Marcella Simon uploaded a photo of being baptized to mention mental health issues and near-death experiences.
NBCNEWS.LIVE – Marcella Simon has been a netizen conversation after she uploaded a photo of herself being baptized. Suddenly, her upload shocked netizens who knew that Marcella Simon is a convert.
Netter then realized that all of Marcella Simon’s portraits in hijabs had been deleted. Marcella Simon’s decision, who apparently returned to Christianity, was met with various comments.
Some celebrities like Samuel Zylgwyn welcomed Marcella’s decision with rave reviews. “Welcome home,” Samuel wrote through his comments, while some netizens actually asked for Marcella Simon’s Muslim clothes.
There are several speculations that have arisen among netizens about Marcella’s decision to return to her old religion. However, religious matters are very personal and everyone’s right. The same is true of different human spiritual journeys.
Marcella certainly had great and mature consideration before she decided to return to be the people of Jesus. Here is the spiritual journey of Marcella Simon who is now re-embracing Christianity after two years of Islam and wearing a hijab.
1. Get guidance through dreams
In 2019, Marcella Simon surprised her fans by deciding to convert to Islam. He embraced Islam after receiving guidance through a dream. Marcella dreamed over and over that she was crying a lot because she wanted to wear the hijab. He also dreamed of being taught prayers and reading the Koran.
2. Accompanied by friends
When she decided to embrace Islam two years ago, Marcella Simon admitted that she received a lot of guidance from her best friend, Cut Meyriska. He feels grateful that there are friends who want to help him learn Islam.
3. Get Umrah gifts
Marcella Simon said two sentences of faith under the guidance of Ustaz Adi Hidayat. After becoming a Muslim, Marcella Simon was immediately rewarded by being a guest of Allah. Yes, Marcella was given the gift of Umrah as soon as she became a convert.
The desire to wear a hijab that arose because of the dreams she kept having made Marcella Simon determined to become a convert. She also started wearing the hijab after she converted to Islam.
5. Delete hijab photos
Marcella Simon previously shared photos of herself in a robe and hijab via Instagram. However, now all photos of Marcella Simon wearing Muslim clothes have been deleted. Not leaving a single photo as a reminder that she once wore a head covering as a Muslim woman.
6. Upload a photo of being baptized
On Friday (5/8/2022), Marcella Simon shared a portrait of herself being baptized. Wearing a white robe, Marcella Simon was accompanied by a priest who read a prayer. This portrait leads the public to believe that Marcella Simon has indeed returned to his old religion, namely Christianity.
7. Near-death experience
Marcella Simon responded to Samuel Zylgwyn’s welcome through her Instagram comment column. Marcella claimed she had an experience that brought her so close to death. “After 3 full years of near-death experiences,” Marcella Simon wrote in English. It seems that Marcella Simon’s inner turmoil was so severe that he sought peace by converting to Islam and now returning to Christianity.
8. Mention mental health issues
Furthermore, Marcella Simon also mentioned mental health issues. He offered Samuel that if there are people who need treatment for mental health issues that have led to the intention to end life, contact him.
Marcella Simon’s winding spiritual journey does not seem easy to go through alone. Netizens also seem to realize this, so that although there are negative comments, there are still more supportive comments for him, both from Muslims and Christians. May Marcella Simon’s decision be the best way for her peace of mind.
Contributor: Safitri Yulikhah