Eagles’ Quarterback Carson Wentz Says the World Instills the ‘Lie’ that Salvation Comes Through Works

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (PHOTO: USA TODAY SPORTS/BILL STREICHER)
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (PHOTO: USA TODAY SPORTS/BILL STREICHER)

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz explained one “lie” about the Christian faith that Satan wants people to believe while sharing his faith at a live event held at Eastern University in Pennsylvania last week.

The 24-year-old Wentz, who is in his second season with the Eagles after a successful collegiate career at North Dakota State University, appeared at a special live event last Wednesday hosted by “Faith on The Field” radio show broadcasted on Philadelphia’s 610 AM. Although the event was held outside in the rain, over 2,000 people attended the free event.

Wentz, along with Eagles tight end Trey Burton and offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, was interviewed by the show’s host, Associated Press sports writer Rob Maaddi, and his co-hosts.

Considering that Wentz grew up as a Lutheran but is now a non-denominational Christian, he was asked during the show, which will air on the radio Monday, to explain where he currently is in his faith.

Wentz went on to talk about the lie that a lot of Christians believe and one that he admitted falling into the trap of while growing up.

“I think talking specifically about that and being saved by works is obviously a lie, but it’s a lie that a lot of people believe. It’s a lie just in our culture. I know for me as a man, even when I was a kid, with sports and anything I did, I was going to work my tail off to earn what I got. That’s how I was wired, that’s how the world kind of instills this value, so to speak, is work, work, work, and earn it,” he said.

“And that’s kind of what I thought. I’d pray, I’d go to church, I’d do this and that, and I’m like that’s great, I’m a good person, I did the right and so I’m going to be saved naturally. That’s what I thought,” he added. “That’s the lie that the devil wants you to believe.”

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SOURCE: Samuel Smith 
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