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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has always been very open about his faith in Christ. In his college days, he wore eye black with Bible verses printed on them. When he moved to the national Football League, Tebow continued to look for ways to share his faith with fans. When Tebow was given the starting quarterback position, a new fan item emerged that has raised eyebrows and questions. A new replica jersey is now available in the teams colors displaying Tebow’s number, and in place of Tebow’s name, the jersey reads, “Jesus.”

Some who have seen the jersey think it has gone too far, making the quarterback out to more than an athlete. They contend it is okay for a Christian football player to pray on the sidelines, wear Bible verses, or express their faith openly. They are concerned that Tebow’s fans are elevating him too much. Others say they think the jersey is a good promotion of Tebow’s beliefs because the bible challenges Christians to be like Jesus. Pastor Marcus Buckley of Riverside Baptist Church in Greer, Colorado likes the idea. He said, “To me it just shows a cultural bias against Christ and Christianity. It’s not saying that he is Christ, it’s saying he’s trying to demonstrate and live that out and as Christians that’s what were supposed to do.”

--Tebow 'Jesus' Jerseys: Good Faith Promotion or Blasphemous?;

.http://www.christianpost.com/news/tebow-jesus-jerseys-good-faith-promotion-or-blasphemous-61865; November 15, 2011, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Galatians 2:20 (GW) “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live I live by believing in God's Son, who loved me and took the punishment for my sins.”

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