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TIM TEBOW and the MILLION DOLLAR OFFER: ALL FOLLOWERS of CHRIST JESUS have a TARGET on us!

I was more amused than offended by the “offer” made to find someone who has slept with Tim Tebow.  Here’s the article and here’s the highlight reel for it:

The problem is that the whole game is flawed. Let’s just go ahead and lead with the obvious: Christians are hypocrites. For that matter, I’m a hypocrite. What’s more, it’s normal. It’s natural.

For Christians to fall short of the standards they profess and proclaim is as normal as breathing. How can it be any other way? It doesn’t mean they’re phony. It simply means they take God’s standards seriously, even if they struggle (as most of us do) to live up to them.

The standard IS high:  “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”  (Matthew 5:48 [KJV])  God’s standard is perfection.  Anything short of that is sin.  That’s why we needed a Savior; we needed rescue from the penalty for sin:  Eternal punishment in hell.  God provided that in the verse sought by 93,000,000 people when Tebow placed it on his face black -John 3:16:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  (KJV)

That kind of open Christian witness will make you a target.  But you do not have to be Tim Tebow to be a target.  If you are a true follower of Jesus, you are a target already.  Your co-workers or friends will check you out:  Is he/she real?  When you lift the banner of Christ Jesus, you will be a target for satan, too (Yes I believe in satan – he’s a real being.  But he cannot get the victory if we live in the Spirit:  “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:  But God is faithful,…but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.” [I Corinthians 10:13(KJV)])  There will be persecution for following Jesus.  It might not be torture or death but you will be made fun of and maybe even lose a friend or may be discriminated at work.

So, fellow readers, don’t be a fan of Jesus, be a follower.  Here’s how to start to be a follower:  Go HERE for more on eternal life in Christ.  I’ve been a follower of Jesus since I was a teenager and I encourage it.  Taste and see that the Lord is good!  (See Psalm 34:8)  Pray for Tim Tebow, too.  God has placed him in a position of great influence and you know many would like to see him fall.

 

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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