Denzel Washington says millennials should be unashamed to share their faith on social media

Millennials should not be ashamed of sharing their faith with other people using the various social media networks available at their fingertips because they never know when it would be too late to do so, according to Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington.

(REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni)Actor Denzel Washington. February 07, 2017

In an interview with The Christian Post on Nov. 4, Washington talked about his character in his new film titled "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," who was a lawyer who tried to do what was right while other people took credit for his efforts. He called on millennials to follow Israel's example and persevere no matter what kind of criticism they receive.

However, Washington noted that Israel grew up at a time when people had to figure things out for themselves instead of relying on all the information that was available right now via the internet and social media. Nevertheless, the 62-year-old actor said millennials ought to take advantage of the fast technology they have when it came to sharing their faith with other people because they never know when the End Times would come.

During the interview, Washington encouraged everyone in the room to send out Bible verses to all their friends even though they do not like it. He said this is what God has tasked His people to do.

"My mother said to me when I was 59, she said, 'Denzel, you do a lot of good. You have to do good the right way and you know what I'm talking about,'" shared Washington. "I don't drink anymore, I don't do any of those things. I'm all about the message, to the degree that I know it, and I'm unashamed and unafraid to share it!"

He added: "So you have to be unafraid and unashamed to share it in the way your millennial generation know's how."

Just last month, Washington decided to surprise a fan with a visit while he was looking for a famous barbecue restaurant. He went to Juanita Hubbard's home and reaffirmed that he was just "regular folk" even though people expressed how important he had now become, especially to them, the Christian Post relayed in a separate report.

In addition, Washington described himself as a God-fearing man whose parents raised him in the right way. He admitted that he had committed a lot of mistakes in the past but has now turned his life around.

"Roman J. Israel, Esq." opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22.