Justin Bieber‘s a preacher! The troubled singer is embracing his faith in a big way, co-starring in a rap video by Brandon Burke.
The “Boyfriend” singer, 20, is adding his name and his beliefs to Christian rapper Burke’s mission to raise one million pledges for God.
Burke’s own contribution is a rousing rap-sermon called “The Pledge,” complete with dramatic video. At the end of the footage, Bieber appears sitting on a couch with the rapper, talking God, Jesus and forgiveness.
“God loved the world so much he gave up his own son, right?” Bieber asks. “Imagine, like, someone killing your son.”
“Like a bunch of people killing your [son],” he reiterates. “These are your people, right? It’s like, ‘How are you killing my son? That’s my son!’ It’s gonna be hard for you to forgive.”
Then, with an air of incredulity he adds, “God forgave everyone and they killed his son. That shows how much grace God has.”
This isn’t the first time the bad boy of pop has explored in the redemptive powers of the Christian faith. In February this year, Page Six reported that Bieber was scouring Manhattan for a property with a private pool so he could be baptized by the Hillsong Church.
It is believed the Canada native was baptized as a child, but after a string of arrests in the past few months for misdemeanors including a DUI and drag racing, the star has reportedly been attempting to “take a pause.”