Footballer David Luiz has taken a vow to abstain from sex until he is married.
The Brazilian defender posted pictures on Instagram on Friday, showing himself being baptized in a team-mate’s swimming pool.
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Assim que, se alguém está em Cristo, nova criatura é: as coisas velhas já passaram; eis que tudo se fez novo. (2Coríntios 5:17 ARC). Como é maravilhoso viver contigo Senhor, obrigado por me amar tanto e cuidar de mim! A minha vida é tua,e eu sou teu servo! Que estejas sempre no centro de todas as minhas decisões! Eu te amo meu Deus! Amém
Luiz has spoken previously about his strong religious beliefs and captioned the picture of the baptism with a quote from the Corinthians.
"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV)."
He also wrote(via Google translate): “How wonderful to live with you Lord, thank You for loving me so much and take care of me! My life is yours, and I am your servant! What're always in the centre of all my decisions! I love my God! Amen”.
28-year-old David Luiz was baptised on Friday and he says he will remain a virgin until he marries girlfriend Sara. Kaká did the same.— Aswin (@Zizouology) May 18, 2015
Luiz has been in a relationship with girlfriend Sara Madeira since they were teenagers.
Also on Instagram he wrote: "I have chosen to wait".