Published September 1998
by Faith Alive Christian Resources .
Written in English
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"Super Bowl Sunday" is perhaps the nation's most widely observed and passionately celebrated day of the year, and Christians across the land will be front and center in embracing this cultural icon. Most thoughtful Christians realize it's rather silly to pray for God to help "my team" win the big game, but does God want the game to be played at Author: David Moriah. Amen. More people will take the time, effort, and money to watch the super bowl than they do to spend time with God. More people get excited over the Super Bowl than the things of God. I think God cares about the people, but not the super bowl. A better question would be, "what does God really care about?". The answer to this question is stated quite clearly by the Apostle Paul in I Timothy "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.". While “love does no harm to a neighbor” (Romans ), what do sports like American football do? Would Jesus watch the Superbowl? Perhaps, some might say. And some may ridicule and/or dismiss what I have written. Yet if Jesus did watch the Superbowl, would He watch it and hope that one team would tackle and crash into members of the other team?
What does God think about the Super Bowl? Strangely enough, the phrase “Super Bowl” doesn’t appear in my Bible concordance. So I turned to the next best thing: Google. I did a simple search: “super bowl” bible. In seconds, I had an astounding 9,, results. Here’s a sampling. Still, most Americans don’t believe God even cares about the outcome of the NFL’s big game, now at its year mark. Nine out of 10 (88 percent) said “no” when asked, “Does God care who wins the Super Bowl?” Almost 1 in 10 (8 percent) said “yes.” One in 20 didn’t know (5 percent). Since I do not actually watch American football, I do not know how many violent acts are likely at today’s Super Bowl, but the number is likely to be very high, and maybe even a lot more if thoughts of violence are included (cf. Matthew ). to incorporate super bowl sunday in the church services is to cheapen the things of god and foster a compromising attitude towards the things which are in direct opposition to the things of god. Daniel says, " Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
The Super Bowl is upon us once again, so how does that relate to the Bible? While watching the playoffs and some of the pre-bowl coverage this week, I couldn’t help but notice quite a few players quoting scriptures as encouragement and confirmation that God cares. (Does God really care about football?). The most outspoken of the group has. The NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC) will kick-off the Super Bowl with its star-studded music jubilation. The annual event joins together key NFL Players, top Gospel. Watch The Super Bowl Online – 5 Ways to Watch The Super Bowl | Ways To Watch Super Bowl LIV Watch Super Bowl LIV live on February 2nd, , televised nationally on . Nine out of 10 (88 percent) say “no” when asked, “Does God care who wins the Super Bowl?” Almost 1 in 10 (8 percent) says “yes.” One in 20 doesn’t know (5 percent). Christians (89 percent) are more likely to say God doesn’t care about the Super Bowl winner than .