Tim Tebow Cancels Appearance at Controversial Pastor's Church

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The popular NFL quarterback will not appear as scheduled at First Baptist Church near Dallas because of the controversy surrounding the pastor.

Popular NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will not appear as scheduled at First Baptist Church near Dallas on April 28 in celebration of the completion of their building program. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the 11,000-member church, has long been outspoken against homosexuality, Islam, Judaism, Catholism and Mormonism. According to CNN, Tebow called Jeffress and told him he was “steering clear of controversy because of some things going on in his personal life and his career.”

Jeffress said that Tebow is a member of the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. “They certainly believe what we do, that salvation is through Christ alone, and about homosexuality.  Tim confirmed that to me last night, that they believe exactly what we do about homosexuality,” even thought Tebow and Jeffress differ dramatically in how they present their faith.  

“I think Tim is going to discover that no matter how hard you try to hide from controversy, if you stand for the simple truths of the Bible, like faith in Christ, necessary for salvation, and sex (being acceptable only) between a man and a woman in marriage, you can’t avoid controversy,” Jeffress told CNN. “That’s something Tim needs to discover on his own.  We in no way want to impugn him.  He’s a great man of God who sincerely loves the Lord.”

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  • Derwin L. Gray

    I was recently speaking at the same event as Tim. Let’s pray for this young man. He receives so much pressure from Christians and so much criticism from the media. Let’s pray Ephesians 3:16-21 over this young man.

    • $23313105

      I agree. I do not agree with this decision to cancel but he is under tremendous pressure and needs prayer to find strength and God’s will. He does not need his brothers in Christ to turn on him. I criticized him and I was wrong. Praying.

      • Dalia

        What pressure? Can you elaborate?

    • Dalia

      How about you grab him by his jersey and tell him to remember Jesus, repent, don’t be a scaredy-cat, wake up, and fight the good fight. Pressure and cristicim….what a baby

      • Just Thinkin’

        Jerk.

        • Dalia

          How profound

          • Just Thinkin’

            Truth always is, mate. You have no idea AT ALL where he is at, and ANY details and nuances of discussions, and anything, but you have huge opinions that are anything but uplifting. I’m not sure where that fits in Gal 5:22 or anywhere.

          • Dalia

            Tell me where I have misspoke. If you’re a Christian, it means putting God first. It’s too bad that’s not uplifting to you. There’s more to the bible than Gal 5:22. Get to the part where God has had enough, not just scripture that makes you feel like a “good person.”

      • Jamie

        Oh, wait, aren’t you being a bully now? You called Tim a baby and you yell at me for calling Shaun a whiner. Ha! Get a life!

        • Dalia

          And you’re a pastor? Wow. No wonder churches are empty. You’re still stewing about Shaun? Maybe you should have a life, because the next one doesn’t look well for you. Were you tossing and turning all night cuz I called you a wimp? You’re not only a wimp, but a Wolfe in sheep’s clothing. You KNOW youre not right, and I know it too. Get a life and forget about Shaun, ok? Time heals all wounds. You will make it. Just hang on.

          • Samuel Fadeyi

            Hello…Dalia… Did you realize you may have hurt your fellow Christian by making such uncouth statements? (I do not know exactly what you said in the issue of Shaun; but I am commenting based on your words here and now). I know the truth is bitter and better said than shun; but it appears most of us would like to tell it as it is to others; but when we are the ones concerned, we recoil in wanton self-justification fanned by the embers of self-pity. That may need some repenting also. …I just read through all your comments in this post and I believe you need to tell Jamie what you told Rev. Mar. That makes you a better person. Remember, courtesy costs nothing! I believe you would do better during next blogs. I suggest you print out a copy of this post, prayerfully read though your comments, and it will tell you some things you did not know about yourself. Have a nice day!

          • Dalia

            I will have a nice day. You do likewise!

    • http://www.lincolnparks.com/ Lincoln Parks

      I agree, we need to make sure we continue to pray.

