Tim Tebow-- Biography


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  1. 1. ==== ====Read the biography about one of Americas favorite quarterback-Tim Tebow. Read never beforetold stories.Grab your copy now.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006D8VRBY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=nintendo3dsdo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006D8VRBY==== ====Jonathon Goldsmith plays The Most Interesting Man in the World in a very popular televisioncommercial. He possesses fascinating traits that capture the attention of the world.. This article isabout a man who may not be the most interesting man in the world but he is certainly one of themost polarizing figures in American Culture.Tim Tebow was the miracle baby of his mother, Pam. In 2010, the Tebows coordinated with FocusOn The Family to sponsor a Super Bowl commercial to tell their story. When Pam was pregnantwith Tim the doctors told her she should abort her baby to avoid life-threatening complications.She refused and now, like him or not, the world has Tim Tebow.George Weigel asks why Tim Tebow is so controversial in his article for First Things. Tim Tebow is"more polarizing than trash-talking NBA behemoths; more polarizing than foul-mouthed SerenaWilliams; more polarizing than NFL all-stars who father numerous children by numerous women,all out of wedlock. Why does Tebow, and Tebow alone, arouse such passions? Why is Tebow theone whom "comedians" say they would like to shoot?"ESPN ran a Sunday morning special in September of 2011 exploring the divisiveness of TimTebow, who started the season as the 3rd string quarterback of the Denver Broncos. UrbanMeyer, coach of the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, said he felt cautious when Tebow arrived at theUniversity of Florida. Here is a sensitive, sincere, good looking kid who has exposed his heart toAmerica. Would he set himself up for failure? Would his image come crashing down due to sex ordrugs or steroids? Meyer was on a mission to find hypocrisy in Tim Tebow. He came up empty.Tebow was the real deal.Tim Tebow has become the poster boy of evangelical Christianity. Some love and admire himbecause he has shown that he has the intestinal fortitude necessary to take a stand for Christ andendure the ridicule that is sure to follow. Others hate him because they interpret his evangelicalmessage as being exclusionary and offensive. No one wants to be told they are wrong or that theirnames are not written in the Book of Life. Tim Tebow finds himself in the eye of the hurricanebecause of his biblical beliefs regarding sin. Society is hypersensitive regarding issues such ashomosexuality and choosing abortion. Tebow is standing in the crossfire between those peoplewho categorize those issues as sin, deserving of Gods judgment, and those who believe suchpeople to be arrogant and judgmental.The haters are many and varied. Just google I hate Tim Tebow and browse through the nearly4,000,000 hits to discover just how vehement this hatred is. One commentator mocked Tebows
  2. 2. Christian testimony and the Bible verses inscribed on his black eye patches. "Hey, look at me! Ima Christian! I read the Bible! God doesnt care who wins the game, I know, she told me so" hewrote.Comedian John Oliver spouted "I hate Tim Tebow" in one of his performances. He explained thatif he had Bin Laden and Tim Tebow in the same room and he had a gun with two bullets, he wouldshoot Tebow first. Bill Maher refers to Tebow as a douche bag. Facebook and Twitter areoverloaded with Tebow haters. It doesnt take a trained psychologist to understand why they arehating on Tebow.In January of 2005 the Vikings were playing the Packers at Lambeau Field. Randy Moss caught atouchdown pass and then proceeded to entertain millions of fans by simulating the act of mooningin the end zone. The commentators seemed to react differently. Chris Collinsworth tried to muffle agiggle while Joe Buck expressed his outrage, "Thats a disgusting act by Randy Moss and itsunfortunate we had it on our air live." In contrast, Tim Tebow takes one knee and prays to his God.Guess which act stirs outrage around the water cooler on Monday morning?Tebows habit of taking a knee and placing his fist to his forehead has birthed a culturalphenomena called Tebowing. Visit the Tebowing website to discover how Tebowing has becomethe recent rage. They are Tebowing in Haiti, in China and at the Vatican. They are doing it inAfghanistan and in Kuwait. Grooms as well as brides are Tebowing before they tie the knot. Smallchildren are Tebowing. Soldiers and airline pilots are Tebowing. A miner in New Zealand Tebowsdeep under the earth and a mountain climber in Austria Tebows on top of the world.Some are not so enthused about Tebowing. The administration at Riverhead High School in LongIsland suspended four boys for Tebowing in the hallways of the