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Thursday 7th June 2007

Beyonce talks to the media about her beliefs

POP SUPERSTAR Beyonce spoke in The Son Christian newspaper recently about her faith. Identified as "a devout Methodist," part of the article by Charlotte Webster read, "The former Destiny's Child singer said, 'I never mixed Christianity with how I felt (about him). I am about faith and spirituality more so than religion. Doing right by others and not judging. The thing that keeps me grounded is knowing that I'm always protected and that God is in control of things. Even the name of our group, Destiny's Child, we got out of the Bible. . . For me it is about the way I carry myself and the way I treat other people. My relationship and how I feel about God and what he does for me is something deeply personal. It's where I came from. I was brought up in a religious household and that's very important to me.'"

The article continued, "While her sexy dance routines have been criticised by some, Beyonce is confident God isn't offended by her 'shaking her booty'. After meeting Prince Charles in a charity concert in London she denied any contradiction between her raunchy approach and personal faith. She said, 'I honestly believe he wants people to celebrate their bodies so long as you don't compromise your Christianity in the process.'" CR

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Reader Comments

Posted by Emile Dixon in Toledo, Ohio @ 02:44 on Feb 27 2014

I believe, Beyonce has faith in God, and she is not a devil worshipper.

Posted by Cassie in Jackson, MS @ 02:38 on Jul 17 2013

I do not judge the world but I do look at the "fruit"which one bears to determine if you are really a true worshiper. I will not speak of my opinion of whether Beyonce have a true relationship with GOD because that is something between her and GOD. I simply quote chapter 14 of Romans. It talks to you about what her faith allows her to do and it also talks about judging. But in that chapter it also talks about keeping peace if your actions through your faith offends another and causes issues than you are to not offend those you have less faith then you.

Now in the article she talks about GOD not being offended about how she dance. This is not saying in judgement but in my understanding of the WORD, I would have to disagree because my Bible tells me in 1 Corinthians 8:13 "Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall." If her sexual acts on stage causes a man or woman to sin than GOD expects us not to cause our brothers/sisters to sin.

But I ask GOD to continue to ask GOD to bless her and touch her heart in the way in would want to touch her heart in how in "every" aspects of her life she will honor and serve HIM.

Posted by Yasmeen in South Africa @ 23:07 on Jun 20 2013

you're most loved and appreciated. may the almighty creator continually continue to bless you and strengthen you.

Posted by Nosipho Mavuso in South Africa @ 17:17 on May 7 2013

Well I love what Nyota anyway it is really one thing to be a christian you need to be in a relaishionship wth God nd relate wth him if Beyonce says she's a christain than who are we to tlk against it but for her to prove that she really is a christian she needs to sing about God if He really means a lot in her life. Thank you.

Posted by charlotte in california @ 20:21 on Mar 21 2013

Beyonce has spoken her mind about her faith. If you are a christian you must respect and not judge that. What she does for her living is between her and God.
Songs of life, living, emotion and experience are about what God has given.
If we judge what we think is a reflection of her faith in her behavior, remember we shall also be judged by every thought, word and deed. Who is perfect...shall you cast stones then?
What has been written has also been modified many times and translated many ways. The worst editor of the scriptures was the Catholic Church. For them it was not about faith, but power and control. So we must depend on our individual relationships with God to go forward for ourselves. God bless Beyonce to do His will.

Posted by mALIK bEN yAhU in HOUSTON @ 16:54 on Dec 15 2012

She's confusing know "of" YaHUsha with knowing him. If you know him, you would know the Him will call you out from the world " Therefore come out from among them and be ye separate says the Lord." 2cor, 6:17. you can't serve to masters God and Money. for you will love one and hate the other.

Posted by Nyota in South africa @ 17:49 on Nov 3 2012

Oh I hope is the truth because been Christian is not enough is to having a relationship with Jesus, and is not even about they we carry ourselves no, the bible says it is not by our righteousness but by Grace of God that we are children of God. And If she is a Christian why is she not singing for God??

Reply by Blueflower in Atlanta @ 20:57 on Feb 28 2014

"...why is she not singing for God?" That is like asking a professional architect why he doesn´t build churches only...or a professional newscaster why he doesn´t report Christian or church-related news only...
Why is it that so many Christians think that singers who believe in God should sing "Christian" songs only? Doesn´t God give us the right to talk about human things and not just "godly" things to others? So does he give us the right to sing about human things. Not every artists feels like singing about their faith. And if they did to please others, wouldn´t that hypocritical?

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Posted by crissy in gastonia @ 19:49 on Jun 5 2012

i partially agree with what was said in this conversation, I truly believe that its all in your heart.

Posted by Aryana in New york @ 04:55 on Apr 21 2012

My nanny beyonce can choose any religion she chooses to ne so no one can judge her and she loves god but she is medithodst and very important to our lIfe so people need to leave him alone and she is not am illimunite

Posted by shaine jude in philippines @ 01:55 on Feb 18 2012

Beyonce have to use their talents to the Lord because that talent that she have is came from God so don't be proud your self.... Instead she will praise the Lord our God Jesus Christ....

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