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'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman, Who Died Last Week, Spoke Often About His Christian Faith

TrĂ© Goins-Phillips : Sep 1, 2020  Faithwire.com

"Sometimes, you need to feel the pain and sting of defeat to activate the real passion and purpose God has predestined inside of you. God says in Jeremiah, 'I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future...'" -Chadwick Boseman, Commencement address at Howard University-2018

[Faithwire.com] Chadwick Boseman, known for embodying black icons like Jackie Robinson in "42," James Brown in "Get on Up," and King T'Challa in "Black Panther," spoke out often about his faith. (Image: Jordan Strauss-Invision /AP /via faithwire)

The 43-year-old actor, who died of colon cancer on Aug. 28, grew up in a Christian home and was baptized at Welfare Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina. As a professing Christian—even at the height of his celebrity—Boseman often spoke out about his beliefs.

Boseman's rise to stardom seemed fast, but it took time, effort, and trust in God's faithfulness. He was helped, too, by beloved entertainer Denzel Washington, who paid for the late actor's study abroad tuition at the British American Drama Academy more than 20 years ago.

In the days since his passing, Washington has described Boseman as "a gentle soul and a brilliant artist who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career."

The "Black Panther" star referenced his Christian faith when he honored Washington in 2019. Speaking during the AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony, Boseman quoted Ephesians 3:20, telling Washington, "May God bless you exceedingly and abundantly more for what's in store than He ever has before"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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