It may come as a shock to many who have a pre-conceived notion on what a Christian should look like, but rocker Alice Cooper is a dedicated Bible believing follower of Christ.
The famous rocker whose shows were called ‘satanic’ says his performances, while shocking, couldn’t be further from the truth. “There was nothing Satanic about what we did at all,” Cooper explained. “It was pure 1930s RKO horror movie and comedy put together. But you have to remember, every time we got banned somewhere, ticket sales went crazy.”
Alice dedicated his life back to the Lord in the 1980’s but has always remained publically quiet about his faith, until recently. He finally opened up about his love for Christ to interviewer DC Beacon.
Cooper was actually brought up in a Christian home but while he believed in God, he was not committed to living a life of faith. “I grew up in a Christian household,” Cooper said in the below video interview. “My dad was a pastor, and he was an evangelist for 25 years. I used to go up and do missionary work with him with the Apaches in Arizona. My grandfather was a pastor for 75 years, so I grew up in a Christian home.”
It was after alcoholism nearly destroyed his marriage that he and his wife Sheryl began attending church again in the 1980’s, “I stopped drinking. I started going back to church. I was throwing up blood every morning … I was definitely self-destructive.”
Alice goes on to reveal in the interview that it was more the fear of God and going to hell, rather than the love of God, that kept him committed.
“Being a Christian is something you just progress in. You learn. You go to your Bible studies. You pray,” he said, and also challenges people on their pre-conceived notions on stereotypical Christians. “They think Christians just sit around all the time just ‘uhh…’ We like to rock and roll. I think that you just need to keep a better watch on your Christian life.”
Alice now regularly attends Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona and aims to everyday build on strengthening his relationship with Christ. “That’s where I go now. It’s a really good teaching church. It’s a strong, Bible-teaching church.”
While the 66-year-old legendary rocker is a long way from giving up life on the stage, he does admit to making a few changes. Any songs that promote promiscuous sex and drinking “gets the axe.”
“I’m very careful about what the lyrics are,” Cooper said. “I tried to write songs that were equally as good, only with a better message.”
Cooper now also uses his concerts as an evangelism tool, calling himself ‘the prophet of doom.’ “Be careful! Satan is not a myth. Don’t sit around pretending like Satan is just a joke. I think my job is to warn [people] about Satan.”
Watch Alice Cooper’s lyric video for his song ‘Salvation’.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKX2mlC4P-M