Actor and producer Kirk Cameron talks about how he went from being an atheist to a Christian on a new episode of The Ben Shapiro Show. He says when he was 17, he met a girl on set of Growing Pains who invited him to church, and from that point on, God started to change him.
“I was Mike Seaver on Growing Pains, and everything was on my terms, but I understood that a relationship with God would have to be on His terms—He’s the Creator—so I remember praying and asking God to show me the way, and somebody gave me a Bible,” Cameron says. “I started to read it; I started to go to church and asked a million questions.”
Cameron didn’t want to be an actor forever, though. He wanted to become a doctor, but God was opening many doors in the acting world, so he felt the Lord leading him in that direction instead.
” … My plan was to go to college, go to medical school, and this acting thing took off when I was 9 years old,” Cameron says. “By 14, I was on Growing Pains; by the time I graduated high school, doors were opening for an acting career ,and I thought I might as well keep this career going and the doors that were opening were lining up with what was happening to me on the inside. I want to be about things that promote faith; I want to be about things that promote family and marriage.”
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