'Devils and demons are actually scared of ME!' Hailey Bieber responds to being called a 'fake Christian' because she celebrates Halloween by posting a bizarre rant written by fellow Hillsong Church member
Hailey Bieber has defended celebrating Halloween while practising her Christian faith.
The model, 22, re-posted a message to her Instagram Story written by fellow Hillsong Church member, Nathan Finochio, who claimed that he isn't 'afraid of any devil, demon or incantation' and that he has now 're-defined' Halloween as 'his own holiday' and will be 'claiming all candy for the glory of God and the celebration of the Saints.'
Hailey is a regular at the Hillsong Church in LA with husband Justin Bieber. The post continues to offer other examples of redefining holidays which are thought to be a pagan practise, referencing All Saints Day as an occasion when the 'victorious church overcame the blood of the lambs.'
'Victorious church!' Hailey Bieber, 22, has defended celebrating Halloween while practising her Christian faith by re-posting message written by fellow Hillsong Church member
Mr Finochio's lengthy, and passionate, explanation, which she has since deleted, began when a fan asked her on her Instagram Stories: 'Halloween yes or no.'
Hailey immediately re-posted the lengthy, and bizarre, rant about the origins of the spooky holiday. Finchio writes: 'I’m a Christian. Do you have any idea what that means historically? It means I redefine everything in culture.
'Pagan Feast of Winter Solstice? Oh that’s now JESUS BIRTHDAY. Pagan Feast of Spring Planting? Oh that’s now EASTER WEEKEND. Pagan Celtic Festival involving dressing up and warding off evil spirits?
'Oh now it’s All Saints Day and we celebrate the VICTORIOUS CHURCH THAT HAS OVERCOME THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB!!! CANDY PLEASE!!!'
'It's my party': The model re-posted to her Instagram Story a message written by fellow Hillsong Church member, Nathan Finichio.
Religion: Hailey is a regular at Hillsong Church in LA with husband Justin Bieber (pictured)
In the same Instagram story, her fellow Hillsong Church member continued: 'I’m not afraid of the world. I’m not afraid of any devil or demon or incantation. They are terrified of me. Halloween is now MY HOLIDAY and I am claiming all candy for the glory of God and the celebration of the Saints.
'What now? I’ll dress up however I like! My favorite characters, pop culture stuff, whatever. It’s my party and you’re invited. I’m alive today and a Saint tomorrow. Give me candy.'
Hailey was the recipient of criticism last week after she took to Instagram to ask her followers what she should dress up as for Halloween.
'I still dress up': Hailey was the recipient of criticism last week after she took to Instagram to ask her followers what she should dress up as for Halloween.
In screenshots captured by Twitter user @portalbaldwin and reported by multiple news outlets, one follower responded to Baldwin's request by asking, 'Aren't u Christian?'
'Yes. I still dress up for Halloween,' the model wrote back.
She responded to another message that called her a 'FAKE CHRISTIAN,' with 'our kids are gonna celebrate too,' referring to the kids she's planning on having with her husband Justin.
The duo, who got their marriage license from a New York City courthouse last year, met in 2009 after her dad, Stephen Baldwin, introduced them.
They got engaged in July 7, 2018 and got re-married in an extravagant wedding in South Carolina on September 30 in front of 154 guests.
Love: Hailey and Justin got engaged in July 7, 2018 and got re-married in an extravagant wedding in South Carolina on September 30 in front of 154 guests
Say 'I do' like Hailey in a gorgeous lace gown by Off-White
We don’t know about you, but here at Fashion Finder HQ we’re still dreaming of Hailey Bieber’s wedding dress!
For a new Vogue video, the model is discussing her jaw-dropping gown, which worked perfectly alongside the groom’s dapper look by Celine by Hedi Slimane.
Designed by Virgil Abloh for Off-White, the dress is crafted from delicate pearl-embellished lace. This classically elegant creation is cut with an off-the-shoulder neckline, low back and fishtail skirt. Hailey paired her gown with a dramatically long tulle veil embroidered with the words ‘Till death do us part’.
Sadly, this dress isn’t available to purchase, but you can shop the current Off-White collection by clicking (right).
If you are feeling inspired for your own big day, you’re in luck as we have rounded up similar styles from a range of brands below. JJ’s House, Monsoon and Chi Chi London have especially beautiful options!