Skip to comments.Was Steve Irwin a Christian? (Rumors denied by Snopes investigators)
Posted on 09/21/2006 3:50:33 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
Claim: Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin became a born-again Christian a few weeks before he died.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Yes, we now have confirmation of Steve Irwin's decision for Christ.
(Excerpt) Read more at snopes.com ...
"All of this information, however, is second-hand, so while at the moment all signs point to this tale about a last-minute conversion being false, we'll leave the "Undetermined" status in place until such time as a member of the Irwin family or someone speaking on its behalf addresses the rumor, either to confirm or dismiss it."
Which is unusual, because the page declares the rumor false, not undetermined.
I never watched the guy's show, but I was sad he died, and posted about the jerks who say he deserved to die. But I have reached saturation level on stories about his death. He's gone, he's been memorialized, let him rest in peace. (And no, I'm not saying you can't post about him, merely expressing one opinion from someone who wasn't one of these life-frightened Irwin bashers/) Enough already.
It is false, sad to say.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
"A Wrestle With the Truth"
Steve Irwin fought crocodiles but now its rumours that need to be tamed
By Ramon Williams
Special for ASSIST News Service
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (ANS)
I would have thought that he would have been a devotee of the Egyptian deity SOBEK ;-))). Sobek was the crocodile god.
It's sad to spread lies about someone, regardless of how good the intentions are. Let God decide on Steve, he certainly has more info on his heart than us mere mortals. Rest in peace Steve.
There you go. I hadn't considered the religion question until now. It looks to me like Irwin lived a good clean life and I'm a believer in a mercifull God.
What possible business is it of anybody's? He spread Love and Joy and inspired Love and Joy - and that's all that really matters, to me.
God is the one who decides life and death. There is no telling what might pass between God and any man at the moment of his death.
It's simply not my call.
No one really knows the answer to this except God. How silly this is.
But it doesn't sound like he was baptized. Hmmmm.
Steve jumped on his back and gave him hell.
Born-again or not, I thought he had previously been a Christian.
We can hold onto the hope, still, because only God can judge a heart. Yet "by their fruit ye shall know them" and one does not observe much inherently Christian fruit. :-(
From the article you list:
One little boy was crying bitterly as he could not obtain a ticket, when a young man noticed his disappointment and gave him his own ticket. A nearby lady had obtained two tickets, so gave one to the young man, so that he too could gain admittance.
What possible business is it of anybody's? He spread Love and Joy and inspired Love and Joy - and that's all that really matters, to me.Those of us who are sure of a future in Heaven hold hopes to meet many people there, and since Steve was a favorite of many of us, we'd love to hold out hope that he will be there as well.
I didn't even realize this was a rumor.Nor I, until I heard it this morning.
But it doesn't sound like he was baptized. Hmmmm.Heck, the guy was in the water in his last minutes. But Christ alone is sufficient to gain access to the kingdom. Not Christ and sacraments, or Christ and baptism. Christ alone.
I understand that, as I also have Christ as my Lord and Savior. I'll get Steve a guest pass, if it comes to that, but I'm not worried about it and really wish the subject hadn't come up.
If he coulda been prayed into Heaven, he woulda been the past two weeks, lol.
I do not subscribe to the belief that Christianity is something you can fall into and fall out of. Either yer in, or ye ain't.
Darn you. LOL!
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