About the author: Allan Erickson

After college, Allan Erickson enjoyed an 11-year career in journalism. He then turned to sales and marketing for a decade. Fourteen years ago he started his own recruitment company. Allan & wife Jodi have four children and live in Oregon. He is the author of "The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence," Tate Publishing, 2012. He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. To contact him, email: allanlerickson@gmail.com

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  • Michael Glatze

    which “news” organization is it? What I learned a few years ago is that some Christian media outlets would rather do a “sensational story” than go to the source who is discussed in the story for truth… you are right to call that accusing the brethren and unbiblical.

    • violater1

      Christian News is group!

  • John Kirkwood

    Actually, he did cave. Did you write this prior to seeing the excuse his e posted on Twitter? What was the ‘new information?’ His actions have thrown that Pastor and that church under the bus. While I think that it is a reach to compare him to Peter denying Christ, it certainly fits Peter in front of the Antioch church or John Mark abandoning Paul and Barnabas or for that matter Dems forsaking Paul.
    Maybe you just were not aware of where the pressure was coming for him to cave.

    • John Kirkwood

      Demas.

    • LadyforLiberty

      At least we have the comfort that in USA we have a separation between Church and State!
      What was this so called “story” about again??

      • Evermyrtle

        Says who?? There is nothing which says we have separation between church and state. The whole thing belongs to GOD, HE made it all and HE is the only one that has a right to proclaim a separation between church and state, so where can you find anything like that in HIS WORD.

      • John Kirkwood

        Separation of Church and State have absolutely nothing to do with this issue. This is an issue of a man who was more than happy to be in the public eye as a disciple of Christ until it became inconvenient. This is about a celebrity who just aided in the slander of a good Pastor and a great church. I wonder how all you would feel if it was your Pastor and your church? Would you still be making lame excuses for an obvious indiscretion?

    • Evermyrtle

      Most of us were not searching for something to cut him down with and again, we forget the failures to GOD we make everyday. I am a sinner, repented and striving to live for HIM and make mistakes everyday. How about you??

      • John Kirkwood

        I prefer the Tebow that knelt to God no matter what one thought than the one that kneels to please the alphabet thought police. #tebowcaved
        Public sins are to be commented on in public. Would you dress down Paul for going nose to nose with Peter in the Antioch Church? For not taking John Mark on the 2nd Missionary Journey. This is not about his “personal” relationship to Christ. This is about discipleship which comes at a very high cost … “you must hate father, mother even self … let the dead bury their dead.”
        I reject hero worship. There is one celebrity worthy of our worship and that is Jesus Christ. If I sin publicly having “hung out my shingle” as a disciple of Christ, then I should be rebuked for leading others astray.

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  • Songbirde

    He didn’t cave, people. This church is vocally anti-Semetic, which is just wrong. He supports Israel. I support him!!! Do your research!!!

    • lara

      THANK YOU..THE BIASED LIB MEDIA AND THE IDIOT LEFT WING NUTS ARE TRYING TO DESTROY FAITH….

      • Evermyrtle

        You are exactly right. What boggles my mind is why people cannot leave him alone to live his life for JESUS as he please, this is a right given to him by GOD. It is not the business of of the world Everyone of these people who try to control him, would react quite violently if someone told them to believe differently that hey believe but still they think they have a right to control the minds and hearts of everyone else.. This just shows the level of the wickedness of today’s world.

        Was he wrong to break the appointment with the church??I don’t know, I do not know why he did it. I and the rest of the world should allow Tebow and the church settle the matter.
        I have faith in Tebow and will until he proves me wrong and this does not prove anything. I will also continue to pray for him as should all Christians who know about him.

        • violater1

          Let it not boggle your mind any longer! Their satanic jealousy and their God given conscience are in conflict and as Jesus stated at Calgory on the cross”Forgive them father for they know not what they do”! Therein the dove of love set in greatest example from a tortured and dying Son of Man sent by Jehovah God himself to be sacrificed for our sins! I am but a mere man of weakness and sin who succumbs to influence of the worst kind, but I know also in whom I am believing and in whom my life, my trust,my love and my soul remains with until the day of my death and uniting with him who has sacrificed so much for so little! But in this is Gods everlasting and eternal love! I praise his holy name and ask his forgiveness in all things!

      • gail2012

        That’s because they have no idea what’s in the Bible or the unconditional love God has for us. These liberals leftist anything goes. All God asks is that we search for the truth and it will be revealed. Call on the name if Jesus Dr repent of your sin and you will be saved to live a life full if blessings. What’s so bad about that.

    • LadyforLiberty

      Songbirde: You may just be on a list by now. You know that Obama does NOT support Israel don`t you??

      • rivahmitch

        I suspest many of us have been on the Kenuan fascist’s list for years. Who cares? When they come, just take down as many as you can before they get you. It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees. Semper Fi!

