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FRIDAY, JAN 30, 2015  |  69 comments
Christians Watching the Super Bowl?

This is not a post that will gain me much popularity, with accusations of legalism bound to happen. If there's one thing I know from attending a Big Ten school to play soccer, it is this: don't mess with Americans and their sports. If we don't think we have a problem with the idolatry of sports then we're borderline insane.

For those who don't know, the Super Bowl takes place this coming Lord's day (330pm PST). Is watching the Super Bowl a good idea on the Lord's Day? For some, the game may even take them away from church altogether. We've gone from Sabbath to Lord's day to Super Bowl Sunday...

Our desire to worship the Lord, who purchased us at a great price, often leaves a lot to be desired, even when we don't have major distractions like the NFL (which is why I prefer college football).

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Dorcas  Find all comments by Dorcas
Frank wrote:
I agree fully sister, thank you for your comment and for a clear exegesis of Romans 14. I think the same way you do, but I would simply add that I would tell the weaker brother they were wrong. In other words, if a brother is weaker that doesn't mean we should leave them weaker by not telling them the way we think. If we don't do that, they will never grow stronger. Now I know you practice that thought, so my comment was not made to correct, but simply to support your thoughts.
Good evening brother,
Thank you for your thoughts and for adding your support.
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News Item2/2/15 8:38 PM
Frank  Contact via emailFind all comments by Frank
Dorcas wrote:
In Romans 14 where Paul takes up the problem of eating certin foods, he lays done three general principles to guide us.
Verses 1-4.. We should not judge those who convictions are different from ours.
Verses 5-8..Whatever our convictions are, they must be 'unto the LORD' out of a sense of obedience to Him.
Verse 23..Whatever our convictions are unto the LORD we must be true to them. If we go against them, we are sinning, even though others may have perfect freedom in that particular thing.
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Just my small mite in some areas of my Christian walk that the LORD has dealt with me personally.
I agree fully sister, thank you for your comment and for a clear exegesis of Romans 14. I think the same way you do, but I would simply add that I would tell the weaker brother they were wrong. In other words, if a brother is weaker that doesn't mean we should leave them weaker by not telling them the way we think. If we don't do that, they will never grow stronger. Now I know you practice that thought, so my comment was not made to correct, but simply to support your thoughts.
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News Item2/2/15 5:22 PM
Lady_Virtue | OKC  Contact via emailFind all comments by Lady_Virtue
Michael Hranek,

Thank you for your comment, and may God bless and grow you. The Lord has matured me much, but I still have a long way to go. I'm grateful that He forbears with me and is longsuffering.

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News Item2/2/15 4:57 PM
Dorcas  Find all comments by Dorcas
s c wrote:
Hi Dorcas.I wasn't suggesting that you had misapplied the Scripture.
I was just trying to clarify.I've heard it taken out of context so many times.So many really do have the notion that because all things are "lawful",that "anything goes" and,surely,we know that "lawful" things would not include pornography,recreational use of drugs,bullying,immodest dress,etc.
I really do have a zeal for warning people against compromise.I've yet to see a Christian man or woman not get off track because of what may have seemed to be an innocent enough program.At the very least,they become desensitized.Most often,they start becoming more provocative in their dress/mannerisms, have affairs or are prone to vain thoughts.And children are always the victims.What we allow in our homes via television or internet is tantamount to physically inviting such into our houses.
Some strangers aren't welcome.
Thanks sc for that clarification on Romans 14.
Have enjoyed reading through this thread , my thoughts tend to go with Lady_Virtue, SF, and yourself.
But I also realize that everyone who is saved has the in-dwelling Holy Spirit Who will lead and guide them in these matters.
Have a blessed evening sister.
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Thank-you US for your encouragement.
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News Item2/2/15 4:29 PM
Unprofitable Servant | Georgia  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
Dorcas wrote:
In Romans 14 where Paul takes up the problem of eating certin foods, he lays done three general principles to guide us.
Verses 1-4.. We should not judge those who convictions are different from ours.
Verses 5-8..Whatever our convictions are, they must be 'unto the LORD' out of a sense of obedience to Him.
Verse 23..Whatever our convictions are unto the LORD we must be true to them. If we go against them, we are sinning, even though others may have perfect freedom in that particular thing.
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Just my small mite in some areas of my Christian walk that the LORD has dealt with me personally.
Great thoughts sister

Mike, thanks for your very kind words

also, sc, nice of you to reiterate your thoughts in case you hadn't be clear before.