school. One of the suspended wasConner Carroll. When asked on ESPNs Sports Center if his suspension was worth it he replied, "Idid this to show tribute to Tim Tebow. He is a winner, he is a leader, he has great faith, you know,hes a perfect guy to follow after...he is not a guy doing steroids or drugs or anything like that. Hesan ideal role model. People should look up to him."The list of athletes with a criminal record is too long to add to this discussion. Recently, a ChicagoBears player was arrested for setting up a drug distribution ring in the city of Chicago. Collegecoaches (from Penn State and Syracuse) have been accused of sexually molesting minors. Whyare so many expending so much energy hating on a man who is one of the few remaining, decentrole models for American youth?Doug Giles expressed this conundrum well in an article he wrote for Townhall: "Let me see if I getthis straight: A sex worshipping, multi-tattooed thug with three illegit kids from three differentwomen scores a touchdown and then proceeds to simulate a sex act in the end zone - in front ofour children and the millions watching by television - and thats okay? Why sure it is. Who are weto judge? Matter of fact, lets give that future inmate a Nike ad and bump his contract up a few milbecause he brings spice (and crabs) to the game. Ah... sweet progress."Why do they hate on Tebow? Its not because he is obnoxious, its not because he is rude ordepraved. Its not because of his football skills or lack thereof. They hate on him because he is notashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and because he truly believes it is the power of God forsalvation for everyone who believes. (Romans 1:16)
  3. 3. Jeffrey Kuhner, in an article for the Washington Times writes: "Christianity is gradually beingpurged from the public square. Christmas celebrations have become offensive. "Merry Christmas"is now considered to be politically incorrect; the proper greeting is "happy holidays." The TenCommandments cannot be displayed in courtrooms or classes. Prayer has been banished frompublic schools. Christians are regularly mocked in movies and TV." Kuhner describes this culturaldeconstruction of Christianity in our society as Christophobia. He continues, "Christophobia formsthe basis of modern liberalism. Leftist progressives are determined to destroy traditional Americaand its seminal institutions - the Constitution, capitalism, national sovereignty and the family. Thisis why they have declared war on Christianity."If Tim Tebow would leave out the name of Christ he would not be criticized so harshly. There isgreat power in the name of Christ. True salvation comes to the heart through the name of JesusChrist. (John 3:18) Christians are baptized in his name, (Acts 8:16-17), they pray in his name(John 14:13-14) and they are granted eternal life in his name. (1 John 5:13) Why do people usethe name of Christ in vain but they dont use the name of Buddha or Mohammed or Allah? Itsbecause no man is threatened by any other name than that of Jesus Christ. His name has amysterious power associated with it and they fear that power. Fear spawns hatred.Why is Tim Tebow hated? He is hated for the same reason Christ was hated. People run from thetruth because it is too painful to face it. They hate what they fear. They dont fear Tim Tebow, theyfear the message he bears. His message clearly states that all will be accountable to God for theirdecisions and their behavior. It was the message of John the Baptist (Matthew 3:2) and theychopped off his head for propagating it. It was the message of Jesus (Matthew 4:17) and theycrucified him on the cross for preaching it. It is the message of Tim Tebow and that is why he isbeing hated on. Jesus Christ predicted it: "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated mefirst." (John 15:18) But Christ also promised eternal life for those who stood firm to the end: "Allmen will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved." (Mark 13:13)Stand firm, Tim Tebow. Please dont disappoint us. Christians will take courage from your witnessand our youth are in desperate need a godly role model.Kevin Probst lives in Columbus, Georgia. He is a teacher of History and Apologetics at a privatehigh school. He submits articles pertaining to theology, apologetics, Christian living and Americanculture. If you have an interest in those ideas please visit his website at:http://www.kpprobst.blogspot.com and offer your opinions or join the conversation.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Kevin_Probst
  4. 4. ==== ====Read the biography about one of Americas favorite quarterback-Tim Tebow. Read never beforetold stories.Grab your copy now.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006D8VRBY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=nintendo3dsdo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006D8VRBY==== ====