An Open Letter To Justin Bieber

An Open Letter To Justin Bieber

An Open Letter To Justin Bieber

Dear Justin,

It’s crazy to watch so many news and media outlets tear apart your character, all due to your recent arrest for drunk driving. And while many might think it’s justifiable due to your actions, I have personally withheld myself from posting anything on my own social channels until his post.  Not because I think you’re innocent or blameless, but because you deserve forgiveness regardless of what you have done wrong. It’s what Jesus would have done.

Let’s be honest. Some of your actions have been pretty stupid and childish, but haven’t we all done some stupid stuff in life? I know I have. My past is filled with some serious darkness. One time in High School, I almost got arrested for drawing inappropriate images on a driveway with shaving cream. I thought it was funny, but the local cops and neighborhood watch didn’t agree with me.

Just because you’ve made some horrible decisions, doesn’t mean you’re outside the love of God. And while many people might think your actions contradict your claim of following Jesus, let’s not forget that all of us fall short on a daily basis. We all screw up. The only difference between you and these people who are judging you, is that their mistakes aren’t publicized for the world to see. You’re definitely living a more complicated life than most, and I commend you for that. I don’t know if I could personally handle it all.

I’m sorry people are being so rude, malicious, and vulgar towards you and your family. I can’t imagine how much pressure you face each day. I can’t imagine how much the paparazzi must hound your personal space. And I can’t imagine how much of your personal life has been taken away from you, all for the sake of publicity and fame.

Call me your Christ-following brother from another mother. I believe your heart still knows the love of God. I believe you’re an all-around good guy. And I will continue to believe in you even if the rest of the world stops. Feel free to hit me up any time you’d like. I got your back, and will continue to pray that God provides for you and your family.

Just because you’re Justin Bieber, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve forgiveness. CLICK TO TWEET

Don’t let the tabloids or news-headlines bring you down. Remember, the Apostle Paul killed Christians before becoming one, and Jesus still forgave him. You’re still loved by God, and you’re still forgiven for your mistakes. Embrace HIM.

Extending a hand of grace,

Jarrid Wilson


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  • Darien Aube November 8, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    I love the thought & sarrow put in to this…We’ve all been down the same road…. I got arrested for shoplifting…. Because of women…. They’re literally distractions…. But I learned from the mistake & got back on my feet…. I’ve done bad…. but its not publicized like his. I feel bas for you Justin Bieber. But God still loves you. For every sin, for every mistake. He’s always watching you. He’s your soul & heart <3 . Thank the Lord we call Jesus. For walking the Earth. Dying for everyone no matter what satan did to them. He has consequences for us… as long as you "Believe in the lord Jesus Christ and you shall be safed." His consequences are in our everyday life… and as you see with jail time for Justin Bieber or charges, is his consequence. Just even if you don't have to, but 1 hour of your time to go help and elder, or clean someones yard… And Justin… Do the same thing…. maybe record a new song about it or Jesus… He is your saviour and no matter what… you can't change that. So embrace that gift. And share it with the rest of the world… Respect goes out to all Christians nd how the strive through every mistake they have done. Love Jesus….

  • Robert R February 8, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    The tone of your message is “boys will be boys”, as if youthfulness is an excuse in itself. Yes, he lives under intense pressure. But he puts himself in the spotlight on a daily basis by his own actions and desire to be seen. That said, no one should start throwing stones at him. However, you can’t point out a problem with someone’s life without calling them to repentance. And there is where you fail Jarrid. Telling someone who has clearly lost their way “I got your back” is giving them license to continue on the same self destructive path. What Justin Bieber needs to hear is sin has consequences. Turn back to the ways of The Lord before disaster strikes. The last thing he needs is another “buddy” telling him everything is ok.

    • CHARLES COUNCIL April 13, 2014 at 9:26 PM

      @ Robert R. Peace and many Blessings good bother; Jarrid our esteemed Brother in the faith has it absolutely correct. Justin does need another buddy telling him that it is okay because it is. Please let me explain further with adding a little biblical perspective. First, buddy is another word for friend and who in the Universe is the greatest friend of all; no other than our Lord Jesus. I’m most certain that we all sin and fall short of the Glory and at times we need to fellowship with people in the faith. Thus, Jarrid saying “I got your back”, he is essentially saying I am your Christian bother in the faith and through your struggles I will be there for you Justin. This is how it all starts, once Jarrid offers his friendship then he can begin the process of ministering to him. We as Christians at times are too hard on one another and for that reason maybe we need to learn how to be a friend first before anything else.

  • Daniel February 7, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Hmmmm the Bible talks about knowing people by their fruits. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. If JB acts like a punk, he probably is. In my eyes, the love he speaks about in his music shows that he doesn’t know God, because he doesn’t know true love. Many people claim to love God, and say all sorts of wonderful things about God, but if they don’t follow Him, they aren’t His. There’s more to say, but it’s needless really.

  • Julia February 6, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    I spoke similar words to my daughters the other day on this topic. Shouldn’t we impress upon their hearts when they are young, that they too will fall short, just as we all do and that when they stumble and even when they fall, they are still lovable, in His eyes, and our own.

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  • Josie Ugalde February 5, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    I truly believe Justin knows the Lord from his previous comments made in interviews and performances. I think he has lost his way thru all the fame and fortune. He needs to have more positive influences in his life to be able to impact lots of young people in a positive way. I believe that is his purpose in life and he needs to come back and humble himself like when he had just gotten started. Satan is running ramped in our teens especially the ones who are so successful and can have a huge impact on people such as Justin. He has given millions to charities and done a lot of good in the world. Praying for Justin and all the young people who need to be redirected to fulfill the purpose that GOD has intended for them to have. GOD is not judgmental, he is merciful forgiving and loving and we should do the same.

