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FRONT PAGE  |  1/17/2022
FRIDAY, OCT 2, 2015  |  22 comments
Justin Bieber Says Christians Are ‘Overly Churchy and Religious’

Pop icon Justin Bieber, known outside of his music for his wild lifestyle and run-ins with the law, as well as his relationship with NYC Hillsong ‘Pastor’ Carl Lentz, told Complex Magazine this month that Christians are often “overly churchy and religious,” and that he wants to just “live like Jesus.”

Using profanity, the pop star compared his relationship with God to that of a girlfriend.

“If I have an awesome, bomb girlfriend, I’m gonna wanna show her off and go around and tell people my girl is the [expletive]. I’m not gonna cheat on her because she’s the best,” he stated. “It’s like with God: The whole thing with religion is you present yourself holy and bring your offerings so that God can bless you, when the whole point of the relationship [should be], ‘No, I’m gonna do this because He loves me.'” ...


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News Item10/3/15 11:43 AM
Frank  Contact via emailFind all comments by Frank
s c wrote:
I would agree,Wayfarer,that the preacher is accountable but Justin is definitely not a victim. He is merely drawn to a false teaching that caters to his pet sins.
If he knew Christ,he would love His Word and the Holy Spirit would direct him away from the wolves and carnality.
Perfectly said sister; thanks for your comment. This fellow reminds me of an antinomian which is false doctrine. Paul said, should we sin so that grace can abound; God forbid.

I am completely forgiven for any sins I have committed in the past and for anything that I will do in the future, but that doesn't give me a license to sin against my Savior who died a cruel death on the cross in my place. Why someone would say that Christ died for something, but then say it is okay to do those things He died for is beyond me.

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News Item10/3/15 11:29 AM
s c | Oh  Find all comments by s c
I would agree,Wayfarer,that the preacher is accountable but Justin is definitely not a victim. He is merely drawn to a false teaching that caters to his pet sins.
If he knew Christ,he would love His Word and the Holy Spirit would direct him away from the wolves and carnality.
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News Item10/2/15 9:52 PM
NeedHim  Find all comments by NeedHim
Churches like Hillsong & through their leadership who have a say in what goes on through the church puplit.They obsessively like to play church but in reality & truth.They hate the true God of the Bible & His holy word.If they truly loved both they would share both in a manner of not being ashamed of His word,in telling one the truth in counting the cost amen.

The disciple of Jesus Christ must put his Master above those nearest and dearest to him. “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, … he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:26).

We should all understand that Jesus did not mean by this that we cannot love God and family at the same time—that we can only love God while hating those nearest and dearest to us.The Scriptures speak too plainly elsewhere of our obligations to our families,husbands, wives and children.

What our Lord means is that our love for Him must have precedence over any other.Our attachment to Him must be greater than any other. While husbands are to love their wives (Ephesians 5:25), they are to love the Savior more.No human relationship should be more intimate,no human bond more inseparable than that between the disciple and his Master.

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News Item10/2/15 9:32 PM
NeedHim  Find all comments by NeedHim
People rather be told a lie through a watered down gospel message that willn't cost one anything.They don't want to count the cost of what the Bible teaches for one to be a follower of the Biblical Christ.By hearing a faithful laboring Sheppard who will proclaim God's whole counsel of Gods word,for the glory of no King but Christ alone.Their is no hope in a gospel that doesn't cost you anything amen.

Luke9:23 And He said to them all, “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever will lose his life for My sake, the same shall save it.
25 For what is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world, and lose himself or be cast away?

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News Item10/2/15 6:45 PM
Wayfairer pilgrim | Lubbock,tx  Find all comments by Wayfairer pilgrim
I think that Justin is speaking for his generation and how many " yutes" of our nation view Christianity, keep yourself fairly clean, give to receive a blessing. And if the head minister dude is cool with you, what's to be worried about. Justin is not the problem it is the problem it's the " minister" who maligned the gospel who has trapped and sold this malarkey to celebrities, young and old alike. Justin's " preacher" will be held to a standard that he/she may wish they never said they knew Jesus, because he won't know them on judgement day.
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News Item10/2/15 6:26 PM
NeedHim  Find all comments by NeedHim
Hillsong or any other church or teacher,who suppress the truth.Are leading people away from the narrow way but upon the broadway.As their lips & stances they take contradict the only written Word of God the Bible alone amen.

