Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty opened up to Fox News about his former way of life. Before he became a professional hunter, Duck Commander, successful businessman and reality TV star, he said he lived “recklessly,” as a young man.
Phil said, “Until I was 28 I didn’t have any faith. Biblically speaking I was under the control of the evil one. I didn’t know that. I was just getting high and drunk with the worst of them.”
Then Phil came to a major realization… “What was I thinking? All that mischief and carrying on… I came to know Jesus. I looked up one day and I said, ‘Man, I’m driven to do this. I have to do it.'”
Devoted to Jesus
Phil was candid about temptations after giving his life to Christ. He said, “At first I was trying to be good. I was learning how to be good. My friends would come by, my old buddies, and they would say, ‘Let’s go for a ride. Drive up the road.’
“I said, ‘Nah.’ My faith was being tested… I just broke away from them… I will say I got an unlisted phone number and I hid out the first year while I was getting on my spiritual feet. That was 44 years ago. Well, the further I have gone on my walk of faith the more faithful I have become.”
Phil now devotes his life to helping others. “My wife and I go to the rehabs. The prisons. The downtrodden. The ones that no one would give a hoot about. The homeless… When we meet together we have food. We meet together on Sunday mornings… People who sleep under bridges can come in and we get them a good meal… It’s all God’s children coming together.”
New Book Release
Phil has released a new book called The Theft of America’s Soul. It is being promoted as, “a prophetic wake-up call for all who desire to see our nation thrive.” Tackling 10 central lies such as ‘God is dead,’ ‘truth is relative,’ and ‘unity is impossible,’ Phil shows the only true hope for America is in returning to God.
He wrote this latest book not just to raise awareness on his faith, but also to express why he’s proud being an American. Saying, “Well, as much as vitriol and hatred there is running around in America, one thing about America is our founding fathers said, ‘Make sure you don’t let anyone mess with your freedom of speech.’
“Can you imagine how much more difficult my job would be if I didn’t have the freedom of speech? Thank God for our founding fathers. I’m proud to be an American. I wrote the book so that I might help. Just help a little.”