  • Leone Michael February 1, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Dear Justin, I’m not going to say much, but I will say a bit’ that will mean a lot to you. People, will laugh at your failures and celebrate along with you, at your victories. But they don’t know, what you’ve been through, to get to where you’ve got to. You’ve been placed in such a position, because of your story, before you made it, so that your story, can give hope, to people who are in worse situations than you were in, who are living in hopelessness, wishing life would take them away. Use your gift to change people’s lives, not to ruin your life.
    It’s not about what your mum has not done for you, it’s about what your mum has done for you. When she took that chance with scooter, she didn’t know that you would turn out to be famous, all she knew was that she would take a chance and let it all go, because she would never let all your dreams go away. Appreciate your mum for her heart and courage even though she wasn’t strong enough at that point. I don’t know you, but I know that you know yourself better and you know who you really are. Don’t let people bring you down, when you have a blessing upon your life, to bring people up. We all make mistakes, we all get caught up in pride and we all take pride as a way of measuring success and let it speak volumes, but all it does is trap us.
    I am a musician too and I won’t say that I wish I have what you have, because I don’t know your life, to say that I want what u have what you have. I know my story and I know I that I will have what I have to have soon. But I just want you to overcome the world and I know it’s not easy, when the world is in your face, but there is reason as to why the world is in your face, because millions of people believe in you. You being young and famous, doesn’t make you just a star or a celebrity, don’t limit yourself, you can be a hero to millions and millions of people, but that choice is in your hands.
    Your life is now, the life of millions of people and you are not alone, your fans, your family and the world is with you. Just don’t let the world down. Most importantly don’t let ur mum down, who believed in you, as a kid. It is because of her, that you are who you are today. She could have easily said no and not taken you to the U.S.A, but she didn’t and above everyone and everything else, understand that god has put you where you are, for a reason.
    Don’t ever let satan or anyone take that away from you. Be above your limits and be above what people think of you. Justin you can be a star and both a normal person too, nothing is taken away from you, you have not lost out on life, life is waiting for you, but you keep running away from it, because you think that it’s too much to handle. I believe in you and know that you have the heart, to walk away from being a victim of world.
    Remember scooter believed in you, seeing a kid with a heart and a gift to bless himself and to bless millions around the world. Your manager, didn’t see a failure in you, he saw a winner in you. That winner can never lose. Don’t give up, don’t give in, don’t be what the world wants to see you become, be what you were born to become. God bless you always, I believe in you for who you really are, not what the world thinks, you are.
    Prince Leone.

  • jeslyn January 29, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Before I got saved I was a die hard belieber… and I believe God has been putting him on my heart… I’ve had dreams of me going to his concert, meeting him & praying for him & him completely changing..I prayed about it, asking if it was God’s will to provide a way… A few days later I was flipping through the radio stations (I barley listen to pop music anymore) and I just stopped on a pop station just for a second (which I never do anymore…) & they mentioned winning justin bieber tickets.. I flipped the channel to another pop station & they mentioned winning justin bieber tickets… of course I just ignored both chances though… Now I’m regretting it…
    He has a true talent that God gave him and God created him to be a leader… But Justin just turned instead of walking straight to Jesus. I wish that there was a way I could contact him, but all I can do is pray that a day will come… Thank you so much for posting this.

  • Martin Herrigan January 29, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    He should never be denied his responsibility to be held, at least, self accountable. To be forgiven for his bad behavior without proof of atonement, would be similar to forgiving those who have God Power over the children they molest, and the molesters are hidden away, forgiven by their peers, without ever being held accountable.

  • Sierra January 27, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Agreed ♥
    God bless

  • Jemo Borromeo Espinar January 27, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    Praying for JB.

  • Ryan January 27, 2014 at 4:23 AM

    No Jarrid. Justin Bieber does not by any means “deserve forgiveness.” Not even a little bit. Grace is never an ought. That’s part of what makes it grace. As soon as you deserve grace, that’s exactly what it ceases to be.

    Justin Bieber does not by any means deserve forgiveness for anything he’s done ever. But Jesus gladly offers it. That is grace. I pray that’s what he recieves.

    • Kailee January 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

      I think what Jarrid meant was that Justin Bieber deserves forgiveness from US as Christians. You are absolutely correct- the Lord’s Grace is by no means earned, but as sinners ourselves, we are in no place to condemn Justin.

    • Heidi January 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

      Everyone deserves grace. One of the many definitions of the word is unmerited favor or mercy. Everyone needs grace, and everyone needs to give grace. Jesus is not the only one who can offer it.

    • Cee February 4, 2014 at 7:26 AM

      Agree! Grace is something we receive eventhough we do not deserve it!

  • Sherry January 26, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    I know for a fact that this guy has encountered the love of God in incredible, phenomenal ways… God, bring him back into your arms!

    Thanks for this Jarrid, you da man.

    • jeslyn January 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

      Yes! You need to look up “Justin bieber singing fields of grace” you can tell it’s there!

  • Erin Lane January 26, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    If you come to Jesus and ask for forgiveness for the remission of your sins and are baptized by emersion in water and love and obey Him, you will be truly blessed. Amen. Erin Lane

    • Erin Lane January 26, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      Quit doing stupid thing s that could harm you or somone else. Erin Lane

  • anna January 26, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Forgivness comes after repentance.

  • Joann January 26, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    Great post however, many of the comments in response break my heart. As my friend Kim Quon has shared, “Christ had every right and opportunity to judge the Samaritan woman at the well a liar, the woman dragged before Him by the Pharisees an adulteress, Matthew a turn-coat tax-gatherer, and the men who hung next to Him on the cross thieves and murderers. But, He didn’t. He didn’t minimize their sins, but He didn’t berate them or accuse them or condemn them. Instead, He showed them sympathy, compassion and forgiveness. He took them in and made them His own. Why is the Church not following Christ’s lead?”

  • Bam19 January 25, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    … it wasn’t until I was told that I had belittled Gods name and sinned against Him but that there was forgiveness of sins if I turn from my sin and throw myself upon the mercies of Jesus, that my behavior changed. It’s THAT beautiful message that melted my cold heart.

    I’m 19 as well, and as a 19 year old, I can tell you for certain that JB doesn’t need to be coddled anymore by pastors. What he needs is the real explicit gospel and the assurance that if he turns from his sin, Jesus is faithful to forgive him.

    He is modeling Christianity for millions of people. What a glorious light he could be for Christ if he would just joyfully submit to Christ in all things.

    Just something to think about..

    Love your heart, brother.

    To God be the Glory.

    – Brian


  • Bam19 January 25, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Just curious, why not call it what it is? It’s sinful. Jesus didn’t tell people “go and make mistakes no more” he called sinners to repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

    I have been the punk teenager. I myself went to treatment for drugs, and when godly people told me I “made mistakes” it just perpetuated me to go on and do them some more.

  • Susy Rianios January 25, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    We do a lot of mistake in life….if one person did such a thing like Justin who we are to condemn them we are also sinner but because the love of God to us he forgive us in our sins lets face the fact we all deserve forgiveness and Justin deserve that too I’m not a fan but I’m so amazed of what he did visiting our country where the typhoon hit very bad he make an effort to make my fellow Filipino happy I’m proud and still appreciate what he has done…..I hope he will change for the better after all this.

  • Nahiomi January 25, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    I don’t really know what 2 say but 2 say “Thank You Jarrid”!!! I mean I’m gonna say now that I’m a Belieber since the beginning to however long. And it is true that people don’t see all the AMAZING things he has done to help out and all the foundations and visits to places to help out. Yeah he’s made some really bad mistakes that don’t influence his fans/beliebers in the right way but then he also shows u the good things u can do in the world to help out and to get yourself out their, to BELIEVE :) I don’t always think he will learn from the stuff he has done, but sometimes you have to just BELIEVE in him and let him know that we know he’s made some mistakes that aren’t very influential but that we know he can do better and that he CAN learn from his mistakes. Anyways, that’s all I really have to say.

