LETTER TO TIGER WOODS
December 8, 2009
When the American media blasted us with
the breaking news that you had left your home at 2:30 AM and run into
a fire hydrant and then a tree and ended up unconscious, it put a
question into our minds. Had you been drinking or taking drugs? When
the police released a statement that alcohol and drugs were not the
cause of the accident it created even more questions. When the news
broke that there had been an argument and fight between you and your
wife and that you had stormed out of the house in a rage, we then
understand the accident. People in a rage do not drive very well and
at times deliberately drive into objects on the road.
You have asked for privacy, but that
can’t be expected because you are a world renowned golfer with
handlers who market you as a commodity. Your handlers and the American
media have built you up as a celebrity and role model for young
people. You have not rejected the fame and the fortune, but as a savvy
businessman, you have been riding the surf to the top and it has
brought you great riches and fame. But now you are a fallen hero like
Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and so many other young
celebrities. Money and fame do not build morality and character but
have the tendency of doing the opposite. Why has your life crashed all
around you? Why was your wife upset when she found out you committed
adultery with several women? The reason your life has come down and crashed
is that you have no moral foundation; you are a modern heathen who has
been your own god, even if you claim to be a Buddhist.
YOUR FATHER FAILED YOU
Your father was an American hero who
served in the armed forces with great bravery. He served two full
tours in Vietnam, was a member of the Green Berets, and made the U.S.
Army his career and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He went on to teach
Military Science and Tactics at the City College in New York.
Your father was a patriot but his
personal life was a failure. When he married Barbara Gary in 1954, he
made a commitment until death. God blessed them with three children.
But in 1968, your father broke the vow and divorced his wife. Another
failure in your father’s life was that he did not know God so he
couldn’t teach you about God. When he married your mother (Kultida) in
1969, he knew that she was of the Buddhist religion and did not know
the God of the Bible, who is also the Creator of all things. Your
mother follows a man who stated in his own writings before he died
that he never found what he was looking for. And now you continue to
follow the same man who failed to find the answer to life.
Your father started early on in training
you to become a great golf player. Golf was the most important subject
in your life during your entire childhood and your father spared
nothing to make sure that one day you would end up at the top. You are
now considered one of the best golfers in the world and you have also
achieved fame and fortune at an early age. But your father did not
understand that a man must have a moral upbringing in order to build
character and have integrity. In this area you are a dwarf, totally
empty on the inside. God created man to have fellowship with God. When
there is no fellowship with God, man must fill that void with
something like money, fame, sexual lust, etc.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
You have said that the Buddhist faith
from your mother has helped you to control your stubbornness and
impatience but what about your lustful sexual appetite for women? Are
you aware that Thailand is the worst nation in the world when it comes
to sex trade? Pedophiles from all over the world travel there to pay
for sexual acts with children, some of them as young as three or four
years old. Boys and girls are sold as sex slaves to furnish the
whorehouses and the homosexual establishments for lewd men and women
coming from all over the world to satisfy their filthy sexual
When you married Elin Nordegren, who
worked for your friend Jesper Parnevik in 2004, you took a vow to stay
true to her as your wife and forsake all other women. You did not
marry an ugly woman but someone who had worked as a model, but your
desire for women could not be quenched by your wife as she has born
you two children. You have not committed adultery with just one woman.
And now the truth is coming out, because these women have no respect
for you and are openly talking about your sexual escapades. You’ve
gone from being a role model to just another fallen idol who quickly
achieved fame and fortune and couldn’t handle it.
Buddha has no solution for a man that
has committed adultery, only Jesus can help you and your wife. No
religion, friends, rehab or anything you buy will help. Has your life
reached a low enough point that you are willing to let Jesus help you?
ELIN IS DEVASTATED
I believe that Elin has a broken heart
because she has been betrayed by the man she thought loved her and now
has been hung out to dry with the rest of the young and restless from
Hollywood. Elin came from a broken home because her father (Thomas
Nordegren) let her down when he divorced her mother (Barbro Holmberg).
Your wife comes from a dysfunctional broken family, and since Barbro
is a strong member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and at one
time held the post as Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, it does not look
like her mother knew Jesus either. Thus, Elin has no inner strength
and no one to pray to, so she cannot give comfort to your children
when they learned that daddy has been unfaithful to their mother.
TIGER, YOU ARE NOT ALONE
All over the world people have lost
their way, and instead of turning to God, they abuse alcohol and
drugs, trying to find comfort in sexual escapades and hope in various
religions. But there is Jesus who can give you and Elin the relief you
seek. Jesus was God’s own son who died on the cross for you and all
people in the world. He rose from the dead after three days, returned
to heaven and our Heavenly Father and now intercedes for people to be
saved and born again.
Forty years from now most of the people
in the world will have forgotten your name and will not even remember
how great a golfer you were. Look at all the sport stars before you
that have been forgotten with time. Only those people who have
contributed their lives to helping others or achieved something great
which helped mankind are remembered. But even these people will fade
away as we will enter eternity, and the only people that will be
remembered will be those who walked with God and represented Jesus to
a dying world. Look at what Jesus said some 2000 years ago:
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples,
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his
cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose
it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For
what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose
his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
(Matthew 16:24-26 KJV)
There is only one way to victory for you
and Elin, repent of your sins, ask God to forgive you and receive
Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. This is what Jesus said about
“Jesus answered and said unto him,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he
cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a
man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his
mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say
unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he
cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the
flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye
must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou
hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and
whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”
(John 3:3-8 KJV)
WHAT GOD SAID 2,800 YEARS AGO
King Solomon early on in his life walked
with God and wrote the following about adultery:
“My son, keep thy father's
commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them
continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou
goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee;
and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment
is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the
way of life:
To keep thee from the evil woman, from
the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Lust not after her
beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of
bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and
his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet
not be burned? So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife;
whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. Men do not despise a
thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; But if he
be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the
substance of his house.
But whoso committeth adultery with a
woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own
soul. A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not
be wiped away.”
(Proverbs 6:20-33 KJV)
Tiger your woes are just beginning and
your family cannot be healed unless you repent of your sins and turn
to Christ. Your siblings suffered because your father divorced their
mother. Elin and her siblings are suffering because their father
divorced their mother. The curse of divorce is now coming to the third
generation, your children.
No person can make the decision for you.
Being rich and famous makes it harder for you to trust someone to help
you. Many people will take advantage of your situation and try to get
something from you. You need to seek out a man that is walking with
God who cannot be bought with money, who knows the Bible and is strong
enough to tell you the truth without fear of rejection. Such a man can
help you find God and be forgiven in the name of Jesus.
May God have mercy on your soul is my
prayer for you,
Pastor John S. Torell
Resurrection Life of Jesus Church