Professing Christians are raving over 24 year old Denver Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow’s public confession of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. This craze serves as a distraction from the reality that America has been officially declared to be a Nazi-like dictatorship with the POTUS signing the traitorous National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) while world war between global nuclear powers brews in the Strait of Hormuz. (sources: http://www.debka.com/article/21648/ ; http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28652; http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28441)
Tebow has become famous for “Tebowing” or falling to one knee in prayer like retired MLB pitcher Orel Hershsisher did years ago. Tebow’s completion of 10 passes for 316 yards to average 31.6 years per completion is being taken by some as a sign that the rapture of the church will occur on January 28, 2012. You can check that nonsense out at the following link: http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1753843/pg1.
Tim Tebow is also being sold as America’s hope for spiritual revival. Kelly O’Connell of Canada Free Press offers the following comments in his January 15, 2012 article titled “Will Tim Tebow spark an American Revival? found at http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/43910
“Yet, the real Tebow story gripping America is not his athletic prowess, but instead his apparent humility and Christian witness which appears to have no parallel in modern America.
After receiving a few emails promoting Tebow’s faith, I decided to do a little research on his life. It wasn’t hard to confirm that he boldly proclaims Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Setting aside all debate over how a holy God might feel about his children playing NFL football in his name; it also wasn’t hard to find out that Tebow is not a poster boy for true spiritual revival in the body of Christ.
Catalyst for spiritual revival and moral reformation?
First, as an unproven NFL rookie in 2010, Tebow reported late to the Denver Bronco training camp. Tebow was putting his desire for more money ahead of the training needs of the Bronco team over something to the ungodly tune of $12 million over 5 years. I can remember a day in professional sports when “hold-outs” were considered to be like selfish brats or, worse yet, like outlaws. My, my, my how we have fallen! (source: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/07/espn-tim-tebow-seeking-more-money-from-broncos-as-team-begins-workouts-without-him/1)
When we filter this financial decision through the lens of Colossians 3:1-6 found below; as well as other verses regarding selfishness, greed, love of money, covetousness and worldliness, it’s obvious that this young man isn’t ready to be a true catalyst for spiritual revival. The “looking out for #1” attitude he displayed in holding out for more money is typical of what is really wrong with America today.
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
Secondly, I didn’t have to search much further to find that he has become the poster boy for Jockey underwear. http://www.onlygators.com/07/27/2010/tim-tebow-signs-endorsement-deal-with-jockey/.
If Tebow is sincere in his faith; and I do hope and pray that he is, I don’t think that anyone could honestly believe that the Holy Spirit of God is leading Tim to show off the temple of God in underwear. Tebow may think it’s normal to be like Michael Jordan, the NBA icon who modeled Hanes underwear; but do you really think that Jesus Christ wants this chick magnet to strut around in underwear in God’s name tempting woman of all ages to lust.
In conclusion, I certainly agree that the body of Christ is in critical need of moral reformation and spiritual revival. At this point in history, however, Tim Tebow is part of the problem rather than part of the solution.
Tebow may be winsome, bold and sincere. His unwise decisions regarding NFL contract negotiations and Jockey underwear modeling show that he isn’t yet sufficiently dead to himself, or to worldly antichristian values, to be useful to God as an instrument of moral reformation and spiritual revival. Instead, he now serves as a potential stumbling block to the body of Christ; another in a long list of popular Christian icons who help babes in Christ feel it’s normal or even cool to say they believe in Jesus Christ. When trouble or persecution comes because of their faith, these babes fall away because their faith is rooted in the icon rather than the word of the Lord Jesus Christ.