  • Chris

    So he’s a Christian, but doesn’t want to offend anybody by what he believes in case he loses his job or reputation? Hot, cold or lukewarm? Hmmmm…

    • David Henderson

      he is hardly in danger of losing his job.

    • Dalia

      Very lukewarm. What does Jesus say to the church of Laodiceans? Revelation 3:17, “I will vomit you out of my mouth.”

      • cdlott

        Dalia, he also called the Pharisees a den of vipers and hypocrites. when we become fixed and legalistic, we run the risk of being a Pharisee. I cannot judge you and will not just as you cannot do this to anyone God has appointed Christ to be the judge of mankind not you me or anyone else.

  • uureverend

    So he’s a Christian who wants to reflect God’s inclusive love for all people. Hmmmm. Amen!

    • amos8

      “Tim confirmed that to me last night, that they believe exactly what we do about homosexuality,” not sure how this quote coincides with what you said.

      Does God’s love include correcting those who are in error or sin? Is it loving to not share the truth with someone in error?

      • David

        No one said he did not want to share the truth. Why can’t we just respect someone who chooses to love people like Jesus did? Or why can’t we simply we respect his decision for personal reasons?

        • Dalia

          Jesus is HOLY and righteous and demands honor and glory. He loves those who are obedient to Him, He disciplines those He loves, and he HATES the wicked and evildoers. I don’t know where you get that God is love only. He’s also a God of justice and WRATH. To see one side of Him is to miss completely who He is. It is sinful. A person who does not follow His character and will would be considered and evildoer and wicked,a dn thus, deserving of His hate. Just telling it like it is. I could tell you a lie and make you feel warm and fuzzy, but that wouldn’t be LOVE.

          • cdlott

            It is not the truth that is wrong, but the way in which you choose to express it. what ever you do, do it in love

          • glassiecurio

            Dalia, you need to repent. Jesus does NOT hate the wicked and evil doers, He hates the wicked and evil things THEY DO! He is just and therefore has no choice but to pour out His wrath, but he is being patient until the time where He knows the last person will repent. He is using His body–you and me–and the Holy Spirit –to reach everyone, but it’s people like you who say wrong things about Him that hurt everyone. It keep the sinner not wanting Him and hate Christians/religion all the more. You sound just like a clanging symbol. If you care to read the rest of HIS WORD, you would see that He is not willing that any should perish but to come to Him. How is that hating evil doers? THINK!
            Re: your comment, “He disciplines those He loves, and he HATES the wicked and evildoers.”
            He does not hate, He judges sin righteously. Read the rest of your bible and see that everything He says and does is because of LOVE, and use the brains He gave you to think. YOU are certainly not following His character if you promote that He hates people. That is mis-characterizing Him–just like Satan does.

            Matthew 7:21 is a good place to start…

        • brotherRichard

          Amen to that we just need to pray for our brother in christ be positive because God is positive and if he iswith you you will be positive for your brother amd pray for him

  • dathisfeet@yahoo.com

    Tebow has a right to refuse the invitation. When someone calls the Jewish people of Satan then I have a problem with that too. Jesus loves the Jewish people. FBC of Dallas shows anti-semitism

    • Dalia

      It’s not anti-semitism to speak the truth. And the truth IS without faith in Jesus Christ, you will perish in hell. Truth is truth. Truth is not what you FEEL is right.

      • cdlott

        Romans 12:9-21 (NASB)
        9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
        10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
        11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
        12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
        13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
        14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
        15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
        16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
        17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.
        18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
        19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE , I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.
        20 “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY , FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY , GIVE HIM A DRINK ; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.”
        21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

    • Michael

      We are called to love the Jews as much as we are to love fellow Christians. It is indeed wrong to put the Jewish nation in the same category as pagans. We are supposed to win them over to Christ as the true Messiah with love. So yes, that church needs to check themselves and realize our Jewish bretheren are our bretheren, only misled. They need to remember that us Gentiles have been grafted in to God’s tree and can be replaced by the original Jewish branch. He will bless those who bless His people and curse those who curse them. God does not like anti-semitism. I agree dathisfeet.

