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Ecumenical: Christian QB's Stats Evoke Bible Verse [Tebow and John 3:16]
CBN.com - Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | January 9, 2012

Posted on 01/10/2012 9:46:23 AM PST by topher

Christian Quarterback's Stats Evoke Bible Verse

DENVER - Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has accidentally, but perhaps providentially, made John 3:16 the most searched item on Google.

Not only did Tebow -- the outspoken son of Christian missionaries -- produce an upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers with his touchdown pass in overtime, but that pass left him with 316 yards. He averaged 31.6 yards per toss, and CBS's TV rating peaked at 31.6 during the game.

All those 3-16s had flocks of fans searching the Internet, where they found the Bible verse where Jesus says: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life."

In college, Tebow sometimes painted John 3:16 in the eye black on his face. But on Sunday, the numbers preached for themselves.


TOPICS: Catholic; Charismatic Christian; Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Mainline Protestant; Orthodox Christian; Other Christian; Prayer
KEYWORDS: cbn; denver; john316; pittsbugh; tebow; tebowtime
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1 posted on 01/10/2012 9:46:28 AM PST by topher
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To: topher

“John 3:16, the most searched item on Google.”

Timothy Tebow’s mission.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 9:52:21 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: topher
There is a frenzy on the Internet about this -- which is a good thing.
John 3:16

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


King James Version (KJV)


3 posted on 01/10/2012 9:54:09 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: CainConservative
It is also God's will. Tim Tebow parents are missionaries.

I had prayed that what Tebow did on Sunday would open some eyes.

As for myself [on my FreeRepublic.com homepage], I have the saying:

Science shows us the Infinite Perfection of God and the Finite Imperfection of the Human Race!

Tim is imperfect, but he did have a clause in his contract that if he threw a touchdown pass in a playoff game, he would receive a million dollar bonus!

4 posted on 01/10/2012 10:00:13 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

What will people say if Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees or Tom Brady manages to pass for 666 yards in a game?


5 posted on 01/10/2012 10:01:15 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Was Millard Fillmore's nickname Witt?)
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To: topher

If you subtract Jordan Jefferson’s run/pass yards from Bama’s total offense yards, you get 316.


6 posted on 01/10/2012 10:04:29 AM PST by petitfour
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To: topher

Let me preface this comment by saying that I have always (and still do) considered Tebow to be a great young man and Christian.

However, during his game against the Steelers on Sunday, a friend brought up something I have not considered before. Tebow’s family runs a mission in the Philippines— a country that is majority Catholic but does have populations of Protestants, Muslims, and other religions. Who exactly is Tebow preaching to there? Is it other Protestants and non-Christians, or is he one of those people who feel that Catholics need to be converted to his version of Christianity?


7 posted on 01/10/2012 10:08:05 AM PST by WPaCon
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To: topher
The LA Times has an article reminding us that Tim Tebow was once banned from having John 3:16 painted onto his football eye black (the black paint that football players use under their eyes).

Reference the LA Times article:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2012/01/tim-tebow-john-316.html -- John 3:16 message delivered by Tim Tebow's arm

There is also this photo from API via Yahoo:


8 posted on 01/10/2012 10:09:18 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
It should be pointed out that there were:

1. A number of 316 co-incidences in the game, as pointed out by the article.

2. Tim Tebow had been banned from having Face Paint with John 3:16 under his eyes.

3. Tim Tebow had been the subject of criticism for saying that he wanted to thank his "Lord Jesus and Savior" after one of his games.

Tim is the son of Christian Missionaries. He is trying to profess his Christian faith as a QB in the NFL.

Bottom line: that would be apples to oranges.

9 posted on 01/10/2012 10:13:05 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
What will people say if Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees or Tom Brady manages to pass for 666 yards in a game?

That they are distant relatives of Obama~~;)

10 posted on 01/10/2012 10:14:19 AM PST by Isabel2010
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To: WPaCon
The Philippines is not the United States.

It is a nationwide event to show devotion to the Divine Mercy at 3pm.

The Phillipines has had two peaceful revolutions where the rosary was key to the success of these peaceful revolutions.

Basically, the Philippines is a Catholic nation that one or two missionaries will not change.

However, what Tim has done is the United States is a great good considering how immoral the United States is these days.

Finally, as a Roman Catholic, I have to say that Catholics need to preach like the other Christians are doing.

I personally like John 3:15 over John 3:16, and I find it very interesting what Jesus says in the verses that lead up to John 3:16 [Basically that Jesus has a hard enough time trying to explain things of earth to people let alone heaven...]

