Tebow Opens Children’s ‘Palace of Healing’

DAVAO, Philippines — Former NFL quaterback Tim Tebow’s newest children’s hospital, located in the poverty stricken region of Southern Philippines, has just been formally opened.

Tebow CURE Hospital is the first children’s orthopedic medical facility in Mindanao. It’s called the “palace of healing” because here children are not only healed from physical disabilities, but they are also shared the love of Jesus.

It’s a partnership between the Tim Tebow Foundation and CURE International, which is a medical and non-profit organization devoted to children.

The hospital treats conditions such as clubfoot, bowed legs, and other physical deformities.

“We do our best to treat these children like kings and queens. They’re marginalized, bullied in school. Some can’t go to school because of their disabilities,” Leron Lehman, executive director at CURE International Philippines, said.

“We say often at CURE healing changes everything. And it’s absolutely true in the lives of these children and their families,” he added.

Just a few minutes before a corrective surgery for both her hand and foot, a patient named Erica Pasatiempo expressed how happy she was because God answered her prayers.

“I cried every time my classmates called me names because of my deformities. They don’t accept me as a normal kid. I just prayed to God that they will stop humiliating me,” Pasatiempo explained.

“I am really happy because God is really good. After the surgery, I am excited because I can join the camping trips and also join the dance group in school,” she added.

Cherrlynne Gulada was one of the first patients of the Tebow CURE Hospital. At the age of 11, she broke her leg in a motorcylce accident. Her mother, who was riding with her, died in the accident.

It left Gulada suffering with a severely painful, deformed leg and the emotional trauma brought about by the tragedy.

“Most of the time I didn’t go to school because the pain was too much to endure,” Gulada recalled.

Gulada is grateful to the Tebow CURE Hospital for treating her leg. After five years, she can now walk straight and without pain. She also received emotional and spiritual healing.

“Before, I didn’t really believe or think much about God, but now I know God. Jesus is my Savior and He has given me eternal life. He healed my leg and now I can go back to school and finish college,” Gulada said.

tim-tebow-kids3_originalCURE International CEO and President Dale Brantner said his excitement stems from the hospital’s ability to reach communities historically ignored.

“We’re excited that we are here in Mindanao. Few people come here because of the danger, because of tensions in regards to interfaith dynamics,” Brantner told CBN News.

“So we’re happy to come here to deposit a message that Jesus is for you, He loves you regardless of race, your creed,” he continued. “Regardless of what you believe you’re welcome here in Jesus Name for healing both physically and spiritually.”

Tebow, who was born in the Philippines, was unable to attend the inaugural. But his parents, who served as missionaries in Mindanao for 32 years, attended on his behalf.

“Timmy was born in Manila. We had very good doctors who saved our lives. It was a difficult pregnancy. That’s also one reason why we’re so indebted to the people of the Phils. Timmy has such a heart for the Philippines and that’s what really drove him to be part of the hospital,” Tebow’s mother, Pam, explained.

“We certainly didn’t expect to have a hospital share our name. But we are excited and very glad. Through this hospital, we can show the love of Jesus, show the love of Filipinos and help a lot of children,” Tebow’s father, Bob, said.

(Article from CBN News by Lucille Talusan at http://www.cbn.com)

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THERE ARE NO SUCH THING AS A GAY GENE

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“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32.

” In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [b]comprehend it.”  John 1:4-5

Many around the world believe that Homosexuality is inherited during conception. They believe that it is a gene thing and that a gay person is inborn into one, he/she has no choice.  Even the Christian Church and many Christians has accept the fact that God has somehow allow these special people with special gene to be created, either because God made a mistake or He purposely did it for some reason. Hence we can see many Churches has accepted the LGBT and their lifestyle, even to the extend of gay marriage.

The underlining message that the church is sending is one that blame God for His imperfection in creation and since it is God’s fault, we have to right His wrong by overlooking the sins of these imperfect creations of God in the name of love.

Shame on you!  You have brought shame to the name of God.  Not only have you corrupted His church, you defiled God’s people by teaching them to do the same.  You have turned away from God and sought allegiance with the devil, professing his lies, driving people to their destruction.

The bible say “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”  Matthew 5:48.

