I have an opportunity to make the Christian walk be attractive to many outside the church....

    
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VARIOUS INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES


1 - DAVE ELLEFSON - NEW LIFE FOR MEGADETH - added 27/9/10

.... While I wouldn't consider Megadeth to be a “Christian band,” we are a band made up of Christians.

Looking back over these past few months, I'm amazed at how the Lord has mended fences....

I have an opportunity to make the Christian walk be attractive to many outside the church....

Being open about your faith will put responsibility and accountability on you. But, in many ways that is good for us believers, to really “walk the walk,” not just “talk the talk.”

Christianity wasn't very popular in mainstream music when I was a kid because of the witch burning approach that so many churches used against the sinners. I don't run around and bash people over the head with a Bible, because I remember people trying to do that to me years ago and I just rebelled against them....

I think it's okay to live in the world and enjoy the activities and fun things God has placed here for us to partake in, so long as our convictions aren't compromised in the process...



2 - YOU TUBE - DAVID ELLEFSON INTERVIEWED BY PASTOR BOB BEEMAN - added 30/6/10

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4th May 2010




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4th May 2010




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3 - INTERVIEW WITH DAVE ELLEFSON OF MEGADETH - added 30/8/10

How big of a role has your faith played in being able to maintain an alcohol-free lifestyle?

The faith is everything. It’s all of it, in fact, that’s the entire reason that I’ve been able to maintain it. I know it might seem kind of weird for this metal guy to be talking about God and the Lord and all that, but the truth of it is that is it: having a strong faith.

And of course, I was raised in a good family, in a good, strong faith growing up. And as soon as I started drinking and partying, not only did it take me away from my faith, but ultimately, it destroyed my dreams of playing rock ‘n roll. That’s how screwed up it is–it’s not like it made rock ‘n roll better. It even destroyed that.

.....I realized that I can stand on the stage of rock ‘n roll and thrash with the best of ‘em. In fact, my playing gets better the more I spend time developing faith. I realize that the faith has to come first, and the notes seem to naturally follow after.



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