The coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing celebrities to react in all sorts of ways. Some of them are turning to religion in this desperate time. Justin Bieber is one of those celebrities.
What makes Bieber different from other religious celebrities is how he streamed a church service via Instagram so his fans could watch. He made it abundantly clear he’s not trying to proselytize. However, he still opened up about his own religious views during the service.
Justin Bieber asks his fans to join him for church livestream
Bieber was making music in isolation on March 23rd, 2020. At one point during his creative session, he decided to take a break. Interestingly, he decided to take a break by watching church.
Bieber informed his fans he was going to watch a livestreamed church service. He told his fans he didn’t mean to intrude on their lives with his own religious viewpoint. He told his friends that they are loved and welcomed to watch church with him. Then he sat back and watched the service.
After the service was over, Bieber opened up about his own views. He has an accepting attitude towards non-Christians. At the same time, Bieber said he feels an emotional connection to the life of Jesus Christ.
Justin Bieber’s spiritual life and famous church
Bieber explained “Hope you guys enjoyed that as much as I did … If you guys watched that and you don’t believe in the story of Jesus or whatever it may be, super OK. Everyone’s on their own journey, their own faith journey. I just feel like in this time that the story of Jesus really resonates to me.”
Bieber’s church reaching posting its services online is necessary during this time. Bieber famously attends Hillsong Church, a church which began in Australia. It currently has numerous adherents, with the church having a bit of a reputation as a church for celebrities, even though it has many member who have never made the cover of People magazine. Coronavirus has led to Hillsong Church moving its sermons online in order to keep its parishioners safe and healthy.
On its website, Hillsong Church asked people to pray for the infected and their families The church also posted a quote from one of the most popular Psalms, Psalm 91, as a word of encouragement. “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.” Hopefully, Bieber, his wife, and the rest of us will be able to avoid infection and begin living new lives again in a few weeks.