Does God Take Sides in a Football Game?

Before last night I would have never even considered asking this question. I’ll leave it up to you to answer it. Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos were more than an 8 point underdog against the Pittsburgh Steelers in yesterday’s NFL AFC playoff game. Considering the Bronco’s past poor offensive performance with Tebow’s poor passing statistics, and the fact that the Steelers were the top-ranked NFL defense, it made sense. Everyone seemed to agree that the idea of the Broncos winning this game would be nothing short of a miracle.

Tim Tebow John 3:16 Photo
Broncos vs Steelers

Final Score
Broncos 29
Steelers 23
Tim Tebow Passing Stats
Total Yards Passing: 316
Average Yards/Pass : 31.6

Tim Tebow was made famous in his college football days by combining his high level of play with his overt Christian faith. We see a picture here of how he would put scriptures on his football eye paint – the most common scripture he would put on was John 3:16. Look at Tebow’s passing stats from yesterday’s game, and then you make the call whether God takes sides in a football game.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16 NKJV

What do you think?


Comments

Does God Take Sides in a Football Game? — 8 Comments

  1. I think there are a lot of doubters out there, but it wasn’t a coincidence. God knows how much Tebow loves Him.

  2. you’re such a goader for debate. Of course God does not, but you can be sure all the jokes going around the family rooms yesterday in Christian homes were about just that very question. My question would be: Does it fall into “taking the Lord’s name in vain” to even engage in such discussions/light amusements? On one hand, it may open doors for testimony, but on the other hand, (and more likely) the seriousness of salvation falls into that “safe” area of conversation and humor where no one takes it seriously. I’m glad you used Tebow’s facepaint scripture for your verse, and I hope it stimulates discussion among the sports fans about the real game we’re playing against the adversary of our souls.

  3. Josh are you saying that the Penn State colors were selected *before* God created the sky?

  4. Well Josh, perhaps Penn State selected their colors to honor Gods creation. that would be awesome.

  5. Bill, well, Penn State used to be pink and black back in 1855 😉 – not sure what that means. Of course, with the crushing loss for Tim this weekend, I’m not sure if admin will post a follow up to this? I’m sure there are plenty of Christians opposing Tim Tebow on the average Sunday. Like them, Tim honors God by utilizing his talents for God’s glory.

    For example, his charity work before and after football games is truly a blessing for those who receive it. Read this article, it is wonderful http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7455943/believing-tim-tebow

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