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Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch: “The Glory Of God Is Better Than Any Drug”


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In a video dubbed ‘The Real High’ uploaded by Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch in late July, the musician went on to discuss his relationship with god. A devout Christian since overcoming a crippling drug addiction, Welch went on to address the criticisms that he has simply replaced his addiction to substances with an addiction to religion. He said of that:

“So over the years I’ve had many annoying people tell me ‘You’ve just changed your addiction from drugs to an addiction to religion. So let me break it down for you. When you do drugs, a substance like cocaine for instance, it goes in your nose to the brain, affects the dopamine in your brain, comes down through your body and makes you feel this euphoria or this pleasure and this high.

That’s a natural way to get high or feel pleasure or euphoria like that. There’s a supernatural way that you can feel that euphoria and that high and that pleasure and that comes from the spirit.

There’s a scripture in the bible that says ‘no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived the wonderful things that God has prepared for us’—or prepared for humans.

Now people would say ‘Why do you believe the bible?’ ‘Why would you believe that?’ ‘Why would you believe some words written by men, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000 years ago?’

It’s because the next verse. The next verse says ‘But God has revealed it and unveiled it to us by his spirit.’ So you don’t have to wait until you die to see if that’s true. That’s the point here. That’s why I’ve been walking in this for 14-years-plus.

It’s like I felt that. I was doing lines, I was doing pills, I was doing every drug you could think of, alcohol, you name it. I was looking for this euphoria, this thing from you know, to escape. I want more, I want to enjoy life.

It just seemed like I made it to the top of the music business and it was like ‘this is it?’ It didn’t bring me that euphoria, so I wanted it more. I wanted it through the drugs. And once I got a hold of this supernatural spirit. This Holy Spirit is a person but you know that the substance that comes from him as he pours into you, its love, it’s divine love. It’s pure light.”

He later went on to say:

“The cocaine will go to the brain, affect the dopamine and go through the body. Well, the glory and substance of God’s spirit goes into the deepest part of you, the heart, the soul, the spirit. It starts there and then bubbles up and goes throughout your body where you can feel the sensation in your mind.

It’s like God takes over your mind and you feel this peace that surpasses all understanding. You feel this euphoria and this pleasure. And it doesn’t happen to everybody the same. No two people are the same. And it doesn’t happen every day either.”

He later said of the euphoric nature of his relationship with God:

“The glory of God is better than any drug. The euphoria is higher than any ecstasy or coke or meth or alcohol you could drink. It’s so pure and it makes you really, man, it kind of makes you feel like a child again…

Remember that magical feeling when you’re a kid? The good times I mean, I know a lot of us have had bad times, but just feeling of trust and that imagination realm where you can just play with toys forever and forever.

Well it’s kind of similar to that when you come to God and give him your life you get to become a child again. Of course you’re an adult and doing big boy things in life, but you get to become a child again. You just like trust God with everything.”

You can watch him further explain his thoughts on the matter in the below video. Korn‘s new album “The Nothing” will be in stores this Friday, September 13th.

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