Blog

Patriots' Matt Slater: 'There's a Backup Plan' to Sin -- God 'Sent His Son, Jesus'

By Michael W. Chapman | February 6, 2017 | 3:49pm EST

New England Patriots wide receiver

Matt Slater.  (AP) 

One day before playing in the New England Patriots' historic, fifth Super Bowl win, 31-year-old wide receiver Matt Slater talked about his Christian faith, how sin separates people from an "eternal, perfect God," and how God provided a "backup plan" to sin: "His Son Jesus."

During a Feb. 4 press conference, Slater, who is married and has one child, said, “You have to understand who God is and who His Son is, and you have to understand what God says about your sin."

"From there you realize, ‘I am a sinful person,'" said Slater. "My sin has separated me from an eternal, perfect God. But there’s a backup plan to that: He sent His Son Jesus. I believe Jesus is the Son of God, is God, and He came here and he died on the cross for my sins, for your sins, for everybody’s sins, everybody who’s willing to accept that truth."

"If you’re able to put your trust in Him and confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that He is who He says He is, then from there you can initiate a relationship with Him," said Slater.  

"But I also believe that repentance is a big part of that as well," said.  "You have to turn from your own life of sin to try to model Christ’s life. I think that’s something we’ll never fully figure out on this side of glory, but it’s certainly a one day at a time process that I’ve been so blessed to be on for the last 25 or so years.”

Matt Slater is the son of NFL Hall of Famer Jackie Slater. Matt Slater played college ball at UCLA and was a fifth round draft pick up by the Patriots in 2008. He was honored with the Bart Starr Man of the Year Award in 2017. 

CNSNews Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism—not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting, investigative reporting, and breaking news. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical mission and we need your help to fuel this fight.

Donate today to help CNSNews continue to report on topics that the liberal media refuse to touch. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The CNSNews Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our CNSNews Daily Newsletter to receive the latest news.