Actress and newly minted "The View" co-host Candace Cameron Bure responded to pop star Justin Bieber's recent proclamation that he wants to "honestly live like Jesus" by delivering a pointed lesson about Christianity.
She also corrected a fellow co-host who felt like one of the pop stars' comments about God in a recent interview with Complex magazine was a "little strange," noting that his words actually came from the Bible.
"When someone says they're a Christian, it doesn't mean they're perfect. They are just a recognized sinner in need of God's grace — and so that's all Justin is saying. He recognizes that," Bure said during a segment on "The View" on Tuesday. "He's not going to say I'm a Christian and now all of the sudden I'm an angel."
She said that Bieber has most certainly made mistakes in the past and will likely continue to do so, but said that he "has the chance to make good decisions, and we should applaud him and encourage him to continue being a good role model."
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Candace Cameron Bure on Justin Bieber saying he wants to live more like Jesus: "When someone says they're a Christian, it doesn't mean they're perfect. They are just a recognized sinner in need of God's grace—and so that's all Justin is saying..."Posted byThe View on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
And when comedian Michelle Collins — one of her co-hosts — was seemingly calling out as strange one of Bieber's proclamations about God, Bure stepped in to politely clarify that the statement comes from the New Testament book of Romans.
"He says, 'If God's for me, who can be against me? It's a confidence that's a godly confidence," Collins read from the text of Bieber's interview, before admitting that she found the comment curious.
Collins, who was surprised to learn that the comments were based on a Bible verse, admitted that she initially felt as though Bieber's proclamation seemed a "little strange."
Romans 8:31 reads, in part, "If God is for us, who can be against us?"
Justin Bieber arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Bieber has received widespread attention this week for the comments that he made in an interview with Complex magazine, with Christian website I Am Second recapping some of the most fascinating faith-based proclamations that came from the pop star's own mouth.
In fact, the popular website went as far as to say that Bieber is "spitting out some truth."
See some of the highlights from Bieber's claims about his Christian faith here.