This week we’re investigating the challenges and persecutions against Christians in the United States. Here’s a new one.
Tim Tebow, a publicly professed Christian, has stated in no uncertain terms that he plans to save himself for marriage. Intent on ruining the reputation of a Christian public figure, a website that prides itself on setting up adulterous affairs (whose link I will not supply) has offered a bounty. A bounty on Tebow’s virginity. The bawdy website is offering 1 million dollars to the woman who can prove she has slept with Tebow.
As disgusting as that is, it is equally preposterous: the proof that the website will accept against Tebow’s virginity. The website has agreed to accept a sworn affidavit from the accuser’s mother.
“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” Proverbs 22:1
It is a Christian’s honor and duty to maintain a God-pleasing, Christ-representing reputation. The Holy Spirit helps us in our weaknesses, because as people we are incapable of living up to our Creator’s perfect standards.
I pray that Tebow has truly kept his virginity for the sake of the Gospel. If he has fallen or falls, it is no cause for condemnation:
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,a because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.