Colton Satterfield has won two gold medals as a BMX biker in the X Games. A few years ago the idea of Monster Energy Drinks being his sponsor would have been viewed as a very great victory, but recently Satterfield decided to cut himself off due to “religious reasons.” VitalBMX.com had some interesting comments on that:
“While many will disagree with or not understand Colton’s viewpoint here, you’ve gotta give him credit for putting his personal morals above a paycheck. Colton is a one-of-a-kind individual and puts a lot of thought into every decision he makes. He also does double flairs on giant quarterpipes.”
Satterfield explained in an official statement that this “was not a decision I made lightly,” he said. “I have chosen to part ways for personal religious reasons. Some of the marketing and logos that are meant to be edgy simply are edgy in areas that I personally could no longer support. I wish all the great people there the absolute very best and I thank them for their kind understanding.”
His moving testimony was posted on his Instagram, which is filled with recent posted pertaining to the LDS Church and his faith.
I can imagine some non religious people thinking this is wild or crazy, and not that long ago I would have been one of those people. Previously I had been a far too logical person in life to go deeply into religion, and still am that logical minded person. But I had a strait up real and wildly profound experience that shockingly confirmed serious religious truth to me. I had always been one to learn as much as I can. This experience was at the end of a knowledge or a deep world wisdom, most don’t find, that seemingly discounted it; then that ‘wisdom’ was confounded as the bible describes and had my eyes opened in a real profound way. Some perceived ‘wisdom’ of the world is certainly a stumbling block that ensnares if one is not careful. There is an actual dark side of things that deceives. Most who find this ‘knowledge’, sit in their pride of having it and don’t actually step back and analyze it and can be pulled down into darkness; those who analyze it fully,are already, or then become Christians. My experience was profound. Whole countries don’t allow missionaries or other religions because their leaders trust this false or highly partial wisdom so hard. It is also wild to later read prophets of old, like Paul and many many others, who were wise dudes that essentially described every step of this knowledge that leads ‘wise men’ away and then describes each step up to the confounding and true light for those who seek. These were real, and actual very wise dudes of old. So for me, I do my best to walk uprightly before a very real and good God and with some of their marketing and logos it just wasn’t something I could keep supporting. God is very real, Christ in actual reality lives. That’s from a dude who has to logically understand things all the way around. Christianity is actually totally real. I was furthermore blown away to see the LDS religion understands literally everything in a very clear way, I know them to have the entire fullness of the gospel of Christ. It is His church. Something not long ago I would have sadly discounted. But it is in actual reality true. God can show you this far better and more profound than ever logically getting it.
The Salt Lake City biker admits that his life wasn’t always faith-filled, but now he’s an active member of the Church trying to share his testimony and the blessings he’s received from God through his example as well as through social media.