Scott Stapp is coming to Detroit on Friday, April 8 to sing “God Bless America” during the 7th Inning Stretch of the Detroit Tigers’ Home Opener. He will also perform later that night at the Motor City Casino.
I talked with Scott about his controversial past and his radical recommitment of his life to Jesus Christ. I asked him why we should believe him when he says he has undergone a radical transformation:
Well, I’ll tell you what, I don’t think you should believe anything I say. I think it should all be about my actions, and the way that I live my life, and the things that I do that you can see….for those who follow me and my career, for the fans that have followed me, and for the fans that have turned away from me because of my fall into sin, you know, it just takes time, and all I can say is that my actions, to the best of my ability, God willing, will speak to that. At this point in time my words are empty promises.
Will Creed’s music change because of the spiritual change in Scott Stapp?
One thing I never did, no matter how far I was away from God, was quit talking to God, quit praying to God. I never turned my back on that, it’s something that’s part of the core human being that I am. And even though my life did not reflect one of a Christian, behind closed doors I would still pray. I think how that effects my music, the music has always had expressions at various times of my love for God, and my faith in God, and then it also has been the story of the dark places, the valleys.
You can’t help but sing of your love for God when you love God, it’s a natural thing, it just comes from your soul as you worship. So as the world may interpret some of these songs, the new material that I have that are talking about love and my love for God, they may interpret them as a love for another human being, but I’m here to tell you today that they’re talking about my love for Jesus Christ and my love for God because I am only here today because of the grace of God.
Scott Stapp Interview Part One:
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