  • Val January 25, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    All these people who KNOW Justin Bieber and KNOW how he thinks/feels…And you KNOW he doesn’t care HOW? I suppose every mistake you’ve ever made has only been once? I suppose you’ve never repeated a mistake…even once? I don’t condone drinking/texting & driving-it’s wrong and dangerous. I just think anyone who has never sinned/done something wrong before should be “casting these stones”.
    Thanks for the encouraging letter.

  • Tracy January 25, 2014 at 6:45 AM

    I’m all for grace and for the blood of Jesus to cover and forgive his and my sins! However I’m not for someone living in a I don’t care or value human! The stupid chose to drink under the influence could have maimed or took and innocent person life. Christians continue to set back and let the celebrity act recklessly.

  • Jacs Bate January 25, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    And there’s an awesome young woman who loves him … so he can’t be ALL bad!

  • Erica January 25, 2014 at 6:06 AM

    Valerie I don’t think you get what Mr. Wilson is saying he’s simply saying we shouldn’t judge and he should be forgived. Just because his sin doesn’t match the sin of Mr. Wilson. ALL SIN IS THE SAME IN GODS EYES!!!

  • Theresa January 25, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    Forgiveness has nothing to do with it. What he did was dangerous and reckless. He could have killed himself or others. He could have become another statistic. Another celebrity who wasted his life and died too young. My son died at 22 years old from an overdose of drugs and drinking. He was a great young man who loved the Lord with all his heart. He went too far one night and I found him in the shower dead. Yes, my son was forgiven. Yes, he is in heaven. But his life was cut short- for what? What Justin needs, more than a pat on the back and being told he is forgiven, is a wake up call that he is heading down a dangerous path that could lead to a point of no return. He needs help.

  • Gary A. January 24, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    This is awesome I hope he sees this and truly ponders this in his heart and embraces the love and forgiveness of Jesus and seeks His wisdom going forward!!!! ;-)

  • Lisa January 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Forgiveness is not a ticket to not holding someone accountable. I do not think that is what Jarrid is saying at all. Some of you are sure hard on this kid. Why? Have you never messed up and hoped to be forgiven for your mistakes? Have you not wished you had someone on your side? He will be ticketed and fined like anyone else. He will pay his tickets, his mom will yell at him and tell him to stop being a douche, and who knows he may still do unbelievably bad things. He may be a brat, and careless, and selfish and I could name off every kid his age and say mostly the same things. Things that we have all done, since the beginning of time. Bootleggers, Pirates, Vaudeville, Showgirls, Cowboys Gangsters….I am not even to our lifetimes! God forgives us all because that’s why Jesus died. There are no politics or opinions that are going to change that. If you follow Christ as a Christian, you must forgive and you must mean it. If you cannot manage that, your doing it wrong. Guess what though, we still love you and forgive you, and so does Christ.

  • Jordan January 24, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Wow. Not what I was expecting at all see the title; however, I’m glad. I can honestly admit that I’ve been pretty ugly about my views on Justin and have been harsh. I look at many pop/tv stars of my generation and I am ugly if they’ve taken a pretty ugly turn gor what is considered the worse. Nothing condones what they’ve done, but I’ve been blind in thinking anything condones my mistakes. In God’s eyes sin is sin, regardless of how we vary the “levels” and punishments of it. I’m thankful for this reality check because now instead of passing judgement that I have no right of ever passing; I can pray for Justin and focus on loving and living for the Lord rather than this world. Thank you!

  • Valerie January 24, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    I don’t think drawing with shaving cream on a driveway is comparable to DUI, On pills and marijuana, Drag racing, expired driver’s license, and resisting arrest. Let’s not forget that he hasn’t learned his lesson and never will because he knows he has the money to get out and really doesn’t care. The prostitute, punching people, his crew bus found with ton of drugs in it. He’s just getting started.

    • Jacob Anderson January 25, 2014 at 12:56 AM

      “How I Completely Missed The Point” -A book by Valerie

    • Rylee January 25, 2014 at 8:13 AM

      Valerie … sin can’t be compared. Sin is sin. I think you might have missed the whole message of his article. Grace is sufficient for any situation.

    • Jordan Drake January 25, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      A sin is a sin no matter how big or small. In the eyes of God, they are completely equal.

    • Matthew Horne January 25, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Woah woah woah. Sin is Sin. Your little white lies aren’t any better than that DUI. The only unforgivable sin is blasphemy.

  • Annie May January 24, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Our God is of justice as well as forgiveness. He extends his forgiveness to those who turn from their sin and follow his commands, but he has to enact judgement on those who choose not to follow him.

    “(God) lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. But he does not hesitate to punish and destroy those who reject him.” Deut 7:9-10

    • Kerrie January 24, 2014 at 9:22 PM

      God is in charge of the justice, not us. We are to love and forgive… and do not forget, we will be judged with the same measure, we judge others.

  • Dru January 24, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Not a belieber… But i will say that everyone makes mistakes. While i have no belief in god i do believe Beiber can be forgive. I hate this guy with a passion may i say, for many reasons. But I do understand that he just needs to cool his roll and like… idk deal with his deamons. I have drank. I have done drugs. And i have made mistakes. I will never drink and drive tho… I do believe that he can get help. Maybe rehab, and not rich people rehab… regular 12 step rehab. It focuses on finding redemption thru a higher power. I know that if he truely believes in god this will help him as it has helped many people that i know. May i say again i hate beiber and everything he stands for.. but he needs help. I think he has a mental ilness. I do. There is so much stigma tho that he would never want to. Whatever

  • babeedoll January 24, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    I will just simply state the obvious:
    1) He is not above the law. just because he is a celebrity.-being famous, he gave up his ‘right’ to privacy in return for FAME and FORTUNE
    2)I understand he is under pressure from many angles, but that doesnt give him the right to recklessly go out and endanger the lives of others just because he wants to ‘blow off steam’. (IE driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol)

    • Jordan Drake January 25, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      He’s a teenager with too much fame and too much money. He doesn’t know what to do with it. And I agree with you, but how many people have DUIs everyday? How many people are caught drag racing? How many people are caught with Marijuana? Why don’t people worry about those average people doing those and everybody cares about Justin Bieber doing it. I am not excusing his behavior, but he shouldn’t be all over the news and what not because of this. He’s JUST a person. And people make mistakes.

