This act of public prayer, hypocritical according to Jesus, has become known as "Tebowing" and since Tebow hasn’t publicly asked people to stop referring to this hypocritical prayer as "Tebowing", it is obvious that he loves the attention he is drawing to himself.
Tebow does highly publicized charity work in the Philippines. Would Christ deem this as a hypocritical act?
"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.” Mathew 6:2
Charity is good, but using charity to draw attention to yourself isn’t recognized by God, according to Christ.
Tebow praises God when he throws a touchdown or wins a game, but this isn’t really a demonstration of faith, because he doesn’t seem to praise God with the same enthusiasm when he throws an interception or fumbles the ball, or God forbid, loses a game. The bible is packed with stories and scripture that teach that a true believer is to praise God with equal enthusiasm no matter the circumstances.
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
What about all the blessings that Tebow claims God has bestowed upon him. He has been very successful in life so far. The teachings of Christ make it very clear that success in worldly things, such as football games and riches, is not a sign of being blessed by God. I guess Tebow hasn't heard of “common grace” which Jesus touches on in the book of Mathew.
“He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Mathew 5:45
Tebow is very deceptive in his commercial for FRS in which he says he was doubted all along, when in fact, he was never doubted at all until the NFL. All quarterbacks are subject to extreme criticism when entering the NFL draft, and because Josh McDaniels bought into the Tebow persona, Tebow received a much better opportunity than could have been expected. Quarterbacks with similar skill sets never get drafted so high and paid that much money. Some Tebow supporters say he only said those things in the commercial because he was paid to say it. That is not a very Christian thing to do, according to Christ.
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” Mathew 6:24
Many people are ignorant of the basic principles of Christianity, but Tebow preaches the gospel and presents himself as a messenger of God. He claims to have a strong understanding of the bible, and he even wears bible verses on his eye black.
So, is he aware of his hypocrisy or simply a puppet for his church? Either way, he is a fraud and his actions prove that he is not following the teachings of Christ. Jesus refers to self serving holy men like this as false profits.
"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Mathew 7:15
I welcome anyone to research the verses I have selected to prove my point and they will see that not only have I accurately represented their meaning, but the ideas they represent are expanded on in the bible and even further condemn Tebow’s acts of self righteousness.
For those of you who are angered by this article, please remember to do the Christian thing and pray for me, or "Tebow" for me that is, and don't forget that wrath is a deadly sin. Thanks for reading!
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