The idea of Pop stars also being devout Christians used to seem counterintuitive. But with the growing Christian revival in America supporting outspoken people of faith, more and more icons are wearing their love of God on their sleeves.
In a recent report that went viral on the Internet, Justin Bieber decided to serenade his fiancée Hailey Baldwin with a worship song on the streets of London. Sitting outside Buckingham Palace, Bieber sang “Cold Water,” “Fast Car,” and the Christian worship song “Good Good Father.” He did take a moment between songs to profess his love for Baldwin, reportedly saying “I love you babe. I love you so much.”
The couple has been outspoken about their devout Christian faith, which apparently took some media outlets by surprise.
Hailey, a fashion model, is the daughter of Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin, has an impressive 12.8 million followers on Instagram despite not being fully in the public’s eye. Embedded among her selfies, followers will find Bible verses and annotations. In 2016, she spoke about her faith in a Teen Vogue interview.
“I was raised in church. I was brought up in that life, and I think that it’s very important for everybody to be in touch with their spirituality and to have a relationship with God,” Baldwin reportedly said. “Not everybody is going to believe in the God that I believe in, but it’s something that I’m not afraid to share with people because I know how it inspires me — how it positively affects my life.”
Justin Bieber has been equally open about his Christianity. During Easter, he was particularly inspired and posted about his faith in God.
“Easter is not about a bunny. It’s a reminder that my Jesus died on the cross for my sins and then rose from the dead defeating death! I believe this happened and it changes everything,” Bieber reportedly wrote. “I am set free from bondage and shame, I am a child of the most high God and he loves me exactly where I am, how I am, for who I am. Jesus has changed my life.”
Bieber has pledged to continue their family in the Christian tradition they both were raised.
“I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make,” he reportedly wrote. “Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT!”
Christians in Hollywood
A-list actors such as Denzel Washington may have paved the way for Christians being able to be open about their faith. But these days, Chris Pratt has opened the floodgates by using his pop-culture platform to preach God’s love at every occasion. The more welcoming environment in Hollywood may be ushering in an age where top actors such as Nathaniel Buzolic are appreciated for their skills and faith.
Buzolic, a star in the “Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” took the time to speak about his faith and Hollywood’s challenges. He reportedly stated that the two are almost polar opposites.
“Look at the teachings of Jesus it is an absolute upside-down kingdom where the person who is last is first, the person who serves is considered greatest in the kingdom of God,” he reportedly said.
But like Pratt, Buzolic recognizes that God gave him a platform to reach everyday people in a unique fashion.
“One of the greatest gifts that I have ever been given with this show (The Originals) is that I have had the privilege to travel the world and do fan conventions and more and more I have become confident to share my faith with thousands of kids,” he reportedly said.
“There is so much brokenness in the room and there is so much brokenness in the world and people are desperately looking for an answer, a truth, a solution, something to anchor their hope in.”
“The message of Jesus is applicable for all people and circumstances,” he reportedly said. “If you never share your faith, you will never see the power of faith.”
“The Originals” star plans to share the Gospel while at Comic-Con in Australia and then journey to Israel to visit the holy places where Jesus Christ walked.
~ Christian Patriot Daily