There is a video available on YouTube that shows a 9-year-old Justin Bieber playing the guitar and singing about his love for Jesus. Considering what he has done to himself in the subsequent ten years, he needs Jesus more than ever.
Bieber was arrested last week and charged with DUI, drag racing a rented Lamborghini with someone in a rented Ferrari, and resisting arrest. These are serious allegations, even in the world of celebrity.
We've seen this pattern so many times: young person gets rich, attracts fans and hangers-on, and then thinks he is invincible. Bieber was going to strip clubs and his language was what you would hear on the HBO series The Sopranos or The Wolf of Wall Street film. Police say on the day of his arrest he had smoked marijuana all day and was drunk. He owns a house in Beverly Hills. At 19.
There is talk of rehab and psychotherapy. Those won't be enough unless something more powerful changes his life. That is the One he sang about as a 9-year-old. Watch the video and see how much he needs Jesus. I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: January 27, 2014