  • Dez January 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    yea, no… He deserve the FULL extent of the law if you do dumb stuff like that. That cocky smile in his mugshot makes it pretty obvious that he didn’t care that he was there and that he intended on swiftly paying his way out. I have no need to forgive him. He didn’t do anything to offend me. However, that does’t change the fact that he’s an arrogant “superstar”. Thank you 10-tween and teen girls, and thank you to the media who inadvertently raises these people to be the “role models”. Its not hard to see that pop culture is proof of this country’s ignorance, and degeneration. I don’t mean to sound offensive, but how can we expect to have a productive youth if we are all to grow up watching these fools? There are plenty of real role models, people who actually do good things for the world… and those people are not Justin Bieber, or Lindsay Lohan, or Amanda Bynes, and the list goes on. As long as we keep harping on who got pulled over and who went to jail, or for that matter, who shaved her head for attention, and who lit a driveway on fire, then we will always over look those that donate their time and money for the better of others. Not even just superstars… look around, there are more important people to pay your attention to. Hell, if I used hashtags… this is likely where I would put #savetheyouthbeforewecantturnback

    • nic January 24, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      um excuse me, but he smiled in the mugshot because he knows that Beliebers will actually see that picture of him. he wants to ensure to us Beliebers that he’s “fine” but in reality, he’s not. Look into his eyes and tell me that you see no pain. He already knows that he screwed up and was really sad that this happened. Even in the police station, sources claimed that he cried and asked his friends about his Beliebers, whether we’re still here or not. See, even at hard times he still think of us. He knows that when we hear this news, it will surely break our hearts. He used to be the kid who enjoy pranking and loves the Lord and loves to sing. But right now, he had been deceived by Satan into thinking that the world has something of value to him. He had fell into Satan’s trap, as you can see that he has the wrong friends and do bad things. He even has DEPRESSION for the past 5 MONTHS but he seemed so strong that his fans never even noticed. Think about it if you’re in his position: you have to do alot to please your fans and society. And if you haven’t heard, the police filed a false report: he wansn’t intoxicated, not on drugs, and wasn’t even drag racing. He was only arrested bc of resisting arrest and an expired license. THINK before you JUDGE.

  • T.G. January 24, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    What?! This guy needs forgiveness for being an idiot?! Excuse me while I clean up the Pepsi I just spit everywhere from laughing. Give me a break. His actions just prove his stupidity and lack of respect for other people and the law. He vandalized his neighbor’s house by egging it, he put people in danger by driving under the influence, and he resisted arrest as if he was above the law just because he’s famous. And we should feel sorry for him because the media is publicizing his mistakes? Pah! He’s one of the most famous people in the world! How stupid can he be to think he’d get away with all of this without it being plastered all over every news station, magazine, and website? He deserves every bit of the humiliation and trouble he’s gotten himself into. He doesn’t need a pat on the back and an, “It’s ok sweetie, we forgive you.” What he needs is to be punished for what he’s done whether it be jail time, probation, or heavy fines to teach him to respect other people’s property and lives.

    • Mo January 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      U need Jesus broo

    • Matthew Horne January 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

      I could only imagine what you would’ve thought about Jesus sitting at a table with Zacheauss. Does his grace not belong to everyone? Are we “non-judgemental christians” going to see who can judge him the most? What if Jesus was reading this? Would you think he would approve? I don’t know what bible you have been reading, but mine says “You who have not sinned may cast the first stone”. God bless you. Praying!

    • Jacob Anderson January 25, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      Don’t be silly and confuse forgiveness with getting away with breaking the law. I think I speak for everyone here when I say we all think he deserves his “jail time, probation, or heavy fines” or whatever it may be. What this guy is talking about is something different.
      Another thought. You say, “He deserves every bit of the humiliation”. Now tell me…why is that the case? Is it because he’s famous? If you go egg someone’s house, do you deserve less punishment (from people’ in general, not punishment by the law) because you’re not famous? Just because he’s famous, does that mean it’s right to publicly call him names and speak so negatively towards him? I do not think it is right. And honestly, I think that people who speak such negative things about him are doing more damage than what he has done. So what, he eggs someones house. In the end, it’s not that big of a deal. He pays for the damages, and he faces charges by the law. But when people say such hateful things towards him is when the damage, the psychological damage on Justin happens. How do you think he feels when he goes home and sees what people on the news and Internet are reporting about him?

  • Jr Camu January 24, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    What a great letter of encouragement. Justin, i believe that you can endure the pain that people might have said to you and will tell to you but do not worry, there are people who believe in you and will pray for you even in your darkest hours. Jesus can forgive all the things that we have done and He alone can do it if we are open enough to accept His sufficient love, grace, and mercy for us.. God loves you so much and those people that love God love you too. God bless you dear brother. Will pray for you and your family!

  • Lessby January 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Yesterday was the topic here in my house with my two teenagers, it was the perfect timing as a parent to explain all about what was happening to Justin. My kids were mocking and making jokes about what had happened. I told my children that was not nice what they were saying and that this the time to pray for Justin. May God filled his heart with peace and love. What are we as adults are teaching our children, to bash on someone just because they did wrong?.

  • Wendy January 24, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Thank you Jarrid for not jumping on the bandwagon and speaking from a place of peace and forgiveness.

  • Sarah January 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Great message of forgiveness. Lets not stop shy of transformation. Forgiveness is only half. We’re more wicked than we ever thought, but we’re more loved than we ever dared imagine, and that will change everything, including us, if we allow it.

  • Selinah January 24, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Pretty sure you’re one of the only adults to not straight up bash him for his mistakes. So thank you, I respect you for that. I’m a fan, and no I don’t agree with his actions; but yes I’ll still support him. But people refuse to see any forgiveness towards him, only hatred.

  • steveheard218782954t January 24, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    That was a nice letter, but I have to make a couple of points. First, Justin Bieber’s character isn’t being torn just due to his recent arrest for drunk driving. It is much more than that. This is at least the 3rd incident of Bieber being accused of racing on residential streets. He’s had confrontations with his neighbors, including former football star Keshawn Johnson, who accused Bieber of racing past a neighborhood party with kids present.

    He’s famous for spitting on people, including a DJ at a club where he didn’t like the music selection, and was famously photographed spitting on his fans from the balcony of his hotel room as they waited below.

    He’s gotten in fights at clubs and with paparazzi.

    He’s been caught with drugs.

    He’s been accused of damaging his neighbor’s house to the tune of $20,000 by hurling countless eggs at it.

    He’s gone to foreign countries and sprayed graffiti on their public property.

    I’m not saying you should not reach out to him. I’m saying that he’s had a history of poor decisions and learns nothing from them.

    That’s what gets his character torn apart in the media.

    • Jarrid Wilson Author January 24, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      I’d back you up if you made the same decisions. I hope someone would do the same for me, regardless of how many poor decisions I made.

