Thursday, December 17, 2009

Modern culture / sports /and The 2 book of Macabees/ Jason the high priest gym builder and his persecution

     My hope in this blog is to point out a few contrasts to the very first of the Athletes and their leader. How the Pagan rituals of athletes were created and what it did to Gods people. In modern times we have much glorified the same culture as Jason the early gym builder and high priest. His worship of the false athlete Gods of Greece. His structuring of society to cater to a make believe life of indulgence and glory of the flesh and its carnal imaging. The fantasies of Jason and his athlete followers persecuted the early People of God. In modern times. How much more has what Jason started increased. The immoral persecutions of Jocks corrupt every community.  Just as jason stopped sacrificing in the temples to God when he became high priest. Many of our employers and many of the secular christian community stop worshipping God in truth and live with no real communion. The sacraments are not known to them in any holy light. They are mutilations of christs covenant. Blasphemes of his gifts and righteousness.

      In modern day there is even a culture called christian jock culture. Thus similar to Jason becoming high priest and turning Gods house into a house of worship of hercules and athena.

      Right away as youths in the schools we are taught to train as Jason had set up in early Greece. We are taught all the darwinism and Greek mythology by the eighth grade. Soon the puberty of adolescence hits and the perversions of Glory take residence in the fellowship of Jason and his modern followers. Fully redeemed we are all from the actual fellowship of the modern secular institute yet many of us end up handing ourselves over. I remember when reagon instituted the presidential fitness testing. I was a public school student. I never was in track however I had tried a different sport each year in middle school. I experienced how kids day by day were getting more and more perverse and corrupt. The rivaling was the only focus of each day. I got my presidential fitness award and somehow God helped me come to my senses and I refrained from joining up with the track people. It was stupid. Here I was tested and ranked in the top 100 in the state on more than one excersize 11th on one. Yet I was to compete more afterwards if I was to be obedient and a good example. I never played sports again after getting that fitness award. I had nothing to prove. I feel sorry for every kid who was oppressed by the pressures to pass those tests as though the athletics were to be worshiped and ordained amongst us. 
      I went to several highschools and had gone from one of the most popular in school and a leader of the fellowship to becoming very inactive in school. I had advanced past most of my subjects of studies. I was in two year college math by my second year of highschool. I was in advanced earth and space science and other advanced classes such as government with options for other electives. However I was becoming numb to the fellowship and kind of iced up in my head. I didnt entertain the same thoughts as those around me and had a spark of faith in my heart for the ways of God. I endured the school fellowship for most of the allotted time but chose to withdraw and do carpentry training before I graduated. Still not a jock I focused on learning skills. When I was in my early 20's I took some college classes and was still reluctant to fellowship however I had matured in the Lord and took an aerobic weight training class. I got better than 100 percent scores on my final fitness test like I had in grade school and middle school. I then started working out at a gym in the small town where I lived Albany , Oregon. I was getting strong for my weight and height. I could lift heavy weights for 8 hours and more. There was a gym owner in town who was a ninjitsu teacher. He was a millionaire at age 22 or 23. He had gone around town to dojo's threatening the instructors to close their schools so he could take their students. A very greedy gym owner to say the least. However many people in town were his students. He went to every store that sold weapons and had given them memberships to his gym and lessons in ninjitsu. Even the Bi Mart and Gi Joes gun department. Also the pawn dealers ect. He was clever. He was manufacturing illegal automatic weapons. Finally he was busted by the FBI. The town was full of ninja with nothing good on their mind. There was a local rivalry in the gym and martial arts scene outside of his greed. After a little while I felt like it was worse then the grade school and high school sports scene. I was getting an eye opener to the adult Athlete scene.  There was several gyms closed from drug dealers selling drugs in the gyms. It was so immature for an adult. Body builders were every perverted evil and vain carnality. I went to a Bishop one reconciliation. Bishop Steiner the Bishop of Portland , Oregon. He was residing at a local parish in the adjacent city to where I was baptised. I told him I wanted absolved of being involved with gyms and martial arts. I told him he was very evil and hard to articulate. I wanted God to forgive me and to undo any involvement or ignorance I had of the evils involved. The bishop said his confession prayers and recieved the sacrament. I asked him to pray for me another day after the confession. He lifted his hands and prayed for Gods will.

