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Tim Tebow’s acts are impressive

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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 9:42 am, Tue Aug 27, 2013.

Don't let anyone tell you images aren't powerful, both negative and positive. The Tim Tebow controversy over his publicly kneeling in prayer certainly illustrates that idea.

His simple, positively exemplary and faithful act drew the ever-revealing and proverbial line in the sand. What a powerfully quiet and impressive act for the cause of Christ.

The media asks, "Does God really care about football?" The secular professor answers, "What God?" and the Christian professor professes, "Not one whit, but does God care about people who play football? You betcha."

The simple truth is that God is sovereign and in charge of His creation. He calls the plays whether we like it or not. God will use what He wants to use for His own glory and will, and if that happens to be a fairly talented quarterback and a Sunday afternoon football game, He can — or not

In any case, Tebow's "Tebowing" is an uplifting image to our kids and all of us. My dear old dad used to say if our words and deeds don't glorify God and uplift each other, we shouldn't do them.

Off the subject a bit: So sucking on a joint isn't as sickening as sucking on a coffin nail. Did you read about the research and study conclusion that smoking marijuana isn't as damaging as smoking tobacco? You don't have to be a genius to see where this is headed.

Maybe we who love a warm fireplace or wood-stove fire but are discouraged from using them because of alleged air pollution and effects on PG&E's bottom line could start burning marijuana stalks and stems to warm our homes and "medicate" the air.

William Van Amber Fields


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  • Charles Nelson posted at 6:52 am on Sat, Mar 3, 2012.

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    Andy, I have no doubt that Tebow prays in private even more than he prays in public, which is the true meaning of the passage you are referring to. God does not chastise us for praying in public, only for exclusively praying in public. Our true heart for God is shown by how we behave when nobody's watching.

  • Andy Crowder posted at 9:40 am on Sat, Feb 25, 2012.

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    From the gospel of Matthew, chapter 6, verses 5 and 6:

    "When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
    But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."


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