  • Zelmun January 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    the problem here is that his actions, whether good or bad, give and awful influence on many teenagers who may think is funny or harmless his behavior and repeat those actions…. must of all I think he is so empty inside that he is crazily doing anything to fill that empty space…. God forgives, God loves but God is also a God of good order… how many chances (second, third, etc) do we need to understand….. Justin wake up…

  • Paul Jolicoeur January 24, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    We have to remember, he is 19. He has his hopes and dreams and his equally powerful doubts and insecurities. We all did (do) and at 19 if we had the pressure he did, we might have done the same things! We give grace because we have received it. We all need to take responsibility for our actions and so should he. But this isn’t the time to throw him under the bus.

    • Tony Marciante January 24, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      Agreed, while he’s done some things, and disregard for kids safety will never be forgiven in my eyes…we have ALL done things that we grew out of , and realized later that many of them could have had catastrophic results. Seeing his story, he seems like a genuinely nice kid, who now is trying to find himself under a microscope of the public eye X a million…He’ll learn from this I hope, and realize his influence to many around him… AND no one blows him up after all the charity work he does and other good deeds…it’s just our nature to focus on negativity… for Gods sake, he’s 19…what did you do at 19?

  • Cyndi January 24, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    I think it’s great that you followed your heart to encourage him. We all need more encouragement and less criticism. It’s crazy that criticism is embraced more than encouragement. The truth is only God knows his heart and what he needed at this moment and I’m pretty sure in his situation he would like some encouragement and life spoken to him. I know I would. None of us are perfect, we need one another to remind us who God created us to be sometimes. Thank you for being COURAGEOUS to obey the love and encouragement God put in your heart to share. “If we just had 100 MEN WHO FEAR THE LORD!” We might have a REVOLUTION!! KEEP SPEAKING LIFE!! It frames our world! Blessings!

  • Tasha January 24, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    hey people do things irresponsible ALL the time, from big to small….we ALL deserve forgiveness, weather he accepts it or not does not matter, HAVING A FORGIVING HEART does for our own soul ;) … I don’t particularly like Justin but only God and his loved ones can truly get him the help he needs ..

  • Tiffany January 24, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    This was a refreshing perspective and change from the attacks that have been the norm since this incident…an important reminder that none of us is without sin, so we should refrain from judging others. Love the sinner, hate the sin…

  • mindye2013 January 24, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    Thank you Jarrid! This is a 19 year old boy standing on a train track with the train barreling down on him. He can’t see it. Where the heck are his parents? I too think he needs punishment for what he has done. But he also needs someone to pull him off the track he is on and say “Son turn around now or you will not make it to 30”!

  • Dr. Joaquin G. Molina January 24, 2014 at 6:08 AM

    World Changer: More than just forgiveness and compassion, Sir Bieber needs some one to model and demonstrate the art of genuine manhood. (ie. can help get a copy today) His recent continual rants of reckless conduct, wayward character and lack of personal restraint continues to lead him in the wrong direction. This does not put him outside the love of God but shall surely lead him into further destruction and can ultimately into a premature death. Proverbs 13:20 comes to mind, “the company among the wise will make a man wiser but he who hangs out with fools will be destroyed.” Without a father a man is led towards confusion, chaos lack of identity and quickly becomes a clown and puppet of the devil. Destruction is the opposite of Instruction so my words are not to criticize but an effort to point him and others in the right direction toward blessing, joy and peace. One last point, The mystery of true joy and satisfaction in this world is found in the Hebrews 1:9 passage. Hope this helps Justin and all other fellow bloggers.

  • Harry January 24, 2014 at 6:03 AM

    And his dad blocked off the street so his kid could drag race in town. Great role model eh? Kid doesnt have much of a chance with guidance like that. Just more free publicity for his kid…$$$$$$$.

  • Tom ( cat ) scalmato January 24, 2014 at 5:57 AM

    As born again Christians we tend to lose site of the goal and that is to bring the gospel to the world and we must continue to follow what God has told us and that to go out into the field for the harvest is ripe. Everyone deserves Christ.

  • Trent Galvis January 23, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    This is the reason why I don’t really watch the news or things such as the “E!” channel. I don’t care what does on in others’ lives. Except for those in my life like family and friends. We all have our own lives to live and what does on in our lives should not be publicized unless the person living that life wants to publicize. I think this all comes down to the paparazzi. I really think they are pathetic. They might even be scum.

  • Terry Fielding January 23, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    I will say a prayer that somehow he “sees the light”, and leaves the life he is leading behind. It is not all his fault though, as his fans treat him, and other Hollywood types like they are God. Eventually these people believe they can do anything they want and pay no consequences. I have watched some of these stars essentially get a slap on their wrist for something other states would give six to a year in the pen for the same crime. So, sad to say, I don’t think he will learn from this. Until the Hollywood types are on the regular Joe level, their mindset will stay in destructive mode.
    I believe he is having a temporary stray from God. We need to pray he ignores the devil and begins to walk in God’s footsteps. It won’t be an easy task with all the temptation he is surrounded by.
    We, who have less, poverty level compared to him, struggle to stay on a straight and narrow path and mess up. How hard it must be to have so many willing to do anything for you, to keep you out of receiving what could be a life changing sentence.

    When will these people wake up and realize they are a dollar sign, and nothing more to these so call helpers. Rehab, jail, less profits. Shame on them. We all have to remember, one day we have to face our maker and explain why?? Why did we not help that person? Why were we hateful to that person?? Why did we not preach his words to all we encounter?

    I dread that day. But the God I know is a merciful Gid. I believe he will forgive me for my sins in life, only because I pray for forgiveness. I pray for redemption.

    Let’s pray those that need their hearts softened, that those who need redemption will also one day cry out to the Lord and pray for the same

    So, I will pray his heart softens, this all I can do. Gosh, life can be so hard, and sometimes seems so long.

  • Matthew January 23, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Jarrid I have to say you have a personality of a Peacemaker here. I agree that we need not to judge Justin for his doings, but I fill that drinking and driving is a little irresponsible on his part and the punishment that he received is enough. yes all the news, the reports are not really necessary and the rude, and cruel remark are not Christlike, for God would be sad when He sees it. that why I don’t post anything about this topic until now, because it is not my duty to judge where I need not to judge. I just believe that we as people should leave Justin alone let him serve his time and live his life after wards.

  • Joanne January 23, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Thank you for having a relationship with justin. I have a feeling he will read this. I believe more people need to understand forgiveness and grace. My heart really goes out to the kid. I think his really hurting and needs to be loves then be judged I hope he reads this and you get the chance to help him. Blessings!

