“I have learned so much from you,” Bieber wrote at the time. “I’m a better man because of you. I’m a better friend because of you. You have been a true example of what Following Jesus looks like and I’m so grateful I get to walk through this life knowing you!”
Bieber's Sunday Instagram post touched more on that faith.
"I BELIEVE THIS HAPPENED AND IT CHANGES EVERYTHING!" Bieber continued. "I AM SET FREE FROM BONDAGE AND SHAME! I AM A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD AND HE LOVES ME EXACTLY WHERE I AM HOW AM FOR WHO I AM."