Israel Folau, Outspoken Christian and World’s Top Rugby Player, Refuses to Recant Statements Saying That All Sinners, Including Homosexuals, Will Go to Hell if They Don’t Repent

Israel Folau, Australia’s most popular rugby player and an outspoken Christian who commands the world’s highest salary for the sport, is now in danger of losing his career over his faith, but he says he’s ready to walk away if that’s what God wants him to do.

The Wallabies superstar has been charged with a high-level code of conduct breach for sharing a scriptural message on social media that Hell awaits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, [and] idolaters” who do not repent. According to the Associated Press, he is expected to face a three-person panel at Rugby Australia HQ in Sydney on May 4. If the hearing doesn’t work out in his favor, his contract will be terminated.

 

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Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him. _______________ Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these , adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19‭-‬21 KJV _______________ Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:38 KJV _______________ And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Acts 17:30 KJV _______________

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The controversy over Folau’s faith erupted on April 10, when he shared his message calling sinners, including “homosexuals” to repent.

“Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him,” Folau shared on Instagram, along with a series of Bible verses on sin and repentance.

He also commented on a news report about Tasmania making gender optional.

“The devil has blinded so many people in this world, REPENT and turn away from your evil ways. Turn to Jesus Christ who will set you free,” he declared on Twitter.

In a recent interview with The Sydney Morning Herald at the Truth Of Jesus Christ Church in Kenthurst where he attends with his wife, star netballer Maria, Folau refused to back down from his message and expressed faith that God is in control of his future, not Rugby officials.

“It’s obviously a decision that’s in the process right now but I believe in a God that’s in control of all things,” Folau said. “Whatever His will is, whether that’s to continue playing or not, I’m more than happy to do what He wants me to do.”

And that includes walking away from Rugby.

“First and foremost, I live for God now. Whatever He wants me to do, I believe His plans for me are better than whatever I can think. If that’s not to continue on playing, so be it. In saying that, obviously I love playing footy and if it goes down that path I’ll definitely miss it. But my faith in Jesus Christ is what comes first,” he said.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair