Pop singer Justin Bieber has never been shy about his faith. He has attended Hillsong Conference in Sydney. He has been seen worshipping at a Hillsong UNITED concert. He has been baptized by Hillsong New York's pastor Carl Lentz. Now, on Instagram, he posted an image of Psalm 46:10: "Be still and know that I am God."
He captioned the image, "Remember there's a God that loves you and is for you. Be still in his presence he will give you true rest."
In January, Bieber promoted the best-selling devotional Jesus Calling to his followers on Instagram. And in March, Bieber was seen praying with Kanye West.
"At this point, my faith has gotten me to where I am. My faith has brought me to a whole other level. I love talking about my faith," he told Complex in a lengthy interview.
"I'm not religious. I, personally, love Jesus and that was my salvation. I want to share what I'm going through and what I'm feeling and I think it shouldn't be ostracised. I think that everybody should get their chance to share what they're doing or where their journey is headed...I actually feel better and more free now that I know what I can do and what I can't do. My voice, I'm not gonna let it not be heard anymore. I'm gonna use my voice for a reason."
Bieber says he doesn't want to push his faith on anyone, but "I just wanna honestly live like Jesus...He created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind. If you believe it, he died for our sins."
"We have the greatest healer of all and his name is Jesus Christ. And he really heals. This is it," he added. "It's time that we all share our voice. Whatever you believe. Share it. I'm at a point where I'm not going to hold this in."
Having faith in God is a "personal relationship," Bieber said, and church is a place where people can find fellowship with one another. "It's what we're here on the earth to do, to have this connection that you feel there's no insecurities. It think that's where we need to be."
However, "It doesn't make you a Christians just by going to church," he said. "If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn't make you a taco."