Charisma magazine actually believes Justin Bieber is taking “a bold stand for God”.

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The last thing I thought I’d be doing today (or ever, in an ideal world) was checking in on Justin Bieber’s Twitter feed.

Yet that’s exactly what I felt compelled to do in light of an article I read in order to see if there had been some massive (and most welcome) change in Mr. Bieber’s approach to reality.

Sadly, I was unable to detect any such shift, though this is definitely something we should be praying for in Bieber and others, while always understanding that any good thing we know or practice in our own lives is a gift given us by the grace of God, lest we look down on anyone else self-righteously or hypocritically. (See also: Never forget that apart from God’s grace you and I are complete morons.)

The sudden, unexpected, and very brief interest in The Biebs’ social media commentary was inspired after I came upon an, um, intriguing article entitled Justin Bieber Makes Boldest Stand for God Yet published by Charisma last week, which conveyed the following:

Justin Bieber’s faith has been a major topic for the pop star. And this week, Bieber made one of his strongest declarations of faith yet.

This week, Bieber filled his followers’ social media feeds with exhortations and encouragement from Scripture. On Instagram, he posted an image of Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God.” He captioned the image, “Remember there’s a God that loves you and is for you. Be still in his presence he will give you true rest.”

In January, Bieber promoted the best-selling devotional Jesus Calling to his followers on Instagram. And in March, Bieber was seen praying with Kanye West.

Will Bieber’s newfound faith change his followers’ lives? Let us know what you think.

There’s so much that could be said here, and maybe sometime soon we’ll dig deeper into the steaming pile of nonsense being served up by Charisma (and Justin Bieber via Charisma), but for now, let’s simply close by noting that discernment isn’t exactly “a thing” with Charisma.

Pray for Justin Bieber.

Pray for Charisma.

Pray for recognition and repentance of sin.

Pray for sound biblical discernment and the desire to use it.


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