“Basically, I don't even consider religion. Like, 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. As soon as I start forgetting, I’ve got to click back and be like, you know, this is why I’m here.”--Justin Bieber (November 1, 2010, Associated Press)
A 3. “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”. Jesus: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
“It says in the Bible that you go to heaven as long as you have God in your heart and ask for forgiveness of your sins.” –Justin Bieber (Rolling Stone, issue 1125, March 3/11)
|Cover of Justin's book|
Q 6. In his 2010 autobiography, “Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story”, what Bible verse does Justin quote?
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Q 9. “Pray”, from the album, “My Worlds Acoustic” (2011)
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Justin said on Twitter: “Wrote this song thinking of Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror and we are donating a portion of the proceeds from every album sold to CHILDREN’s MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS….I wrote ‘Pray’ thinking I wanted to help others and I feel like I have a responsibility to do so. What is the point of doing all this if you can’t make a difference in others’ lives?”
“Pray” begins: “Ohh, ohh, ohh…And I pray/I just can’t sleep tonight/Knowing that things ain’t right/It’s in the papers, it’s on the TV/It’s everywhere that I go/Children are crying. Soldiers are dying/Some people don’t have a home/But I know there’s sunshine behind that rain/I know there’s good times behind that pain/Hey, can you tell me how I can make a change/I close my eyes, I can see a brighter day/I close my eyes and pray”
“Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray…” (James 4:13)
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