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God Is Great, Tebow Is Good
Noman Says ^ | 1/9/11 | Noman

Posted on 01/08/2012 10:14:07 PM PST by Sick of Lefties

Nothing makes a secular bigot sputter and vituperate like a Jesus-loving jock. Secularists across the nation are gnashing their teeth this evening over the latest Mile High miracle. Tim Tebow, whose apostolic Christianity has been a thumb in the eye of those who prefer that others keep their religion in the closet, had a big night.

The Denver Broncos defeated the defending AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers (along with their bad-boy quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger) 29-23 in a first round playoff game, the first overtime game played under new, stricter rules. It ended on the first play from scrimmage in overtime with an 80 yard touchdown completion from Tebow to Demaryius Thomas.

Tebow finished with 316 yards (204 to Thomas on four receptions) and two touchdowns on 10/21 completions and a QB rating of 125.6. Not bad for a quarterback regularly maligned as artless and lousy.

It was a great game. But that's not the point of the post.

Tebow was a demigod in college at Florida where he won a national championship, and the Heisman Trophy, the first sophomore to win college football's most vaunted prize. In his acceptance speech, he thanked his mother for not aborting him as she was advised to do by MD's.

The following year he withdrew his name from consideration on Playboy's pre-season all American team. It wasn't his type of magazine. He was a virgin, and didn't revel at pictures of naked women.

He later made two pro-life commercials for Focus on the Family, which aired during Super Bowl XLIV. Did Noman mention that he was home schooled as a youngster?

He was drafted by Denver in 2010. The Broncos were 1-4 under Kyle Horton this season (2011) when the reigns were turned over to Tebow. The Broncos proceeded to win seven of eight games, three of them in overtime, most of them in hair-raising, last second comebacks.

Tebowing was the talk of the nation, with one Long Island school even banning the practice among students--the week before Christmas.

Skeptics were quick to declare that God loved Tom as well as Tim when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots thumped the Broncos, ending their miraculous streak. Two more losses including a season finale at home at the hands of Kyle Horton and his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs, put an exclamation point on Tebow's supposed fall from grace.

All that talk seemed to miss the point. The Broncos failed to clinch their division (the AFC West) with a win. But, they clinched it nevertheless with an 8-8 record because their chief competitor for the division crown, the Oakland Raiders, also lost.

If critics wished to infer that God (or the non-existent God) didn't bless Tebow because he didn't win every big game, it was fair for admirers to infer that God did indeed bless him with a division crown in his first year as a starter even though he didn't win every big game, or any game with the title on the line.

God blessed Tebow with the just enough of what he needed in order to show His divine favor. He didn't bless him with invincibility. He merely rewarded Tebow's faithfulness with a division crown. That the Broncos made the playoffs by the skin of their teeth suggests rather than rules out Divine intervention.

Of course, God's favor doesn't always manifest itself in victory and success, as Lot and Jesus himself attest. The practical test of faith is to see God's will in apparent failure, even misery. He doesn't promise to reward faith with perpetual flowers. But, he does promise to reward it. It is the task of the faithful to discover how He does in what He does.

Tim Tebow is an exceptional man of faith who plays a boy's game on a big stage. Athletics magnifies his every accomplishment, and failure. Despite living under a microscope, Tebow unashamedly professes his belief in God, and fearlessly champions the causes he believes it obliges,. He is a courageous man and extraordinary athlete who possesses an indomitable spirit.

Someday when Tebow hangs up his cleats, he'll be in a position to demonstrate his faith on an even bigger stage, the national political one. If he pays as much attention to his mind as he does to his body, and applies it to current affairs, he'll be ready for the challenges and opportunity that his prowess and celebrity give him.

Noman knows that God will not desert him, and suspects that His blessings will be forthcoming. Our challenge will be to see how God sends them regardless of the outcome. Personally, Noman can't wait to vote for him.


TOPICS: Politics; Religion; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; broncobait; broncos; certifigate; football; gobroncos; god; gogatorspart2; gotebow; naturalborncitizen; tebow; timtebow
Tim Tebow for President in 2032.
1 posted on 01/08/2012 10:14:12 PM PST by Sick of Lefties
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To: Sick of Lefties

Good is Great, Tebow is lucky and nothing is better than watching the Steelers get beat.

And even in the year 2032 Tim Tebow will be ineligible for the presidency.


2 posted on 01/08/2012 10:21:27 PM PST by trumandogz (Rick Perry Scored 10% on the Iowa Test.)
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To: Sick of Lefties

Horton?


3 posted on 01/08/2012 10:24:30 PM PST by xone
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To: Sick of Lefties
I hear a lot of people talk about coincidences in their lives. I've even heard others suggest that the Bronco's victories are nothing more than coincidences.

But to me, coincidence is the unseen hand of God moving in people's lives.

4 posted on 01/08/2012 10:25:20 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: trumandogz

Good catch.

Maybe we’ll amend the Constitution by then.


