Adrian Peterson is finally speaking out after he was indicted on a child abuse charge. The NFL player posted a message on September 14 highlighting his belief that only God can judge him.
Adrian Peterson, 29, wants the non-stop judgment to end. The Minnesota Vikings running back posted a photo message on Twitter on September 14 in lieu of his recent child abuse charge. Adrian has received major backlash, including being deactivated from his game against the Patriots, after he spanked his 4-year-old son with a twig, allegedly leaving the child with severe cuts and bruises on his leg.
Adrian Peterson Fights Back Against Child Abuse Charge – His New Message
Adrian posted the following message on Twitter on September 14:
Come to Me and rest. Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgments about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself, even the weather—as if judging were your main function in life. But I created you first and foremost to know Me and to live in rich communication with Me. When you become preoccupied with passing judgment, you usurp My role.
Relate to Me as creature to Creator, sheep to Shepherd, subject to King, clay to Potter. Allow Me to have My way in your life. Rather than evaluating My ways with you, accept them thankfully. The intimacy I offer you is not an invitation to act as if you were My equal. Worship Me as King of kings while walking hand in hand with Me down the path of Life.”
He highlighted multiple phrases of the message. The passage comes from the book, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence. The Bible verses Matthew 7:1, John 17:3, Romans 9:20-21 and 1 Timothy 6:15 were referenced at the bottom.
Adrian was deactivated from the Minnesota Vikings’ September 14 game against the New England Patriots. The NFL player recently turned himself in to Montgomery County, Texas authorities.
A warrant had been issued for Adrian’s arrest following his indictment. Adrian arrived in Montgomery County on September 13 and turned himself in at 1:06 a.m. CT, according to ESPN.
He was released at 1:35 a.m. CT when he posted $15,000 bond. Adrian’s mug shot was released by police a short while later.
Montgomery County first assistant district attorney Phil Grant said in a news conference on September 13 that Adrian could be sentenced to as many as two years in jail and a $10,000 fine, ESPN reports. He also said probation is an option for defendants with no criminal record.
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— Avery Thompson