On Monday, rugby player, Israel Folau shared a video on Twitter featuring a 10-minute excerpt of a sermon preached by the late David Wilkerson. The message was based on Hebrews 3:15 which reads, “As it is said, ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.'”
With great love i wanted to share this video in the hope that people watch it and think about it. Jesus is coming back soon and he wants us to turn to him through repentance and baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38) please don't harden your heart https://t.co/PtDoPCQDco
— Israel Folau (@IzzyFolau) May 7, 2018
On Wednesday, Today Show host, Karl Stefanovic, slammed Folau for not showing “compassion and love as the Bible teaches.” He also accused Folau of provocation and persecution.
When he posted that video yesterday, I think it went from a man responding to a question about his beliefs to provocation and even persecution.
"Israel you have the right to say what you want, but at least show a little more compassion and love, as the Bible teaches." #9Today pic.twitter.com/U0vN3qLY4w
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) May 9, 2018
Once again we see, as R.C. Sproul Jr. warned, “tolerance was never the goal, approval is. We who give the former but not the latter will not be tolerated.”