5 posted on 01/08/2012 10:26:47 PM PST by Sick of Lefties
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To: Sick of Lefties

Tim Tebow was born in Makati City, Philippines. Will that be an issue?

In Jan 2033, Tebow will be 44 years of age.


6 posted on 01/08/2012 10:39:35 PM PST by sand88
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To: taxcontrol
But to me, coincidence is the unseen hand of God moving in people's lives.

And there you have it! It's six of one, half a dozen of the other.

I will say that I never know who I'm rooting for until I'm watching the game, and this time I did find that I was rooting for Tebow ... er, that is the Broncos.

7 posted on 01/08/2012 10:46:21 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: xone

I goofed. That’s why I usually wait a day or more to re-edit pieces before posting them on FR.


8 posted on 01/08/2012 10:49:18 PM PST by Sick of Lefties
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To: Sick of Lefties

In Overtime, Tebow looked like Moses ... parting the Steel Curtain. Pittsburgh didn’t have a prayer.


9 posted on 01/08/2012 10:56:24 PM PST by edge919
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To: edge919

The overtime play lasted 11 seconds! It was the shortest overtime win in NFL history!


10 posted on 01/08/2012 11:06:02 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: xone

Kyle Horton hears a Who?


11 posted on 01/08/2012 11:33:55 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Sick of Lefties
Well now, what about Brady and Belichek? These must qualify as Satan's palace guard, at least. If the Bronco's beat the Patriots we'll be in new territory.

Nor stood unmindful Abdiel to annoy
The Atheist crew, but with redoubl'd blow
Ariel and Arioc, and the violence
Of Ramiel scorcht and blasted overthrew.

Abdiel would be Tebow, and Ariel and Arioc Brady and Belichek, but what about Ramiel? Well, Milton goes on:

I might relate of thousands, and thir names
Eternize here on Earth; but those elect
Angels contented with thir fame in Heav'n
Seek not the praise of men

12 posted on 01/08/2012 11:34:44 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: edge919
In Overtime, Tebow looked like Moses ... parting the Steel Curtain. Pittsburgh didn’t have a prayer.

Well, it was a nice 20 yard completion but the real parting of the Steel Curtain was done by Demaryius Thomas, who stiff-armed Ike Taylor and ran 60 yards for the TD. Thomas owned Taylor on a couple of other long completions as well.
13 posted on 01/09/2012 12:02:48 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: dr_lew

[ Well now, what about Brady and Belichek? These must qualify as Satan’s palace guard, at least. ]

God vs. Satan.... Now thats a game..


14 posted on 01/09/2012 12:09:49 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Sick of Lefties
Tim Tebow is a left handed Joe Kapp. Wobbly passes and lots of smash-mouth running.
15 posted on 01/09/2012 3:18:58 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Good point. And don’t forget the nine other guys in Broncos uniforms who were on the field, blocking and giving Tiebow protection to throw the ball. Yes, Tiebow is a good player, maybe even a great one, but Vince Lombardi said it best, “There is no I in team.”


16 posted on 01/09/2012 3:22:18 AM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: dr_lew

“Well now, what about Brady and Belichek? These must qualify as Satan’s palace guard”....That reminds me of that Ryan Parker song about the Patriots and the Giants Super Bowl Game. But Parker named the Patriots the Legion of Doom...fun parody song (even though it’s dated now.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wn-MIuAfmE


17 posted on 01/09/2012 3:25:10 AM PST by dawn53
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To: SaxxonWoods

Demaryius”


18 posted on 01/09/2012 3:27:09 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sick of Lefties

I am hoping he uses his popularity to endorse and campaign for Santorum. I can just see the two of them at rallies.


19 posted on 01/09/2012 3:52:34 AM PST by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: Sick of Lefties

” In his acceptance speech, he thanked his mother for not aborting him as she was advised to do by MD’s.”

This is Tebow’s Alger Hiss moment. The thing that made the Haters see red. I knew there had to be something behind the Hate of yet another Athelete who signs the Cross or genuflects. Didn’t know much about Tebow, so I’d wondered what SPECIFICALLY was behind it. Their Rage is implacable. They will do all they can to take him down.


20 posted on 01/09/2012 4:12:22 AM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: hosepipe

God vs. Satan.... Now thats a game..

It only seems likea game; the outcome is the one thing in all of Creation that is never in doubt.


21 posted on 01/09/2012 4:15:46 AM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: JaguarXKE

Husband chanced to turn on the game right at the overtime coin toss. He’d been watching it in his man cave but he came out and turned it on my TV, at my request because hey, while I’m a Ravens fan, I was intrigued by watching an overtime on football. This happens so seldom so I wanted to see it.

I almost broke the floor when my jaw dropped at that great touchdown that unfolded before my eyes that were so eager to see some OT action.

It had it all...Tebow, the Steelers that I hate, a magnificent touchdown.

Later as I smiled into the night at my chance to have seen that, live, and on a sudden whim. Bob Maher likes to smirk that Tebow’s God abandons him from time to time when the play goes bad.

