The link below will take you to the news story, which contains a Twitter link with video and still pictures of the episode. The lookalike wore Tiger Woods' signature red Nike shirt, black cap and black sunglasses. He walked around posing for photos with fans at the Dell Technologies Championship.
He was soon busted, however. Only not by any authorities; but by Tiger Woods himself! As you can see, the photos show the real Woods making his way along beside the crowds of excited golf fans and completely ignoring giving the impersonator by giving him an obvious cold shoulder.
Of course, when I read this, the preacher in me could not help but call to mind a verse or two of Holy Scripture.
The first admonishes us to be careful about being deceived, because even the devil sometimes manifests himself as an angel of light. In his Second New Testament Letter to the Corinthians Christians, the Apostle Paul while discusses various deceitful workers who have crept into the church at Corinth and are “masquerading as apostles of Christ.
As he does, he states: “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”
Wow! Not everyone is who they appear to be. This is bad enough in the secular world. But it can be particularly problematic in the church. It behooves us as believers, therefore, to be careful and make certain, as the Christians at Berea did, that we weigh every teaching against the backdrop of Holy Scripture.
After all, chapter 17, verse 11 of the New Testament Book of Acts tells us that “the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”
A second passage reminds us to be careful to show hospitality to strangers because we do not always know who they are. We read in the New Testament Book of Hebrews (chapter 13, verse 2): “Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!”
Wow once again! We simply never know just who we are dealing with! Sometimes, we might be dealing with angels unaware. At other times, we could well be face to face with the devil himself - or else one of his servants. Either way, it seems that we are bidden as followers of Jesus Christ to be circumspect in our actions so as not to be gullible in either our affections or our affirmations.
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