So yeah, it came as a complete shock to me yesterday when I found myself defending Tebow’s fourth quarter prowess against the insults being hurled at him by the object of my affection. She was calling the poor kid everything but a quarterback, and there I was, for some hypocritical reason, defending him based upon his proven ability to win tight football games. It all began with a simple debate over whether the Cleveland Browns should position themselves to draft Andrew Luck in the 2012 draft, because I don’t think their current quarterback, Colt McCoy, can win games – next thing I know she’s draped me into singing the virtues of the young man who has become a legend and favorite of Christians throughout the world for his visual displays of being a committed follower of Jesus Christ. Tim Tebow is just one of those guys you have to like – he’s a winner, and you may not respect the unorthodox way he goes about winning, but you have to respect the fact that the kid get’s it done. Dave Hartline’s recent article Why The Secular Left Dislikes Tim Tebow adds even more reason why Christians love the guy.
That being said, Tim is a son Bob Tebow, as well as a faithful volunteer and financial contributor of BTEA which has, since 1985, been spreading false teachings throughout the Philippines to deceivingly lure Catholics out of the Catholic Church and into Protestant confusiondom. That is, out of the only Church that Jesus Christ started through His Apostles and into unBiblical denominations.
Even though over 80% of the population of the Philippines is Catholic, the BTEA says this on their website:
The Philippines, a country comprised of over 7,100 islands, has historically been an area of abuse and conquest. Of the 86 million Filipinos, we estimate that over 65 million have never once heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Also according to their website, the goal of BTEA is to continue to attack the Catholic Church by dividing and fragmenting the people of God with their false teaching:
Our PLAN is to preach the Gospel in every village in the Philippines in the next few years. The task is great, but God specializes and delights in doing the impossible! We intend to increase our staff of national evangelists to 60. By dividing the country into theaters of operation, with each evangelist assigned to a specific area, and working extremely hard, we intend to preach the Gospel in every village. The plan includes providing theological training and guidance to help national pastors to conduct the best possible follow-up.
Jesus Christ prayed that we all would be one, so that the world would believe and know that the Father sent His Son (Cf. John 17:21-23). Therefore, it follows that if we are not one, then the world has every reason not to believe our Gospel. For the past 500 hundred years, false ministries such as BTEA have been poaching Catholics into their synagogues of lies and heresy and together have contributed to fragmenting of Christians into over 30,000 Protestant denominations and their thousands of conflicting and competing doctrines. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of Bob Tebow’s converts are poorly catechized Filipino Catholics. By aiding Satan in dividing the people of God Protestantism has, for the past 500 years, not only made Christianity weaker, but has also made it a mockery to the world. It is true, that because of groups like the BTEA, and their destructive machinations, the world has no reason to believe that the Father sent us His Son, because we are not one.
This is why faithful Catholics find it difficult to root for Tim Tebow. Inasmuch as he is a winner and we love winners, we also know the ministry that he gave his heart and soul to ever since he was a child is anti-Catholic, and that he using his new wealth to support his father’s plan to attack the Catholic Church.
Can we separate Tim Tebow on the football field from his evangelization efforts during the off season or from his financial contributions to BTEA? Can we separate the son from the anti-Catholic father? Indeed, these are good questions. As for me, I’d rather just keep it simple. Therefore I’m back to booing Tim Tebow until I forget to again. . . .