While I don’t want to get way-out and say that God blessed the Broncos, way I figger, if God gets blamed when it goes bad for Tebow, this time God gets some of the credit.

From me, at least.

;)


22 posted on 01/09/2012 5:02:21 AM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sick of Lefties

The overtime coin toss took longer than overtime itself.


23 posted on 01/09/2012 5:07:51 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Fishtalk
A fool like Bill Maher does not understand Providence at all.

Consider what happened to Paul:

25Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep. 26I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren; 27I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. 28Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.

Yet today hundreds of millions know of Paul and read him, while hardly anyone remembers the emperors and generals of his time.

24 posted on 01/09/2012 5:29:04 AM PST by hellbender
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To: Sick of Lefties
I get tired of people saying God's hand determines the outcome (not that He couldn't). This is about a man having enough faith to give 100% all of the time. He will win some and lose some, but his faith transcends into leadership and an infectious attitude among his fellow players. The secular press despises him because he has faith and has chosen to lead an exemplary life while other players provide them with headlines detailing their drug use and abusive acts. We could all learn a lesson from this, observing that faith binds the team together in a common cause. Just imagine what a Congress could do with such faith. Oh, I forget, that happened in 1775.
25 posted on 01/09/2012 5:33:26 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: Sick of Lefties
Tebow finished with 316 yards (204 to Thomas on four receptions) and two touchdowns on 10/21 completions and a QB rating of 125.6.

Tebow passed for 3:16 yards! Coincidence? I don't think so!

26 posted on 01/09/2012 5:41:01 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Fishtalk
the Steelers that I hate,

I just talked to the God that you referred to many times in your post, and He said it's not real nice to hate, especially women.

He said He doesn't like to admit it, but, He hates the Ravens, especially the murderer that is a linebacker when he's not stabbing people.

He hasn't made up His mind about the fans.

27 posted on 01/09/2012 6:18:27 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: ixtl

Nor is there an “I” in Tebow. ;)


28 posted on 01/09/2012 6:26:34 AM PST by Ax
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To: USS Alaska

;)


29 posted on 01/09/2012 7:08:38 AM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Boomer One

Amen.

Though the question about whether God determines outcomes—predestination “vs.” freedom—is a deep theological one.

Has anyone written intelligently about Tebow’s affect on his teammates? Do they love him? Hate him? Would they go to Thermopylae with him? Is anyone going back to Church after being away? How did he get along at Florida? Are they proud that they played with him?


30 posted on 01/09/2012 8:03:05 AM PST by Sick of Lefties
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To: SaxxonWoods

He probably does this morning.


31 posted on 01/09/2012 8:25:08 AM PST by xone
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To: Sick of Lefties

I find it funny that if the talking heads in the NFL would have just ignored Tebow and his praying no one would be talking about it and like the white house Haloween party no one would know of it.

The media is getting exactly what it deserves for “feeding the trolls” out there.


32 posted on 01/09/2012 9:28:15 AM PST by GraceG
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To: ixtl

Other 9? 9 + 1. Doggone it! Maybe that’s why the lost the last 3. They were playing one short.


33 posted on 01/09/2012 10:09:24 AM PST by JDPendry
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To: JDPendry

There is nothing wrong with my math..... Tiebow (1) + Thomas (1) + the other members of the Broncos on the field (9) = 11.


34 posted on 01/09/2012 11:05:48 AM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: TalBlack
God vs. Satan.... Now that's a game...

My parents have an LP dramatic version of such a game. Loved listening to it as a kid. Cannot remember if Jesus was one of the main players, or the coach.

35 posted on 01/09/2012 11:07:19 AM PST by madison10
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To: Ax; JDPendry
Sorry about misspelling Tebow’s name. Ever get something stuck in your head; even though you know it is wrong, it just won't go away? And no, I am not talking about major stuff, just the occasional little thing.
36 posted on 01/09/2012 11:13:21 AM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: TalBlack

TalBlack, and readers:

I changed that portion of the post after reviewing his Heisman acceptance and dinner speeches. He thanked her for instilling character in him.

I couldn’t find an article on google to verify that Tebow himself had publicly thanked his mother specifically for not aborting him. Others paraphrased him as doing so, which is apparently what I remembered when sitting down at the keyboard.

The blog post now reads:

“Tebow was a demigod in college at Florida where he won a national championship, and the Heisman Trophy, the first sophomore to win college football’s most vaunted prize. He began his acceptance speech by thanking his Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

The following year he withdrew his name from consideration on Playboy’s pre-season all American team. It wasn’t his type of magazine; he was a virgin, and didn’t revel at pictures of naked women.

He later made two pro-life commercials for Focus on the Family, which aired during Super Bowl XLIV. They featured his mother, who had declined to accept MD’s advice to abort him. Mother and son are obviously very close, and happy. He’s her miracle baby; she’s the one who chose to protect rather than kill him. God is the one who preserved his life.”

My apologies for the inaccuracy, which I want to rectify.


37 posted on 01/09/2012 4:36:38 PM PST by Sick of Lefties
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