Charlotte, N.C. — Last Thursday, CNN political commentator Don Lemon made a claim on-air while conversing with fellow CNN political commentator, Chris Cuomo, that “Jesus Christ admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth.”
This caught the ear of NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy. The former coach and player criticized Don Lemon on Thursday.
Lemon claimed this while making a comparison between Jesus and the Founding Fathers. Lemon said that people like former Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson shouldn’t be “deified,” adding that Jesus was “not perfect.”
“I’m sorry, Mr. Lemon, but just who ‘admitted’ that Jesus Christ was not perfect here on earth? Not anyone who believes the Bible. Not anyone who trusts in Jesus as their savior. I’m not sure the point you’re making, but your premise is dead wrong. That was the point in Jesus coming!” Dungy tweeted.
I’m sorry Mr Lemon but just who “admitted” that Jesus Christ was not perfect here on earth? Not anyone who believes the Bible. Not anyone who trusts in Jesus as their savior. I’m not sure the point you’re making but your premise is dead wrong. That was the point in Jesus coming! https://t.co/KXUS9Z0GLA
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) July 9, 2020
Additionally, the retired football player and coach responded to a few people who tried to argue that Jesus did sin on earth.
“If you don’t agree with that fact that Jesus was sinless on earth, then you can throw out the whole Bible because that’s the premise Christianity stands on,” Dungy wrote to one person. He quoted the Bible to another.
“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ,” Dungy tweeted, referencing a passage from 2 Corinthians 5:21.
Please read your Bible “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.”
2 Corinthians 5:21 NLThttps://t.co/moS5qr8jcN
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) July 10, 2020
Tony Dungy is the author of the book, “Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practice, and Priorities of a Winning Life,” a memoir that includes details of his faith. The former Indianapolis Colts coach is an analyst for NBC’s “Football Night In America,” which airs before the primetime Sunday night games.
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