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Second Korn Member Becomes Christian

Sunday, June 7, 2009 3 comments

This happened a few months ago, but I just heard about it.

A second member of the rock band Korn has written a book on how becoming a Christian helped him overcome his drug addiction.

Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, the basist of Korn talks in his book about how he was a strong drug addict and a womaniser until his born-again Christian father told him that his dying wish was that his son would find God.

In the book, Got the Life: My Journey of Addiction, Faith, Recovery and Korn, Arvizu states that Jesus Christ and the Bible where his only rehab, and that the change in his life is “an amazing and powerful thing”, reports the Associated Press.

In 2005 Brian “Head” Welch” left the band after becoming a Christian and in 2007, released a book on his journey from drug addiction to faith - Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story.

After only one week, the book became one of the top 20 books on the New York Times Bestsellers list.


I think Romans 6 explains it best.

"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

3 comments: to “ Second Korn Member Becomes Christian so far...

  • Steve Martin June 8, 2009 at 8:41 AM

    Great story. The Lord does change us, that's for sure.

    There are sins that I no longer engage in that once held me captive.

    But then again, there are other sins that hold onto us and do not seem to let go. Or new sins appear.

    Romans 6 is great. Romans 7 reveals something of the power of sin in our lives, also, and our great need of a Saviour all throughout our lives.

  • j razz June 9, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Isn't it great how powerful the gospel truly is? I did not know this. I used to listen to Korn back in my "all things are permissible" stage. Now if Marilyn Manson...

    j razz

  • Christopher October 28, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    This is hilarious! How long till the rest of the band crosses the floor? It's funny how an atrocious sounding, truly talent-free band that was anti-everything is just the flip side of the born again crowd that they emerged from. I live in a city where there are regular confrontations between gays / feminists / atheists and fundamentalists, because the g/f/a's, being the children of narrowminded fundamentalists that live there, are just inverted fundamentalists and narrowminded in the same way!

    That being said, if said band members replaced the harmful chemical drugs with an entirely mental-based drug (religion) I guess that's a step up. At least society won't have to look after their health while they decide whether they want the dread responsibility of living.

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