LET’S STOP COMPLAINING that entertainment and sports is too sinful to be a part of. Imagine Christian’s being upset over the world not making their entertainment more holy.
Over the last generation the church in America has attempted to sanctify worldly things, we don’t think are that bad, because “all things are lawful”, this is despite the fact that those things are almost always not expedient. (I Corinthians 6:12, 10:23).
To defend this non-sensical and unbiblical practice, more than a few carnal ministers have come up with teaching, summarized as “Christians aren’t supposed to be known as those who are “Thou shalt not people”, or by “what we avoid” (actually we are).
In that effort, to sanctify the “not so bad” carnality of the world, the flesh and the devil, we have let the world and the devil direct our flesh. Being upset or grieved over a halftime sexually immoral show is not enough. How can we justify partaking in the NFL at all.
Consider that in addition to the players ridiculous salaries and team revenues, the owners and players union fight over multiple billions each year (up to over 9 billion in some years), in additional monies. It’s impossibly to justify Christian participation in a sport which drives such greed; including multiple billions in gambling addiction annually. Not to forget how the league is pushing the LGBT agenda. Consider the San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns have just hired two lesbian woman as a coach and chief of staff (and very publicly).
Let’s not leave out our other idol producing sports, which drive the same carnal and sinful practices… MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and college sports.
When do we Christians in America contrast our own quality of living the Christ-life, with the majority of 95% of our brethren world wide. They don’t practice the idol worship of sports teams and the mighty men of renown produced by them. You heard me correctly… the Lord Jesus Christ the author and finisher of their faith is their fixation, doing His will is their food, and waiting for and cheering His coming is their past time.
Because of that reality, they are powerful in their faith and witness, which has led to persecution (A routine result of saints filled with Christ’s love and His presence; we are not persecuted because of a half-time show).
It’s time to obey the Lord II Corinthians 6:14-7:1
(2 Corinthians 6:14 – 7:1) Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the Lord Almighty.”
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.in the fear of God.