Thursday, June 5, 2014

Drew Brees on his faith in Christ

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees talks about his faith in Christ. It's wonderful that professional athletes who are Christians-- Brees, Tim Tebow,  Robert Griffin III, Aaron Rogers, among others-- seem increasingly to be willing to talk publicly about their faith in the Lord.



Personal witness by athletes is very powerful, and a wonderful influence, particularly on young fans.  

19 comments:

  1. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 5, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    We're also seeing a few more open expressions of faith from Hollywood following the post-60's left-wing purges. Denzel Washington, for example, is a man of faith and gave a powerful performance in the post-apocalyptic "The Book of Eli". And it's no secret anymore that Christian-themed films can yield major box office dollars.

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  2. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 5, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    Daily Image™:

    Good trade.

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  3. Because nothing pleases baby Jesus more than when drastically overpaid & pampered athletes score a touchdown or hit a home run. Yet somehow those who don't believe seem to do just as well.

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    1. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 5, 2014 at 7:29 AM

      Troll: "do just as well"

      Um.... yeah.

      [H]e makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust..."
      --- Matt 5:45

      Trolls suck.” (jezebel.com)

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    2. [H]e makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust..."

      Just as you would expect if he weren’t there at all, how convenient.

      Christ stains always portray those Jesus thanking athletes as humble, when in fact their attributing their success to the favor of the all-powerful creator god is an act of extreme hubris.

      -KW

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    3. "But mostly upon the just
      'Cause the unjust has got the just's umbrella".

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    4. "...and then the universe was created."

      Just as you would expect if He were there from the beginning, how convenient.

      Atheists always portray themselves as intellectually superior, when in fact their attributing the universe's existence to random chance is an act of extreme intellectual absurdity.

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    5. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 5, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      Snif...

      Trolls.

      "Physician" and "sailor" trolls. Trolls who confuse "pathologist" with "pathological". Intelecktual trolls, "turgid" with "existential" "hubris".

      Power washer time.

      Trolls suck.” (jezebel.com)

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    6. Senile old fart,

      You're the Internet troll - making comments off topic (what exactly does a church's opinion on Obama have to do with professional athletes having faith? - I'll let the comment about Hollywood actors having faith as being almost on topic - for you) and abusing anyone who disagrees with you - such as KW noting that non-religious professional athletes do just as well as religious ones.

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  4. A mind is a terrible thing, Anonymous. I didn't hear any talk of sports. Are you sure you saw the same video?

    As to what Brees actually said, I'm not a fan of the "Jesus in my heart," language although I am very sympathetic to it and understand what an evangelical means when he/she says it. They mean, I have become a new creation as a result of the new birth of my spirit and as a result have accepted the Lordship of Christ over all of me. On second thought, maybe "I have Jesus in my heart," is a little easier to say.

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  5. Drew Brees said, "...I remember our pastor talking about God looking for a few good men."

    What we as Christians have to remember is that we don't choose God -- God chooses us. He lifts up the poor and lowly in order to show the world that with His grace those whom the world considers the least among us are capable of great things. That's not to say that the rich and powerful are incapable. St. Francis of Assisi was wealthy and threw it all away (and while he was still young) for God -- no small sacrifice.

    The point being, spiritual greatness is more important than worldly greatness. It's wonderful that people as influential as Drew Brees are using their platform to promote faith in Jesus Christ and leading by example.

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    1. “What we as Christians have to remember is that we don't choose God -- God chooses us.”

      Remember that next time you have a problem with non-Christians, you’ll know who to blame.

      -KW

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    2. You're just looking to pass the buck. God calls everyone but not everyone accepts. We have this thing called free will.

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    3. I’m not looking to pass the buck; I was just pointing out you were way out of line with mainstream Christian dogma when you said “we don’t choose God”. I see you’ve corrected yourself, good for you.

      -KW

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    4. Actually, I didn't "correct" anything but rather cleared up a misconception.

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    5. Michael,

      Your misconception. LOL.

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  6. My assessment --

    Until that moment on his 17th birthday, young Mr Brees had (correctly) ascertained that present-day American Christianity was "a woman thing", that it had nothing to offer -- nor to ask of -- a man. But, with his pastor explicitly linking Christianity to masculinity, to masculine virtues, the young man had the epiphany that his cultural experience of what we might call Churchianity does not delimit the whole of Christianity.

    Sadly, based on his response to the question, "What does it mean to be one of God's 'few good men'?", he appears to to have reverted to the feminized, not-quite Christianity of present-day American cultural "Christianity". I mean, listen to the pointless blather of his response ... it's the sort of vaugue, emotive, "relational" thing a woman would say.

    Mind you, I'm not at all insinuating that Mr Brees doesn't sincerely serve Christ.

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  7. KW, I think Michael is right. Here is the Apostle Paul on the subject:

    "This son was our ancestor Isaac. When he married Rebekah, she gave birth to twins.11 But before they were born, before they had done anything good or bad, she received a message from God. (This message shows that God chooses people according to his own purposes; 12 he calls people, but not according to their good or bad works.) She was told,

    “Your older son will serve your younger son.” 13 In the words of the Scriptures, “I loved Jacob, but I rejected Esau.”

    14 Are we saying, then, that God was unfair? Of course not! 15 For God said to Moses,

    “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.”

    16 So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it. 17 For the Scriptures say that God told Pharaoh,

    “I have appointed you for the very purpose of displaying my power in you and to spread my fame throughout the earth.”

    18 So you see, God chooses to show mercy to some, and he chooses to harden the hearts of others so they refuse to listen. 19 Well then, you might say,

    “Why does God blame people for not responding? Haven’t they simply done what he makes them do?”

    20 No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it,

    “Why have you made me like this?”

    21 When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn’t he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into? 22 In the same way, even though God has the right to show his anger and his power, he is very patient with those on whom his anger falls, who are destined for destruction. 23 He does this to make the riches of his glory shine even brighter on those to whom he shows mercy, who were prepared in advance for glory." Romans 9:10-23 (NLT)

    Perhaps you are simply a vessel that God has destined for destruction.

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