'What Would Jesus Say to Lance Armstrong': Pastor shares his take

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22 2013 12:00 p.m. MST

Lance Armstrong listens as he is interviewed by talk show host Oprah Winfrey during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. Armstrong confessed to using drugs to win the Tour de France.

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Our take: In a series titled "What Would Jesus Say To ...", Pastor Ed Young has discussed the lives of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and celebrity Kim Kardashian. In his most recent video, Young focuses on Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey, sharing why he thinks Armstrong lied and what he believes Jesus would say to Armstrong about his behavior.

Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, delivered his latest sermon in the "What Would Jesus Say To" series over the weekend and offered that Christ would tell disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to stop running away from the truth, to stop lying and turn to God.

According to Pastor Young, Jesus would turn to Armstrong in a one-on-one conversation and say: "Lance, fall on your knees before me. Stop your paddling. Stop your performing. Stop trying to hear those words you didn't hear when you were young. Stop compromising. Stop trying to be the god of your life. You're out of control. Your life is a wreck; your life is a mess."

Armstrong, who overcome cancer and won seven Tour de France titles, which made him one of the most successful athletes in the world, confessed to Oprah Winfrey last week in a much anticipated interview that he had been using illegal performance enhancing drugs his entire career.

Read more about 'What Jesus Would Say to Lance Armstrong' on The Christian Post.

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