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Justin Bieber Wears Clothes from Christian Designer for ‘Purpose Tour’ to Publicly Declare Faith

Singer/songwriter Justin Bieber is boldly declaring his Christian faith
through his fashion choices thanks to the creations of his “Purpose
Tour” clothing designer, Jerry Lorenzo.
According to a report from WWD,
Lorenzo’s clothing line, Fear Of God, combines Christian faith with
grunge culture from the late ’80’s and early ’90s. The “Sorry” singer
reportedly contacted Lorenzo last year, asking him to create 15 pieces
for his Purpose Tour – including a shirt emblazoned with the phrase
“Bigger Than Satan,” which he has worn on a number of occasions.
Lorenzo recalled Bieber asking him, “Man, my tour is coming up. I really want you to do it.”
While the designer’s creations cost thousands of dollars,he recently told Hype Beast that it’s not about the money or fame; he simply wants to share the Gospel in a unique way.
“I can’t imagine doing a clothing line to just make money and be cool
if I’m not trying to inspire people,” he said. “I try to do it in a
subtle way, sometimes through scriptures that we put up on our
Instagram, like instead of Matthew 16:24 it would be the 40th book 40
16-24 – so you’re not really sure, unless you know the Bible, where that
passage is coming from. So it’s just giving people bits and pieces.”
The designer, who frequently shares quotes from pastors such as Joel
Osteen on his personal Twitter page, has branded his clothing into a
movement called The Fear generation to encourage young people to embrace
the Christian faith.
“The Fear generation to me is this new generation of cool kids that
believe in God and that are really the coolest kids at school or the
coolest kids [period],” he said. “I don’t know if you did youth groups
when you were a kid, but the Christian kids were always not as cool as
the real cool kids at school. So now [I want to show] that, ‘we look
cool and there’s some depth about us that is cooler than whatever is
fleeting at this moment.’”
Lorenzo explained that many people don’t truly understand what it
means to “fear” God: “This fear of God is not one that cripples you,
it’s simply a fear of not knowing, and thus going out to find the
answers,” he said. “God is all knowing, but he is greater than any
obstacle in your way, and he is on your side.”
He previously told GQ. “Even in times that are beyond your
understanding, there’s a peace in knowing there is a God that is bigger
and more all-knowing than not only you, but anyone. That’s the Fear
Generation.”
Bieber’s decision to wear overtly Christian attire is unsurprising,
as he was famously baptized by Hillsong Church pastor Carl Lentz in
2014, and now frequently speaks about his faith. However, in the time
before his conversion, the singer made headlines for his bad behavior,
including egging his neighbor’s house, using illegal drugs, spending
time with prostitutes, and abandoning his pet monkey in Germany.
“I was rebelling against the world. I started to believe the hype and
was acting a certain way. I was just being a jerk,” he told The Mirror
regarding his past actions. “I got so involved in ‘me me me’. You’re
young, people are telling you you’re great all the time and you start
believing it. It became Justin Bieber, reality star, rather than the
musician…I just found myself in a place I didn’t want to be.”
In an earlier interview with GQ Magazine, Bieber credited his
newfound faith with saving him from being a “terrible” person. “I feel
like that’s why I have a relationship with Him, because I need it. I
suck by myself,” he said. “If I was doing this on my own, I would
constantly be doing things that are, I mean, I still am doing things
that are stupid, but… It just gives me some sort of hope and something
to grasp onto, and a feeling of security, and a feeling of being wanted,
and a feeling of being desired, and I feel like we can only get so much
of that from a human.”
Culled From : The Gospel Herald 
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