Cheating via God

Many Christians attempt to cheat.

 

Yes, it’s true. How many times have you heard of people praying for God’s assistance when it comes to passing examinations? Or when it comes to sports or competitions?  

Matt Elrod - Survivor cheat
Matt Elrod - Survivor cheat

I’m a big Survivor fan and on the Redemption Island show there was a guy called Matt Elrod who each week sat there and prayed to God for strength to help him win the million dollars. He asked God for assistance when it came to the challenges. Then he gave thanks to God later when he did win a challenge and thanked God for carrying him through the difficult times that come with the whole Survivor experience.

 

Frankly, I don’t know why he was so popular, because if it wasn’t for Redemption Island, he’d have gone home early and nobody would even have remembered him! But any way, I’m getting side tracked… If this guy really had been given God’s strength, doesn’t that make him a cheat? Shouldn’t people… particularly fellow Christians… be outraged that he should be allowed to continue to compete on Survivor when he so blatantly attempted to gain supernatural favours from the creator of the universe?

Evander Holyfield - Boxing cheat
Evander Holyfield - Boxing cheat

The same goes for sports. I can remember, years ago, Evander Holyfield praising his God for his win against Mike Tyson, insisting that his God was mightier than Tyson’s, as if Jesus had given him supernatural strength to overcome Tyson, who in turn had Allah in his corner. Aren’t sports like this supposed to be one man against the other using their own strengths and skills? If they were taking steroids, they’d be disqualified. So if they claim to have used God’s strength to win a match shouldn’t they also be disqualified?

 

The South African rugby team used God's power to defeat the All Blacks at the finals of the 1995 World Cup!
The South African rugby team used God's power to defeat the All Blacks at the finals of the 1995 World Cup!

What about team sports? I was disgusted, watching the movie Invictus, when at the end, after their world cup victory, the South African rugby team huddled together and thanked God for the win! Those bloody cheats! No wonder they beat the All Blacks! For them to have won that they must have either expected God to aid them supernaturally or expected him to sabotage the opposing team and seeing that the All Blacks choked, I'd say it was the later. Is this the sort of sportsmanship we should find acceptable? Hell no!

 

Someone who prays to God to help them remember facts for their examination is also guilty of trying to gain an unfair advantage. They are really no better than someone who writes answers on their body that they can take a peak at. Or in this day and age it’s probably more like someone who sneaks in their cell phone and Googles the answers. No doubt they’ll give thanks to God for his help if they pass the exam, but if they are going to rely on supernatural power to pass the exam, they should be given an automatic fail, I think.

 

Is any of this moral? I think not! Please Christians! Stop trying to cheat! Be fair to the other people you are up against and let’s have an equal playing field. Stop expecting God to give you preferential treatment. After all, he has far too much on his plate like helping starving children in Africa, right? He's surely not going to be your accomplice with your dubious attempts at cheating, is he?

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  • #1

    Joe (Sunday, 28 April 2013 23:35)

    I never thought about that before, but it's true! Think of all the athletes at the Olympic games who gave thanks to God for winning their medals. They should be stripped of them!

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