands behind their success and are outspoken about it. Rock stars such as Alice Cooper, Dave Mustaine, musicians such as DJ Moby, Bono, the athletes Tyson Fury, Tim Tebow, Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar Jr, film stars like Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Jim Caviezel, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman are just a few to name. In my more than 20 years professional career as a journalist I have had the chance and privilege to meet with a lot of important and famous people, among them were politicians, celebrities from the music and film industry and people of all kinds of faith and religion. What strikes me the most is that the majority of them do believe in God or in some kind of Divinity but are not keen to share their faith with the public for a number of reasons. One reason is concern for being ridiculed by the public, which could send their career on to a downward path with a loss of reputation and a ruined career. Nowadays, when spirituality and self-development is at its highest peak of interest and popularity among the Western world, not so many are prepared to speak about Jesus Christ. But of those whom I have met with who do believe in Christ, He is the cornerstone to their fortune, fame and success.
I often asked myself is it only fame and fortune that motivates these characters to become successful? At first glance it looks like this might be the only objective on their minds but this is not always the case. In reality, many of them know that the best reward comes only from using influence and wealth, to help less fortunate people and changing the world for the benefit of all humanity. As one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century, the late Stephen Hawking, once said: ‘We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things.’
Chris Pratt accepts the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Award Generation Award.
Video Courtesy MTV.
World Heavy Weight boxer Tyson Fury preaching about Jesus Christ.
Video courtesy BBC.
Alice Cooper even thou being a Rock star in his testimony tells about his bible study and being a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
So Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.” (John 4:48)