        • violater1

          So true through our eyes of humankind and I too will be with you on this! But jesus teaches us to pray for our enemies that they may be subjected to Gods will, Jesus was never violent nor did he support such such as when Peter cut off the ear in the garden of gethsemany! But he in his loving manner scolded Peter and healed the Jewish soldiers ear!
          We in our weak human ways will fight the fight for our brothers and sister and we will have to give our all in this fight but there is forgiveness at the great resurrection and the second coming of CHRIST! May it be ever so soon to preclude suffering! Only Jehovah God knows the time of Christ return but I pray it to be soon! For the sake of Israel and the USA!

      • Songbirde

        I’m sure I am on the “list”… doesn’t matter, the truth is the truth, and I will not kow tow to that liar-in-chief…

    • violater1

      10-4 and a big hallaluah and Amen!

    • John Kirkwood

      You are now bearing false witness against a good Pastor and a historic Church. Teaching “faith alone in Christ alone” is not ‘vocally anti-Semitic’ and you ought to be ashamed of yourself for peddling these lies to uphold your fallen hero.

      • Songbirde

        John, you need to do your own research, and see yourself what they say. No, “Faith alone in Christ alone” is not anti-Semetic, and I didn’t say it was. I said that they are “vocally anti-Semetic”, which is what Tebow discovered, and then he cancelled his speaking engagement. You really ought to do the research before you call someone a liar. Btw, there ARE people who believe “Faith alone in Christ alone”, and are STILL anti-Semetic, frustrating as that is, since Jesus was born into a Jewish family, and they still don’t get it. I’ve met some of them. Oh, and Tebow is not my “hero”, as you put it. He is a fellow servant and Brother in the Lord, which brings up the question, “Why are YOU so eager to put him down before you know all the facts?” Shouldn’t you be examining your OWN attitude?

        • Cleaner

          ” I said that they are “vocally anti-Semetic”, which is what Tebow discovered,…”

          They are NOT “anti-Semitic”. That is INSANE, evil, or you’re merely a tool for stating as much.

          My God, Screwtape is a live and well in this thread…

        • Guest

          “I said that they are “vocally anti-Semetic”, which is what Tebow discovered,…”

          You lay a claim like that and fail to support it? Miserable of you, horrible.

          PROVE IT.

    • Guest

      “This church is vocally anti-Semetic”,…”

      You lay a claim like that and fail to support it? Miserable of you, horrible.

      PROVE IT.

    • Cleaner

      Songbirde? Evil little malicious troll? You need to repent and listen to the man you have slandered. If this was my forum you’d be banned for playing the role of Screwtape. Even TMZ treated this man better than you did:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QFCAaZvHggo

  • Steve Johnson

    Regardless of the reason for the cancellation, it’s painfully obvious to me that Believers… like Republicans, are very quick to bury their wounded. That’s one thing Liberals have over Christians… they actually rally around their own when they fall.

    • Evermyrtle

      You r are right in that , Satan is always there to support his followers, they only need to be against anything Christian and they will ride with you and egg you on. This is not such an occasion. Satan and his people, liberals his favorite ones, are trying to destroy the church and he will egg on everyone who joins in this abomination.

  • lara

    THEY DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO BASH TIM….SO WHAT!! LETS SEE IF HE RESCHEDULES BEFORE YOU CONDEMN….

  • pgson

    People in general are too quick to rush to tear down, not lift up. No-one is ever perfect enough that the moment anyone does anything even perceived as contrary, they’re targeted for elimination, usually by hypocrites that couldn’t hold their jock straps, pun intended. And many follow because they’ve lost much of the hope and trust in humanity. We’re in times of fickleness, an instant, fast food society that must have everything perfect, or else. But nothing ever will be; because nothing is.

    • Evermyrtle

      You are right we as humans, how hard we look to find fault with our brother and sister but always fail to look inward at our own biased hearts, beliefs and actions. Perhaps this is a deceitful tool we use to raise our own self righteousness a degree or two.

  • Camden

    The problem is that now the anti-Christian lobby gets emboldened with this recent “win” and now will get even more aggressive in their attacks. Songbirde- I am not aware that the pastor is anti-Semetic, please cite examples…

  • charles

    the christian magazines are like the church sytem and are so far from the truth of scripture that they are laughable. except it is not a funny matter, Because of them both being apostate people are being led astray and that is wrong. God please judge all that in this day professes to Christian and bring truth back to the world

  • Professor

    Tim Tebow is a target because satan’s evil hoard will do anything to destroy Christ or his followers especially one who’s strengths bring others to the fold.

    • Evermyrtle

      Very well said in a few words, Thank you!!

    • violater1

      That my friend is the truth and the whole truth so help us Jehovah God! I think the Christian News needs to get on his knees and pray for he or she has sinned as we all do and the only forgiveness is through prayer and apology to Mr. Tebow!

