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Justin Bieber Shares the Gospel with 98 Million Instagram Followers
Easter Sunday was last weekend, and while many of us were putting on our Easter dresses and ties, Justin Bieber, the pop star who experienced the life-changing power of the Gospel, shared his own Easter message with his 98 million Instagram followers.
Bieber boldly said Easter is “a reminder that my Jesus died on the Cross for my sins and then rose from the dead defeating death…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”.
With 3 million likes and almost 100,000 comments, Bieber definitely struck a nerve with his fans. Many were supportive of Bieber’s newfound faith and desire to proclaim truth:
- sinfonie1Thats the Truth – JESUS
- Anamaria_1235 Wow you are an amazing person God bless you forever and for always.
- Hmjoy We are so proud of you, Jesus loves you, believe it
However, not everyone is happy with the Bieb’s using Instagram to share his faith by calling him crazy, cursing at him, or even unfollowing him. Some time back, Justin Bieber gave his life to Christ and was baptized in NBA star Tyson Chandler’s bathtub. He has found mentors in Pastor Judah Smith of Church Home and Carl Lentz of Hillsong. Since then, he’s often used his Instagram to share his faith with his millions of fans.
You have to wonder how Bieber feels about his fans having such an emotional reaction to his faith. At one point, Bieber said, “Sometimes when I don’t feel like doing something, but I know it’s right, I remember, I’m pretty sure Jesus didn’t feel like going to the Cross and dying.” (Complex, Sept. 2015).
One thing’s for sure: Justin Bieber is using his platform for the Gospel. All of us, including Bieber, can grow in our relationship with Christ and our pursuit to be holy. Justin clearly sees how God gave up His Son for us, and now it’s our turn to tell others about this hope we have in Christ in anyway we can: at work, at home, and on Instagram.