  • Dalia

    He certainly doesn’t know the COST of following Jesus. It means living your life, which was bought with blood, according to God’s will. It means not caving to pressure, convenience, selfish desires. I pray he does come back to real security, and not be so afraid of man, but in awesome fear of what God can do the body and soul. What pressure??!! What possible pressure could there be? It’s a determined mindset. You either follow God who provides, or follow Satan and his followers. It’s apparent he fears the world’s pull. Do we condone or correct his selfish desires? Do we pat him on the back and say poor you, your under a tremendous amount of pressure and criticism? So were men, women, and CHILDEN in the coliseum. What a fraud. And for all his grandstanding. He made a mockery of Jesus. Unbelievers, listen up! This is not Christianity. Sincere Christians would rather die than dance to the world’s music.

    • Pastor Joseph D Perry

      Now wait, as a Pastor, i agree with Tebow’s decision wholeheartedly…we must not become Biblical bullies as we stand on the unfalliable word of God. Yes, we have to uphold right, but not by being verbally abusive towards what is deemed wrong. God is love and that is how we must minister…in LOVE!!!

      • Dalia

        You must really castigate Paul the apostle then. He was a tad more harsh than I. Since when has truth become abrasive? I will tell you when. Since pastors catered to their environment, instead of the other way around. Since pastors realized they were being attacked for Christ’s sake, then they down graded truth. The Gospel is an offense to people who follow themselves. But you know that already, pastor. Pastors who condone apostasy. Shameful. You agree. “wholeheartedly” at that. Jesus warned me about pastors like you.

        • Pastor Jeanne

          Maybe you should be the one in prayer … God called US as pastors – and we hear from him too. Maybe you should evaluate your own standings. We as pastors don’t downgrade the truth – we preach it. You condemn my theology – you don’t even know my standing on theology! I stated that we stand on the word and you condemn that! Shame should fall on you – and God’s wrath as well. You best beware – God hears your words! And if you don’t understand the Bible as being the “Living Word” and speaking to us – you better read it again (if you ever have)! And let it speak to you. I guarantee you will learn something! Can I suggest a changed heart – a love of God’s children – and a devotion to Christ. — Even loving our enemies! We are to build each other up – not tear them down. You talk big – but you don’t practice a Christian attitude.

          • Dalia

            I only know your flawed theology by the words you say. Read your comment again. You are flawed, and a liar

        • cdlott

          Dalia, are you a pastor? I would really like to know what denomination, if you are. One of my professors told our class one day “if your leading and nobody is following you are not leading” the truth metered out in love works. We are instructed to do everything in love and it is not for us to determine the hearts of others, because this is impossible to know. We can have some measure of understanding of the heart but not a total understanding. What may be spiritually good for you may be absolutely wrong for another follower of Christ. does that mean you are right and they are wrong, no it means that God may have called you to do the work in another fashion. Just because Tebow does not do things the way you think is correct does not make him incorrect. He will have to answer one day for what he does on this earth just as we all will; until then hold your judgment and pray for him instead. It do you both a great deal of good.

        • ceebeeisme

          Wow, Dalia…talk about ‘conjecture’…why are you ‘shaming’ a pastor? He said nothing wrong.

      • Pastor Jeanne

        I am a pastor too … and I support Tim and his stand. No one can doubt his love for God – he has shown it all his life. Each of us have to take a stand on what we all interpret the word to say … no one has all the correct answers and the correct way of life … the LIVING word talks to each of us differently. Of couse Tim is under pressure and stress … just read all this stuff if you don’t think that’s true! Each one of you will have to answer to God for your comments regarding one of God’s people … and I believe Tim is a chosen one – God has given him a purpose and a direction. I am thinking some of you think you are better than others … shame on you! Is that Christian??? Even though I am a Seminole – I support you Tim – stand tall and stand firm … God will give you the strength and provide you with the words to fight His battles.

