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Justin Bieber's New Movie to Reveal Prayer, Faith Life
The Christian Post ^ | Feb. 10 2011 | Jennifer Riley

Posted on 02/10/2011 1:41:06 PM PST by wmfights

The 16-year-old pop sensation has wooed tween girls the world around, but now Justin Bieber is out to court the faith community.

Hitting theaters Friday is Bieber’s new 3-D concert film/documentary titled, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” which is being marketed to the faith and family-friendly crowd.

The Paramount Pictures flick has been screened for faith leaders across the nation and it comes with a “spiritual resource guide” for those who are interested. The guide includes Bible verses related to the movie that can be used in small groups.

“[The movie] provides an opportunity to teach our children about the power of hope, prayer, faith and family,” reads the guide.

In the film, Bieber is shown praying before concerts and saying grace before meals, among other expressions of his Christian faith. His mother, Pattie Mallette, shares in the film how faith helped stabilized her life as a single teen mother.

Never one to shy away from professing his beliefs, Bieber has shared on many accounts about the importance of faith in his life.

In a November interview with The Associated Press, the young singer shared how his Christian faith has kept him grounded in “scary” Hollywood.

“I’m a Christian, I believe in God, I believe that Jesus died on a cross for my sins. I believe that I have a relationship and I’m able to talk to Him and really, He’s the reason I’m here, so I definitely have to remember that,” Bieber had said to AP while promoting his autobiography, First Step 2 Forever: My Story. “As soon as I start forgetting, I’ve got to click back and be like, you know, this is why I’m here.”

His mother, Pattie Mallette, has shared about her broken past and how she came to Christ and received his forgiveness. Mallette was sexually abused as a child and grew up in a broken home. In her early teens she began to abuse alcohol and drugs and shortly after ran away from home. She also attempted suicide and was enrolled in a mental hospital.

It was while she was at the hospital that a man came to tell her about God’s love and helped her to receive Him in her heart.

“I was never married. I came to the Lord when I was 17, but shortly after accepting Christ, I went back to making my own decisions and got pregnant,” said Mallette in a Baptist Press interview posted Wednesday. “Realizing what I had done, I came back to God wholeheartedly, begging Him to forgive me. It’s really an incredible testimony of God’s mercy and grace. And the genuine love of people at the church who encouraged me.”

The pop star’s mother also shared that her son had made his own decision of faith when he was about five or six years old.

“I told him it was his decision. He couldn’t make it because of mommy,” she recalled. “It has to be because of your own heart. And he kept telling me that he understood. And when he was eight or nine, he wanted to be baptized. So, I let him.”

She said she keeps her extremely popular son grounded by praying for him.

Before Bieber was famous, he sang Christian songs on YouTube. And after he was famous, he still managed to sing a song or two about his faith. In November, he released a single “Pray” in which he sings about prayer life and listening to God’s voice.

“There are some stars who speak their faith because they’re trying to do outreach to that audience and there are others who share that side of their lives because that’s who they are ,” said Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, according to Religion News Service, “and I think that’s just who Justin is.”

Braun, who is Jewish, added, “When there are 20,000 people chanting your name night after night after night, if there’s no sense of faith, if there’s not a sense of something bigger than yourself, you can get lost.”

In 2010, Bieber sold 3.7 million albums in the United States alone. His song “Baby” featuring Ludacris has more than 458 million hits on YouTube. Meanwhile, his song “Never Say Never” featuring Jaden Smith has nearly 147 million hits on the user-content video site.


TOPICS: Charismatic Christian; Evangelical Christian; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: evangelism
The pop star’s mother also shared that her son had made his own decision of faith when he was about five or six years old.

“I told him it was his decision. He couldn’t make it because of mommy,” she recalled. “It has to be because of your own heart. And he kept telling me that he understood. And when he was eight or nine, he wanted to be baptized. So, I let him.”


1 posted on 02/10/2011 1:41:11 PM PST by wmfights
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To: wmfights
“I’m a Christian, I believe in God, I believe that Jesus died on a cross for my sins.

Wow
2 posted on 02/10/2011 1:47:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Wow was my reaction too when I first heard him talk about his faith. People bust Bieber’s chops a lot for various reasons. I don’t really understand it, especially when it comes from adults, but he seems to be a decent kid. Not perfect, but decent. My daughter is a big fan.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 1:55:27 PM PST by RoseyT
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To: wmfights

This great and all, but I sure hope Justin doesn’t turn out to be the disappointment that Ms. Cyrus has. Seems like all the “idols” that appeal to pre-teens and young teens end up being sleeze balls.


4 posted on 02/10/2011 1:56:06 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: wmfights

But will he stop looking like a girl? Seriously, I saw a photo of him on a magazine cover at the supermarket checkout counter, and I thought he was an ugly teenage girl...and when I leafed through the magazine, I saw that he was a boy who is the current teenage girl idol. Strange.

I think a lot of girls have a bad image of masculinity (thuggish) so they go for very effeminate guys like Justin Bieber, the Menudo boy-band, Leonardo di Caprio (in his day), Brad Pitt (in his day), etc. The latter two actually turned out to be good actors, now that they’re older, but I’m not sure that “singers” like Justin Bieber and the Menudo boys ever make that leap.