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News Item2/2/15 4:24 PM
s c | Oh  Find all comments by s c
Hi Dorcas.I wasn't suggesting that you had misapplied the Scripture.
I was just trying to clarify.I've heard it taken out of context so many times.So many really do have the notion that because all things are "lawful",that "anything goes" and,surely,we know that "lawful" things would not include pornography,recreational use of drugs,bullying,immodest dress,etc.
I really do have a zeal for warning people against compromise.I've yet to see a Christian man or woman not get off track because of what may have seemed to be an innocent enough program.At the very least,they become desensitized.Most often,they start becoming more provocative in their dress/mannerisms, have affairs or are prone to vain thoughts.And children are always the victims.What we allow in our homes via television or internet is tantamount to physically inviting such into our houses.
Some strangers aren't welcome.
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News Item2/2/15 4:04 PM
Dorcas  Find all comments by Dorcas
sc,
I certainly was not using Romans 14 as a license for "anything goes" with the right "conviction", but was showing that there are some guidelines that we have been given in matters of things that come under private judgement.
Everyone has the right to think for themselves and express or aver their thoughts on political, moral and spiritual matters.
It is the duty of every Christian to freely exercise their reason, conscience and will especially in matters pertaining to their soul and as ones who will give an account to the LORD.
Just my thoughts on this matter...I respect yours also.
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News Item2/2/15 3:41 PM
s c | Oh  Find all comments by s c
Christians ought not to choose activities to please themselves at the expense of others. Very typically, children will take note of what is acceptable according to what is allowed as far as entertainment choices. "Macho" guys in skin tight pants, cheerleaders,and haughtiness are all a part of football.There is enough pressure from the world on our kids to get them to make bad choices. We don't need to accept a sport which winks at sensuality and exalts athletes.
Those things which we do unto God and which we do not condemn others for,obviously, would not include sensual or prideful activities.For example, going to a strip club,someone may argue, "honors God" because they will pray for somebody there...or watching movies to review them for "christian" programs,etc.
Context is key when using Scripture and "anything goes" with the right "conviction" is not what that particular Scripture is referencing.
If people feel like they are being dragged through the miry clay because someone speaks to that which is inappropriate,maybe they need to stop rolling in the mud and come out from that which is unclean.
Christians ARE to speak against actions; they are not to judge hearts.
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News Item2/2/15 2:36 PM
Dorcas  Find all comments by Dorcas
In Romans 14 where Paul takes up the problem of eating certin foods, he lays done three general principles to guide us.
Verses 1-4.. We should not judge those who convictions are different from ours.
Verses 5-8..Whatever our convictions are, they must be 'unto the LORD' out of a sense of obedience to Him.
Verse 23..Whatever our convictions are unto the LORD we must be true to them. If we go against them, we are sinning, even though others may have perfect freedom in that particular thing.
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Just my small mite in some areas of my Christian walk that the LORD has dealt with me personally.
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News Item2/2/15 1:38 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
US, thank you for your thoughtful comments.
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News Item2/2/15 1:17 PM
Unprofitable Servant | Georgia  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
Penny, thank you for your kind words. I do agree that more discretion should be used in the way things are phrased in this type of discussion.

You know sc, I don't think I said anything about watching football games. I will be the first to confess I don't watch much football or tv for that matter but I don't think that watching a football game is necessarily flirting with carnality. (just to cover my bases, because it was mentioned, not talking about the half time Super Bowl entertainment, the only thing I would enjoy at a half time would be marching bands marching in intricate patterns on the field, I wouldn't sit through people singing music I can't stand anyway)

If a person is tempted to sin in doing anything then they should avoid it, but that could be said of a gluttonous person at an all you eat buffet. Not everybody who goes to Golden Corral has an issue with over eating, so what is a sin to be avoided by one is not for the other. SC, you have strong opinions to which you are entitled and I agree that we should try to help our brothers and sisters to stay true to God. I am glad you have a burden along those lines.

May all the brothers and sisters here know of the power and presence of God in their lives this day for His glory.

