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Published:January 16th, 2012 11:11 EST

Would Jesus Condemn Tim Tebow To Hell Not the NFL?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."


Matthew 6:5

Jesus Christ blasted the Pharisees for making a Hollywood production out of praying. These religious leaders, clad in their flowing white robes, loved to pray in public, where they could be seen by everyone. The humble carpenter from Nazareth warned these sanctimonious hypocrites: Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?

I`m persuaded that Jesus would have the same harsh condemnation for Tim Tebow and his sanctimonious antics on the NFL gridiron.

Think about it, is Tebow famous for praying for world peace or a cure for cancer? No, he is notorious for praying (tebowing) when he scores a touchdown. You don`t have to be a rocket scientist or a theologian to discern that the outcome of a football game isn`t a pressing concern of any deity. By tebowing whenever he performs well on the football field, Tebow is demonstrating that he is a vainglorious fool and, he`s making a mockery of his faith.

Jesus would surely tell Tim Tebow that by tebowing in public he has his reward: Endorsements and the adulation of the fans. But the reward of paradise will elude him. The scantily-clad cheerleaders, working their butts off to entertain the fans, will sashay into heaven before the Denver Broncos quarterback.

Tebow, we freakin` get it: You are a born again Christian. The next time you score a touchdown, silently thank Jesus, atheists and humble Christians will be eternally grateful.

Tebow, how can you escape the damnation of hell if you don`t stop acting like a selfish religious moron?

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