10.1.12

Justin is a Belieber? Not According to His Fruit.

Fox News misses again in an article boosting Justin Beiber's supposed "Evangelical faith."
 
Read the story below...
 
Are Young, Religious Stars like Justin Bieber and Tim Tebow Mak...
What do young superstars Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, and Tim Tebow have in common?


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/01/10/are-young-religious-stars-like-justin-bieber-and-tim-tebow-making-christianity/?test=faces#ixzz1j6WOSRcf
 
Unfortunately, Beiber, who recently spent a vacation in Rio with Selena Gomez, shows his disrespect for God's word by saying, "I don't have to go to church."  That is rebelling against God.  Jesus is the foundation of the Church.  He instituted the Church to be the "body of Christ."  The Bible promotes the local church as the gathering of believers together.  There is a church leadership pointed to in the Bible: pastors, deacons, etc.
 
Tim Tebow, is another story.  He demonstrates a genuine faith.  I think the pressure is on him to walk a very straight line as the world seeks any small flaw they can exploit to call into question Tebow's Christian faith and testimony. 

Demi Lovato was also mentioned in this article, so I looked her statements up and it seems to be summed up by a recent tweet (on Twitter): "I'm not very religious but I'm VERY spiritual and I DO believe in God. I'm not perfect or preaching! Just tweeting… :)" 
 
No person is "very spiritual" with Christ.  God is Spirit and those that worship Him do so in spirit and truth.  Aside from Christ people are spiritually dead. See Ephesians 2:1-10 as an example:
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
 
Again, Lovato and Beiber (along with billions of others) miss out on true "spirituality" by their rejecting of Christ.  Some may say, "But they aren't rejecting Christ, they are seeking to honor Him."  Unfortunately, if you come to Christ on any terms other than His terms you have rejected Him.  God does not give us more than one choice- it is His way or Hell.  It is God-given spiritual life or spiritual death. 

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