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Professional Sports an Abomination to God!

Professional Sports an Abomination to God!

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You don’t witness for the Lord by kneeling down in a stadium or painting John 3:16 on your cheek while you are still a part of the ABOMINATION!
You don’t witness for the Lord by kneeling down in a stadium or painting John 3:16 on your cheek while you are still a part of the ABOMINATION!

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Professional Sports – An Abomination to God!
I was reading ‘The Week’ (magazine) a few days ago and was intrigued by the picture of an American Footballer kneeling in the stadium praying. The article said the style in which he was kneeling and prayingwas called ‘Tebowing’ and the name of the man kneeling was TimTebow. The week following I saw this ‘tebowing’ picture flashed allacross the media and every time I saw it I wondered what he could be praying about.Was he praying – “In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant . .”[2Kings 5:18] or was he praying “deliver me from this evil” [Matt 6:13]or was he just a nominal lost Christian praying, “Lord bless this gameand help us to win that
You
might get all the glory”?!Yes I know this sounds very unloving and harsh, but fact is‘Professional Sports’ be it football, soccer, cricket or whatever – it is an
Abomination to God
! And you
cannot
take something which Godhates and clean it up to ‘give Him glory’! To take that which is anoutright obvious abomination to God and use it in His service is presumptuous, a species of self-will, laying us open to the charge of 
Who
hath required this at your hand?” [Isaiah 1:12]; and for us to ask 
 
God’s blessing upon the same is only seeking to make Him of 
ourmind
. Let us not forget the solemn warning pointed by the death of Uzzah, when the Lord God made a breach in Israel because they“sought Him not after the
due order
” [1Chronicles 15:13). We mustkeep closely to God’s “
due order
” if we are to have His approbation inanything we use to glorify Him!Are you telling me that God hates all sports and is against it? Let usmake this plain – it is not wrong or sinful for a father to take hischildren out to the park to toss a Frisbee or a ball and have some fun. Neither is it sinful for the neighborhood kids to come together for afriendly ball game. But ‘professional sports’ at both college and statelevel is
more
than just a ‘game’! It is a
religion
and an
idolatrous
oneat that. And as we shall see it has all the features of that whichconstitutes what the Scripture terms as ‘
works of the flesh’!
[Gal 5:19-21]
 
That which is
highly esteemed
among men is
abomination inthe sight of God”!
[Luke 16:15]
This verse alone should settle it once and for all whether ‘professionalsports’ is well pleasing to God or an abomination to Him.
How
‘highly esteemed’ is sports today?Commenting on the amazing sports frenzy that has permeated the land,sports psychologist Dr. Alan Goldberg of the University of Connecticutsaid: “Sports [is] like a
religion
, and the god of that religion that we allworship is the god of winning” (www.CNSNews.com, August 31,2001). An extensive survey commissioned in 1983 found that seven inevery 10 Americans watches, reads, or talks about sports every day. Thestudy, the most comprehensive ever undertaken of America’s
 
attachment to sports, found that almost 35 million people are “ardentsports fans” who watch sports events on television at least once a week,and in some cases, every day. In 1983 that
World Almanac and Book of  Facts
polled 2,000 8th-grade students to see which persons they mostadmired. There was not a single name on the list who was not anentertainer or a sports figure.In 1982, the famous sports announcer Howard Cosell, while viewing thelargest Sunday football game attendance in Texas history, said “theCowboys are more than a football team in Dallas; they are a
religion
.”He exclaimed, “Look at the loyalty of those people! Look at the signsthey have made. Truly, the Cowboys are
a religion in Dallas
.”
He wasright.
Professional football has become a religion all across America.On Sunday, December 27, 1987, 75,000 Denver Broncos football fans battled blizzard conditions to reach Mile High Stadium by the 2 p.m.kickoff. The airport was closed at 12:30 p.m. that Sunday and remainedclosed until 6 a.m. Monday. Thousands of people were stranded at theairport, but those extreme conditions did not stop the football-madcrowd.The noise level in a domed ballpark has been recorded at 125 decibels.If you did not know that it was coming from a stadium you would think that there was a war going on. This was in Minnesota’s Metrodome inGame 2 of the 1987 World Series (
USA Today
, Oct. 18-20, 1991, p.A1). That is louder than a launch of the massive Saturn V rockets whichcarried men to the moon. The noise level for a Saturn V launch was 120decibels.To sports fans it matters little what morality their sports heroes have. Asurvey of 1,240 adults completed in 1995 and published in
SportsMarketing Newsletter 
asked people to name the athletes they mostadmired. The first four were Magic Johnson (HIV positive and anadmitted adulterer), Tonya Harding (convicted conspirator for the

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