Have you heard about Israel Folau?

On May 7, Israel Folau was found guilty of breaching Rugby Australia’s Code of Conduct.

The game’s all-time leading try scorer, who has played 73 tests for Australia has not committed any crime, or disgraced himself in public.

He posted a paraphrased Bible verse on his social media – something he has done often in the past.

His post declared the reality of sin, the need of repentance, the love of Christ, and the salvation that He offers.

"Warning: drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters. Hell awaits you. Repent! Only Jesus saves.

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." 

The backlash was immediate, intense, and of course inflamed by the media.

And now he stands to lose his entire career.

Israel needs to know that millions of Australians stand with Him.

His case is our case, because we want to be free to believe too.

By signing this letter, you can add your name to the scores of others who will affirm their support and prayers for him at what must be a difficult time.

 Let Izzy know he’s not alone!

43,638 signatures
Dear Israel,
 
We are among the millions of Australians who are proud to stand with you.
 
We believe that sin is real, and salvation in Jesus Christ is the equal answer for all, regardless of our identity or background.
 
We believe that the Bible is God’s holy word and should be openly celebrated and spoken without shame or fear.
 
We want to thank you for your boldness, despite overwhelming pressure from some who deny these wonderful, life-giving truths, and wish to punish those who promote them.
 
Your example is all too rare in a time when compromise is easy and religious freedom is under threat.
 
By publicly signing this letter, we thank you, we stand with you, and we commit to pray for you often.
 
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.” [Rom 1:16]
 
You are not alone.
 
God bless,