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Ben and Kirsten Watson Embrace Counter-Cultural Message of the Bible

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Ben and Kirsten Watson Embrace Counter-Cultural Message of the Bible

By Movieguide® Staff

Former NFL player and Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson and his wife Kirsten recently discussed imputed righteousness on their show, WHY OR WHY NOT.

Watson uploaded a portion of their conversation on his Instagram with the caption: “We aren’t good enough to earn the mercy and grace God gives us. We only receive it through faith in His Son.”

Watson said that our inability to explain God’s actions should act as an encouragement in our daily walks.

“But it is just encouraging that, number one, you’re not good enough to earn either,” Watson told his wife. “You’re not good enough to earn any sort of mercy or grace, it is just because He has imparted it to us. It’s all because of his imputed righteousness.”

Watson explained that this was not only true of Christians today but of every Christian in history.

“Doesn’t matter if you were born in the Old Testament or the New Testament, you were saved by faith, and also you can’t earn any of it,” he said.

“Even in our context, present-day, stuff is not always gonna make sense to us. But we trust His faithfulness and we trust his character that He does what He sees is right. He doesn’t lie and he doesn’t owe you an explanation,” he added.

 

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Watson and his wife are vocal about their faith and how it permeates every area of their life.

Watson also starred in and produced the recent documentary, DIVIDED HEARTS OF AMERICA.

“DIVIDED HEARTS OF AMERICA is extremely well-made. It handles the topic of abortion with tact, precision and empathy. It includes powerful interviews and testimonials from legislators, doctors, former abortionists, abortion survivors, and social activists. DIVIDED HEARTS OF AMERICA is full of compassion and love, with a strong Christian, moral, pro-life worldview. Due to the violent nature of the topic of abortion, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger viewers,” a portion of Movieguide®’s review reads.

In a previous Instagram post, Watson shared:

I’m overwhelmed by the interest in our film, and my prayer is that those who watch it will be moved to engage and think about this issue in ways that they had not before. Our hope is that life be rescued, life be restored and life be honored and lived to the fullest; mother, child, father and family. Never compromise conviction, but seek to infuse it with compassion. We are a being torn apart. A house divided can not stand.

 

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