Maybe our girls should go for a more heroic model of maleness.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 1:59:46 PM PST by livius
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To: wmfights
Does his faith also tell him to kiss random girls in alley ways (photo), and not so random girls ( Selena Gomez) while on vacation...
Justin Bieber caught kissing a fan

Entertainment types and their faux Christianity, need to be taken with a huge lump of salt... lets give it a few years and see how well he does...
6 posted on 02/10/2011 2:00:36 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: MEGoody

Anyone who goes public with their Christian faith becomes a huge target by The Enemy. That’s why so many fall.


7 posted on 02/10/2011 2:04:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: wmfights

Bieber? I’m stuned.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 2:15:40 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

LOL!


9 posted on 02/10/2011 2:20:21 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wmfights

Good for him (and for her)


10 posted on 02/10/2011 2:28:44 PM PST by sawmill trash (We are definately a day closer to the end than we were yesterday)
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To: battousai

I think it’s step in the right direction that it’s a girl he’s kissing.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 2:42:55 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: wmfights

Well, I’m just going to have to change my mind about this kid. He still needs to work on looking more like a man, but I can forgive him that.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 3:15:13 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: battousai

http://lesbianswholooklikejustinbieber.tumblr.com/


13 posted on 02/10/2011 3:40:00 PM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: married21
I think it’s step in the right direction that it’s a girl he’s kissing.

Well that is true... :)
14 posted on 02/10/2011 4:15:41 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: livius

The Beatles certainly fit that mold.
Things haven’t changed in 45 yrs.


15 posted on 02/10/2011 4:20:28 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: All

The level of immaturity displayed by FReepers on the subject of this 16 year old kid is mind-boggling.


16 posted on 02/10/2011 4:23:13 PM PST by RoseyT
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To: wmfights

Poser.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2522688/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2597860/posts


17 posted on 02/10/2011 5:29:33 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: nascarnation

Not really. The Beatles were ugly, but they were British-guy ugly. Bad teeth, slope shouldered, no chins - but you still knew they were male.

Justin, on the other hand, could be anywhere from 10-14 yrs of age or of either sex. Make that “any” sex - possibly an adult lesbian with a mullet.


18 posted on 02/10/2011 5:50:27 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

Obviously his fanbase doesn’t feel the same way.


19 posted on 02/10/2011 6:20:45 PM PST by RoseyT
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To: wmfights

I wish young Mr. Bieber the best in his life, just as I do my own 16-year-old son (who has better hair, if I do say so). One of my daughters is a big fan of Selena Gomez. She’s “being seen” with Justin, for what I assume are publicity purposes.


20 posted on 02/11/2011 4:34:33 PM PST by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Tax-chick
I wish young Mr. Bieber the best in his life, just as I do my own 16-year-old son (who has better hair, if I do say so).

There have always been the teen "hearthrobs" that aren't the most masculine looking. He may have a lot of flaws, but I thought it was nice to hear despite his popularity that he is a Christian and I hope some of that rubs off on his fans.

21 posted on 02/11/2011 7:52:31 PM PST by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wmfights

Young men’s appearance matures at different ages; some look like a man at 16, and some at 30. (I think 50-55 is the ideal age for gentlemen ;-).

It’s encouraging to see a young star being open about his faith and trying to be a good example ... and I don’t think not always behaving perfectly makes him a hypocrite or a phony. I have yet to meet the Christian, of any age, who is always perfect.


22 posted on 02/12/2011 5:45:17 AM PST by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Tax-chick
Great points

You've probably heard about Christian firing squads. They stand in a circle. :-)

We can be so critical we forget to look at the positive. Every Christian stumbles.

23 posted on 02/12/2011 8:23:45 AM PST by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wmfights
Christian firing squads. They stand in a circle ...

LOL!

"Conservative" firing squads, as well. A dozen people on the North Carolina forum tried to come up with a definition of "conservatism" that included all of us. We gave up after about six weeks and went back to fighting about barbecue and sports.

24 posted on 02/12/2011 8:35:44 AM PST by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Tax-chick
LOL!

That's great, just let me be the final judge of the barbecue.

25 posted on 02/12/2011 8:38:08 AM PST by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: married21
Greetings married21:

I think it’s step in the right direction that it’s a girl he’s kissing.

My thoughts, exactly.

Cheers,
OLA

26 posted on 02/12/2011 9:21:01 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: wmfights

Barbecue discussions in NC are very dangerous, especially when beer is involved. They all said “Nyah” at me, because I don’t really care for pork barbecue no matter how it’s done.


27 posted on 02/12/2011 2:21:15 PM PST by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Tax-chick

I’m up in the midwest. Our barbecue is pretty average compared to the stuff in the south. It’s too bad you don’t like pork.


28 posted on 02/12/2011 2:46:24 PM PST by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wmfights

I like pork prepared some ways, but not in what is known as “barbecue” around here

In the midst of one round of ‘cue hostilities, I got a recipe from a FReeper for a crockpot “barbecue” using a bone-in pork shoulder. (These were $.69 a pound at the time, sigh.) I cooked it, and then made a giant pot of pinto beans using the drippings and the bone, and took it to the homeless mission at our church. One elderly black gentleman said it was just like being at home with his granny, which must have been about 1942! Not bad local cooking, from a crazy woman who puts maple syrup on grits.


29 posted on 02/12/2011 3:54:32 PM PST by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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