Tim Tebow: ‘What Do You Live By? Your Convictions or Your Emotions?’

By Michael Morris | September 25, 2019 | 12:25pm EDT
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Another Tim Tebow “coincidence”? In a couple of tweets on his Twitter page on Tuesday, Sept. 24, former Heisman trophy winning quarterback for the Florida Gators and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow asked his viewers, “What do you live by? Your convictions or your emotions?” at the same time FOX News Channels Shepard Smith reported The Wall Street Journal’s “breaking news” story that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would announce a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

“As Christians, we get to live by our convictions…not our emotions,” wrote Tim Tebow in a tweet. “What do you live by? Your convictions or your emotions?”

When asked to “[d]efine the difference” by one Twitter viewer, Tebow responded in another tweet, “When your emotions say, ‘I don’t really want to get up…’ your convictions will say, ‘I’ll be the first one up.’”

Tim Tebow’s tweet at 3:07PM on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 came at the same time FOX News Channels’ Shepard Smith reported “breaking news” from The Wall Street Journal that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) would announce a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald J. Trump.

At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Speaker Pelosi “announced that the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives was ‘moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry’ of President Donald Trump,” reported “Citing an unidentified whistleblower and a telephone conversation that Trump had with the president of Ukraine in July, Pelosi claimed that Trump may have pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden's actions in Ukraine, as vice president, and the dubious business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden, in the Ukraine.”

President Trump, nearly an hour before Tebow’s tweet, at 2:12PM on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, tweeted the following:

“I am currently at the United Nations representing our Country, but have authorized the release tomorrow of the complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation with Presidnet Zelensky of Ukraine….”

“....You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!”

In a previous “coincidence” back in 2011, as reported in, Tebow, an outspoken Christian athlete, discussed the 316 stat-line “coincidence” that occurred during his playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers exactly three years after wearing ‘3:16’ in his Florida Gators National Championship game, saying, “A lot of people will say it’s coincidence – I say, big God.”

As reported by,

“In leading the then No. 2 ranked Florida Gators to their second National Championship in three years, Tebow had worn eye black under his eyes that read John 3:16. ‘We were playing for the National Championship in college on January 8, 2009, and I decided to wear John 3:16 under my eyes,’ recalled Tebow. ‘And during the game 94 million people Googled John 3:16, and it was a pretty cool moment.’

“Little did Tebow know what an impact it would have exactly three years later.

“Quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Tebow commandeered his team to an 8-8 season, and squeaked into the playoffs to face down the league’s leading defense in the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2011 NFL season’s Wild Card round on January 8, 2012. The Broncos would go on to win the game 29-23 in OT.

According to ESPN, Tebow threw for a ‘season-high 316 yards passing’ in the win. Not only that, but ESPN’s statistics show that Denver averaged 31.6 yards per reception as a team and that the Broncos possessed the ball for 31:06.”

The Scripture reference John 3:16 New International Version (NIV) reads as follows:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

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