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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 years ago

Why is god so interested in NFL games? Does he favor some teams? Does he have money riding on the outcome?

I notice some players point at the sky and cast their eyes heavenward when they score a touchdown or make an interception.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
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    Even the wealthy athlete is easily brain-washed.

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    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Obviously not. God doesn't take sides. There's nothing wrong with someone asking God to help them do their best.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
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    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    God is not interested in the NFL or Any sport, for that matter. People are but God is not a God of partiality. Choosing which side he favors more. No. Imagine a person who coaches both sides. Pretty two-faced, right? So God can't do that nor be part of what is dividing people in many places and causing people to fight or gamble.

    Source(s): Praise Jehovah Always. 😌
  • 2 years ago

    I would say God has no interest in any sports competitions and He doesn't favour any teams or individuals. Only people who ignore biblical warnings against gambling show their lack of faith in God by having money riding on the outcome.

    As for those who pray for 'inane stuff' in the realms of sport, they are trying to "turn the Lord into the Christ of utility; a kind of Aladdin's lamp to do minor miracles on behalf of anyone who summons Him to do his bidding.

    "Apparently they do not stop to consider that if Christ were to step into a prize ring and use His divine power to help one prize fighter knock another one senseless, He would be putting one fighter at a cruel disadvantage and violating every common instinct of fair play. If He were to aid one businessman to the detriment of another to secure a contract, He would be practicing favoritism and revealing a character wholly unlike the Bible picture of the real Christ. Furthermore, we would have the grotesque situation of the Lord of glory coming to the aid of an unreconstructed Adam - on Adam's terms...

    "...they no longer believe in the deity of the lordship of Christ in any proper definition of those words. Theirs is a Christ of carnal convenience, not too far removed from the gods of paganism... But to teach that Christ will use His sacred power to further our worldly interests is to wrong our Lord and injure our own souls.”

    That's a quotation from a Christian who was rightly disgusted at how some so-called evangelicals try to tempt people to 'accept Christ' by presenting a caricature image of Christ as one who delights to pander to their every whim if it's presented as a prayer. The Jesus of the Bible warned would-be followers that they first had to deny self, then pick up their cross daily, to follow Him. They have to be willing to die for Christ as He died for them, not treat Him as a post box for their wish-list prayers.

    Source(s): The Root of the Righteous, A.W. Tozer pp 16-18 (Authentic, 2009)
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  • 2 years ago

    God wanted the Browns to win.

  • 2 years ago

    God is a big football fan

  • 2 years ago

    I think you already know the answer, so why ask the question?

  • 2 years ago

    Naw. That's just the athletic trying to entertain the crowd.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    I am only here to say '' favour '' to cause you slight to moderate irritation.

    Hope you don't mind.

    Atheist.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    In ancient Judaism, it was thought that having a good life was a blessing from Yahweh. But not a very doctrinal Christian ideal.

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