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Justin Bieber

Baptized in NYC Bathtub

6/8/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0606-j-bieber-church-fa-getty-04Justin Bieber turned to the Lord while being shaken down over his racist videos -- and TMZ has learned he washed away his sins with a baptism performed in a bathroom.
Pastor Carl Lentz -- who works with Bieber in NYC -- tells us he spent a week doing intense Bible study with Justin last month ... in the wake of being extorted over the videos.

As we previously reported -- JB's team was contacted 2 months ago by a man in possession of the videos and wanted a million dollar payday or else he'd go public.

We're told Bieber's religious resurgence focused on studying Bible passages and attending services ... culminating in an actual baptism performed in the bathtub of one of the singer's friends.

Why a bathtub, you ask?  We're told JB previously checked out a bunch of churches for the dip -- but his cover was blown every time and he wanted to keep the whole thing private.

Justin's now got a clean slate with God -- but the public is a harder nut to crack.

Amen.

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Brett Y    

Should've been baptised in toilet water.

140 days ago
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Nickel64    

He does everything else in public, why keep this private? Is he ashamed or something? Either go all out and believe, JB, or don't. If you have truly converted, then prove it by letting the world know, and showing it in your actions. Let's see what happens now.

140 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Publicity stunt, shameless little twerp

140 days ago
4.

Ruby    

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Maya Angelou

140 days ago
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Ruby    

"a week doing intense Bible study"
Pastor Lentz , a week ya say? shame on you, hope the cash you got for this lie was placed in the coffers not your greedy unholy pocket.

140 days ago
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funkybarfly    

"Dear Lord,thank you for the sizzurp and marijuana I am about to receive"

140 days ago
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Googie    

Oh plz, just a PR attempt at undoing an oopsie. Pardon what he said, he didn't mean to say what he was thinking. Can hardly wait to see what he does next time he does or says something stupid.

140 days ago
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Canada Guy    

SO fulla ****

140 days ago
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Bridget    

If he ACTUALLY wanted it to be private, we wouldn't be reading about it right now.

140 days ago
10.

Jackie    

Interesting how you make foreign people in your Country to be popular...IDIOTS

140 days ago
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christy    

Too little too late. Still a punk pig

140 days ago
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Decker    

What a load of BS !!

140 days ago
13.

Bob    

He wanted to keep the whole thing private...and tell TMZ.

140 days ago
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V    

Good grief

140 days ago
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tcmember    

**** JUSTIN BIEBER! Someone please shoot that ******* and Chris Brown. So tired of those two.

140 days ago
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