  • yeah guys January 23, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    do you honestly think justin beiber cares what you psuedo christians think about him? you guys seriously need some to reevaluate your minds if you truly believe he has any interest in you “forgiving” him for something in which he owes you no apology.

    • Sarahbellum January 24, 2014 at 8:14 AM

      If someone has been arrested, it’s usually because they’ve done something that did or could have hurt another, which begs an apology. If you were hit by a drunk driver, would you not expect an apology? Maybe he didn’t cause any physical damage, but his actions were putting many people in danger.
      There is nothing in this article to suggest that the author is a PSEUDO-Christian as you suggest. Christians embrace values of love and forgiveness for everyone, as taught by Jesus. The author has shown exactly this. Please re-evaluate your label, as it holds no weight.

  • Rebecca Ackerman January 23, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    You are all so wonderful, but to point out the disappointing fact that the reason he acted like this was because the world thought that he was pathetic for being perfect and loving and on top of looking so young and called him girly and fake and gay, and the more lovable he was the more they made fun of him more because they just cant stand the fact that somebody is so perfect and he just wanted everyone to like him and stop being cruel that he started becoming what they wanted and it still wasn’t enough because they just wanted to be mean to this great kid that got everything he ever wanted because they don’t care, the media and people did this to him, words can destroy more . So yes we do need to forgive we need to give people chances, what is wrong with being a perfect person, why hurt someone who would never hurt you, everyone has feelings even if they don’t show it, Demi could find her way back then eventually so will the other troubled stars and definatley Justine, if one could hurt than one can heal, its time to show everyone what is more important, lets show him we care, and we know he does. And sorry for the long message.

  • Gloriah Elizabeth Sarah Benin January 23, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    You’re such a blessing brother! I’m touched by the words. yes, you’re right. It is God who judges, and no matter who he is, he deserves forgiveness! :)

  • Mel January 23, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    My reply- perfectly said, perfectly loved, perfectly cared for. I know we all have made some serious mistakes. I would only pray & hope that this letter could reach him that he reaches towards Christ, that our prayers will happen for someone who is lost.

  • Maria January 23, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Thank you for being so honest and forgiving. I can only hope that Justin will happen upon this letter and realize that God still loves him, no matter how many times he messes up. Although I truly hope he realizes that he needs to bring God back into his life and get his life straightened out. Justin, you need God more than you need strip clubs and marijuana. God can do so much more for you. I will continue to pray that you find God. Be blessed.

  • Karin Morrow January 23, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    That is absolutely awesomely true. Thank you for sharing this letter with us. We all need to be reminded of grace sometimes.

  • Travis January 23, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Amen brotha! 7 times 70 times.

  • Stefi January 23, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Wow that’s very sweet of you Jarrid…I know we all should forgive him at this time and not criticise him.We’ve all done the same things he has done the only difference is that he’s a celebrity and that shouldn’t make it difficult for us to forgive him.
    We should try and be more Christlike everyday because only then,can we shine like a city upon a hill:)
    God bless you for your wonderful ministry.
    Oh and i do hope Justin reads this,it will definitely make him feel better:)

  • Jonah January 23, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Mr. Wilson, I just want to say thank you for writing articles like this. You are a great influence on society, and I have much respect for you sir. I hope you have a blessed rest of your week, and I will be praying for you my beloved brother.

  • John January 23, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    It kind of bums me out seeing people saying he cannot be forgiven for this. Anyone and everyone IS FORGIVEN for any sin. They do not have to seek forgiveness God has already sent Jesus to die for everyone’s sins. There is not a limit on how many times you can sin to make it no longer forgivable and it is our job to love not to judge. We need to forgive everyone in every circumstance because no sin is worse than another. We need to have an unconditional love for him and everyone, no one is placed above anyone else, no one is better than him.

  • Rindra Rt January 23, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    “Love your neighbours like yourself” and this mean not trying to overlook who they really ease but instead keeping them in prayers and encouraging them and sharing the love of God to them. Thank you Jarrid for this message this week we’re celebrating ‘unity’ and this open letter just showed that. To first be united is to still love the other instead of judging/criticising and to give Him to God who can restore and transform in ways past our comprehension. Glory to God for your obedience and your love for our brothers and sisters! :)

  • silvy January 23, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Really great support for Justin…love it. And it made me realize that I were also tend to judge others. From now now on, should see, think and act toward others like Jesus do :)

  • Kenzy C January 23, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    You are such an inspiration. Reading all your blogs is seriously helping me in my walk with Christ. I will definitely think twice before judging someone like Justin because we have all sinned.

  • kc lodispoto January 23, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    He is young , he is certainly going to make other mistakes. I reserved posting anything about it until I saw this…The only thing worthy of posting in regards to the whole mess.

  • Whitney January 23, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    I think he has got a good heart he just need to find the right people to hang out with such as Christian people.

  • Shayn Herndon January 23, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    You’re right Christ forgave Paul, and by his grace anyone can come to Jesus Christ, no matter what they have done because we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God, but after Paul gave his heart to Jesus Christ did he continue to kill people? Justin is not beyond the reach of Grace, no one is, even murderers, but I am not sure I see evidence of a man who has died to himself, given up his love for worldly things and followed Jesus Christ. I see Justin honoring Christ with his lips, but does he honor him with his heart? I’m sure like many, Justin is a fan of Jesus Christ, but is he a follower? “Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:7-10 ESV) I do not know Justin’s heart, but I would recommend to him, as I would to others who verbally proclaim Christ is Lord: critically look at your heart, ask yourself who do you obey, yourself or The Lord, for we can’t serve them both. And our actions are a good indicator of our heart, our works evidence of our faith.

    • Jarrid Wilson Author January 23, 2014 at 5:08 PM

      Did Paul continue to make mistakes even after accepting Christ? Yup. Do you make mistakes even though you believe in Christ? Yup. Do I still sometimes make stupid decisions even though I’ve accepted Christ? Yup.

  • Trixie Torralba January 23, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Wow! I never liked Justin Bieber but after reading your letter to him, I feel bad for judging him too quickly and not looking to what Jesus would have done. I think it’s because we expect celebrities to be perfect individuals that’s why when they make a mistake, we’re too quick to judge, not realizing they’re just human beings like us. So thank you, again Jarrid. You have an amazing gift! Please continue to inspire us. I hope I will have the privilege of meeting you someday. :)

  • tbppaige January 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    You know what – we have seen this before. When a child star becomes an adult they go through the rebellion that everyone goes through – the problem is they have endless resources; typically are surrounded by a bunch of enablers and yesmen and now they are an adult so their parents, managers, and whoever else used to reign them in no longer has the control they once had. They live their life in the spotlight and their transgressions are for the world to see and usually are bigger and badder than the average person cause they have gotten away with more than most before. All teenagers test their limits…as a parent you cringe waiting for it. some child stars and many regular kids go off to college after HS and those years are spent with a professors, sometimes their parents, and other adults still telling them what to do, influencing them and and guiding them as they mature into adulthood – there is still an overarching authority figure keeping them in check; or they get a job rather than go to college….same thing…but those kids still go to parties, cheat on tests, skip class, are late for work and whatever else. Mr. Bieber has an entirely different set of circumstances and as a Christ follower he should be shown that he is not hated and he is still loved. Tho right now he is living in the world, he is still at heart a good kid. No one is perfect and he needs to learn things on his own – problem is there is a camera in his face while he is doing it. My best guess is he is doing what every other teenage pop star does, he is trying to show he is more than cookie-cutter pop. He is doing what Miley did just a few months ago; but unlike Miley – he is an open and loud and proud Christian. He will figure it out. Someway, somehow.