This is a passage from 2nd Maccabees chapter 4
          7 But after the death of Seleucus, when Antiochus, who was called the Illustrious, had taken possession of the kingdom, Jason, the brother of Onias, ambitiously sought the high priesthood: 8 And went to the king, promising him three hundred and sixty talents of silver, and out of other revenues fourscore talents. 9 Besides this he promised also a hundred and fifty more, if he might have license to set him up a place for exercise, and a place for youth, and to entitle them that were at Jerusalem, Antiochians. 10 Which when the king had granted, and he had gotten the rule into his hands, forthwith he began to bring over his countrymen to the fashion of the heathens. 11 And abolishing those things, which had been decreed of special favour by the kings in behalf of the Jews, by the means of John, the father of that Eupolemus, who went ambassador to Rome to make amity and alliance, he disannulled the lawful ordinances of the citizens, and brought in fashions that were perverse. 12 For he had the boldness to set up, under the very castle, a place of exercise, and to put all the choicest youths in brothel houses. 13 Now this was not the beginning, but an increase, and progress of heathenish and foreign manners, through the abominable and unheard of wickedness of Jason, that impious wretch, and no priest. 14 Insomuch that the priests were not now occupied about the offices of the altar, but despising the temple and neglecting the sacrifices, hastened to be partakers of the games, and of the unlawful allowance thereof, and of the exercise of the discus. 15 And setting nought by the honours of their fathers, they esteemed the Grecian glories for the best: 16 For the sake of which they incurred a dangerous contention, and followed earnestly their ordinances, and in all things they coveted to be like them, who were their enemies and murderers. 17 For acting wickedly against the laws of God does not pass unpunished: but this the time following will declare. 18 Now when the game that was used every fifth year was kept at Tyre, the king being present, 19 the wicked Jason sent from Jerusalem sinful men, to carry three hundred didrachmas of silver for the sacrifice of Hercules; but the bearers thereof desired it might not be bestowed on the sacrifices, because it was not necessary, but might be deputed for other charges. 20 So the money was appointed by him that sent it to the sacrifice of Hercules: but because of them that carried it was employed for the making of galleys. 21 Now when Apollonius the son of Mnestheus was sent into Egypt to treat with the nobles of King Philometor, and Antiochus understood that he was wholly excluded from the affairs of the kingdom, consulting his own interest, he departed thence and came to Joppe, and from thence to Jerusalem. 22 Where he was received in a magnificent manner by Jason, and the city, and came in with torch lights, and with praises, and from thence he returned with his army into Phenicia.


     So here is this guy Jason wanting to be a priest not really someone God had called to be a priest. He takes over the jewish temples and wants everyone to be worshiping the athletic false gods. Here is a catcher in vs 11 it tells us how he took away the lawfull ordinances and brought in perverse fashions. Perverse fashions, Does that remind you much of today?. How perverse are our fashions today. Could they be perhaps from the same greek traditions started by Jason. Atleast from the same evils of the athletes.

