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Tebow makes us uncomfortable.

Regardless of whether or not you like football, you will still like the clarity and keen observations presented in this USA Today article.

Columnist Larry Taunton does a great job revealing that even in sports, the media’s bias propaganda machine against Christians is alive and well.

Here’s an excerpt:

“When it comes right down to it, we don’t want heroes who are truly good. We want them to fail the occasional drug test or start a bar fight from time to time. It makes us feel better about ourselves. Tebow, however, doesn’t make us feel better about ourselves. People like him make us feel a little convicted about the things we say and do. So we find a reason to dislike them.”

12 comments on “Tebow makes us uncomfortable.

  1. Thanks for posting this. We should pray for Tebow – that his witness would be true to the gospel, in addition to his being the humble man he appears to be. Here is a post from a Christian site giving some insight to Tebow’s misunderstanding of the gospel; perhaps he has matured in his faith since college.

    http://airocross.com/2011/12/09/tim-tebow-christian-evangelism/

  2. Thank you for that link Manfred. :)
    I agree with you!

  3. The best part? This was written when Tebow was 5-1. Now he’s 7-1.

  4. I thought he was about 6′-2″ or so :-)

  5. Dear Pilgrim,

    Thanks for highlighting this. Christians who are on the front lines really need to be held up in prayer and petitions because as we well know the adversary would love to see them fall.

    Here is a short video clip that at one point shows Tim speaking to children and telling them about the reality hell. [Don't think I've heard that one being brought up lately.] When sharing the Gospel it is so important to first know what the Bad News is and what we are being saved from to help us begin to grapple with how “good” the Good News of Christ crucified for the remission of our sins really is!

  6. This video is problematic because it speaks of making a decision for Jesus, this is not the Gospel, as a matter of fact, it is a gospel of works, which is a different gospel. Tebow says if people want to bash him for his faith, that’s okay, at least they’ll know what he believes. Is it really about what Tim Tebow believes? Where is the message of the cross, sin, repentance, throwing yourself on the mercy of God??
    He says if you have Jesus in your heart, you will go to heaven. I do not mean to nitpick, but where is the Gospel presentation in that?
    I am not a fan of what I consider to be an accursed gospel, the gospel of free will. I agree with Paul Washer, some get saved, but it isn’t because of this false gospel, it is in spite of it.

  7. Just to be clear, and so there’s no confusion (to be honest, I’ve always been leery of stars and sports figures that profess to be Christians . . . and Miss America contestants too), the posting of this piece was in no way intended to be a tacit approval or endorsement of Tebow’s theology (which I’m not even sure what it is). The post was intended to show the media bias against Christians is not abated even in the sports realm, and how people tend to respond to conviction.

  8. Pilgrim – it should surprise no Christian that the cultural media is hostile towards Christ. We are called, by Scripture, to contend for the faith delivered to the saints. Hence, the focus on what gospel young Tebow proclaims. ‘Tis good that a young man is growing in his faith and is unashamed of his Lord. We should not expect a mature understanding of the gospel in a 24 year-old, but pray for the Lord to give him wisdom therein.

  9. i’m not a sports fan and i’ve just recently heard this man’s name in the news for the first time. i don’t know anything about him but what i’ve read on two blogs. despite the various opinions of his theology, i think he handled the question in this Wretched clip very well:

  10. Another video. 94 million people google John 3:16 after Tebow wears it under his eyes during the national championship. Pray that the Lord would lead this seemingly genuine and humble brother into a maturity of understanding and doctrine and keep him for His glory.

  11. Sorry for the misrepresentation on the video I posted:)

    It was never intended to be a Gospel presentation, it is simply a very short clipped and snipped [don't know if it was produced by friend or foe] peek into the life of a young man who publically demonstrates his devotion to the Lord.

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