  • Lauren January 23, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    thank you!

  • Audrey January 23, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    This blog sends out a very powerful message. God is everlasting loves and He has everything in control.

  • Austin January 23, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Jarrid, do you really believe he ‘deserves’ forgiveness? Does anyone ‘deserve’ forgiveness? The Bible teaches that those who know that they are not worthy of forgiveness and deserve punishment are those that receive forgiveness by trusting in Jesus Christ. I absolutely agree that we need to love and show forgiveness to everyone but to always say that we are forgiven only by believing in Jesus Christ who is the only man that deserves anything. We hold out the promise that those who repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ will be forgiven not because of them but because of the finished work of Christ. Please have in mind Matthew 18:10-17.

    In Christ,


    • Jarrid Wilson Author January 23, 2014 at 4:43 PM

      Does he deserve forgiveness from people? Yup, we all do. Does he deserve forgiveness from God? Nope, none of us do. The beauty of the Gospel is that God gives it to us anyways. How? All through the crucifixion of his son Jesus.

    • Austin January 23, 2014 at 5:03 PM

      Awesome to hear Jarrid! Sorry for being nit-picky but just wanted to clarify. Let me ask you one last thing though. Doesn’t Matt 7:15 to the rest of the chapter concern you regarding? I have not read other posts so I don’t know what over people have said but it seems as though Justin’s actions should spark a great concern for Christians because he is claiming to be a Christian yet seems to publicly denounce Christ? Just want some wisdom for my own benefit for the future.

  • Nicole January 23, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    I do agree wholly that no one is too far that the hand of God cannot reach them nor can anyone fall so short of grace that they cannot be forgiven. He is a candidate for forgiveness and grace. And yes we have all done things we regret and have all fallen short and have all been the prodigal son more than once and needed Him to open wide His arms and welcome us home again. Justin is on the other side of the spectrum is in serious need of intervention. He is in serious trouble and to say that he has gone astray is a grave understatement. You can agree that though we are forgiven for ALL of our shortcomings and sin, the forgiveness does not keep us from having to pay the consequences. He unfortunately is going to have to face a consequence to his destructive and disrespectful behavior as any of us should. That does not mean he is not loved by God not does it mean he is not worthy to be forgiven. It does mean he is going to have to admit his mistakes, own up to them, and make a change. Pastor Judah Smith and Pastor Lentz have tried numerous times to intervene and he has not shown desire to change. My prayer is that before he totally self destructs that he will have a Saul on the road to Damascus meeting with the Lord and come back home to Him because he is the prodigal son as of right now. Then pay his consequences with humility and make strides to become an humble man of integrity, good standing and reputation, and one of great stature as Jesus would desire for him. It’s not too late but he is definitely in need of prayer. Thankyou for your post. Interesting take on the matter and I respect it.

    • Nicole January 23, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      And I too believe he has a good heart. He was grounded in faith as a child. He needs some help finding his way. He will hopefully realize that and reach out for it before he is in a situation it will be hard to get out of. Again thankyou for your courage to post your thoughts even knowing it may be contrary to popular opinion. Such as the Bible and Jesus were and are at times, contrary to popular opinion.

  • Alona Lawis January 23, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Thank you brother Jarrid for this letter, I hope JB reads this. It’s good to hear that you reminded everyone that HE forgives those who come to Him and repent. So as Justin, his fame overruled the mind and good sense and deserve to be forgiven. After all, he’s just human. Let’s pray for him and the rest of our fellowmen.

  • Tracey January 23, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Part of being forgiven is seeking and asking forgiveness. Obviously I don’t know Justin but from all we see in the media and press, the one thing I don’t see is a person who is sorrowful or repentent…not yet anway! I pray the day comes for him soon! He is too caught up in this world and his fame at this point but I would love to see a good redemption story come out of all of this for his sake and his family.

    • Jarrid Wilson Author January 23, 2014 at 4:28 PM

      False. Forgiveness isn’t based on our actions. If this was the case, this means God isn’t in full control. Christ already died on the cross. Our sins and mistakes have already been forgiven. This doesn’t mean we are automatically in relationship with God, but it does mean we have already been handed a platter of grace.

  • Jess January 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Also,to say that he is forgiven isn’t necessarily true. God forgives those who ask for forgiveness and repent of their actions. As dangerous as it can be to hate on him it can be equally dangerous to oversimplify what God says about forgiveness in an attempt to be loving…because saying someone is forgiven when we don’t know if they’ve asked Christ for forgiveness doesn’t help anyone in the long run :(

    • Jarrid Wilson Author January 23, 2014 at 4:26 PM

      Actually, it is true. Godly forgiveness isn’t transactional. The deed has already been done. Christ on the cross was your forgiveness today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now.

  • Elizabeth Frichtl January 23, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    i feel that justin like most believers who slip away from christ for a period in lives and when things start falling apart in lives they get mad i what he did was wrong we to hate the sin but love the sinner the way jesus would

    • Jarrid Wilson Author January 23, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      Exactly. We’ve all made mistakes.

  • Jess January 23, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    I agree with a good portion of this. I don’t think it is fair to say you know his heart when you don’t know him though. Jesus said we would know one another by our fruits and sadly Justin doesn’t have any fruits that show he has a heart for God. He has been caught up in messing up his neighbors house, abusing drugs, getting drunk, spending time with “escorts” at his home, completely disrespecting authority, putting down others, etc. I’m not saying this to come off as better than him, but to acknowledge that over the past year or so he has clearly fallen off the path of a disciple. I say it because we need to pray for him. We are called to show one another love…and also truth. Mr. Bieber needs some truth and hopefully the godly people he once surrounded himself will surround him with pray and accountability.

  • Mildred Ratched (@anne_sades34) January 23, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    I don’t think you grasp the complexities of addiction+child stardom. What do you or I or any of these commenters have to forgive him for? He didn’t do anything to us. Maybe if he had run over your child while drag racing under the influence, this letter would be meaningful and wouldn’t feel so contrived.

