Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Football Prophesy?

As many fans know, Tim Tebow used to wear a biblical reference in his eye black during his college playing days. The Heisman winning  quarterback is a devout Christian and the passage that tells of Jesus' coming being a sign of God's love means a great deal to him. While he no longer wears the lettering in the pros, numerous people noticed the eerie "John 3:16" coincidence that occurred during the Bronco's shocking defeat of the Pittsburgh Steelers game on Sunday. (read about it in the above link)

However, that is not the only Bible-related event that took place during the game in Denver. Consider these statistics:

  • Ben Rothlesburger passed for 289 yards and Proverbs 28:9 reads: "He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination." Could this be a sign that the once dominant Pittsburgh QB has abandoned his faith and, in so doing, may soon find himself out of the NFL?

  • Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas caught 4 passes for an average of 51 yards and one touchdown. In Luke 1:51 we are told: "He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts." Doesn't that sound like a particular football player who's initials are TT?

  • Pittsburgh running back Isaac Redman had a total of 121 yards on 17 attempts for an average of 7.12 yards per carry. Doesn't Matthew 7:12 teach us "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." Commonly known as The Golden Rule, Jesus frees everyone from the hundreds of religious restrictions from the Old Testament in this passage. Unfortunately, the overtime rules of football that did not give Pittsburgh a chance to possess the ball remain in effect.



And finally, Denver had only 29:05 minutes of possession, 2 minutes less than Pittsburgh, and yet won the game. Shockingly, Genesis 29:5 says "He said to them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" "Yes, we know him," they answered." If that doesn't blow your mind, then maybe it's time for you to consider some serious Bible study!

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Now, I'm not a super religious person however, I think its pretty effing selfish to pray for yourself during a professional sporting event. Kids are sick, troops are being blown up, why not use those prayers on something important? You probably didn't watch this season's Survivor but they prayed all the time for themselves too. It was a game show! I really hope the Patriot's defense take this running back, oh sorry - quarterback down so I can stop hearing about effing Tim Tebow.

The end.

Julianna said...

I have no issue with his devout beliefs. I actually commend his vocalness. HOWEVER....

Don't use the NFL as your platform.

What if he was a muslim? Would all of Colorado be loving him then?

I agree with Michelle, God has other things to tend to than a frickin' football game.

Trooper Thorn said...

Then I guess neither of you will enjoy this site where they speculate what his celebrity baby might look like:
http://www.nfl.com/photos/09000d5d825e125d?campaign=Facebook_photos#id:09000d5d825e250d

tammy said...

Now I know why there's so much football on Sunday.


(And M - Maybe he wasn't asking for a win. Maybe he was just thanking the God he believes in for all he's been blessed with?)

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