‘Hell awaits you’: Folau in anti-gay Twitter storm
Israel Folau is headed for a showdown with Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle after yet another anti-homosexual message was posted on his social media channels on Wednesday night.
A message on his Instagram account which he said that "hell awaits" "drunks, homosexuals, adulteres, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators" - adding they should "repent" as "only Jesus saves".
He added: "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."
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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 _______________
In April 2018, Rugby Australia decided not to sanction Folau after he isused a series of tweets containing anti-homosexual messages or imagery.
He later stated his position in a column for Players Voice.
"I don't expect everyone to believe what I believe," wrote Folau. "That goes for teammates, friends and even family members, some of whom are gay.
"I don't pretend to have all the answers in life. It can be difficult making the right decisions.
"You are always trying to reconcile the truth from the Bible with things you feel inside. But I have faith that God's path is the right one and that path is outlined in the Bible. I will keep sharing that."