Jesus Jerseys

You can’t lose with these, right…?

Jesus_Jersey

Why the number 7?

It would be well for the reader to always remember the SEVEN means COMPLETENESS or SPIRITUAL PERFECTION. Whenever you come to a SEVEN in the Word of God read the meaning and the message is plain.

SEVEN is found 735 times in the Bible. SEVENFOLD is mentioned 6 times and SEVENTH is found 119 times.

The full explanation is fairly lengthy. Try forcing yourself to see the number 7 everywhere you can in the Bible and the result will be something like this piece. Do the same thing with the number 3 and the result will be similar.

If you seek it, ye shall find. The number means nothing.

This testimonial kinda creeped me out:

My kids absolutely love the looks of this jersey and I have this sense of serenity knowing that they are part of Team Jesus.”
Mary Betley
Memorial Church of Christ, Livonia, MI

And if being on Team Jesus wasn’t enough, there’s a reward program for your church or organization! (I’m curious what the program offers that would top “heaven”…)

My favorite part:

Imagine if you got those jerseys… and played against someone wearing a Miroslav Satan jersey…

Satan_Jersey

I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it!

(Thanks to Ralph for the link!)


[tags]atheist, atheism, Jesus, Christian, religion[/tags]

  • http://fivepublicopinions.blogspot.com AV

    Why the number 7?

    Because it’s got cache, baby! It’s got cache up the ying-yang!

  • http://emergingpensees.com Mike C

    The full explanation is fairly lengthy. Try forcing yourself to see the number 7 everywhere you can in the Bible and the result will be something like this piece. Do the same thing with the number 3 and the result will be similar.

    If you seek it, ye shall find. The number means nothing.

    Actually it does Hemant. These folks aren’t off base with this. Numbers are very significant in ancient Jewish literature (and not just them – in pretty much any ancient culture, and many modern ones too). In most cases, as with the number 7, they are symbolic of certain theological concepts. 7 symbolizes completeness and perfection because in the Genesis story God created the world in 7 days.

    Other significant Biblical numbers include 12 (for the 12 tribes of Israel), 40 (for the 40 years of wandering), and 3 (for the Trinity).

    Wikipedia even has an article on Biblical Numerology. It’s a legitimate part of biblical hermeneutics.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Hemant

    Mike– As a symbol for people who want to follow the number 7 wherever it takes them, sure. I know why the have the number on the jerseys. But in reality, there’s nothing magical or mystical about the number. If you want to make a number “special,” you could do it with just about anything you want.

    I don’t think we’re actually disagreeing on anything.

  • Siamang

    The Satan jersey is 585 intergers too low!

    It’s a legitimate part of biblical hermeneutics.

    Are there any illegitimate parts?

    Dissertations on terpsichorian angels’ choreography, including but not exclusively on sewing impliments, perhaps?

    ( I know, it just our old discussion, Mike C… my contention always is that there’s nothing agreed to be false about any old thing anyone sees in religion… at least within that religion. Hey, numerology, bible-codes, random word-searches… I could be a millionare if I could figure out a way to turn the Bible into a sudoku puzzle.)

  • Siamang

    I think that’s Colorado’s new uniform.

  • http://emergingpensees.com Mike C

    I think you guys may be misunderstanding me. The point is not that there is anything magical or mystical about the numbers in the Bible. The point is that they have symbolic theological significance. It’s no different than other kinds of symbolism in art or literature for instance.

    Of course, I can’t speak for these jersey makers. It may be that they are trying to claim some kind of spiritual “power” in the numbers themselves… probably for marketing purposes. But serious Bible scholars (even conservative ones) would certainly not make any claims of that sort about symbolic numbers in the Bible. They are meaningful, but not “magical”.

  • http://inthenuts.blogspot.com King Aardvark

    Aye, Miro Satan. ‘Tis a shame his career is winding down. There are very few years left for him in which he could sign a contract with the New Jersey Devils and be made their captain. The sportswriters would love that.

  • http://www.sadcrc.wordpress.com Calvin Moore

    Funny anecdote:

    When I first got into hockey back in ’97, I went to a Red Wings game here in Detroit. While in the concourse grabbing a severely overpriced beverage, I ran across a guy wearing a Satan jersey. As a Christian I got all upset and indignant that someone could be that forward about worshiping Satan so openly. Thankfully, I didn’t SAY anything about it. I just sucked it up and assumed the guy was going straight to hell (if he got hit by a bus on his way home from the game or, better yet, if he got hit by a stray hockey puck DURING the game–yes, this is how I thought back then). A couple weeks later, I found out the jersey was supporting the Russian Satan, not the Judeo-Christian one.

    Note to self: Don’t assume anything about anyone. More importantly, if you’re going to be ignorant about something, don’t do it in such a way that you’d look utterly stupid for it.

  • Siamang

    I just sucked it up and assumed the guy was going straight to hell (if he got hit by a bus on his way home from the game or, better yet, if he got hit by a stray hockey puck DURING the game–yes, this is how I thought back then).

    This is what your parents get for naming their kid Calvin!

    ;-)

  • http://www.sadcrc.wordpress.com Calvin Moore

    Ha! My parents have no idea about John Calvin, despite my name. LOL! Oh well. It was funny, though.

  • ash

    whoever made the jerseys are obviously just big Pixies fans…

  • HappyNat

    Good call, ash. “Rock me, Joe.”

  • Darryl

    Only in America: the perfect blend of hick religion and crass commercialism. American, land of of the affluent Philistines. Jesus must be getting a kick out of all this.

  • FromUpNorth

    It’s pronounced “Hay-SOOS.”

  • http://www.secularplanet.org Secular Planet

    I wish that Satan played for the New Jersey Devils. If he changed his number to 6 (with one on each sleeve), that would be even better. The Devils would sell so many jerseys!

    Calvin Moore posted:

    A couple weeks later, I found out the jersey was supporting the Russian Satan, not the Judeo-Christian one.

    (Psst. Miroslav Šatan is Slovakian, not Russian.)


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