  • CHET NORTON

    FALSE PROPHETS!!!

  • Dwightmannn

    I was wondering about this issue. Thanks for the “REAL” info . . .
    I like him a lot!

  • pearl87

    I completely agree.

  • Evermyrtle

    JESUS CHRIST THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD. is the only way to SALVATION, heaven and eternal life. Whoever deny’s that fact cannot correct call rightly call himself a Christian. Nor is this belief outrageous but the truth according to GOD’S WORD and that is what it is all about. People want ot take the easy way and claim there are any ways to heaven, the Bible points to only one way to heaven and that way is CHRIST.

  • http://twitter.com/gunslingr45 Doc

    You seem to have left the name of the “Christian news organization” out of the
    story. As far as Tim, we call it a personal relationship with God for a reason.
    None of you have to answer to God for sins others have committed. I think IF he did something wrong he will work it out
    with God as Tim seems to be one of strong faith.

  • Gloria Dyet

    Poor Tim no matter what he does he is wrong.

  • gail2012

    Absolutely! All that pick up the cross are targets for satan. However, The Lord will give him strength. Unfortunately the Bible says the rode is narrow. Those that live in darkness love hiding in their lies & wicked ways.

  • Ray – Jesus is the Son of God.
  • JoAnn Dolberg

    Hahaha…..AMEN!

  • Ray – Jesus is the Son of God.

    To Be 6 Again!

    A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was
    Looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he
    asked what she’d like to have for her birthday.

    ‘I’d like to be six again’, she replied, still lookingin the mirror .

    On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice
    big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park.
    What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall
    Of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was.

    Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was
    Reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a
    McDonald’s where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and
    a chocolate shake.

    Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy,
    M&M’s. What a fabulous adventure!

    Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.

    He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, ‘Well Dear,
    what was it like being six again?’

    Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed.

    ‘I meant my dress size, you ……. retard!!!!’

    The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna
    get it wrong.

    • winki

      Thanks, Raymond. I needed a really good laugh this morning.

    • violater1

      LOL Very good Raymond and Semper Fi man! Still laughing I loved it for I am there quite often even in my older age!

  • parkLitchfield212

    Mr.Tebow has a right to make his own decisions, and choose where he speaks. At the moment, his personal faith is being constantly questioned by the secular media, who salivate at an opportunity to show him in a bad light. There may be a time when he can speak to that congregation without a pack of wolves following him, but the time is NOT at hand. I respect his decision, and hope he has more privacy and personal space in the future.

  • Christine Bongiorno

    Excellent points. I pray for all the Christians in the spotlight to stand STRONG..STAND! WE have a enemy that roams like a lion seeking whom he will destroy..we need to be knitted together as BODY. AS ONE. In Christ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    Amen Professor it is a evil world where they are calling evil good and good evil, a all out satanic attack from the left wing that booed God at their convention, homosexual special rights, killing of babies by the millions and destruction of the family to sell our kids to the socialist teachers unions who no longer teach but propagandize our kids, no wonder people can’t see that Hitler has risen and is in the White House but, nobody reads real history just left wing revised history. This nation was founded a Christian Nation not secular by any means, sorry obozo you lied again. Most of the signer’s were Pastors, Teachers in Christian Schools like Yale and Harvard. All 13 colonies have God in their Constitutions, and church was held in the Capitol for over 50 years the first Bibles conmissioned by Congress. The next paper they signed was the Northwest Treatie, which said schools in the new territories would teach from the Bible. So the liars are winning because they hate God and if they read and believed they would read in Lev.18 what God will judge a nation for and the U.S. under the left is breaking every rule, so they can look for judgement sooner then later. God Bless Professor, Your Family and Friends:

  • arley_barley

    Without any ”inside” information, I suggest this, to those who may be putting him down, for whatever reason is in their mind:
    Tim Tebow was not condemned to the Brick Kiln, to be roasted alive. No, Tim was only scheduled for a speaking engagement, that would, due to his popularity, ‘Fill the House.’ I further presume, that possibly, those decrying his change of venue, are more angry that they will need change their plans, more than Tim, having a reason for what he did, what-ever that be; does anyone really know, except Tim, and probably the Minister??

    Let us pray for Tim, to receive strengthening, from Jesus, as he, much like Moses, stands out, much alone, and, ahead of we, the flock, who might think we know better than the Shepherd, the route to the best ‘feeding ground.’

