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Albert Pujols praise our Lord Jesus Christ!

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by ChurchBoy, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. ChurchBoy

    ChurchBoy New Member

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    I caught the end of game 6 of the NLCS on the radio. Right after Edmonds hit the game winning HR, the ESPN guys spoke with Pujols right on the field. The very first thing he said was that he wanted to give his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, all the honor and the glory, that without Him , he (Pujols) would have nothing. Albert Pujols has now become my favorite player. [​IMG]

    (And I'm a SF Giant's fan)
     
  2. Debby in Philly

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    Well, Curt Schilling is our brother, too. He also gave the glory to God in the ALCS and after game 2 of the Series. Praise God for athletes who are not afraid to be a witness. May the Lord bless them and keep them safe.
     
  3. Pennsylvania Jim

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    This has been a great series, and many of the players seem to be fine men as well as great ballplayers. [​IMG]
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    When they "give glory to Jesus" is that indicative of being truly regenerate? Or is it often a cultural "good luck charm" like crossing yourself at the plate or kneeling in the end zone and pointing to heaven?

    Just curious if some know REAL testimony of these players. I'm a little cynical - been burned before.
     
  5. Greg Linscott

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    Understand you skepticism, Dr. Bob. Here are some quotes to flesh out Schilling's testimony. That being said, I'm not sure that BJIII could have him speak in chapel... :D

    From http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpcolumn.asp?ID=1584
    From http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/
     
  6. swampfox

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    I agree that some people use this a good luck charm, but I am inclined to go with the belief:

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    If someone claims to be a Christian and believes in Jesus as their Savior, who am I to say they don't. I don't know the heart of any man except my own. If they aren't truthful about it, they are the ones that will have to answer for that. Their are to many people trying to find faults and destroy Christians, so I am not going to do it to someone unless I have proof that they are not being truthful.
     
  7. Kaleidoscope

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    Considering Schilling specifically mentioned getting saved 7 years ago, it would seem that he is for real.

    I don't know about Pujols. I do know that in the Dominican Republic Catholicism seems to be a big deal, and a lot of Catholics are just words, so it's hard to tell with him. Very rarely do you hear baseball players from that area actually mentioning their salvation. They just seem to have more respect for Jesus than us Americans. [​IMG]

    But, I do agree with swampfox. There's no reason to say Pujols isn't a true Christian, so let's give him the benefit of the doubt.

    P.S. Go to http://www.thegoal.com to find the testimonies of many Christian ahtletes. I'm not sure if Schilling is on there, but he should be!
     
  8. Dan Todd

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    Howard Johnson - former NY Met third baseman - and current Binghamton Mets batting instructor - spoke at the chapel of Davis College (formerly Practical Bible College) in Binghamton, NY last spring at "College Days."

    Would have liked to have able to hear him speak - but was unable to be there - bu my young people said he had a good message for them!
     
  9. ChurchBoy

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    Here a story about Albert coming to Christ.

    link here

    He moved to the U.S. in 1996 and ended up in Missouri of all places. He accepted Christ in 2000.
     
  10. ScottEmerson

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  11. Greg Linscott

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    From http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/10/27/102704_schilling/
     
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