Israel Folau had just reaffirmed his undoubted class on the rugby field by becoming Super Rugby’s record try-scorer but a few days later he’s gaining global headlines for all the wrong reasons.
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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 _______________
Condemning “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars and fornicators” to hell unless they repent has the same tone as his comments he made on Instagram last year where in his comments section Folau said “All gays are going to hell”.
The instant reaction of Rugby Australia on Wednesday night – to label Folau’s latest social media outbursts “unacceptable” and immediately engage their integrity unit – is a sign of how serious they consider this latest breach.
The obvious question is how serious will the penalty be.
Many rugby personalities and other public figure across the Tasman are calling for the axe to fall on Folau.