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News Item2/2/15 12:04 PM
penny  Find all comments by penny
Unprofitable Servant, thank you for kindly giving good example here, even sharing your own testimony. I think it is possible for us to deal with issues of carnality without dragging everyone who reads through the miry clay. I think Lady Virtue is a Godly example in this regard as Mr Hranek pointed out.
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News Item2/2/15 11:47 AM
s c | Oh  Find all comments by s c
Unprofitable stated "...Not sure why ladies think they can think like men."
God would have neither,men or ladies,to lust or feed their carnality.
He enables us to do that through the Holy Spirit and His word. We ought not to play with God in this manner by flirting with that which is carnal and we ought to warn others of falling into carnality...if we love them. All Christians who watch inappropriate material have to deal with the residual effect thereof ( including covetousness,rebellion,carnality,compromise, etc.especially,compromise)
What obvious doesn't get is that calling an activity/sin wicked is what Christians should do.Again,men in spandex is not Christ-honoring. All football players dress in such manner.
How much are we to compromise? Shouldn't that close the case for a Christian?
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News Item2/2/15 10:39 AM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Find all comments by Michael Hranek
Lady_Virtue wrote:
"...that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God" (Luke 16:15).
I've gotten to the point where, if the world is running after something and hyping it up, I'm immediately suspect. It seems spectacles such as the Super Bowl are quite worldly in nature (immodest dress, idolatry, pop music, etc.). Thus, I've opted to come out from among it and be separate.
Lady_Virtue
I appreciate your post, and that because imho it was:
Reasonable pointin to the real problem the running after what the world is hyping and running after
It was not condemning/belittling others nor judgmental/passing judgment on them_ Convicting in a good way ... Yes!
It was humble, a simple statement of practising yourself what is right, again imho, not to impress men but simply to have a good conscience before God and to be faithful to Him, one you seem to have peace in no matter what others do or are not doing in the matter, not even any demand that they listen to what you say

I may be reading or seeing thing in this beyond why you posted it but please do thank God it was a blessing nonetheless

Thank you for posting it.
I have so much learning and growing to do and I thank you for an example that I believe I can learn from

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News Item2/2/15 10:38 AM
Unprofitable Servant | Georgia  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
Reading through this thread is somewhat a disappointment to me. I have to agree with it is obvious, what has been portrayed is the lowest common denominator when it comes to us. Not sure why ladies think they can think like men. I live in the south, ladies wear shorts year round, although most common attire is jeans. I would have to walk and drive with my eyes shut to miss it. Every lady that I see, pretty or not, dressed appropriately or not, doesn't conjour up lustful thoughts in my mind. If you think we notice things, ask your husband that night what color dress any lady (including yourself) had on in church and see how accurate he answers. It is pretty much out of sight out of mind. You speak evil of the men here who have daughters. Following what has been said, they would live a life of lustful thoughts, shame for you to think that way.

Should ladies and men dress modestly? amen. Would it be nice if all did? you got that right. Are men only driven by hormones, I think not. I venture to say most of the men here are enamored with the lovliness of Christ. They enjoy the fellowship of their Lord and walk in the fear of God. Lustful thoughts get pushed out the mind in order please the One who is their heart's desire.

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News Item2/2/15 9:44 AM
Cody | Louisiana  Find all comments by Cody
Haha yay the patriots won yay!
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News Item2/1/15 11:01 PM
Lady_Virtue | OKC  Contact via emailFind all comments by Lady_Virtue
"...that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God" (Luke 16:15).

I've gotten to the point where, if the world is running after something and hyping it up, I'm immediately suspect. It seems spectacles such as the Super Bowl are quite worldly in nature (immodest dress, idolatry, pop music, etc.). Thus, I've opted to come out from among it and be separate.

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News Item2/1/15 10:39 PM
it is obvious  Find all comments by it is obvious
the thing is, sc, you don't even see the problem. You malign anyone who disagrees with you and call it Holy Spirit conviction. Look at all the false accusations you throw at me in one post. Then you say you have a burden? You assume that you know exactly how people think. (pride again) If they don't see things your way then the worst must be true of them. You make yourself and your thinking the standard and you don't think that that is carnal. "For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise." You will find that in 2 Corinthians 10. Predictably you didn't answer my post but just put up what you consider to be your faultless thinking.

I end with this quote from a person you think highly of

Your very premature determination of my heart in the matter is very much misconstrued.

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News Item2/1/15 6:42 PM
SF from TX  Find all comments by SF from TX
Sc wrote: " I haven't known one Christian,male or female, who have not become more carnal in their walk after compromise. All it takes is watching games like football".....personally have seen this. Im not sure how one can think they can walk with the world and not be affected. Our flesh is weak.

It is obvious, at least once in each game the cheerleaders are shown (the teams that have one). That's one time to many. Do you really expect me to believe that every single christian man looks away or doesnt stumble? Nien!!! And do we really expect our daughters to dress modestly when we put harlots before their eyes? That is now the standard not scripture. Again
ask the same questions in regards to the reporters. Is hair that is stiff from beig sprayed by hairspray modest? Is their makeup modest? Leta move onto the men...camera focused on them when they fix their jock straps, tight pants....do you not expect christian women to stumble? Lets move onto the pride that each player has. Are we not called to be humble and put others before ourselves? What about the idolatry? Reading about it, watchig it, talking about it, being more devoted to it then God. Some brothers here have already admitted to that problem.

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News Item2/1/15 4:34 PM
pennned  Find all comments by pennned
SC, "cultivating their aggressive nature"?

would you rather they were feminized?

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