        • Dalia

          Jeanne, we don’t interpret the Bible, the Bible interprets itself. And God has the correct way to live, and the correct answers. We in our flesh desire our own correct way to live, which is a sinful stance. The living word doesn’t talk to each of us differently, there is only one way. Now I know why Paul said no female pastors. Too gullible to Satan’s wiles. That was your error number one. Number two is your incorrect theology. No wonder the world is in a mess

    • Pastor Jeanne

      I am certain that he DOES know the cost of following Jesus (do you know his history?) … and I believe he has a better understanding of the cost than you do! You talk big – but I don’t see much of Christ in you. No one said he was fearing or following the world or Satan! You twist things JUST like Satan! And again – no one said he was selfish – or mocking Jesus! – he is simply taking a stand on what he believes! All you want to do is condemn him. I think we should all pray for this person … Dalia … she really needs to find Christ. Unbelievers – do not listen to this – sincere Christians would rather minister to the world – that to see the lost perish – and none of us dance to the world’s music … we praise our Father with song. We all want to show you the love of God and the forgiveness and grace He offers.

      • Todd

        God is Love but He Is Just as well and hates not only a persons sin but the sinner for committing the sin. Tebow is ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

        • Pastor Jeanne

          God hates no one! God is love. God hates sin – but loves the sinner. Tim is NOT ashamed of the gospel – he stands on it constantly. Why do you say that about him? Because he doesn’t want to get mixed up in controversy – doesn’t mean he is ashamed of anything. He went through college with a scripture written on his forhead at every ball game! Does that sound like someone ashamed of Christ? He is past college years – but he still faces a world that doesn’t accept his faith. Just because he chooses to stay out of conflict – doesn’t make him a bad guy. Maybe God told him to take this stand. God has told me previously that the battle at hand was not mine – but His — and I was to be quiet. Don’t be too quick to pass judgement.

          • Todd

            21 text describe God as Hating the sinner. One of those is found in psalms 5. The other thing God is and that is He is an angry God. Look at psalms 7:11. Gods wrath will be poured out on sinners. I’m a sinner saved by Grace. I was hated by God and at the same time Loved by Him. God is Love so He must Hate. Jesus tells us in Matt. 7 that we can know people by there fruit. Yes we can judge a book by its cover.

          • ceebeeisme

            There is absolutely no Scripture that says God hates the sinner. Having said this, read:
            “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Why would God sacrifice His very own Son for us WHILE we were STILL sinners? Doesn’t sound like a God that hates sinners. His forgiveness is always there for those who come to Him with a repentant heart. If we do not ask for His forgiveness in this manner, we will be punished for our sins that haven’t been forgiven…it’s up to us to seek forgiveness, not God. As far as you quoting Psalm 7:11, Scripture says “God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses His wrath every day.” Yes, He does express His wrath everyday. Why is that? Because 1)we live in a fallen world, and, 2) He’s God and I believe that gives Him the right to do whatever He pleases.

          • Dalia

            Jeanne, you are leading people to slaughter. Get away from the pulpit where you do NOT belong.

          • ceebeeisme

            Judgmental and critical, you are. You need to take a huge step back and reevaluate where you are going with all this. You are sounding less like a Christian and sounding more like a Pharisee with every post.

        • ceebeeisme

          Please elaborate on the specifics, as to why you believe Tebow is ashamed of the Gospel…?

    • cdlott

      1 John 2:9-11 (KJV)

      9 He that saith he is in the light,
      and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

      10 He that loveth his brother
      abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

      11 But he that hateth his brother
      is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth,
      because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
      There seems to be a ton of anger and hate here.

      • ceebeeisme

        This scripture is spot on.

  • Todd

    The Gospel is very offensive and regenerate born again believers know this. He obviously is ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    • ceebeeisme

      Offensive to who, Todd? You? Why are you even a part of this conversation anyways?

  • Mike

    Seems like many of us missed Jesus instruction not to judge.

    • Todd

      Read Matt. 7 You will know them by there fruit. Yes We can judge a book by its cover.

      • cdlott

        this may be so, but you nor I have the right to pass judgment on him, Jesus and only Jesus has this right. Someone posted earlier “he that is without sin cast the first stone” words of Christ just saying.

