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Justin Bieber Turns to Faith After Video Scandal, Gets Baptized in New York City: Report
New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 8, 2014 | Chiderah Monde

Posted on 06/08/2014 11:32:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The ‘Baby’ singer is apparently repenting his sins after apologizing for making racist remarks in old videos that leaked online.

He's been insufferable for a while and now Justin Bieber is apparently ready to be settled.

The pop star is turning to faith after the leaked video scandal that made him a mouthpiece for racist remarks. Bieber, 20, was baptized by Hillsong New York City pastor Carl Lentz last week, TMZ reports. He also spent a month beforehand doing "intense Bible study" with the celebrity-friendly pastor.

He was reportedly baptized in a hotel room to “keep the whole thing private,” according to the gossip site. The pop star (right) poses with Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz. The singer reportedly got baptized after the leaked video scandal.

The pop star poses with celebrity-friendly Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz. The singer reportedly got baptized by Lentz after the racist video scandal.

A video of the "Looking for You" singer surfaced online earlier this month showing him using the N-word in a racist joke. Another clip of Bieber with similar racist remarks came days later, forcing him to issue an apology for the "childish and inexcusable" behavior. The video was reportedly filmed when Bieber was 15.

"I'm very sorry," the "All That Matters" singer said in a statement.

"I take all my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behavior."

"What he was 5 years ago was a naive child who did not understand the negative power and degradation that comes from playing with racial slurs," Usher said in a statement of support.

"What he is now is a young man faced with an opportunity to become his best self, an example to the millions of kids that follow him to not make the same mistakes."

Bieber showed signs of cleaning up his act on Instagram. Most recently, he posted a photo indicating he's spending time with his family. Before that he posted an excerpt from a faith-based book featuring three Bible verses.


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1 posted on 06/08/2014 11:32:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

We will know them by their fruits. Let’s see what kind of life change he has. I pray it’s real.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 11:34:47 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: nickcarraway

Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz Talks About Homosexuality in the Church

http://www.breathecast.com/articles/hillsong-nyc-pastor-carl-lentz-talks-about-homosexuality-in-the-church-video-16191/


3 posted on 06/08/2014 11:36:22 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: nickcarraway

oh please. what a joke.

did he piss in the baptismal font?


4 posted on 06/08/2014 11:38:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

Sorry but I buy this as much as I believe bathhouse barry is a Christian, heterosexual and an American.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 11:39:23 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

If only he had done that singing Rap, no apology would be needed.


6 posted on 06/08/2014 11:40:45 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: nickcarraway

I guess he and his posse are too young to realize that we’ve all seen this a hundred times before. Even Jane Fonda tried it one time, as I recall.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 11:42:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

The 21st century equivalent of an “indulgence”, and therefore not a heartfelt gesture. This was a “liberal apology” i.e. an admission that he’s sorry he got caught doing something bad (not that he’s sorry he did it, just sorry someone found out), and thinks this will make everything “all better”, like buying “carbon credits” somehow magically erases a lib’s 21st-century lifestyle “excesses”.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 11:43:32 PM PDT by Little Pig
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To: ansel12

They make the Unitarians seem evangelical


9 posted on 06/08/2014 11:48:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Little Pig

A lot quicker and less inconvenient than actually living one’s sins down.


10 posted on 06/08/2014 11:49:01 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Vagina Sermon.
11 posted on 06/08/2014 11:49:23 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On February 21, 2004 Miss Ensler in conjunction with Jane Fonda and Deep Stealth Productions produced and directed the first all-transgender[6] performance of The Vagina Monologues, with readings by eighteen notable transgender women and including a new monologue documenting the experiences of transgender women. It debuted in connection with "LA V-DAY Until the Violence Stops" with monologues documenting the violence against transgender women. Since that debut, many university and college productions have included these three "Transgender Monologues". Beautiful Daughters (2006) is a documentary about the cast of the first performance by transgender women.
12 posted on 06/08/2014 11:53:08 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: nickcarraway

I get the negative remarks, but like to think it’s possible for someone to escape the prison of fame and call on the name of The Lord.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 11:54:56 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Only if it works.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 12:00:01 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: nickcarraway

Get caught CURRENTLY doing drugs and sleeping with prostitutes...with no potential hit on record sales-no need for any change.

Old video comes out with racist jokes...with potential for lost record sales-got to find religion.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 12:02:11 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: nickcarraway

I feel sorry this young man’s family turned him over to bottom feeders in the music industry. Guess they sought wealth over decency like Miley Cyrus & her parents.


16 posted on 06/09/2014 12:18:09 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: ansel12
The only good news is that Lentz doesn't come right out and support homosexuality.

He's maybe not a pervert. Just a coward.

17 posted on 06/09/2014 12:39:51 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: nickcarraway

This seems kind of wrong, as a baptism is supposed to be an open profession of faith... I guess it had an audience of one, the pastor, but it’s better to have a group of people watching.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 2:04:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: avenir
I get the negative remarks, but like to think it’s possible for someone to escape the prison of fame and call on the name of The Lord.

I don't get the negativity. It has to be possible, or the Bible and Christ are a lie.

People who say that Jesus can't or won't save someone else are doing themselves the ultimate wrong. Denying that his saving grace works for others means it won't won't for those who say He is wrong.

People have to cooperate, obviously, but the grace of Jesus is there for anyone who asks and accepts.

19 posted on 06/09/2014 2:35:07 AM PDT by mountainbunny (Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens ~ J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That was my first thought. Baptism is a public display of obedience to God, and a public display of one’s faith.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 3:18:00 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: nickcarraway; ansel12; All

From #3. Looks like Bieber joined a typical liberal feel good church.

“However, Apprising Ministries’ Pastor Ken Silva expressed his views regarding Lentz’s popularity in a new interview.
“This is typical of the cult of celebrity megachurch pastor because to grow their little kingdoms they cannot risk offending anyone,” said Pastor Silva, according to Charisma News. “As Christians we must love precious LGBT souls, for whom Christ died, enough to tell them the truth. Pastor Carl, it is not unloving to tell someone the truth; however, it is actually hateful to withhold it from them.”


21 posted on 06/09/2014 4:30:43 AM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: avenir

Ok, but it looks far too much like he thinks going to a church is like going to the doctor’s office after dropping a brick on his foot.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 6:42:50 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: mountainbunny

Agreed. The gospel IS “the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth...”—Romans 1:16


23 posted on 06/09/2014 7:01:48 AM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: nickcarraway
Three years ago, Bieber (and his dad) had "Yeshua" tattooed on him in Hebrew, in Israel.

To all the detractors, here's one of my favorite scriptures, from Philippians 2:12: "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." Earlier, in the same chapter, Paul writes: " Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves..."

I'd also like to bring up the parable of the workers. And Romans 3:23... "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

I could find more examples. But I'm sad that I have to bother. It's attitudes like those seen here that caused me to stop posting on this forum a couple of years ago. I see that my return will probably be short-lived.

24 posted on 06/09/2014 9:54:12 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: nickcarraway

The Biebs, I think, knows he’s headed in the wrong direction and quite probably wants to at least make things better, if not right. My big concern isn’t Bieber’s sincerity but the guidance he gets from Carl Lentz. Based on interviews I’ve seen I’m not sure Mr. Lentz instructs people - from the pulpit - in the things they need to hear from the Bible.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 1:49:05 PM PDT by opus86
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