Iconic actor and retired wrestler Mr. T spoke out this week about biblical boldness, proclaiming he’s “never let fame” stop him from being openly faithful.
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The Hollywood legend revealed he was invited to preach at his church Oct. 9 and called the opportunity a “great honor and awesome responsibility.”
And he said he doesn’t take the chance to sermonize lightly.
“God willing, I’ll plan to do my very best!” he tweeted Wednesday. “I am so humbled by this opportunity.”
But Mr. T didn’t stop there. Known for openly speaking about his Christian faith, the actor delivered an important acknowledgment of his decision to be openly Bible-minded.
Being Invited to Preach at My Own Church Next Sunday October 9. It’s A Great Honor and A Awesome Responsibility. Which I Don’t Take Lightly. God Willing, I’ll plan to do my very Best!— Mr. T (@MrT) October 5, 2022
“I know that my mother would be very proud, because I never let fame nor success stop me from being a bold Christian!” he added.
Mr T. sought to encourage others in subsequent messages, writing he knows God “never called anybody to be perfect” and that the Lord understands people’s faults.
He added, “He died while we were yet in sin!”
What a Blessing for Me and you, that God never called anybody perfect, or sinless! He knows All of Our Faults and Errors. Because He Died while we were yet in sin! My MyMy! #wednesdaythought— Mr. T (@MrT) October 6, 2022
And for those struggling with past decisions and sins, he also offered additional encouragement.
Rather than focus on the past, Mr. T encouraged people to seek forgiveness in Christ, to find comfort in the Gospel, and to look forward to the future.
“While some are busy bringing up my past, I’ll be busy looking to my future, thanking God for His grace and His mercy. Because ‘If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature,'” Mr. T wrote. “I may be wrong, but I think Jesus said, ‘Let he that is among you, that is without sin, cast the first stone.'”
So while some are busy bringing up my Past, I’ll be busy looking to My Future. Thanking God for His Grace and His Mercy. Because “If Any man be in Christ He is a New Creature”!…— Mr. T (@MrT) October 6, 2022
As Faithwire has reported, Mr. T is no stranger to faith-inspiring messages. In 2021, he spoke about the need to confront two different cultural ailments: COVID-19 and humans’ hatred for one another.
“The admonition ‘love your enemies’ is one of the greatest statements Jesus ever made,” he tweeted at the time. “Love in this passage is love that originate[s] from God himself.”
Jesus said “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you.” Matthew 5:44— Mr. T (@MrT) January 13, 2021
Mr. T’s latest tweets are encouraging, but it’s Mr. T’s reliance on God and his efforts not to allow fame to eclipse his relationship with Christ that really resonate.
It’s a powerful testament to authentic faith and an example to those struggling to cling to truth in contemporary culture.
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