The Last Days of Christianity Today told Scott Stapp, Creed, a popular musical comedy that has been going on for nearly a decade, has exploded as a few years of internal conflict.

It was the summer of 2004, and when his three teammates formed his own team, Alter Bridge, Stapp pursued the project alone and from his own record, God. Athletes have long talked about Stapp’s faith, but he rarely talks about it because Creed doesn’t want to be called a “Christian group.” But in the conversation with CT, Stapp appeared and said, “I am a Christian.” He just saw The Passion of the Christ and recorded a song for the movie album.

But shortly after that, Stapp started making another story with the wrong motive. He walked into a bar in a hotel room. He showed alcohol for television interviews. Even when he married a Christian woman in 2006, he was arrested for drinking in public on her wedding day. A year later, he was arrested for polluting the house one night after the party; his wife, Jaclyn, dropped the charge when Stapp publicly apologized.

Today, Stapp has been self-conscious for just over a year, recounting his story in a new memoir, Sinner’s Creed (Tyndale), due out October 2. In the book, Stapp confesses a number of mistakes with the way he is now. God. But it also reveals a troubled family background. When Scott, 8-year-old Anthony Scott Flippen, was born, his single mother married Steve Stapp, who was abusive and abusive, Scott said.