When Celebrities Proclaim Jesus

Recently we heard a few reports of famous people proclaiming a dedication to Jesus Christ.

Kat Von D announced she is now on fire for Jesus when interviewed by Christians. Some question the authenticity of her conversion since she was involved in Satanic themes. However, one’s past does not exempt someone from the saving grace of Christ. Though questions comes in when she continues some of those dark themes that some say doesn’t jive with her testimony. I have heard her in interviews. While some things may still be a little off, I cannot denounce someone who otherwise has the testimony of Jesus and continues shouting for Him in her life. I don’t know her, therefore can only tell you what she is saying, I cannot endorse her life since I don’t know her personally. However, I also can’t write her off because she continues in her occupation. Maybe she reaches people with it.

Kelsey Grammer who played Frasier on the hit show Frasier as well as Cheers had been approached by a Christian production team the Erwin Brothers to star in their film. They emailed the celebrity hoping he would accept. Kelsey immediately sent back a reply that he had been on a spiritual journey rededicating himself to Jesus when this email came in. He accepted the role on this low budget Indie film. Kelsey since appeared on shows like Kelly Clarkson to confess his dedication to Jesus Christ and what He means to him in his life.

Several celebrities have claimed Jesus. Many Grammy winners throw a shout out to Jesus for thanks when they win. Yet they know Him no more than the typical weekly Catholic pew sitter who has no other connection in their own life to dedicate to Jesus besides attending a service here and there. Their thanks is a small appeasement given back for their success. Yet their dedication to Jesus fails to express otherwise.

Years past we heard celebrities from Hulk Hogan to Alice Cooper stating their faith in Jesus Christ. Megadeth founder/guitarist claims faith in Jesus Christ and went on a campaign asking forgiveness from all those he hurt in the past. Kanye West made such claim of coming to Jesus. Even Tom Hanks once alluded to faith. We cannot judge these by their past activities. Cannot judge them by their works. Neither can even dismiss them because of associations they have had, or by the Faustian Bargain made to “sell their soul.” However, their authenticity must be weighed by their new actions, their change of thought, their repentance, denouncing the evil they once participated; in other words we expect them to show fruit. But we don’t live in their everyday circles and don’t know what they act like personally. Though their outward public life should reflect their true faith somehow perhaps.

Christians get all excited when a celebrity makes a proclamation to come to the faith, and perhaps we should be encouraged. A celebrity has the change to make a difference and witness where we have no influence. However, false conversions have given us a bad taste and made us cynical. Sometimes the Jesus we serve is a different Jesus to them. They could be tainted with a Gnostic Jesus that is a metaphor. But we should at least give the person a chance to prove fruit. How much chance? Some conversions are radical, others slow. The question is are they leaning TOWARDS the true faith, or away from it? In the case of Kanye he seemingly has this cult like conversion that has a radical different look than true Christian conversion. Going by that I stay away from his version. We shouldn’t be hasty to blindly enroll them in our circles either just because they say the name Jesus.

Some Christians are so skeptical that they deny that ANY celebrity could truly convert. In their mind they have been damaged goods, they sold their soul, they committed satanic practices, they drank the Hollywood Kool-aid, they hung with the sinners. There is no way THEY have a chance. They already committed their sin and are a child of the devil. Really? Is that fair?

They cannot repent? They have no chance to believe? They are exempt from salvation? That is not true. While their influences and circles surrounding them may be filled with Illuminati, pedos, Satanists, sharks, doesn’t mean they are exempt from salvation in Jesus Christ if they truly repent. Celebrities are mere humans like the rest of us (not getting into the Reptilian crowd, the tranny accusations, the Satan seed mentality). They are open to Jesus Christ and the gospel like us.

Someone told me their past makes it doubtful they can be saved. However, the Bible tells us as such as were us once. Were you any of these things before Christ? You may think you were better, you weren’t a sinner like them, you didn’t sell your soul, you never murdered… but that is arrogant. Your actions were just as disqualifying to eternal life and relationship with God as theirs. You have no right to disqualify a person due to their past. You are judging their salvation based on works. The apostle Paul was a murderer of Christians. He became one of Jesus’ most worthy disciple. Don’t count someone off because of their past status or even their current. Give them a chance before denying them.

While we may announce those claims of Jesus, we also cannot validate them blindly. We don’t know these people personally. We don’t know their internal struggles. Just let it show through eventually. Apostle Paul was also questioned when word had it he converted. They are not exempt.

[Rom 10:9-10 KJV] 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

[Eph 2:8-10 KJV] 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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