2Tim4:2For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but having itching ears, they shall heap to themselves teachers in accordance with their own lusts.
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned toward fables.

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News Item10/2/15 5:30 PM
NeedHim  Find all comments by NeedHim
Justin Bieber is just another reflection of what is taught from Seeker Friendly Churches.Where they minor on speaking the importance of doctrines through one's foundational standing being built off & through being a doer & hearer of His life changing Holy Word.

Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz has been exposed before being a deceitful person who doesn't like Biblical truths.

Justin Bieber saying that it's okay to hook up with a person as long as you love them,is lies from the pit of self deception.That churches like Hillsong deceived people into thinking amen.

1THess4:2For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor,
5 not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles who know not God;
6 that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
8 He therefore that despiseth this, despiseth not man but God, who hath also given unto us His holy Spirit.

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News Item10/2/15 5:15 PM
yep  Find all comments by yep
"overly churchy and religious"

From Dictionary.
CHURCH, n.
1. A house consecrated to the worship of God, among Christians; the Lords house. This seems to be the original meaning of the word. The Greek, to call out or call together, denotes an assembly or collection. But, Lord, a term applied by the early Christians to Jesus Christ; and the house in which they worshipped was named from the title. So church goods, bona ecclesiastica; the Lords day, dies dominica.
2. The collective body of Christians, or of those who profess to believe in Christ, and acknowledge him to be the Savior of mankind. In this sense, the church is sometimes called the Catholic or Universal Church.
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RELIG'IOUS, a. L. religiosus.
1. Pertaining or relating to religion; as a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects.
2. Pious; godly; loving and reverencing the Supreme Being and obeying his precepts; as a religious man.
3. Devoted to the practice of religion; as a religious life.
4. Teaching religion; containing religious subject or the doctrines and precepts of religion, or the discussion of topics of religion; as a religious book."

Yep he is quite right.

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News Item10/2/15 4:14 PM
Dave | Oz  Find all comments by Dave
Hardi har good call
Get real , thanks and love to you and yours sister
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News Item10/2/15 3:43 PM
Get Real | Wisconsin  Find all comments by Get Real
Thank you MS, God Bless~!
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News Item10/2/15 3:29 PM
MS  Find all comments by MS
Get Real:
NEVER lose that salty humor...you make me smile with your quick wit.
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News Item10/2/15 3:15 PM
Get Real | Wisconsin  Find all comments by Get Real
Jesus never wore pancake makeup, lipstick, mascara, and earrings ...
where are his facial follicles?
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News Item10/2/15 3:12 PM
Dave | Oz  Find all comments by Dave
The best thing this young bloke could do would be to get away from hillsong as pointed out by someone already (. Carl uk)
Read the nt and pray pray pray
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News Item10/2/15 2:30 PM
Bruce Lantto | Harrisville, Michigan  Contact via emailFind all comments by Bruce Lantto
He wants to live like JESUS. Well 1st off JESUS never used profanity, so he's starting out the wrong way. Yes, we need to pray that he gets saved if he is not.
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News Item10/2/15 11:17 AM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
Thank you Get Real and Carl h/UK
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News Item10/2/15 9:35 AM
Get Real | Wisconsin  Find all comments by Get Real
and a good day to you Dave, may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

B. McCausland, I was going to say he learned it on the back of a book of matches, but carl h has the proper answer.

May He hold all of us in the hollow of His hand, God Bless everyone~!

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News Item10/2/15 9:03 AM
carl h | uk  Contact via emailFind all comments by carl h
Friends with hillsong. Say no more.
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News Item10/2/15 8:09 AM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
Get Real wrote:
Justin has not only the deceit of riches to contend with but also the deceit of fame ...
Where has he learned his Christianity?
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News Item10/2/15 7:37 AM
Dave | Oz  Find all comments by Dave
G'day and The Lords blessings GetReal
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News Item10/2/15 7:28 AM
Get Real | Wisconsin  Find all comments by Get Real
I agree guys, we should pray he gets saved, yet we must remember that it is easier to push a camel through the eye of the needle then for a rich man to be saved, and Justin has not only the deceit of riches to contend with but also the deceit of fame ...
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