WWE legend Hulk Hogan has called for a "personal revival," encouraging people to look into their hearts and to seek God.
Hogan compared the COVID-19 pandemic to the "plagues of Egypt."
According to the Bible, there were 10 plagues in Egypt as Moses asked the pharoah to let his people go.
Pharoah's heart was hardened, and so God sent 10 plagues to Egypt. After the final plague where pharoah's son died, the Israelites were finally allowed to leave.
In a statement posted to Instagram, Hogan said that "In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship."
Indeed, virtually every major sporting event was canceled.
Every concert has been canceled.
Movie theaters are shut down until further notice.
Hogan even suggested that too many people worship money instead of God… and now the economy is faltering and on the brink of disaster.
See Hulk Hogan's Instagram post below:
Hogan's post has been liked nearly 67,000 times on Instagram.
His post wasn't meant to shame people, but to inspire people to look into their hearts and to seek "personal revival" with God.
The Blaze has more details on Hogan's personal Instagram post:
In a now-viral Instagram post, the 66-year-old Hogan wrote, "Word up, can you handle the truth my brother only love HH in three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship."
The post — which accompanied a photo of the entertainment icon appearing to pray while leaning up against a wall — continued, "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 a church,'" he continued.
The post continued by quoting Scripture — 2 Chronicles 7:14, to be specific:
If my people who are called by my name 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.
Hogan concluded, "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."
Churches across the nation have stopped meeting in-person due to social distancing measures.
However, many churches have found ways to worship online through live streaming, Zoom meetings, and pre-recorded sermons.
With everyone staying at home during the pandemic, people have more time to reflect and evaluate their lives.
Hogan's Instagram post is an encouragement for people to evaluate their relationship with God.
This isn't the first time Hogan has spoken out during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, this is the second time Hogan has turned to God publicly during the crisis:
It was the second time in a week Hogan had gotten religious about the coronavirus on social media. A few days prior, he Instagrammed a highlighted bible passage, II Chronicles 7, verses 13 and 14, which reads: “Whenever I hold back the rain or send locusts to eat up the crops or send an epidemic on my people, if they pray to me and repent and turn away from the evil they have been doing, then I will hear them in heaven, forgive their sins, and make their land prosperous again.”
Hogan isn’t the only celebrity to post that passage in recent weeks. Singer-rapper Young Thug did the same two weeks ago.
Hogan would have been front and center at the WrestleMania spectacle in Tampa. Alongside the rest of the NWO, he was scheduled to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Amalie Arena. He was slated to host a pool party with Lil Jon today at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. And he likely would have had some role at WrestleMania itself.
While some people found Hogan's comments regarding a vaccine to be insensitive, many others understand what the famed wrestler was trying to say.
Hogan's message was that instead of idolizing sports, money, musicians, and celebrities, people should be focused on worshiping God.
Many users found the timing appropriate, as this upcoming Sunday is Easter Sunday.