     After speaking with the bishop I was living in the small town of Corvalis. Most of the towns population was OSU university students. The greek and roman sorority houses were all over campus. So I was starting to understand how the simple seeming training of my youth was actually progressing in the higher institution to what becomes the actual social order and culture of the United States. The Roman cultures much like the greek which if you read in the 1st book of macabees there was always cultural enmity between Gods people and the real Roman and Greek cultures. Jesus Christ had saved us from the extremities of these cultures by becoming high priest forever so no guy like Jason can do it. Doing this the veil of the temple ripped and our own bodies are temples of his holy spirit. We need not even goto the temples to worship should something like this happen. Its strange sometimes I see even that the Pope visits sports events. It reminds me of Jason the high priest. I do not accuse the Pope of being as Jason but I do think it wrong not to remove himself from any activities that are so unholy and derive from the same that persecuted early saints and persecute us hear today wether people admit it or not.  The roman cultures of today would be easily seen in the perverse cultures of Hollywood and in the Mafia mobster business culture. The Roman like congressional perversities. In ancient Rome 1 out of 10 woman were prostitutes. The Mafia started pornography . Which is now an american leading entertainment industry. Hugh Heffner and his playboy seductions were well adapted to the Romanization of america. He ofcourse a mafia man himself.  So you can see how the greek and roman have intercepted the primary cause of american social order and grossly darkened the fellowship. There is no real value to either the athletic greek cultures or the roman perversities. The two combined is such a wicked ale to drink not many are morally well in our times. Many have become drunk from the wicked ale that these two cultures brew. 
     In my 30's I enlisted in the military. Only to find out I was handing myself over to the extreme greek and roman by enlisting. The Government had incorporated the Greek games into the military training. Each private was tested for the olympic games during basic training. If any could maintain a certain run time and physical fitness score he or she would be given opportunity to train on the army olympic team. The jocks were numerous and most used steroids. The whole training was making war a game like the olympics. It was nothing serious to people. They were just gross immoral such as the scriptures describes Roman and Greek.
However the officers were all schooled at colleges training in the roman and greek and some officers 8 to 12 years of college. It is common for officers to recieve atleast 8 years of college. They goto college to compete for rank. So if one gets 8 years the other will want 8 years or more. Thats alot of Roman and Greek training .
     I recieved a hall of fame at Fort Benning Georgia during basic combat training. I was tested at better than 100 percent fit for my age. I actually got better than 100 percent for an 18 year old and was 32 at the time. 
      I had matched some legend on a rope obstacle and almost matched one on another rope obstacle. I could shoot what would be called an expert score on the range we trained on for marksmanship. However I was no expert with weapons just a good shot.  I had not the experience an expert requires to really be that skilled. Yet I was offered the opportunity to become a Ranger. I was approached at the end of training cycle by an MP Ranger drill sergeant. He was a champion martial artists before he enlisted. I told him I didnt want to be a ranger and had not interest in doing more training than required. I really didnt want to be in except I had been trained as a Security Investigator and had an idea for a non profit federal whistle blowers protection agency. I needed to know more about the military to know how to secure myself or someone else from it. Ranger would of seemed to help me but really it would of made me more of a militarian and less of a civil protection.  So like when I recieved the presidential fitness and stopped playing sports I declined to become a ranger. 

      After the army I went to Hollywood , California with hopes of learning more about playing guitar before I went back to work. I encountered the intensity of Jewish, Roman, and Greek cultures there. I was certain it was just like the evils the bible explained Babylon, Rome, and the Greek to be.  I am going to list more scriptures but really all throughout the bible it warns us about these cultures and about the evils they glorify.

