Cleansed and Reborn in JESUS Name – NFL Player Baptize Teammate While Bowing in Prayer!

While the National Football League NFL may be a divided, there’s one team whose faith and brotherhood exudes unity. In this week’s meet them where they are story, Eagles wide receiver Marcus D. Johnson was baptized on the road.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Marcus Johnson tweeted a photo of him being baptized in the team's hotel swimming pool, just hours before the Eagles' victory Thursday night over the Carolina Panthers. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Marcus Johnson tweeted a photo of him being baptized in the team’s hotel swimming pool, just hours before the Eagles’ victory Thursday night over the Carolina Panthers. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Just prior to Thursday night’s nationally televised NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Carolina Panthers, members of the visiting Eagles gathered at their hotel pool — but a relaxing swim wasn’t on the agenda. Instead, they lined up around one end of the pool’s deck, held hands and bowed their heads while team mate Marcus Johnson got baptized, CBS News reported.

Eagles Wide Receiver Marcus Johnson Gets Baptized In Hotel Pool
Eagles Wide Receiver Marcus Johnson Gets Baptized In Hotel Pool

Surrounding Marcus Johnson are more than a dozen of his teammates with heads bowed and hands locked.

Johnson said’ “First time being Baptized!” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Corporate Worship is a beautiful thing!! Cleansed & Reborn in JESUS name!!”

In his excitement about being a born-again Christian, the footballer included an emoji of a mega-phone and praying hands. Johnson’s proclamation of serving Jesus Christ is not the first time the Eagles have spoken out about faith. Leading the showcase of Bible-believing brothers is quarterback Carson Wentz, who has vowed to play for an “Audience of One.” His belief led to the creation of AO1 Foundation, which aims to “ show the love of God by providing support for the less fortunate and people in need.”

“The faith movement among the Eagles has gone far beyond the locker room prayer.”

Along with Wentz, a number of other Eagles have been known to share public testimonies. CBS News added, noting that it’s “expanded in 2017 to the point that it’s virtually become linked to the team’s core.”

In a season that is swirling with tension and political punches, it’s teams like the Philadelphia Eagles that are using their platform for a higher purpose.

God is clearly working in the hearts of those players, and their unity in Jesus Christ, will no doubt continue shine bright a world broken world full of strife. Godinterest prays that the players faith inspires others to look to Jesus Christ the author and finisher. 

It really is beautiful. Congrats, Marcus D. Johnson! Keep putting God first.

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  1. Very inspiring. Keep up tne good work. As the bible says, “those who know their God will be strong and do exploits. May this be your portion in the mighty name of Jesus

      • We are called to be christ ambassadors. An ambassador serves his/her government with authority given to them. We have been given authority to destroy the works of evil. Sometimes it is difficult but it is possible through the help of the holy spirit the seal of our promise. No matter what, we fight till we get the victory to stand strong for christ.

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