Several years ago I attended an Angel’s major league baseball game.  As I sat in the audience my favorite player hit his second home run of the game.  And I like the rest of the fans stood on my feet, and cheered.  It was an exciting moment, fireworks were exploding, tens of thousands of people were cheering, and in the midst of all this fanfare, I suddenly heard a still small voice whisper “Do you get this excited about Me?”   I sat down slowly, and contemplated such a statement. I knew the answer, “Lord, I don’t get this excited about you, I don’t get this excited about souls being won to you.  I get more excited over a sporting event, than I do the kingdom of God.”

How is a Christian to handle competitive sports?  May Christians participate in boxing or football?  Should Christian parents expose their children to such events?  “The tendency of most athletic sports is a subject of anxious thought to those who have at heart the well-being of the youth. Teachers are troubled as they consider the influence of these sports both on the student’s progress in school and on his success in afterlife. The games that occupy so much of his time are diverting the mind from study. They are not helping to prepare the youth for practical, earnest work in life. Their influence does not tend toward refinement, generosity, or real manliness. “1  The question many have is, which sports are appropriate for Christians to participate in?  Which sports are sinful in God’s sight?  Such are good questions.  The Bible has good answers.  Therefore let us study the Bible to discover the truth about competitive sports.  Read More »

  1. Adventist Home p. 500, Ellen White