Tim Tebow is a persecuted prophet athlete who lives out his faith and values on and off the field. If Christians ever needed proof of scorned by the world, Tim Tebow is the example. He took the only NFL team he was starter for to the play offs and won the first game. No respect has followed.
Tim Tebow’s website is a blend of his Christian character and record as an athlete. Achievements noted include:
- Winner of two BCS Championships
- First Round 2010 NFL Draft
- First ever sophomore to win the Heisman
- Davey O’Brian best college quarterback award
- Two time winner of the Maxwell Award Nation’s Top College Football Player
- Sullivan Award for most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport
Born in the Philippines to Christian Missionaries, his life has been and is one a faith. Living out his faith and values as a Christian both on and off the field prompts controversy where he goes. He wore biblical texts under his eyes as a college player. The practice now banned in all NCAA Sports. Tim’s bowing on the field to acknowledge his faith and values generated controversy and was dubbed “Tebowing”.
Are football and faith to be mutually exclusive? Are professional sports and faith to be mutually exclusive? Or, is Tim Tebow persecuted prophet athlete?
Baseball batters and boxers make signs of the cross and point towards to the sky acknowledging personal faith. Is football sacrosanct of faith? Is it devoid or exempt of the first amendment privilege?
Is it possible that Tim Tebow has another calling upon his life? Is it possible his time for football as a quarterback is over? Does he hold the ball too long in the pocket?
The Tim Tebow Foundation honors the Christian values instilled in him by his parents. Its mission is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hours of need.
In a time when living out faith and values is under scrutiny between church and state, football is big but not the state. Does its generated revenues allow for it let some players make signs of the cross and offer comments of praise belonging to faith and not Tim Tebow?
Tim Tebow stands for standard American Christian traditions. He will be a virgin until he marries. He loves his mama’s homemade tacos. He openly and unashamedly loves Jesus . It is his talk. It is his walk. You may try to take the Jesus out of the game but you cannot take Jesus out of the player. Tim Tebow lives with being a persecuted prophet athlete.