The truth is the Churches and Christians who support the gay community, have been deceived!  The unending disputes whether the bible is against or indifference regarding Homosexuality and same gender marriage has always been based on the widely publicized “fact” that gay is genetic. The “genetic and unchangeable” theory has been actively promoted by gay activists and the media. Is homosexuality really an inborn and normal variant of human nature?

No. There is no evidence that shows that homosexuality is simply “genetic.” And none of the research claims there is.

The research of Dean Hamer in 1993 claims that there might be a gene for homosexuality.  However, his research result was not repeatable, so as many of the later researches.  The reason why later researches or experiments do not yield the same results only mean that certain variables has been omitted.

Comments from Genes and behavior. Science 1994:
“Time and time again, scientists have claimed that particular genes or chromosomal regions are associated with behavioral traits, only to withdraw their findings when they were not replicated. “Unfortunately,” says Yale’s [Dr. Joel] Gelernter, “it’s hard to come up with many” findings linking specific genes to complex human behaviors that have been replicated. “…All were announced with great fanfare; all were greeted unskeptically in the popular press; all are now in disrepute.” ”

Even when Dea Hamer was asked by Scientific American if homosexuality was rooted solely in biology. He replied:  “Absolutely not. From twin studies, we already know that half or more of the variability in sexual orientation is not inherited. Our studies try to pinpoint the genetic factors…not negate the psychosocial factors.”

Thus, to their fellow scientists, the researchers have been honestly acknowledging the limitations of their research. However, the media doesn’t understand that message. Columnist Ann Landers, for example, tells her readers that “homosexuals are born, not made.” The media offers partial truths because the scientific reality is simply too unexciting to make the evening news; too complex for mass consumption; and furthermore, not fully and accurately understood by reporters.

Then we have the Neuroscientists claim that the brain structure of gays are different from those who are not.  However, as a scientist, one is well aware that the brain changes with use…indeed quite dramatically. Those parts responsible for an activity get larger over time, and there are specific parts of the brain that are more utilized by a certain group of people living a similar lifestyle.  For example basketball players brain will be very similar as they utilized a certain part of their brain more than other parts so one will find certain similarity in their brain structure.

We must understand that “Associated With” Does Not Mean “Caused By”.  Taking the example of basketball players, you find a small number of families of basketball players and compare them to some families of nonplayers. You have a hunch that of the innumerable genes likely to be associated with basketball playing (those for height, athleticism, and quick reflexes, for example), some will be located on the x-chromosome.

You won’t say these genes cause basketball playing because such a claim would be scientifically insupportable, but the public thinks “caused by” and “associated with” are synonymous.

After a few false starts, sure enough, you find what you are looking for: among the basketball-playing families, one particular cluster of genes is found more commonly.

What the majority of respected scientists now believe is that homosexuality is attributable to a combination of psychological, social, and biological factors.

From the American Psychological Association
“[M]any scientists share the view that sexual orientation is shaped for most people at an early age through complex interactions of biological, psychological and social factors.”{6}

From “Gay Brain” Researcher Simon LeVay
“At this point, the most widely held opinion [on causation of homosexuality] is that multiple factors play a role.”{7}

From Dennis McFadden, University of Texas neuroscientist:
“Any human behavior is going to be the result of complex intermingling of genetics and environment. It would be astonishing if it were not true for homosexuality.”{8}

From Sociologist Steven Goldberg
“I know of no one in the field who argues that homosexuality can be explained without reference to environmental factors.”{9}

As we have seen, there is no evidence that homosexuality is simply “genetic”–and none of the research itself claims there is.

So, my fellow Christians, do not be deceived.  Gay is not a mistake by God.  They are not genetically created.  If you are a Christian and a gay, you do not have any excuse to continue your lifestyle.  God can help you.  Do not believe the cheap gospel that it is okay.  It is not okay!  God is good and He will help when you draw near to Him.

To the church, do not compromise.  If you have done it ignorantly, repent and lead your church to repentance.  Let us make a stand for God and intercede for the church of God to come to repentance and be strong.  Let us pray for our nation and  government to make wise decision knowing righteousness will exalt a nation.

In Jesus Name.  Amen!