  • Pastor Jeanne

    Has everyone here missed the point? WHY did he cancel the appearance? Could it be because of the pastor and his beliefs? It says in the article that he is outspoken against Jews and Catholics! I can understand being outspoken against sin and against faiths against God (as the Bible teaches it) … but Jews are God’s chosen people! And Catholics just do things different than protestants – but believe in Christ as well. But both believe in GOD! Are we to judge? Tim has said no to support of this teaching. Is that wrong? I think I would take the same stand – and no – I am not Baptist, Catholic or Jewish! But I do pray for Israel and for peace in the holy land. EVERYONE is a child of God – created by God – and we are told in the Bible to love everyone – even our enemies. Can we start to act … like Christ — and stop this mud slinging? Tim only has to answer to God … not to any of us. He without sin may cast the first stone.

  • Pastor Paul

    Jesus: Let him or her who is without sin cast the first stone. (Pause) Tim, where are your accusers?
    Tim: There are none. They’ve all walked away.

    Jesus: Then neither do I condemn you, Tim. Go and sin no more.
    Good grief, people. What have you done and what are you doing to influence the world to trust Jesus as their Savior? Why are we judging and condemning this man when we have no idea what his reasons were for turning down this engagement? And what would we find if your life was as public and exposed as Tim Tebow’s? Take care of your own sin and let the Holy Spirit speak to Tim about any poor choices he might have made.

    • Billy B.

      Amen! This may be the most wise comment I have ever read on this site! I know God gets the glory but I will say that it’s a blessing to see this comment & I want to say thanks! God bless brother

    • DivaDThatsMe

      Finally….!

  • Marsha Smith

    In light of this article, not enough information is known or given about Tim Tebow ‘s decision to not appear as scheduled at the First Baptist Church to fairly interject an opinion. The way I see it, to do so would be presumptuous and Pharisaical on our part. I believe we are to assume the best in people until proven otherwise. Blessings

    • Marsha Smith

      After doing a little research:
      The staff writer only gave a part of Tim Tebow’s statement. What Tim Tebow also said and what the staff writer failed to mention is this,

      “While I was looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ’s unconditional love with the faithful members of the historic First Baptist Church of Dallas in April, due to new information that has been brought to my attention, I have decided to cancel my upcoming appearance.”

      Without knowing the “new information” that guided Tim Tebow’s decision, this should quell any and all judgments about this young athlete’s reason for backing out.

      • Dalia

        The “new information” is mentioned. Read it again, and again, and again. It took me one read, but I can see for some it may take a few tries.

        • Marsha Smith

          Dalia, unless there is more than one page (my computer is only showing one) then I’m not seeing it… and please be nice.

          • Dalia

            Okay. Sorry. Last night I was telling myself to stop being obnoxious. I will try hard. Mr. Jeffries, the pastor of the church, is considered controversial. Mr. Jeffries teaches against homosexuality, one man one woman marriage, believes that by faith you are saved. He was accused of being anti-semitic. All these teachings are, of course, in line with scripture. When it was known tebow was going to be speaking at this church there was outcry. Hence the pressure. Again, I am sorry for being rude to you. I will try.

          • Dalia

            Let me clarify. Pastor Jeffries teaches one man one woman marriage, by faith you are saved, and teaches against homosexuality. The media painted a very unfair picture of him and spoke hatefully of this pastor.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jason.fahring Jason Fahring

            Dalia, i believe you have painted an unfair picture of Tim Tebow.

          • Dalia

            No, I believe you idolize him and take him at face value. He didn’t even call the pastor first letting him know he was canceling. He told the media first, and that’s how the pastor found out. Not only is tebow a chicken, he is also unprofessional. Light always exposes darkness sooner or later.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jason.fahring Jason Fahring

            :) funny! BASEBALL is God’s Game… NOT Football!

          • Dalia

            Uh, yeah, okay.

          • aclott

            Gen 1:1 in the big inning for those who are comically challenged.

          • Dalia

            Oh, I see. Funny!!!

