Korn’s Brian Welch Explains What We Can Learn From Traumatic Experiences


Korn guitarist Brian Welch recently posted a video on his official Instagram account to express his ideas about all kinds of suffering by quoting a passage from the Bible. He highlighted that people are here to learn from our pain and traumatic experiences.

As you may know, Brian Welch revealed that Christianity became his new obsession after he stopped consuming drugs and alcohol during one of his previous interviews. He defined himself as a very faithful person and has read the Bible many times by trying to apply its messages to his daily experiences.

Moreover, Welch once admitted that he experienced a very unusual incident when Christ came to his house and did something to him. He described it as a multidimensional experience. Even though he admitted that he went too far with this obsession, later he emphasized that Jesus Christ will always be an inseparable part of his life until his last breath.

In the recent video he shared on his Instagram account, Welch read a passage from 2 Corinthians 4:17 to make his followers realize that their sufferings are temporary. According to him, the world is a classroom in which people can learn from their traumas. Enduring all of these pains helps people change and rebuild a better version of themselves.

Welch’s IG post read as follows:

“When the ego dies, the soul comes alive.

Good morning! Our human sufferings are temporary. Let’s learn from the traumas of life while we have them. Because one day they will be gone forever.

Endure. Repair. Transform. Rebuild (Why do I keep licking my lips, someone get me some chapstick).”

In Welch’s words, he said:

“When your ego dies, you souls come alive. I was thinking about so much freaking craziness in the world, sufferings, and darkness. It’s like one thing for another right? It’s like when we get through one season of this and that, this drama, sickness, and division, another comes. So, here we are… When I found this scripture, it’s very cool and gives perspective.

2 Corinthians 4:17: ‘We view our slight short-lived troubles in the light of eternity. We see out difficulties the substances that produce for us in eternal waiting glory for beyond all compression. Because we don’t focus on wounded seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary and what is unseen is eternal.’ I love that because we are only here for a short amount of time.

Time flies by so quickly, and this verse calls our difficulties short. We’re all in a classroom here, and we are on this Earth. We’re gonna learn through our pain, anxiety, depressions, physical illnesses, deaths. We’re gonna learn from it all.”

Consequently, it can be said that Brian Welch wanted to show his support for the people who have been through hard times due to different reasons by drawing attention to the temporariness of people’s sufferings.