I wonder if Tiger’s Buddhism is nominal in the way that many claim to be Christian, i.e. solely based on his background. Millions in Japan practice both Shinto and Buddhism to the point they have a Shinto wedding a Buddhist funeral. When I was in Korea, I remember the Buddha birthday celebration quite reminiscent to Christmas celebrations. I am not sure if Tiger’s father Earl was a Christian but we know his mother is a Buddhist and it is quite possible like mixed (religion) marriages that one, both, or neither were practiced in the home. Now if Tiger is a Buddhist because that is all he knows? His childhood on the surface to be that of a kid who grew up in Orange County, California, went to public school in Anaheim, and went to Stanford seems like the typical American suburban existence.Brit’s plea for Tiger to turn to Christ is what Christ commands of us to do in the Great Commission. If Tiger did not hear the Gospel as a child perhaps, he had to hit bottom to see the Glory of our Risen Lord and by His Grace, Love, and Mercy the Holy Spirit will regenerate Tiger so that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will transform his life.
I always liked Brit. It's wonderful to see the boldness with which he proclaims the truth. Cool as the other side of the pillow. Beautiful.
I saw this moving clip last night on O'Reilly and when Brit proclaimed only faith in Jesus Christ offers hope to the sinner and can offer Tiger a new life, I shouted Praise the Lord! I will stand with Malcolm and commit to pray for Tiger.
Very encouraging to see a news media guy like Brit step up to the plate, so to speak. My old RPC minister sent me an email of the link, or I wouldn't have seen it. Of course, didn't take long for some comic bits to emerge on the 'comedy channel' but who watches the 'comedy channel'. I know I don't and won't. Hope all well at Redeemer.
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