Jeremy Lin, the humble and until recently unknown basketball star has grabbed the attention of basketball fans around the country and the world, but some worry of the temptations that lay in wait for Lin as he settles in to his new fame.
Ever since "Lin-sanity" began Lin has sought the advice and guidance of his pastor, Rev. Stephen Chen of Redeemer Bible Fellowship in Mountain View, Calif., who is concerned about the temptation and sin that are present.
"It would be foolish to say that I'm not concerned with the temptations that are out there," Rev. Stephen Chen said. "The Scripture talks about the devil lying in wait like a lion waiting to devour. All Christians would be foolish to underestimate the devil."
Chen, 33, said that when he talks with Lin that he reminds him of the scripture. "I did remind him of the Gospel and for him to continue to set his vision upon Christ."
Lin's family attends Redeemer Bible Fellowship, the English ministry of the Chinese Church in Christ. Chen first met Lin when he was in eighth grade, and Lin had told Chen that one day he would grow to over six feet and play basketball, according to KQED.
"And so I asked him how are you going to do it, and he said, ''I'm going to drink milk every day, and I'm going to eat calcium pills every day, and it's going to happen,'" Chen told KQED. "And sure enough, he's over six feet tall and he's playing in the NBA."
There are also reports that state after Lin is done playing that he wants to join the ministry as well. Lin's parents are devout Christians and being a pastor would be natural for him considering that his maternal grandfather was a Taiwanese Christian pastor, according to The New York Times.