Candace Cameron Bure is not just an actress and best-selling author, but she’s also a outspoken Christian. She uses her fame and platforms to spread the Gospel. Her new book Kind is the New Classy is full of Christian truths. And during her talk at Liberty University, Candace boldly proclaimed the love of God to the next generation of leaders.
The 42-year-old actress best known for starring in Full House and Fuller House, shared her life experience as a Christian. Even though she grew up in the spotlight her testimony could be any of us.
At the age of twelve Candace became a believer and was baptized but didn’t experience an intimate relationship with God right away.
When Full House ended after 8 seasons, Candace got married and had children. It was during her time as a stay-at-home mom that her relationship with God grew immensely.
“I had always thought I was such a good person, I never truly understood why I needed Jesus. Because I made pretty good choices, I could look at other people that were worse than me, making bad decisions. And I never understood that I was a sinner because I thought I was pretty good.”
When Candace heard the gospel in such a way that her idea of goodness was held up next to the Law of God, she realized that she didn’t even come close to God’s standard of holiness.
Candace also spoke on how we as Christians are being perceived and cautioned students to live according to the Gospel. She warns that knowing the Bible in not enough; if the world does not see us walking the walk, then we are not representing Christ.
“My purpose in life is to glorify God,” Candace said.
She then added her second priorities, and those are the ways in which she can glorify God.
She encouraged the audience with these powerful words:
“… this outraged culture that we live in, could we switch it to kindness culture? Could we all work on that?… Instead of being empowered women that think the world owes us something that we become in-powered women. In-powered by the Holy Spirit and treat everyone with respect. And we love people whether or not we agree with them. That’s what Kind is the New Classy is all about.”
Candace also challenged this generation of Christians to be culture influencers:
“If you are not in every type of business out in the world, then who’s gonna be doin’ it? All the non-believers.”
“We have to be in spaces that are not only in a Christian bubble, we have to get out there so that we can be an influence to other people.”
Strong, unashamed, and sold out for the Kingdom, Candace is an inspiration for Christians everywhere. Watch her full address here:
Credits: Liberty University
This article was compiled by Kriza Jo L. Tanduyan.