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Mike is the general manager of Q90 FM and co-host of Stand Up For The Truth. His new book, "Are You Really Saved?" Understanding Sin, Grace, Salvation, and Sanctification, published in 2014.

Packers Robbed–While God is Smeared. What Angers Us Most?

Green Bay Packers fans—yes, they were robbed Monday night in Seattle.

Those that know me know I have officiated all major sports on the High School level for two decades.  They also know I am continually defending sports officials as they have a very difficult job.  I have even asked for patience and understanding on the replacement officials.  But no doubt, the touchdown awarded to Seattle was probably the single worst call in the history of professional football.  So yes, Packer fans, we have a right to be angry.

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However as Christians ask yourself this:  Are you as angry about the Word of God being lied about and distorted?  Are you equally angry about Jesus being lied about and relegated to a “good teacher” instead of the only Son of God?  When Red Letter Christians teach that God endorses homosexual marriage are you angry?

When Brian McLaren officiates his own son’s homosexual marriage—yet Christian book stores continue to sell his books and pastors bring him in to speak—are you equally enraged?

When Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo and Stuart Briscoe sign on to the Muslim deception of a “A Common Word Between Us and You”—are you equally outraged?

If we are so angry over a bad call in a football game costing our team a game, how angry do you think YHWH is when we lie about Him and His Son?  When pastors bring in heretics and anti-christs to teach Christians?

Look, I am a huge Packers fan.  The packers were robbed!  But if your and my anger over a Packer loss exceeds our righteous anger over the lies and distortions against our God and His Word, I suggest we examine our hearts—or better yet ask God to examine them.  Let’s get our priorities straight as Christians and be as vocal about proclaiming the truth of God as we are worrying about a football game.


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4 Responses to “Packers Robbed–While God is Smeared. What Angers Us Most?”

  1. Nellie #

    When I lived in GB a few years ago, I noticed many churches would change their times of prayer to better accomodate the Packers game, making me ponder, who was bigger, God or the Packers.
    Putting the Monday night game aside, John Hagee mentioned in a sermon how people can cry and scream at a football game, but sit like a wooden Indian in church. Sadly, many Christians get more emotional over a game than our eternal Father, who made the ultimate sacrifice.
    Who gets more adoration in our lives, God or a sports team? We should be more concerned with examining ourselves (2 Cor. 13:5) than officials over a game. Yes, it is wrong, but if we gloat over this more the immorality, or focus is all wrong and selfish. If this is true, it needs to change.

    September 26, 2012 at 4:21 AM
  2. Mr Davis #

    There are so many distractions in this world, we allow to entertain (hold, restrain, retain) us that have absolutely nothing with the Kingdom of Light. If they have nothing to do with the Kingdom of Light, then what purpose do they serve. To be honest, its a distraction to draw us into vanity. And we are so willing to oblige and take our focus off Christ and His bride which is shedding her blood for Him and His glory. Yet we have the audacity to wonder why we have such a time overcoming sin in our lives. We take no thought that it is because of our focus, what we set our mind on that is our problem.

    We are supposed to count ourselves dead to sin, dead in the flesh, dead to this world so that we no longer long for the things this world offers. Things that in reality bear the high price of our own personal demise. We act like we don't care, we do not heed God's warnings.

    Where do we go from here? Do we continue down this road to destruction or do we repent and renounce the world and all its offerings and truely pursue Christ and become an active part in His body holding fast to His headship for the sake of one another and not our own sake.

    Remember it God who brings about the delusion and that because they had no love of the truth. Pray for these caught by the devils devises that perhaps God would grant them repentance and turn their hearts to Himself.

    It seems we have fogotten ourselves where we were before conversion.

    Ephesians 2:2 KJV
    Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

    Oh for the mercy and grace of our Lord, Christ Jesus

    Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

    Colossians 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

    Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered . 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

    John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.

    May God show His great mercy to all those who are caught in delusion that they would know the great demonstration of God's mercy found in Christ the bearer of our sins who took our punishment for us and ended once and for all the emnity between us and God caused by our rebellion inherited from Adam.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:05 AM
  3. Mark V #

    So true! Great article!

    September 26, 2012 at 12:28 AM
  4. Tim Birr #

    Right on Mike. When is enough going to be enough!!

    September 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM