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Aug 06

Sylvester Stallone is a Christian

Sylvester Stalone Is a ChristianYes it is true. He’s actually been a “returned-to-my-roots” Christian for quite some time now, and his last Rocky film (entitled Rocky Balboa) is a bit of the story of his journey and his return to the faith.

You can read some great interview articles at the websites “The Dove Foundation” and “Life Site News“.

I am grateful to Gregory Rogers for bringing this to my attention by liking a Facebook post by Val Waldeck who in turn shared a post by Pastor Boris.

This is the power of being Purposefully Social.

I end with a quote from the Life Site News article:
Stallone’s new movie, Rocky Balboa, is the latest and final chapter in the ‘Rocky’ series, reflecting the star’s conviction that life is about following Christ, not battling it out alone.

Thanks be to God

 

Article link URLs:
The Dove Foundation http://www.dove.org/news.asp?ArticleID=101
Life Site News http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive//ldn/2007/jan/07011201
Gregory Rogers https://www.facebook.com/gregory.rogers.543
Val Waldeck https://www.facebook.com/valwaldeck/posts/10151873553635676
Pastor Boris https://www.facebook.com/miguelboris.koseleff
Purposefully Social http://purposefullysocial.com

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  1. sheelagh bunsell

    This great news! Amen!

  2. Melody

    Hi Darryl,

    Thought you might want to see this post that contradicts this claim. I was hoping the report was true, but it may or may not be.
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/stallone.asp

    MB

    1. Darryl Schoeman

      Hi Melody

      Thanks for your comment. Despite what Snopes is saying – which quite frankly itself cannot be corroborated – the Dove Foundation – a Christian organisation that evaluates films – has published an article in support of this claim. At this point in time, I will continue to believe what they have published.

      God bless
      Darryl

  3. Bill Cox

    Many people think of snopes.com as the go-to source for investigating and debunking rumors and internet lore. I ask that people not put too much trust in this website. There are no investigators or any kind of staff other than the married couple who run the site, and they have displayed extreme leftist leanings on many occasions. I’m not calling them liars, but I do suggest taking anything they say with a huge grain of salt. Until I hear otherwise from other sources, I will continue to believe what the Dove Foundation has published.

    1. Darryl Schoeman

      *Like*

  4. Deb

    http://www.cbn.com/tv/1365948765001

    Also- hopefully this link to the CBN interview with Rocky will let people know how even his original movie was based on his faith.

    I so agree with Bill Cox…snopes.com with its liberal leanings is not the best spot to look :-)

    1. Darryl Schoeman

      :) thanks for sharing

  5. Mauricio

    And I guess “The Expendables 3″ shows his christian side. Where does it say that he repent of his sins and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Hopefully one day he does. Matthew 7:20-21 clearly says what it means to be a follower. God bless.

    1. Darryl Schoeman

      Hi Maurico

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I agree with your sentiments as to the absence of fruit and that each will be judged accordingly. But he is at least acknowledging Christ. And I think that the Holy Spirit can work with that. So I still have hope; the same hope that I have for so many people who are immature in their faith.

      God bless
      Darryl

    2. Celeste

      “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:20-21)

      For those of us who walk in the Christian faith we know that it is not an easy road. First of all, we are not perfect; we stumble and fall just like everybody else, we make wrong choices and we at times cater to the ways of “the world” instead of following in consistency the path of righteousness paved by Jesus Christ.

      But then there is grace, there is mercy and above all there is love. That love was exemplified over 2000 years ago on Golgotha Hill, Calvary when Jesus sacrificed Himself so that we can be set free from sins hold and the bondage of spiritual slavery that yoked us in the flesh. He who is our Counselor, knows all too well of the temptation of the flesh, to follow the worlds’ ways;

      “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin.” (Hebrews 4:15) However, in all that we do in catering to the whims of the world as followers of Christ, we will one day have to give an account to everything we say and do. BUT, in the meanwhile we can make the decisions to repent of our sins and get back on track with the Father through the Son. The choice is up to us, and realize this from the very beginning (take it back a step to Adam and Eve), He has given us free will to make our own decisions.

      None of us are perfect whether anyone wants to admit it or not, we DO stumble, we DO fall and we DO make the wrong decisions but hopefully in the experiencing of those things we will learn and then take that and use it to the Glory of God. We don’t know HOW the Lord will use Sylvester in the choices he made, God can take that which the enemy meant for evil and turn it around for HIS glory, so lets not discount the move that Sylvester made in starring in The Expendables 3. There are many actors, athletes, wrestlers, musicians, etc., who have professed (the serious ones I mean) their faith but still returned to doing things that are conformed to the worlds patterns.

      The bottom line is that being a follower of Jesus Christ is a STRUGGLE because of the natural impulses we have of walking in the flesh and not the spirit, I know all too well of that and I will not front and say that I have not. Sylvester is in the public eye and therefore is an easy target for criticism and gossip, with his every move, especially about being a Christian, being scrutinized and examined under a microscope. Sadly, it is the “brothers and sisters in Christ” that are the ones who judge him and speak against him and other public figures that are trying to walk the narrow road. Instead, we should be lifting him up in prayer, because in the arena that he and countless others like him are in, it surely is easy to fall.

      One thing we must realize is that when the Holy Spirit moves upon a person’s heart, it is a intimate and personal experience between them and God. For those that may not believe that this is truth either because it shows the power of the Most High and they don’t like it, or like doubting Thomas’ they need to actually see for themselves before they believe it… let’s be mindful of that fact as we celebrate knowing that another soul has been birthed into the kingdom…

      I like what Darryl said and I agree with him; “But he is at least acknowledging Christ. And I think that the Holy Spirit can work with that. So I still have hope; the same hope that I have for so many people who are immature in their faith.”

      Point to ponder: If any one of us who are not in the public eye and profess to be followers of the Way, one day had our lives exposed under the watchful eyes of the media and the world, would we be seen as “model Christians”, or will our own mistakes, shortcomings and flaws AS Christians be revealed for everyone to see? Can WE in all honesty say that ALL that we say and do in this walk carries the fruits of the righteousness of Christ? Lets think about that….

      God bless
      Celeste

  6. ScottEgbert1969

    You might want to look into his sept 2010 interview with gq magazine, its not very christian friendly. Sounds very new age.

    1. Celeste

      There are a lot of things AND people in this world that are not very “christian friendly”. I’m not looking for perfection in anyone. I am looking to the Cross, to the One who died on it. God knows I am not perfect; I have been around non-christian places and done things myself that are not very christian friendly but that does not negate the fact that I am a child of the King as is Sly Stallone, as is each one of us. God did not tell us to “become perfect BEFORE we come to Him, it is He and ONLY He that can perfect us…as the potter works the clay and shapes and molds it to be what he envisions of that unformed, unsculpted mass, so does our Creator with us.

      We ought not go about trying to find something negative about an individual to prove one’s point in regards to their faith or lack of fruits of the spirit, instead we ought to first look at our own back yard at the mess we have in it. It would be pretty hard to remove the splinter from the eye of another when we have a house stuck up in our own.

      1. Darryl Schoeman

        Well said Celeste. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. God bless. Darryl.

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