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Would You Defend Jesus as Strongly as You Defend Your Favorite Celeb?

We all have our favorite celebrities. Whether an actress or a musician, we find ourselves growing loyal to a celebrity or two that we admire.

Here on Project Inspired, I write mostly on Culture Shock. And often, celebrities are discussed or used as examples. I like to offer up celebrities as role models. Role models are great–primarily because it’s always easier to emulate someone you can see, someone tangible, someone you can relate to and aspire to be like.

But role models are just a reference point, and they are just human. They all make mistakes. And when they do, I sometimes call them out, and this doesn’t always go down well with fans. Don’t forget, I point out negative actions or acts that we should learn from as Christians. But still, some fans will defend their favorite celebs to the end.

Defending your favorite celeb is not a bad thing. Whether it’s Swift, Bieber or Gaga, I’m sure you would defend these celebrities to the end if they were criticized by your peers, friends or family members. In fact, I know you would. I read your comments.

But my question is, would you defend Jesus as strongly as you defend your favorite celebrity?

This is a rhetorical question, not an admonishment. I’m really interested in your thoughts on this. And I base the question on the comments I read. I’ve noticed that a lot of passion goes into defending a celebrity. And that’s okay, but what about Christ?

Have you ever discussed Jesus with your friends or peers? Have you ever been in a position where someone is saying something derogative or mean or hurtful about Jesus, and if so, have you spoken out for Him and defended Him until the end? Or have you backed down, given up or just avoided the subject altogether?

But continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them; And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:14-17).

I hope you have defended God when the need arose. And I hope you defended Him with as much, if not more, passion than you would your favorite celebrity. I assume you know Jesus more than any celebrity. And what you don’t know, you can look up in scripture–remember, we are asked to use what we have learned about God, “for doctrine…reproof…correction…and instruction.”

It’s great to have a role model to look up to. But never forget that the best role model is Jesus Christ. Don’t hold your favorite celebrities in higher regard than you would Jesus. And always defend Him to the highest degree.

PI ladies, have you ever found yourself defending Jesus?

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18 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by hugsnkisses0706 on August 6, 2012 at 17:58

    i just dont know how exactuly to get the courage to stand up.. any help? some times i just dont want to attract attention… but how do i defend God in a soft, kind, gentle way? PLEASE HELP!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by hugsnkisses0706 on September 10, 2012 at 17:27

      yeah, i have… i dont really know how the subject came up but there was this stupid guy in my speech class and he said that Jesus smoked pot because he looked like a hippie! i thought it was so rude (not to mention weird) but i wasnt gonna let people talk about him like that! so i turned around and said that is sooo not funny!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by hugsnkisses0706 on August 6, 2012 at 17:54

    i havent always defended God… i have lots but im just a new christian… i need to work up the courage… but dont know how..

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on September 24, 2012 at 09:35

      You find the courage through God. If you’re with Him, it doesn’t matter who’s against you. I always wonder where people get the courage to disrespect Christ.

  3. faulty-but-real

    Posted by faulty-but-real on July 24, 2012 at 09:01

    yep. even though my favorite singer is Jamie Grace and like none of my friends that don’t listen to Christian raidio has ever heard of her. my favorite band is Skillet. i remember in 6th grade i had to deffend my faith and my family more then anything. which was hard. but i pulled through. i watched my bullys drink and smoke,and they would offer me one,and then laugh when i said it goes against my values. but i stood fast in my faith,even though now,i’m having a hard time doing that

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by LizzieRose7 on July 18, 2012 at 16:07

    <3

  5. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on July 10, 2012 at 09:52

    I really don’t have to defend Jesus as much as most teenagers because I go to a small private Christian school. I’m really glad my parents are Christians because I don’t have to see all the bad things that happen in a public schio

    • faulty-but-real

      Posted by faulty-but-real on July 24, 2012 at 09:02

      yeah,i know how that is,i’m homeschooled. so i don’t have many chances to witness to people

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by drummergirl73 on July 7, 2012 at 14:04

    I’m ashamed to say at times I havent defended Jesus the way I should have. I was scared of what people would think and now I realize that it was the wrong move to make. Now I know that despite what others think, Jesus’ opinion means more and that’s what I’m concerned about.

  7. Blacky99

    Posted by Blacky99 on July 6, 2012 at 09:40

    I would defend Jesus to the end!! Thanks, katie74340, for sharing that 🙂 Jesus is truly the #1 celebrity in the whole universe!!! Someday, I hope that I will be strong enough to say that I would defend Jesus with my life, but I know that I am way to selfish to say that and it be true.

  8. Paris

    Posted by Paris on July 3, 2012 at 22:08

    I defened Jesus at school a few times,and I was not afraid.

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by JennaBel on July 3, 2012 at 21:05

    YES!! I defend Jesus like it’s my life. (Which it kind of is…) I’m a pretty defensive person (actually very…), and when people put down Christianity or God or Jesus, I get fired up. I don’t let things like that be. I would defend Jesus to the end of time. I think in istuations like that, being defensive can be an upside. Fighting for Jesus! 😀

    But you’re right. Jesus is the greatest role model that could ever be put before us. We’re all so blessed to have him as our Savior, and very blessed to have him to look up to. 🙂

  10. MeghanHug99

    Posted by MeghanHug99 on July 3, 2012 at 16:36

    Yes, I have defended Jesus, in fact, that was today. Jesus is my role model. Katie, Thank you for looking that up! Jesus is the #1 Celeb!

  11. leahgrace99

    Posted by leahgrace99 on July 3, 2012 at 13:18

    I totally agree with this post! It is sooooo true! I really need to work on making Jesus my number one celeb and I hope that one day the whole world will recognize him as the number one celeb of the UNIVERSE!!!!

  12. katie74340

    Posted by katie74340 on July 3, 2012 at 09:59

    My favorite role is Jesus. Many people try to say that Jesus is not a celeb because he does not sing songs or dance on a stage in front of people. But, I looked up the definition of celebrity and here is what I got:
    ce·leb·ri·ty/səˈlebrətē/
    Noun:
    A famous person.
    The state of being well known: “his prestige and celebrity grew”.
    Synonyms:
    fame – renown – reputation – repute – notability – glory
    Notice the last synonym: (GLORY) Jesus is magnificent and GLORIOUS. That is my proof that Jesus IS THE BEST celebrity.

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by on July 3, 2012 at 07:27

    Mrs. Gaouette, You look like my favorite celeb! And I must say, I have to defend the Lord a lot more than I have to defend her!