Henderson: I need Christ in my life


Benson Henderson is the former UFC lightweight champion and attributes his success in MMA to his belief in Christ. Religion is a tough subject and sometimes in combat sports fans and media question his choice to be so vocal about it, but for Benson Henderson it's what he prides himself in and is 'not ashamed to wear his faith on  his sleeve':

"I definitely think about quite a bit. It's something I take pride in being as real as possible. I love Christ, I love being a Christian.  It's very hard sometimes making the right choice or making the right decisions, but I enjoy it and I like it.  That's who I am.  I'm not going to be ashamed to wear my faith on my sleeve," Henderson told FOX Sports.

"If people don't like it, it is what it is, I don't really care. I try to live it. I don't just talk about it and preach it, I try to actually be that guy. I definitely make mistakes and I never ever try to come across like I'm perfect.  I know I sin every single day and that's why I need Christ in my life."

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8/23/14 4:36 AM by pheonix5

Who gives a shit, I need to fuck a dirty whore now and then. Is that big news?

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8/23/14 3:01 AM by Thunderbolt23

Hey what's going on here

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8/23/14 1:22 AM by FlyingSomethingOrAnotherPlata

You can believe in whatever makes you happy, as long as you do not laugh, and make fun of the people who have faith in something that you do not think is real.if you believe in Santa then let the world know, write him a letter, and drop it in the mail box, do what you can to make the people around you know that you are not ashamed to believe in something so strongly that you risk humility in the eyes of the world. Stand tall, and let them call you names, let them know that their words have no impact on your beliefs, and that you will ask Santa to give that naughty person a beautiful gift.As a Christian it is our job to spread the word to those around us, and hope they want to hear it. It is not my job to force it down your throat, try to convert you, and turn your life 180 degrees to what I think it should be. All we can do is plant the seed of God's word and hope that the individual will give it growth. For only God can give you the answers that you ask of us, because we too are constantly seeking those same answers.The only difference is that we have faith that God will not lead us astray, while others believe god has already left us, or do not think he is real. If you do not think he is real, then how can my story compel you to think otherwise? It is only God who can prove himself to you. We are merely servants, we have no authority on who shall go to heaven/hell, only share our stories, and God will work with the rest if you let him.I have questioned my Faith numerous times, and have even stopped practicing for over 8 years. I felt a big empty hole in my heart, and no God will not fill it up in one day. It takes a while for you to come into terms with yourself, and your situation, but God will be there if you ever need to talk. Just open your heart, and let him speak to you. You may not hear him that night, but he may speak to you as a stranger, a commercial airing at the right time, or even from your own words that you right down.This is how he shows us the way.I have said my peace, It is up to whomever reads this to decide what to do with this post. you can either ignore it, or you can take something positive away from it(for whatever reason you deem).

BooZe site profile image  

8/22/14 11:32 PM by BooZe

It just sickens me when fighters do that, him and Jon Jones are the ones who do it the most

Kim Jong Uno site profile image  

8/22/14 11:29 PM by Kim Jong Uno

I used my vote up for the day but this is also spot on

BooZe site profile image  

8/22/14 11:28 PM by BooZe

God doesn't give a Damn about you beating and bringing harm to another person for money, shut up with these thanking God after fights. I'm a soldier and I have never prayed for and thanked him for killing a person. Save it for church.

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8/22/14 11:01 PM by Kim Jong Uno

Exactly, but I had to quit so my wife would let me buy a motorcycle

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8/22/14 10:56 PM by RobbieRuthlesslyBatteredMyBrownEye

What you are looking for is weed.

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8/22/14 10:43 PM by Kim Jong Uno

I don't believe in Jesus but I am all for people using whatever they need to use to be good to their fellow man. I wish I had something like that for when I'm being a cunt

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8/22/14 4:58 PM by Looney Ronulan Paultard

Have you read the entire Bible?