By now most people have heard of Tim Tebow and his strong Christian convictions and the way he has chosen to honor God during his games. I for one am very grateful that we have a young man who will stand up for Jesus Christ and His gospel!
Did you ever wonder though about his faith? What is it that makes him so committed to it? Well I want to share with you two things. First is that God created man sinless, man disobeyed God which resulted in sin and man becoming totally separated from God who is holy (Unable to sin and can’t have sin in His presence). God drove man out from his presence and man was left to his own way in which to live. The second is that God provided away for man to be saved.
Mans way in which he lives is full of evil because mankind is sinful from birth. Rom 3:10-12 “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; 11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. 12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” NIV
Because mankind is unrighteous and full of sin, God destined man to die and then face His judgment and wrath. Heb 9:27 “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” NIV. This is the only way a Holy God can treat sinners. However, God was not content to leave man alone!
He did this by sending Jesus His only son to take upon himself our sins and guilt! John 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus died for us to take away all of the sin, shame, and guilt! He is the answer to our problem! 1 Peter 3:18 “Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God.” He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.”
Jesus Christ didn’t stay dead though! He was raised from the dead on the third day and we can have a new life because of Him! 1 Peter 1:3 “ All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead.” His resurrection gives us a life made new! A life lived by God’s ways found in the Bible.
This leaves us with a choice; do we continue to live the way we want to, which results in frustration, anger, guilt, pain, death, and judgment? Or do we repent of our sins and old ways and turn to Jesus God’s provision for us and live in His way’s? Tebow chose Jesus and His ways.
What about you? What which way will you choose today? If you decide to live for Jesus like Tebow, then look to the right and you will see how to become a Christian. Follow those steps, then go and find a Church like an Assemblies of God, Church of God, or Baptist and tell the pastor or another Christian your decision and follow their instructions. If you became a Christian today because of this, then leave a comment on this blog so that I can pray for you as well!