Rapper DMX hosts a Bible study on Instagram and thousands tune in
Rapper DMX led thousands of his followers in a Bible study over the weekend in hopes to calm down the anxiety brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Instagram live video reached 14,000 viewers while live and then thousands more after as Earl Simmons, better known by his stage name DMX, recited scriptures from the book of Ecclesiastes.
The New York native, who admittedly has lost people to COVID-19, told his audience to keep the faith and believe in the will of God.
“At the end of the day, at the beginning of the day, it’s going to be God’s will,” DMX explained. “If you try to understand why He does, what He does, you’re just going to end up with a headache. Just do the right thing,” he added. He encouraged the viewers to get their lives right with God and follow Jesus.
Even though several of Earl Simmons’ songs have relatively vulgar lyrics, he has a few recordings about his faith in Christ, including “Lord Give Me a Sign” and “Damien.” DMX has openly said in the past that he wants to become a pastor.
I praise God for difficult situations because through these situations I see what He’s willing to do for me. On a daily basis, if it gets rough, I praise God; if it goes wrong, I praise God; if it goes left, I praise God. I praise God because there’s nothing that He can’t get me through. So I thank Him for every opportunity that is presented, for me to see what He’s willing to do for me,” DMX concluded.