These are the words of the deceased but soon to be Football Hall of Famer Reggie White who was known at the “Minister of Defense”:
“When I look back on my life, there are a lot of things I said God said. I realize he didn’t say nothing. It was what Reggie wanted to do. I do feel the Father…gave me some signals…but you won’t hear me anymore saying God spoke to me about something–unless I read something in Scripture and I know.”
“Most people who wanted me to speak at their churches only asked me to speak because I played football, not because I was this great religious guy or this theologian…I got caught up in some of that until I got older and I got sick of it. I’ve been a preacher for 21 years, preaching what somebody wrote or what I heard somebody else say. I was not a student of Scripture. I came to the realization I’d become more of a motivational speaker than a teacher of the Word.”
Nothing else needs to be said other then giving the approriate HT to Dr Veith and the link to the article at USA Today. Though I don’t agree with all of the comments made by the author in the original article, he does pose some provocative questions.