Stephen Baldwin to Rihanna: You Can Return to Jesus

Pop star Rihanna appears in the music video "What Now." (PHOTO: YOUTUBE SCREENGRAB)
Pop star Rihanna appears in the music video “What Now.” (PHOTO: YOUTUBE SCREENGRAB)

Insisting that he does not “usually do this,” actor and outspoken Christian Stephen Baldwin posted a message online Tuesday that he says the Holy Spirit revealed to him while watching pop star Rihanna’s emotional and gritty “What Now” music video.

“I usually don’t do this but just saw the @rihanna vid ‘what now’ near the end they flash the cross & the next thing she sings … is ‘I don’t know where to go’ & the Holy Spirit responded with these words … ‘yes you do, you have known me all along, from when you were a child you remember the name of Jesus, His light on your face, His joy in your heart, You can return to Jesus,'” Baldwin wrote Tuesday, in a message apparently meant for Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

He added, “[And] then perhaps by chance? The YouTube time code in that moment was 3:29 … & I felt the Holy Spirit say ‘book of John’. & John 3:29 Reads as follows … 29 ‘He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.'”

The video Baldwin references in his statement, “What Now,” appears on Rihanna’s seventh studio album, Unapologetic from 2012. The video, filmed in 2013, appears below:

Rihanna’s “What Now” song was praised by critics, some of whom also noted the similarity of the related music video to the setting of a horror film. In a preview article for “What Now,” Rihanna herself describes the video as “eerie, very creepy” and “a little demented.”

Although Rihanna, 26 and from the overwhelming Christian island of Barbados, sports a cross tattoo, references God in interviews and is a big fan of Christian preacher and author Joyce Meyer, it was unclear if the singer claims Christianity as her faith. Tweets she posted in 2012 in which she appeared to tell off Satan also drew the attention of fans, some of whom have longed questioned how her faith might affect her music career.

The tweets mentioning Satan were apparently so disturbing to some, that at least one blogger suggested that people “pray for Rihanna.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post
Nicola Menzie