        I had been working on a music business idea since the year 2000. Yet at the same time I was working on the protection agency idea which was becoming more than I expected. As I learned more about the music business I learned more about the organized crime at the same time. The Roman , Greek , and Jewish cultures dominate in just about any arena and the music world had been turned into an arena using the same stadiums..  I had master minded a plan using events which would end up in Rome at the ancient colliseum and in Greece at some of the stadiums there that are ancient. I spoke with a billionaire piano dealer one of the largest in the world I met in Bel Air, California on a job he hired me for filing stuff for a piano company he just bought. It was just a one day job. I spoke to him a bit and he gave me his phone number. So I called him with my idea. He thought it hard and a little confusing. I could barely tell him about it fearing that it would give my strategy to someone who might not agree with it. It was use the powers of the arena's who are the evilest and take their exposure and make it serve something I planned to not tell them afterwards to start up a new dominion mocking the arena's. I spoke with a lawyer he like the idea and wanted to help me using some of the contacts he had. As I studied more I prepared for start up but the more I worked on it the more to my plans I had to change. The evil was to much as much as I revised my plans to better serve good it wasnt serving the Lord. That's when I went back to Hollywood again this time with more knowledge about the principalities of the arena's in the sports world and music business. The piano guy told me he managed olympic athletes before and they were all hard to manage. They were brats from a different family to him he said. They took all the enjoyment out of management. I told him I knew alot about athlete and the ones in the army are worse I trained with. So I knew what to prepare for. One private I trained with had been in a band that won the battle of the bands and was track star with a track scholarship to add to the victory in the battle of the bands. He had a millionaire father and was a rich brat to boot. So I had some understanding. Also another private I trained with had a band that took second place in the battle of the bands in his home state. He had inherited 500 acres at the age of 18 and grew pot on it. He said his first crop brought him enough money to build a house and buy a 50,000 dollar truck.  He failed his fitness exam on purpose to go back and manage his band and marijuana. Thats after he trained to kill at Fort Sill. It was all just a game to everyone. The seduction , the blashpemous carnall imaginations and rebellion. Homosexuality was so common. No matter what music gendre there was athletes involved in the music business. Something people had to compete at because of the greek and roman culture of Jason the high priest gym builder. Like the spawn of Jason not really understanding what they are doing . As the bible tell us in the Dark. Christ's teachings were getting greater to me. The more great the people in the arena I was exposed to or had to plan business and security around. The greater the Lord's anointing seemed to me. I was led in the spirit for about a week while working on petitions in LA the second time I went to Hollywood for this music business idea. I needed income and found a petition job working on conservative campaigns. The church had two I was working on. The Lord led me each day for a week. I could no longer want to start this music business the way I had thought it out originally. I had revised all my plans and ruled out all the evil I could in my plans with no more plans for Rome or Greece that same way. I had a new mission that was to work on a ministry the Lord had led me to safer pastures away from the dangerous arena's . Still each day the Lord was teaching me his anointing is much greater then the world could fathom unless they were to recieve his anointing themselves. There is no way they could contend or compete with the Holy Spirit's training. The abundant life they play out leaves them thirsting for life not full of life. They have to pretend to be hero's and pretend to be images that know Glory as the Lords Glory is taught to our hearts.  As I visited Hollywood blvd. The Holy Spirit would lift me high in my heart and my spirits would sore. I felt like a giant walking around and I am only 5'6". So I am not sure what God was teaching me but I was entertained by the spirit and people seemed very ill and unentertaining to me because of the Holy spirit entertaining me.  As everyone around was worshiping thier favorite movie star looking at the Hollywood stars. I felt like the whole kingdom of heaven was watching me and like King David and the Apostle Paul where right there with me as I walked the blvd. It happened a few times during the campaigns I was working on. Then it stopped. I realised afterwards that my whole life the Holy Spirit was doing this in me. Thats why I never was entertained by movie stars as others around me. I never wanted to goto rock concerts and never like to watch sports so had no sports hero's. Only this time it was intensified and the Holy Spirit was really lifting me high above the masses to teach me something about he Lord and the life in the spirit. After speaking to the Bishop Stiener when I was in my early 20's about the gyms. The Lord had quickened my heart and I was steadfast in the spirit everyday. I went to communion each morning for awhile and then traveled around a bit. In my travels I worshiped the Lord throughout each day for several years. I was being trained by the spirit so that my mind and heart wouldnt be conformed to the same greek and roman imaging that I was trained by in my youth at the schools. God was teaching me many things in the spirit. I read the bible everday. I worked day labor jobs and jobs from temp labor agencies. I spent many hours in the libraries studying different subjects. I ended up reading over 1000 books.
I was training not in the schools but God was training me. Undoing what the institute had been training me to be a servant of the greek and roman carnal lusts and the masters of its arena's. I did two correspondance courses one in private investigations and one in paralegal studies. I took a cheap business management course that cost me 60 dollars and did an internship at the state exams board. I did alot of training that had nothing to do with the institutes greek and roman culture but learned the same knowledge. From reading now close to 1500 books I have alot of knowledge that is helping me to understand alot more well then when I first had spoke with the Bishop in my early 20's. I am preparing to get a degree in flight technology at a community college. The course is a career skills course so much of it wont have to do with the mainstream cultures of academia.  I wanted to share this blog with you to let you know it serious what they made even America into using the Greek culture Jason had started also the Roman. However to point the finger at anyone like the Freemasons and other groups wouldnt be as just as to just know that the Greek and Roman cultures still exist in as much as they were evil to God in the beginning of these cultures they are much more now evil to God. So I believe all of those who really Love the Lord and are his servants will be trained such as I have been trained to not conform or give into the pressures and persecution involved. Though each day I am faced with persecution and still have trials and tribulations to endure. The face of our enemy is dark and deceitfull. The Glory of his image is without grace. He decieves us by disguising himself as Government at times. At times by using men like Jason and those who inherited his place in the Greek arena's pervading justice and corrupting the temples. We are temples . No matter how corrupt any government or religious sacrament we have in us the kingdom of heaven to battle against the corruption of our advesary. So renounce the Greek and Roman culture that God may renew you in Love and teach you his ways. Watch out for sports and don't take the sin of it so lightly you may parish saying Lord Lord didnt we do work in you're name. Yet you're heart was really in fellowship with these modern arena's of Jason and made him a high priest not Jesus Christ. 
       
