NBC did a recent interview with C.J. Stroud. What C.J. Stroud said was not what NBC showed. They edited the part where he gives glory and praise to Jesus Christ. Read the interview below.
“First of all, I just want to give all glory and praise to my lord and savior, Jesus Christ,” Stroud said. “I mean, it’s been amazing being in this city for as short as I’ve been but the love that I’ve got. I’ve really just been doing it for Houston, man. The people back home, I’m blessed enough to be in the position that I’m in and blessed enough to be playing at a high level right now. We gotta just keep it going, but I’m super blessed.”
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Reading the comments on Twitter, people are reaching out to thank C.J. Stroud for what he said.
C.J. Stroud says several players around the NFL have reached out to express how much they appreciate his mentions of God and expressing his love for Jesus Christ.— Will Kunkel (@WillKunkelFOX) January 22, 2024
“I’m not doing it to look cool. I’m doing it because that’s what God called me to do.” pic.twitter.com/Qw5jYerJxS
As censorship becomes more prevalent in America, it is taking away our freedom of speech. They continue to censor our search results. The mainstream media continues to censor the content they don’t want you to see or hear. To understand how slowly they are taking away your rights, read the constitution. The First Amendment says we have freedom of speech.
First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/
So what happened to the first part of the interview on NBC that C.J. Stroud spoke of? Is the name of Jesus offensive to them? Let’s read the Bible and learn what it says about this.
Why Is The Name of Jesus So Offensive?
The name of Jesus is so offensive because man wants to be God. They don’t want to hear the truth. It is sad to see that NBC did not air the entire interview. To ask why they are not sharing the part about Jesus is simple.
1 Peter 2:7-8 BSB; 7 To you who believe, then, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 8 and, “A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word—and to this, they were appointed.
The name of Jesus offends others because it confronts who they are. They reject his message because it is foolishness to them (1 Corinthians 1:18). Because this is so offensive, they want to silence His message worldwide.
Silencing the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Silencing the gospel of Jesus Christ is happening worldwide. From the beginning, Satan’s message was, “you can be like God” (Genesis 3:4-5). When Jesus (God in flesh) came, they thought killing Him would finally silence the spread of His gospel. If you understand the word of God and are a true believer, then you will see history repeating itself. Let’s look at Acts 4.
Acts 4: They Tried to Silence the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Acts 4 is an account of the silencing of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It begins with Peter and John telling the truth to the people and healing a man. But those in charge were “greatly disturbed” (Acts 4:1-2). To stop them, they put them in jail. The next day, all the leaders came together to ask Peter and John, Who gave you the right to say and do such things? He tells them his power and right to speak comes in the name “of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.” Jesus, the One you crucified and God raised from the dead. This man was healed by the power of the living Christ (Acts 4:5-12).
Peter and John’s courage caught the attention of the rulers. Realizing that Peter and John lacked the same level of education as themselves, they were amazed by their words and actions. Their conclusion.
Acts 4:13 BSB; b …realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they marveled and took note that these men had been with Jesus. 14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing there with them, they had nothing to say in response.
They could not deny what was right in front of their eyes. But did it change their hearts?
No. They told Peter and John to stop speaking to people in the name of Jesus. Evil always wants the truth to sit down and shut up. Did they?
Acts 4:19-20 BSB; 19 But Peter and John replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to listen to you rather than God. 20 For we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
People will continue to silence and be offended by the gospel of Jesus Christ. The question is, when it comes your time, will you be courageous and brave and speak the truth? Would you tell a powerful person the gospel of Jesus Christ? We are quickly coming to the same place as Acts 4.
Instead of the believers running scared, they said this prayer.
Acts 4:24 BLB “Sovereign Lord, You made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them, 25 having spoken by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of Your servant, our father David: ‘Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples devise vain things? 26 The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ.’ 27 For in truth, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were gathered together in this city against Your holy servant Jesus whom You anointed, 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose had determined beforehand to happen. 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to Your servants to speak Your word with all boldness,