Christian wrestler Aaron Brooks praises Jesus. “If you’re grateful for what God gave you, you’ll use it to the best of your ability.”
He is a Christian wrestler who is never shy about his faith. Aaron Brooks, 22, of Penn University, expressed his convictions after winning, glorifying the Lord for his victory.
“It’s everything, Christ’s resurrection is everything,” Aaron said after winning.
He won his third consecutive individual NCAA championship on Saturday, defeating Northern Iowa’s Parker Keckeisen 72-72 in the 184-pound finals.
Aaron’s victory helped Penn State finish with 137.5 points, clinching its 10th team championship since Cael Sanderson took charge in 2009–2010. He also has three Big Ten championships to his name, but he only finished second in the league in 2022.
A Christian Wrestler
Every time he secured a victory, he would always give credit to God. Following his latest victory, the Christian wrestler made his statements while still out of breath, going on to speak on the power of the Holy Spirit.
“Acts 1:8, Power, Holy Spirit power, it’s everything,” he said. “That’s where it’s from.”
“Not just his life, his death, and resurrection. You can only get that through Him. The Holy Spirit only through Him. No false prophets, no Muhammad or no anyone else. Only Jesus Christ himself,” he added.
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Aaron’s wrestling ability has been practically unrivaled since he became a starter for the Nittany Lions.
Christian Wrestler Gives Credit to God
This is what he has to say when compliments are flooding in: “Just blessed and grateful. Everything I have is from God. He gives me the ability to wrestle. When I go out there, if it’s anything, it’s to preach about him. I’m blessed and grateful he’s using me. We all give him the glory, but he chose me for this. So I’m blessed.”
“Even coach Cael says it. If you’re grateful for what you have it could be very little. If you’re grateful for what God gave you, you’ll use it to the best of your ability. I’m grateful for everything. I’m grateful for my wins, my losses, the hard days the good days because they all mold me to who I am. Same thing with the program. If we accept it we’re grateful we’re here, we competed,” he added.
However, Aaron was criticized on social media for implying that Muhammad, Islam’s founder and major prophet, was a false prophet.
The Christian wrestler has yet to respond to the backlash over his statements.
Header image: Aaron Brooks [aaron_mbrooks]. Instagram, 7 March 2023, https://www.instagram.com/p/CpfZwG5L6Cf/?hl=en