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THURSDAY, JAN 31, 2013  |  9 comments
Poll: Some say God influences sporting events
With millions of Americans set to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, a new survey finds more than a quarter of Americans believe that God "plays a role in determining which team wins" at sports events.

The survey by the Public Religion Research Institute also found that more than half of Americans believe "God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success."

"In an era where professional sports are driven by dollars and statistics," said institute CEO Robert P. Jones, "significant numbers of Americans see a divine hand at play." ...


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Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
James, you have to be Sermon Audios king of quotes. I think it's impressive how you dig up relevant quotes, covering various issues.
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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Unprofitable Servant wrote:
Seems to me there is a difference between knows about and influences sporting events.

God Has Everything Under Control
excerpt from the summary for the above,
Gil Rugh said or, wrote:
....
From before creation to the end of our life God has also ordained every moment. Although He is in full control, we are not to be living irresponsible and indifferent to the world around us, but rather living every moment reverently with the ambition of being pleasing to Him. This we can do regardless of our circumstances because we can be absolutely confident He has full knowledge and is in full control over everything in our world.
This might give you an understanding of volition.
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Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Luke 12:24
"Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?"
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Unprofitable Servant | Georgia  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
Seems to me there is a difference between knows about and influences sporting events.
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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
God is: Webster's 1913 Dictionary

OMNIPRESENT:

Omnipresent /Om`ni·pres´ent/ (?), a. [Omni- + present: cf.F. omniprésent.] Present in all places at the same time; ubiquitous; as, the omnipresent Jehovah. Prior.

OMNIPOTENT:

Omnipotent /Om·nip´o·tent/ (?), a. [F., fr.L. omnipotens, -entis; omnis all + potens powerful, potent. See Potent.] 1. Able in every respect and for every work; unlimited in ability; all-powerful; almighty; as, the Being that can create worlds must be omnipotent.
God's will and pleasure and his omnipotent power. Sir T. More.
2. Having unlimited power of a particular kind; as, omnipotent love. Shak.
The Omnipotent, The Almighty; God. Milton.

OMNISCIENT:

Omniscient /Om·nis´cient/ (?), a. [Omni- + L. sciens, -entis, p. pr. of scire to know: cf. F. omniscient. See Science.] Having universal knowledge; knowing all things; infinitely knowing or wise; as, the omniscient God. -- Om*nis"cient*ly, adv.
For what can scape the eye
Of God all-seeing, or deceive his heart
Omniscient? Milton.

God does know who's going to win.

Ezra 8:22

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News Item2/1/13 1:16 AM
Mark M. | in the UAE  Contact via emailFind all comments by Mark M.
For my part I don't think God has a favorite team or anything like that. If He's watching any reality shows I'd be surprised, there really aren't any worth watching in my view. I know that He is fully aware and knows all of these things, but would He really have any interest in them? A lot of things we are just free to do. God isn't surprised by our choices as to Him they already happened, but does He really care if I buy a Ford or a Toyota? I guess I should pray that He leads me to choosing the safest one.

I can really ramble on a topic like this and just erased a bunch of stuff. The point is that players, fighters, boxers, and even American Idol wannabes, can pray that God give them success. If they are successful, then it's right to praise God. As far as the violent sports are concerned, praying for the safety of all the participants is always a good thing. We focus a lot more on the winning, but we learn a lot in both winning and losing. Team sports are a great thing when they are done right. Individual sports can also teach you a lot about yourself. It's good to praise God in all of our endeavors.

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News Item1/31/13 11:04 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
Hmmm...I'll be interested to read more comments on this.
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News Item1/31/13 10:18 AM
Metumtam | Scotland  Find all comments by Metumtam
God is in charge of all thngs and works all thing for the good of those who love Him, i dont know of any exception to "All things" as by logical definition it is a universal. So God should get glory for equipping and enableing people to do their job whether it be cooking or boxing to take these gifts for granted and say my hand did this is to fall in to the folly of Nebuchadnezzar. In all things give thanks to God who provides.
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News Item1/31/13 7:09 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
Maybe others will disagree but I always cringe when I see, say a UFC fighter, boxer, etc, praying for a win or thanking god for the win. Or, when say a touchdown is made and they point up as if god had assisted them. I also cringe when on reality shows, I will see an opposing group huddled in prayer and asking god to give them the victory in whatever event they are about to perform for some prize.
I don't know...am I wrong? I would never ask God for such things. In fact, because I think I'm so undeserving of anything, I never ask for anything other than those spiritual things that I think would be God's will. I never ask for more business, more of anything, or this or that. Not that it's wrong for somebody else, I guess, but I just don't.
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