AceShowbiz - Hulk Hogan has raised eyebrows with his bizarre religious post in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Although COVID-19 has claimed over 82,000 lives worldwide since its first outbreak in China, the retired professional wrestler expressed his belief that what the world needs right now is not vaccine, but faith in God.
Taking to his Instagram account, the 66-year-old reminded others to turn back to God. "Maybe we don't need a vaccine, Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. Jesus," he pointed out in his lengthy post alongside a photo of him praying.
Asking fans if they can handle the truth, Hogan began his post by stating, "In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship." He added, "God said, 'you want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don't want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can't go to church.' "
The TV personality, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, further quoted 2 Chronicles 7:14 from the King James Bible for his Monday, April 6 post. "If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land," he wrote.
Hogan's preach gain mixed reactions from his followers. Some were supportive. "Amen! Honestly one of your most powerful and heartfelt posts! You 100 % right. This world needs healing. And the only cure is Jesus! May God bless," one wrote back to him. Another agreed, "I couldn't agree more. I have said for a while the world needs to slow down and change our focus. Thank you brother. HH 4 LIFE,"
There were others who pointed out on the importance of vaccine to fight the pandemic. "Love the message but Nah we definitely need a vaccine though," a fan noted. A second one stated, "I was with you til you said we don't need a vaccine. Faith, prayers, and God are not going to get us thru this. Not without science."
Another fan, however, was strong in expressing disapproval, "You just lost a fan today. I'm in a nursing home and have a high chance of getting this illness. In a county next door to us 26 people have tested positive for this illness and in my state of North Carolina 35 people have died so far. So hurt over this."