Sports versus religion: which should prevail?

Parents must have the right priority In the family. Never let sports get in the way of serving Christ. This means, for one thing, that you never miss church for any sporting activity.  There are multitudes of Christians that neglect the Lord’s house for sports. At one of my Bible conferences not long ago, many of the young people and adults missed the evening services to attend a softball playoff. That is the same priority that unsaved people have! If that is not lukewarm Christianity, I don’t know what is, and Jesus said that He hates it (Revelation 3:15-16).

My two cents

Vision from Book of Revelation
Vision from Book of Revelation (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

I am in agreement with this quote and I wonder what it would be like if organised sporting events weren’t held on the Lord’s Day at all. I think that would throw certain people (and sports leagues) into a panic.

I can imagine this scene where if I was at some sporting event on a Sunday, I’d like to bring a tablet and maybe watch a religious sermon on YouTube instead. I can think of any number of things that really took off in the 20th century which have chipped away at the primacy of church in people’s lives—and I think sports is one of the most prominent.

I was also thinking about this past quote I found on sports;  I’m glad that people of different denominations can assign sport to a low priority.

Quote source

Cloud, D. (2013). Beware of an Unwholesome Addiction to Sports. Available: http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/beware_unwholesome_addicton_to_sports.html. Last accessed 28th Jul 2013.

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