Does God Care About Sports? Jesus and the Culture Wars

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Does faith make a difference in sports results? Does Jesus belong in the culture wars, or is that a distraction from the gospel? And updates on the growing conflict between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Listen live here 2-4 pm EST, and call into the show at (866) 348 7884 with your questions and comments.

 

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: I don’t believe that God could care at all about who wins or loses a game for the sake of the game, but does He have kingdom purposes that can intersect with sports? Yes.

 

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: Yes, the gospel intersects with every area of society, but as Americans we must be very careful not to confuse patriotism with the kingdom of God.

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8 Comments
  1. I believe God cares about the things that concern us, and for people who play sports, it might be what team to join, what contract to sign, what play to run, and I suspect he will be doing the same for the other team as well, helping them out in what concerns them, and all of this might be about learning to hear the voice of the Lord, and to live in union with him.

  2. God help us, what a stupid nation this is! We “come together” to praise ourselves, to adore secular values at this humanist feast, instead of praising God–and on the Sabbath, to boot. Is that a coincidence, that it is held on Sunday? It is meant to divert our attention from the jeopardy into which the things of this world place our souls, and to distract us from the agenda of the New World Order. Expect more Pelagian orgies when the Antichrist comes, he will give us what we want, just like Nero did.

    The Superbowl, with its immoral music, immoral advertisements, its carnality, it is orgiastic, it is pagan.

  3. Nicholas,

    I still remember the overwhelming feeling of idolatrous worship and worldly lust that assaulted my senses when I went to a major league baseball game. It was not the superbowl, but I saw and experienced little that was not the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. So much invested for so little gain. So much glory for such a little accomplishment. So much selling yourself into slavery for money and earthly glory.

    Most owners, players and coaches are just going with the flow…with what they are used to. Some genuinely are trying to live their lives to the glory of YHWH as best they can see in the darkness to which they are accustomed. Some give much time and money to charity or to worthy causes.

    The world is deceitful and beautiful to the senses and the emotions. It tricks a lot of people into thinking they are just fine or at least that they are not evil…or it at least keeps them occupied with excitement and pleasure so much that they rarely consider doing anything differently. Why should they question their reality when it is so exhilarating and enchanting? It is a drug of which the addiction thereto is almost impossible to be rehabilitated from.

    It takes a miracle. That is the only thing that will change the outcome of those caught up in such a insidious and pernicious lifestyle. A miracle. That is what it will take. Tim Tebow should thank YHWH every day for being blessed by being shunned by the NFL.

    Shalom

  4. I Believe HE is for being represented wherever we are whatever profession we are in the marketplace we represent JESUS in His glory and I admire every athlete who is born-again representing Jesus in the earth and thanking God for the ability that sustains them in the game in the marketplace ministry.

  5. Absolutely true, Bo.

    And, yes, God called Tebow away from that corrupting glamour. That was a special grace for him.

  6. I truly do not believe God really cares for sports. While the act of playing sports is not bad, (sports are fun to play) The amount of worldliness and idolatry that goes on and occurs at these professional games is absolutely rampant. Individuals spend a countless amount of dollars and give praise to these athletes who in return do absolutely nothing for them. The atmosphere at these types of games is full of carnality.

    I used to be a huge boxing fan, and the amount of cursing, fights, and drinking does not glorify God.

    Of course, this is all my opinion. God bless all.

  7. As we learn who Jesus is, vain entertainment becomes less important. Seek Jesus, seek love, but don’t seek to be entertained, there is no true peace in that.

  8. Our ways are not G_d’s way. Our thoughts are not his. However he must be amused by us, like watching an ant hill. Have you ever seen an ant farm football team? It would be fascinating.

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