A friend of mine was one of 50 people invited to meet with Pope John Paul II during his layover in Saint Louis, MO on his way to Mexico City in January 1999. The person said that the message of Pope John Paul II was one that need to be preaching and reaching out to people -- just is Tim Tebow is trying to do [and is being martyred for his efforts by the media].

11 posted on 01/10/2012 10:20:54 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
TruthShallSetYouFree wrote:

What will people say if Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees or Tom Brady manages to pass for 666 yards in a game?

We need to stop focusing on the Gospel of Hate and focus on the Gospel of Love

The The True Gospel is the The Gospel of Love

Jesus said that the two greatest commandments are:

Love God with your WHOLE heart, mind and sould.

Love your neighbor as yourself.

Let us try to focus on love and not hate...

12 posted on 01/10/2012 10:26:31 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

It seems to go unnoticed that his OT Receiver, Thomas, has a 25 December B’day...


13 posted on 01/10/2012 10:29:13 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: topher
In reply #12, the Gospel of Hate is ORANGE to remind us of the fires of hell.

By contrast, the Gospel of Love is RED to remind us of the blood Jesus shed for our sins (as well as the blood of the Martyrs) and to remind us to love one another.

14 posted on 01/10/2012 10:29:23 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: G Larry
Interesting co-incidence. The receiver's brilliant run (evading/stiff arming tacklers) gave Tebow a million dollar bonus because of Tebow's contract. I guess Thomas gave Tebow an interesting present (Catholics end the Christmas season on Sunday with that Feast...)

In the Catholic Religion, and probably other Christian religions, the Christmas season ended.

15 posted on 01/10/2012 10:33:38 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: All
It is my hope that folks on this thread focus on the:

Gospel of Love

It is my hope with some of these football games that something might happen to bring people closer to God and farther from Satan... Some of the controversy surrounding Tim Tebow is doing that.

God bless!

16 posted on 01/10/2012 10:37:37 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

“There is a frenzy on the Internet about this — which is a good thing.”

Indeed. And we pray that the Holy Ghost cause all those people to have saving faith, that is, believing on the Lord Jesus Christ; trusting that He and He alone is their personal Savior.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 11:27:12 AM PST by MichaelCorleone
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“What will people say if Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees or Tom Brady manages to pass for 666 yards in a game?”

What will they say if they pass 66.6?

I’m not a big numerologist myself, but the Bible is heavily numerological.

The probability of all of those stats being as they are, and aligned as they are is interestingly low.

If it led to all that Googling, so much the spookier.

A bunch of folks won’t be able to say they hadn’t heard the news at least.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 11:59:52 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: WPaCon

Some missions are there not to spread the word, but to feed the poor. The Philippines have plenty of poor people. Father Damian on Molokai was there to help the lepers (visit and help the sick - one of the ‘fruits of the holy spirit’)


19 posted on 01/10/2012 12:04:23 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: RinaseaofDs
Some missions are there not to spread the word, but to feed the poor.

From what I have seen of Tebow's missionary work, he does both.

20 posted on 01/10/2012 12:12:09 PM PST by WPaCon
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To: G Larry
Your comment reminds of why a Korean woman converted in the 1990's.

The Korean woman had doubts about Christianity.

But then she ran into a Christian from India.

The Christian was from the part of India (Southwest Coast) that the Apostle Thomas converted 2000 years ago (the seven churches that Apostle Thomas started are still in existence today).

When the man from India said he was a Saint Thomas Christian, the Korean woman was in disbelief.

Then the Korean woman remembered that the Apostle Thomas was known in the Gospels as a doubter.

She came to realize that her doubts about Christianity was similar to the doubts of the Apostle Thomas that Jesus had risen from the dead.

The Korean woman was converted to Christianity on account of her encounter with the Saint Thomas Christian.

If one gets a chance to talk to a Saint Thomas Christian, one might find it interesting.

They had very little contact with the rest of Christianity over the past 2000 years. And yet the faith survived in India such that there are 7 churches that have a history of 2000 years.

Such is the power of faith. This made her r

21 posted on 01/10/2012 5:53:10 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: MichaelCorleone
These people who might become interested need our prayers.

The Parable of the Seed [Matthew 13:3-43, Mark 4:3-20, and Luke 8:5-15].

Though people may today embrace things, it may be like the seed that landed on rocky ground or the seed that had weeds grow up amongst the good seed.

We must pray that if people take interest that they will grow strong roots, and learn to avoid evil.

22 posted on 01/10/2012 6:04:39 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: All; topher

http://johnmcternansinsights.blogspot.com/


23 posted on 01/10/2012 11:24:17 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass ,Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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