Once again, Kanye and Kim Kardashian are talking faith in Christ and they’re loud about it. Sharing their faith over the weekend, the couple declared “Ye must be born again!”
Kim Kardashian had visited her ancestral homeland of Armenia and she used the opportunity to visit one of the oldest churches in the world, where she and her kids were consequently baptized. Kim was quick to share this experience with fans and friends on social media.
“So blessed to have been baptized along with my babies at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia’s main cathedral which is sometimes referred to as the Vatican of the Armenian Apostolic Church,” she wrote to her 149 million followers on Instagram. “This church was built in 303 AD.”
Kardashian was joined by her sister, Kourtney, and their kids. She is seen lighting candles in the cathedral during the service, an orthodox tradition that symbolizes Jesus being the light of the world, reports Faithwire.
The “Jesus Walks” rapper-turned-gospel singer publicly shared over the weekend that his conversion to Christianity became real this year, when he started holding weekly Sunday Service pop-ups. The services started out in January as private and only recently have been opened up to the public and all across America, reports Fox News.
On Saturday morning, Kim and Kanye made a surprise appearance at Howard University, in Washington, D.C., for a pop-up service where West gave a 10-minute speech, in which he shared, “If you believe that Jesus died for your sins, then you know the gospel… It’s simple. Christians we be making it too hard for people to come and be involved in this.”
During a listening party for his highly anticipated “Jesus Is King” album, Kanye told a George Washington University audience “I’m not here for your entertainment. We’re here to spread the gospel,” to a thunderous applause, in a video obtained by TMZ.
Jokingly, Kanye said his favorite version of the bible is the King James because it says “ye”. He then read a few bible verses, adding “Excuse me if I mispronounce anything, I’m a recent convert, that means I recently got saved this year.”
He continues reading, “It is by God’s grace that you have been saved, through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift…The Lord is great and deserves our greatest praise…”
Then he added: “Imagine someone sending their only son — they don’t have 10 sons — their only son, to die for you!”
Kanye later revealed that his favorite verse of the bible currently is Mark 1:15, “The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel. It’s the first thing Jesus said… the first thing J.C. said.”
Fox News reports that Kanye’s “Jesus Is King” is coming out alongside a film, which is set to hit IMAX theaters Oct. 25.