As most of you know, Tim Tebow played quarterback for the Florida Gators during his college years. He has been called the best QB in college history by some and he is absolutely hated by others. Why? Tebow is a strong Christian with moral absolutes and conservative values that the media despise. So, he is called a Nazi. People forget that Nazis were not and are not Christians. They are leftists. Socialists.
A generation ago, this young man would have been heralded as a great role model instead of laughed at because he's saving himself for marriage. The reaction of the sports analysts to Tebow's character and purity is another example of how upside down our nation has beome.
I am a huge football fan. I've never liked baseball, basketball, hockey, etc., but I have loved football for many years. I watch more NFL games than college and, to be honest, I have never liked the Florida Gators. The first time I became aware of Tebow was during his first year with Florida when they used him sporadically as a backup running QB. I didn't think he would amount to much but I was wrong.
The more I learned about him, the more I liked him and I found myself watching Gator football to see Tebow play and pull for his team to win. For someone that dislikes Florida as much as I do, that is amazing!
The sports pundits said Tebow would never be a serious contender for a spot in the NFL because of his awkward throwing motion and they said he would never be picked in the first round even if he was considered. In the past few months, he has worked tirelessly to change that motion and this past weekend, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the NFL draft. There were two QBs selected in the first round and Tebow was one of them.
You may wonder why I'm talking so much about football today. This article is not about football. This is about the merciless attacks on a young man that is living a godly life and setting an example of kindness, purity and morality only to be mocked by the talking heads instead of held in high regard. What has happened to our country?
For those that follow football, you know that in less than a year Pittsburgh Steelers QB, Ben Roethlisberger, has twice been accused of sexual assault (aka rape!) in Nevada and Georgia. His punishment will be a six game suspension. Really? Is this the kind of man we want our children to look up to?
Romans 8:31b says If God is for us, who can be against us? All of the talking heads have been wrong about Tim Tebow. Why? Because God is for him. The divide between the people of God and the rest of society continues to sharpen in America. I remember when Christians were looked up to and admired. That is no longer true and our country is suffering greatly because of the vast moral decline. Tim Tebow is being put on center stage as the spiritual battle for the heart of our nation rages on. God is for him. I am now what I never have been - a Denver Broncos fan. I need to go now so I can order my Tim Tebow Broncos jersey.
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