I got this e-mail from Charles Hubbard, the writer of Christians Against Nike.
I read your article… you went into great detail to mention those other gods.I actually bought some blank t-shirts tonight and am going to title one of themPastor Craig Groeshel's Pagan WearAlong with the pagan goddess Nike… I will include many of the other 34 false gods and goddesses in the Bible.So you think God is OK with other gods and goddesses?You haven't read the Bible.I suggest you spend time researching God's Word.Believe it or not… God has called me to share what I share.It is interesting that a few followers of Groeschel are speaking out… while some others are agreeing with the message on my site.Don't miss what God says as you are impressed with Groeschel's style.He is NOT perfect and he screwed up this time.God has called me to confront his sin.I know you may want to stand up for Groeschel's honor… but Our God is the One Who deserves to be honored…and by wearing a shirt named after Nike… the goddess who has been worshipped, sacrificed to and prayed to for victory… is insulting to God.Stand with us against Nike for God's honor… and pray that Groeschel has enough guts to do the right thing.Read about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego… they were willing to die rather than honor another god!I admire that!As believers, we will spend eternity with God… wouldn't you like to be with Him and know that when you found outthat Nike was named in honor of the pagan goddess of victory… you refused to have anything to do with it?Nike is named after the goddess Nike… an employee had a dream about the pagan goddess Nike and they decided to name the company Nike.Do not be deceived into thinking it just means victory.Other gods and goddesses are demonic. You will find evidence of that in the Bible too.So… investigate the Scriptures and grow in wisdom.In Christ,Charles
There have been many before you that have thought they heard God speaking to them, but were mistaken. David Koresh. Jim Jones. Heaven's Gate.
And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” Mark 7: 20-23
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8
I would ask you, where is the love in this crusade? I can't find it. If there is no love, can it really be from God?
Praying for you,
P.S. You are welcome for the t-shirt ideas. I do expect 30% royalties on all sales.