Korn’s co-founder and guitarist Brian Welch recently posted a photo on his Instagram account and talked about his fanaticism with Christianity and shared some stories that he has never disclosed before while reflecting on how his fanatic decisions affected his family.
Brian ‘Head’ Welch co-founded Korn with his childhood friends in 1993, and in 2005 when the band was enjoying mainstream success, Welch suddenly decided to leave. He, later on, declared that he had ‘chosen the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior, and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that end.’
As he has been so vocal about his religious beliefs, he’s often asked about how he incorporates his Christian beliefs into his life, and in a recent interview, he discussed how his Christian practices have changed over the years. After the interview, he also posted a photo on his Instagram account and gave more details about the fanatical decisions that he made years ago which affected both himself and his family.
For instance, he disclosed that he ripped his daughter Jennea out of public school because it wasn’t a Christian school. He then suddenly decided to leave his house and took Jennea with him to Arizona and joined a Christian group that turned out to be a cult, and their leader took away all his money. Furthermore, he gave his mother ‘The Book of Christian Martyrs’ and told her that he aspired to be like them, which naturally scared her.
He finally said that he considers all these decisions as mistakes that he made in his period of early fanaticism with Christianity. However, he added that he definitely doesn‘t regret dedicating his life to Jesus Christ because Christ is the foundation of his life. Welch went on to say that he feels very confident about the ‘storms to come’ as his foundation is very secure.
Here’s what Brian Welch said in the caption of his post:
“Some have taken my words out of context, but I do have a tendency to ramble without articulating my heart’s intent clear enough, which is typical when a person with A.D.D. tries to juggle the inflow of dozens of thoughts coming in at once. Let me shed some more light here: I was trying to address my early fanaticism with Christianity. Do I regret taking some much-needed time away from Korn? Not at all. I enjoyed some of the best years of my life with my daughter, making precious memories with her I wouldn’t have been able to make if I would’ve stayed.
But some of the choices I made were reminiscent of a true fanatic: I ripped Jennea out of public school because it wasn’t a ‘Christian’ school. One day, I left my house with her out of the blue and NEVER returned and I hired someone I barely knew to sell all of our furniture and bring our personal items to AZ; expensive items went missing of course! I joined a group of Christians in AZ that ended up resembling a cult and the leader squandered all my money away! And finally, I gave my mom ‘The Book of Christian Martyrs’ and told her that was who I wanted to be! These are only a few of the fanatical decisions I made, and they did damage to Jennea, and still affect her negatively in some ways to this day.”
He went on to say:
“What I will never regret though, is giving my entire being to Christ and I will share my story until the day I die. Sharing your story of faith is way different than shoving scripture down people’s throats in a heartless way as I was trying to convey in this interview with our old friend Robb. Jesus Christ is my whole life‘s foundation. When the storms come, AND THEY WILL COME, my life will not crumble because my foundation is very secure.
I have found true rest in the depths of my soul. Matthew 11:28; the first scripture that I found–my first scripture tattoo–came true for me in EVERY way. This life I’ve discovered is so real! I’m so glad I’ve never walked away from Christ, like many have, AND I NEVER WILL! Take that you overly religious Christian haters 🤘”
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