    Stop it, folks. Please, at least try, to emulate Jesus, and allow Tim to have his faith, and not try forcing our, flawed faith/beliefs, upon his, also flawed, faith. We won’t be PERFECT, until Jesus tells us we are, after Graduation, HOME. AMEN and Aaarrgghh!! (^8

  • gizmo

    Between “Christians” ( or at least those “professing” so) & Conservatives throwing each other to the lions & cannibalizing who needs the MSM or liberals? “We” are so quick to judge, so quick to find that mite in someone else’s eye, but yet “we” don’t stand firm in our convictions, dogma, principles let alone in Truth…

    How sad. While we sit & wring our hands in despair, Tibow changes his appearance time at a church, 1,000′s of Americans (let alone the World!) go to bed with either a warped or nonexistent truth of Christ and “we” watch “Nero fiddle while Rome burns”.

    Yes, that was meant for both the Church & our Country….

  • pat

    the Christian magazine still has to sell copy, and that is number one on their list

  • marineh2ominer

    Tebow is clearly a devout follower of Christ , and this infuriates the secular mass media to no end . They will do ANYTHING they can to minimize and ultimately destroy Christianity , up to and including dance with the devil that is ISLAM .

  • RayM

    What fellow Christians do should not guide your Christian faith. You are just setting yourself up to failure if it is allowed to be so! Someone will always expose them as a sinner.

  • WesTexan

    “The pastor says he spoke amiably with Tebow Wednesday night and all is well.”

    I’ll take the pastor’s word at face value. The rest is all speculation and mafia media hype.

  • Susan

    Many young children will be influenced by such as a Tim Tebow. The Satanists have to destroy him–so they can pervert the souls of the innocent children who are desperate for good role models. They want role models who worship Satan. Truth (God) has to be twisted, lied about, perverted, and mocked—so that children become “confused” by the message and lured by perversions and wanting to be “popular” like the people media elevate and glorify, who sold their souls to the Devil. Truth has a “ring” about it–a wholesomeness as Tim Tebow does–and Marxists have created “Political Correctness” and lies to destroy and hide the Truth. They need darkness to flourish.

  • Mike

    Awesome and accurate article.

  • http://hoverspot.com/blog.php?userId=989817 Mike Won

    Thanks for reminding us that the media can be as foul, as critical & as counter productive as ever. This article is received as good news & should serve as reflection to bolster our resolve to dismiss the evil efforts as so very transparently crude. It is embarrassing to delay, postpone or bend to criticism but we look forward to hearing more from Mr. Tebow & the Church!

  • gawxxx

    (matthew 7 : 1-5 )

  • Jane18

    What is the name of the so-called Christian organization that is saying these things. Too bad more people are not like Tim Tebow(as much as I know about him), he seems to have been quite a good witness and testimony for Christ!!

  • Jane18

    Trust me, with what some churches and their so-called preacher, pastor, reverend(?), etc., say and believe, it is better NOT to stand in their church(pulpit), and people mistakenly take it that you are of the same beliefs as them……………………….

  • bigguyincolorado

    TEBOW is a true and reverent follower of Christ and should be applauded for his commitment and belief. Besides being a great football player and role model to kids he is not like those other professional (?) athletes who use drugs, beat up wives and girlfrieds and are arrested at least once a year for DUI and other crimes. Tebow is the example of what God wants in this world instead of punks and thugs!

  • Chief47

    Once again the Obama-controlled media puts their own “slant” on something that is nothing akin to the truth.

  • Austin Jones

    Apparently, the editor of that “Christian news organization” is an agent of satan and is trying to stir up divisiveness amongst true Christians. Don’t fall for it.

  • Songbirde
  • Cleaner

    I cannot believe the comments I am reading below the article. One would think Screwtape himself was as busy as all get out.

    It is a fact that Tebow caved, of course he did. Read what he, himself
    said. It is NOT a fact that Pastor Jeffress’ church is anti-Semitic, or
    any other such vile thing. There is simply not a rational reason in
    the entire world he canceled, none. (It was either fear of worry for
    his financial future.)

    Tim is strong when it comes to anti-abortion, but cowardly when it comes to either homosexuality or Islamic matters.

    The only thing that he needs to do is publicly repent of this act. Pray
    for that. Pray that he confesses he was wrong, understands why, regrets
    the momentary lapse of spiritual discernment, that he regrets throwing
    the ministry of a great man under the bus, and that if Jeffress will
    still have him that he’d go in a heartbeat, accept nothing for the
    engagement, and preach the most powerful and clear Gospel message of his
    young life.

    Should he do that he’d be considered a great man by the only One who matters.

  • Bruce

    Of course the liberal media will try to discredit ANY Christian. Tebow is still a very good role model for our children.

  • Cleaner

    For trolls like Songbirde, who have flat out lied, with some of you actually ‘liking’ his malicious comments.

    Start with this, even TMZ treated Pastor Jeffress better than the brilliant Songbirde:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QFCAaZvHggo

    And this, the man slandered by Songbirde speaking for himself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lzpJHIhH6Hc

    NO ONE should EVER lay a claim of anti-Semitism on another human being without FRIST having a serious piece of evidence or two. Horrible thing to do to any person, let alone a Pastor.

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