    • Lateruo January 23, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      Give him a break.

    • Ethan Severin January 23, 2014 at 4:53 PM

      Nobodies minimizing the crime committed, we all know that Justin messed up and we all acknowledge that he’s going to have to face consequences, the point P. Wilson is trying to get across is that it’s not our place to fill our FB and twitter feeds with hate on a fellow sinner. Christ died for ALL of us, not just those of us who stay out of the tabloids.

    • Cameron January 23, 2014 at 5:59 PM

      Mildred, did he run over your child? Don’t make the situation worse than it is.

      Do you have a hard time showing compassion to those that you don’t think deserve it? Good thing Christ didn’t feel that way.

  • Irina January 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    im sorry but this is ridiculous. if it was one or two things, it would be fine. justin bieber has crossed the line. he called one of his fans a “beached whale” because she was a size fourteen( this was a month ago) he sang a song about us wanting his “lolly”(a while ago but still incredibly disgusting). he peed in janitor’s bucket(which is incredibly rude to a janitor, who is an honest worker unlike our friend biebs) and cursed out bill clinton. he is a million times worse than bill clinton. this is a fact. he was a solicitor of prostitution and NOBODY said anything after a week. he assaulted several photographers and pretended like it didnt happen. He was several hours late to a concert “just because”. now he is racing his car under the influence of not only alcohol but weed and prescription pills. What???? and with a passenger? this is not something you “forgive”. This is not a few mistakes. a few mistakes is peeing in a bucket and cursing out bill clinton, smoking some weed and getting drunk, but not all of this. not putting other people’s lives in danger.

    • Jarrid Wilson Author January 23, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      He’s still forgiven. God’s grace isn’t bound by mistakes.

    • Jarrid Wilson Author January 23, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      If you have never made a mistake in your life, then you have every right to state what you previously commented. If you have made a mistake, I’d be very careful as to who you claim deserves God’s grace.

  • craig January 23, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    You are some misguided people. If Jesus were here ( actually He is ) HE WOULD ENGAGE Justin in conversation He would allow Justin to acknowledge his sinfullness and ask him to turn from his ways and FOLLOW CHRIST. An unrepentant sinner will spend eternity in hell. That’s EVERYONE’S default destination.
    Every thing you do should be to glorify God. Justin obviously doesn’t fear God based on his continuous vile behavior.

    • Jarrid Wilson Author January 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      Love you as a fellow believer in Christ, but pray you re-think the judgment in your comment. Our country has enough people shouting from bullhorns. It’s not helping.

  • January 23, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    I really pray and hope that Justin reads this we must forgive if we say we love Jesus we are to strive to become like him and I would like to Thank You and our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ for giving you the words to write :)

  • Grace January 23, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    While God forgives, He also states that there are consequences for your actions that you must face. These are the consequences for stupidity.

    • Jarrid Wilson Author January 23, 2014 at 3:56 PM

      Of course. He’s still forgiven regardless of the consequences.

  • Shaie January 23, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    I think that Justin really needs to see this. I was never a fan of JB, but I think that its good there are people out there that won’t bash on him, but be an example of God’s love .

  • toreo January 23, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    If he had killed someone in his stupidity, would this letter be the same?

  • Monique Middleton January 23, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Amen! Thank you Jarrid Wilson for being a true representation of Christ! Our first commandment is to love each other! Not judge!

  • Isaac January 23, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    That letter was in so on lock bro….

  • Annette Santiago January 23, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    I must admit, I’ve been pretty judgmental towards J.B. I guess I feel like since he’s deliberatly being a trouble maker, because he’s rich ,and in his superfical world he can pay to get out of any mess, he does. That is a bit aggrevating to me, and at the end of the day I do feel there should be consequences for his terrible decisions. However, I do forgive him and will also extend my prayers because he really needs them..

  • teresa January 23, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    You’re a precious, compassionate man, Jarrid.

  • Jennie January 23, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    I think this is just beautiful! I see the different things that are getting reported and as a mother I have concern for him! He is living dangerously racing down city streets and driving drunk! Any young person can get into the same situations if they are thrown into a situation like this, the spotlight, the money, being as young as he is! Justin, please stop what you are doing!!!! Get back to living your life for the Lord and be a witness for Him! I have three sons myself and I thank God that they all got through their teens and early twenties without killing themselves! As I said before, please stop doing what you are doing, Justin! As a christian mother and grandmother, I am concerned for you!

    • Kia January 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      Mrs. Jennie,

      I agree with everything you have stated.

  • Sarah January 23, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Everyone seems to really just get caught up with what the media says and are quick to judge who someone is because every thing they do is blown up for us to see. It’s sad that people view celebrities like they’re not human. I completely agree that we just have to forgive others for what they do even if it seems like the worst possible thing for someone to do. It doesn’t matter if they’re a celebrity, they’re still human like everyone else. Thank you for being honest with love, as we all should be, rather than being a judge with rude comments like a lot of people tend to be when they hear of news like this. This is a letter with a wonderful message we should all be mindful of.

  • Carlos January 23, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Well said. This is the appropriate response & right attitude. Thanks for sharing

  • celerycrafts January 23, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    I agree totally. If he really is a brother in Christ then I will stand by him, support him and pray that the spirit will guide him. Though I do reserve the right to not subject my ears to or support music that doesn’t work for me ;)

  • Marilyn Blessednhighlyfavored Nixdorf January 23, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Amen! Been there n I saint even famous! But people talked cause I was spised to be a Christian worship leader! But perfect I’ll never be!

  • GrandmaHelen January 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    thank you for praying for young people like this who have been exploited because of their talents, looks and opportunities . . . it’s difficult for anyone in the limelight who can’t walk down the street without being stocked and scrutinized . . . please pray God will provide wise and godly counsel for them so they may learn to make wise choices and use words of wisdom as they walk with God who sees the heart and mind of all and whose judgment is right and just

  • Rachel Lim January 23, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Thanks for being the different in a world where people are quick to judge and condemn, Ps. Jarrid. :)

  • Danny January 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    I admire your heart, and your example is worthy of imitation. Thank you.

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  • vitor January 23, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    He is just a kid that don’t know how to live.

  • Mels January 23, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Jarrid, your letter to Justin is beautiful. I really hope he sees this. So many of us need to know that we are still worthy of God’s love, grace, and forgiveness, regardless of the things we have done. Thank you for this brother, because in a way you reminded me of a much needed truth.

  • Kaelyn January 23, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Thank you Jarrid for the simple reminder of forgiveness and that we should extend it to all!

  • Daniel January 23, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Thought I’d be the second to say, I forgive JB for all he’s done.

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