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (New King James Version)



3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ


        King James Bible

Galatians 5:13

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another
 
Galatians 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
 
 
1 Peter 2:16 Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.
1 Corinthians 8:9 But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
 
2 corinthians 11
17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting. 18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. 19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. 20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
 
 
Proverbs 10:23 (King James Version)
23It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.


King James Bible

Galations 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.




Romans 6:6 knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;

Romans 8:10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.

galatians 6:8
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

proverb 25:27

American King James Version



It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.


Romans
1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.







1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.



8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.







8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.






8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.






8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.






8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.






8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.






8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.






8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.






8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.






8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.






8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.






8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.






8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.






8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.






8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.






8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.


Galations 5
16: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.



17: For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.


18: But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.


19: Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,


20: Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,


21: Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,


23: Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.


24: And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.


25: If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.


26: Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another


Galatians 6
12: As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.



13: For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.


14: But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.


15: For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.


16: And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.


17: From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.


18: Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.


When we are trained by the schools it really had no value to God. Our training in the spirit is what has value to the Lord. So our rivals are against the body of christ. How can we be yoked with the world if we are christs body. So how can we take part in their rivals. Christ already has victory over all flesh. He alone is the uncorruptible and the express image of God. How stupid is it to exalt the image of any athlete which is condemned by God for even being born imperfect. No matter how well they play sports or how healthy they seem. Christ is eternally begotten.  It is Gods life and it doesnt entertain the Lord what they do. How much more healthy is christ. No flesh can even remove the punishment of the sins of thier life and its conception which is death. We all have to get old and die. If anyone is christs and caused to stumble wether weak or mighty from these greek games of Jason or roman perversions we have a God who we are kin to. Christ will avenge us like a brother. His wrath is greater then we can understand. His glory is our redemption and our peace. Why should we render our peace to the world by rivaling with it . Christ already won and he is in us. We can experience great joy just working onto the Lord and believing his word. The holy sacraments are not served by the arena regardless the victory. The throne of christ is not entertained by its festivities and all their honor and glory is an offense against our savior the master of life and the creator of all things.

King James Bible

6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
 
arn't most sports and the way of the sports about make believe rivals of the flesh. A pretend battle.
 
1st corinthians 9
 
24Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.



1st corithians 9:25
King James Bible 

25And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.



26I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:





27But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Fighting as one who beats the air doesn't that sound like most sports and even running any race. So sports are definately in my mind not christian. They derive and are still today if not more today evil to God. There are harmless games I am sure but they really profit nothing even if we were to make a nonprofit cause for the winner it is only trying to make something bad good. Because its not an outward proffession to be a christian but an inward one of faith. Its about our faith not just about giving to make something seem a good cause.

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