          • Marsha Smith

            Dalia, I accept your apology and appreciate the fact that you are willing to try to communicate in a less confrontational manner. I’m going to venture a little farther and share a little bit of wisdom that will open many more doors to you in regards to your christian influence and how you can succesfully become an instrument of change in the lives and hearts of others on these forums. Please permit me.

            I understand you feel strongly about your position you are defending and the point you’re trying to make but the means doesn’t justify the end. Though you don’t see the ones you are commenting to face to face does not make them any less real. All are worthy of courtesy and respect whether you agree with them or not. That being said, why are you using godless means to accomplish what you believe to be God’s end? Do you not realize that God cares about the means you use to win an argument just as much as he cares about the ends you are hoping to achieve? Even when you feel zealous about the position you’re taking it doesn’t justify obnoxious, rude and disrespectful behavior on your part. And if the majority of the ones you are interacting with say you’re being obnoxious, rude and disrespectful, even if you feel you’re not, perhaps your zeal is blinding your ability to recognize what is obvious to everyone else? Anyone can bully their way through an argument but it takes great maturity and patience to respectfully share your opinion with someone and help them understand why you feel as you do and it takes character, grace and wisdom to realize that once you have successfully shared your opinion it’s acceptable for them to still disagree with you.

            If my son or daughter were responding to others in the manner you have been on this and other forums, this is what I would pass on to them. So please don’t take it that I’m in any way picking on you. I delight to help guide and lead in the right direction, anyone who has such passion, conviction and zeal for the things of God as you do. Used incorrectly, it can cause great harm to others and drive many away from making a disicion for God but sprinkle that passionate conviction with wisdom, grace, mercy and love, you become a powerful force to recon with and a source of terror in the realm of the demonic. Blessings

          • Dalia

            Evil is never worthy of courtesy or respect. And “winning” or “losing” an argument has no interest to me, as that could generate pride. With that said, I appreciate your comments to me, and I value your guidance. I will take what you said to heart and put them into practice. I really will. Thank you.

          • Dalia

            The media also accused him of spreading hate, and hate speech. You know how the media can drag moral men through the dirt. Tebow didn’t want to be connected. It’s too bad, too, because this was a great opportunity to show courage and stand for truth and protect God’s reputation. The LGBT are elated that tebow chose not to associate with this church.

          • Dalia

            Rev Mar, also google Denison forum dot org, then click on Tim Timbow cancels First Baptist Dallas event. I won’t be rude anymore from here on out. I will be p a t i e n t. I feel soooo bad.

        • Marsha Smith

          Nonetheless, being that we don’t know all that is behind his decision, this should quell any and all judgements about this young athlete’s reason for backing out. That’s my opinion.

  • ceebeeisme

    People do realize that the Pharisees were always trying to ‘set up’ Jesus in a crowd, in order to ask tricky questions that (they hoped) would catch Him off guard and discredit Him, right? Now I’m not saying that this particular church is looking to discredit Tebow but perhaps Tim has some prior knowledge that a negative challenge is coming his way and anticipates that the words from their mouths and the meditations of their hearts won’t be pleasing to our Lord. I do not believe that Tebow is ‘avoiding’ controversy, because all Christians know it follows us wherever we go. However, it is apparent that Jeffress is looking forward to a bit of controversy with Tebow, and that my dear people, has Pharisee written all over it.

    • Dalia

      You only have conjecture.

      • ceebeeisme

        My comment reflects ‘conjecture’? Try reading Todd’s post…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.fahring Jason Fahring

    “According to CNN, Tebow called Jeffress and told him he was ‘steering clear of controversy because of some things going on in his personal life and his career.’ ”

    … First off, it’s CNN! They don’t often seem to do many favors for Christianity!
    …secondly, we should be giving Tebow pats on the back and “atta boys” for clearing his schedule!

    IT’S A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT PEOPLE! Is Tebow seriously being criticized for not wanting to speak at a church that’s celebrating the completion of a new building??? How many non-Christians will be attending that ceremony? Probably somewhere between 4 and zero!?! Tebow is BY FAR more effective for Kingdom by sharing his faith through the NFL where millions of non-Christians can & do publicly see his actions than speaking at a “ribbon cutting” so to speak!

