Brit Hume says that Tiger Woods needs to turn from Buddhism to the “Christian faith” because only the Christian faith provides forgiveness. Can he say that? Of course, he can; because it’s true. Mr. Hume offers this bold assessment with a typical matter-of-fact demeanor, but this is the most important word I’ve heard on the entire Tiger Woods situation.
If we only care about Tiger (the golfer) then we can simply predict his certain return to win more majors. But if we care about Tiger (the human being) then we’ll hope he can find redemption for his “transgression” (his words). The only way that Tiger (or anyone else) can find forgiveness for sin is through Jesus Christ. Christ alone has paid the price for our sins by dying on the cross. Christ alone took on our punishment because of His love for us (and because we could not pay the price for our own sin). Brit Hume is simply speaking the truth of God’s Word. “For He made Him who know no sin to become sin on our behalf so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
I hope Tiger has come to the end of himself. Only then will he realize that he is hopeless without the grace of Christ that is offered to him without cost.