    … Sometimes I wonder why I ever even read the comments on these articles? There is almost always someone who stirs the pot of negativity. Very often, Christians exchange friendly fire, and then shoot their own wounded through negative talk (myself included).

    • Pastor Jeanne

      Well said – on ALL accounts! Thank you.

    • Dalia

      No, tebow blew it. He had the opportunity to back up his beliefs but thought more of his popularity. No pat on the back.

      • cdlott

        Dalia, you seem to know Tebow’s heart. If this is true you must be God; only God can know the heart of men, would it be safe to say then that you are judging him and in doing so running the risk of a harsher judgment?

  • Drbjoy4ul

    God, family and church is the order. No one can argue that Tim Tebow has clearly acknowledged God and his faith openly! At this time, he is experiencing controversies, trails and tribulations because of his belief and open faith! He has to make wise decisions for God, his family and his future. The reason we know him is because of his career. Let’s pray that God blesses him with a great career opportunity, so Mr. Tebow can continue to openly honor God before millions and more!

  • Mar Komus

    This article is severely lacking in pertinent details

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.stratton1 Tony Stratton

    It is sad how we will speak the truth but forget love. We’ll picket the clinics, boycott companies and preach hell fire… but if we have not love… When the disciples wanted to call down fire Jesus warned them that they were not of the right Spirit. We must speak truth but we must speak it in the Spirit of God. It is His love that compels us to change and His grace that enables us.. We love because He first loved us. Therefore I’m in agreement with Tebow, I may agree with the message but not the methods. Grace to us all

  • Matthew

    Good for Tim…Jeffress should concentrate on his own belief system and make sure he is right with God before denigrating other religious beliefs..how does he know he is on the track to salvation? Does he follow God’s Commandments? Does he follow Jesus words in the Gospels? Does he follow the fourth Commandment..remember the Sabbath day to keep it Holy? A no answer any of these indicates he had better review who he is actually following..the false prophet is not going to get him into the eternal life…Remember Salvation is through the Son of God, His grace and Commandments and NOT the sun god/false prophet and his pagan man made traditions and days of sunday, dec 25th and easter!

  • Deborah R L Simmons

    “No servant 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.”

    • Dalia

      And to that, I say AMEN!!

    • glassiecurio

      So, are you pointing out that Tim rejected the money he would have received for speaking? Or are you trying to say that Tim liked the money more because he rejected the speaking engagement and is looking out for his career..or something along that line? Please share.. Obviously Dalia has taken it to mean the second when you may have meant the first.

  • Keith G.

    Reading all of these comments I hear and see a lot of self righteous, condemning, critical people that are very outspoken and quick to slander and be critical of someone else. In my years of experience it is those people who have the problem that they rail against the hardest.
    One question to all of you, in your rhetoric concerning Tim or even the pastor do you want God to use the same measuring stick on you that you are using on these two fellow Christians, brothers in Christ, two that Christ died for?
    I have not heard one fellow Christian call us to pray for both Tim and Pastor Jeffress
    And we have let a bias news network used by Satan to cause a riff in the family of God, and we wonder why America is going to hell in a hand basket at a record pace.
    Really, grow up, it is about time we worry more about our own spiritual condition than berate others, then again maybe the ones who are the loudest are trying to hid the fact that are far more guilty of teh very thing they cry the loudest against in others?

    I will be praying for both Tim and Jeffress and all of you as well.

  • Dennis

    Old saying- “Christians bury their wounded.” Tim is another example of that. FBC Dallas should have just accepted it and prayed for him. Kept it quiet and moved on. He is a football player who is trying to make an impact for the Gospel. Could it be that FBC was embarrassed? Could be that they were just exploiting Tim for their benefit of a little bigger crowd with the draw of Tim Tebow? I do not know. But I do know the non christian world laughs again at the church for their lack of charity for another believer.

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