Does God care about the outcome of an NFL game?

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    Feb 08, 2015 7:50 PM GMT
    We had this in our sermon today at church because the Bible says in ALL THINGS God works for the good of those who love him. In other words God cares about EVERYTHING that happens in this world and EVERYTHING that happens to his believers. And everything that does happen to us believers is for our eternal good. So God is involved in everything that happens in this world, even something as trivial as a football game. But God's objective isn't about getting some NFL teams and some Christians a trip to the Super Bowl. But he wants to give everyone a trip to heaven. So he controls everything in this world for that purpose to get people to heaven. So, if your team never gets to the Super Bowl, that isn't the worst thing. The worst thing is that you never get to heaven. So when bad things happen to us, even these bad things are used by God to create and strengthen our faith in his promises and ultimately get us to heaven. Death is often considered to be the worst thing that can happen to anyone. But for a Christian death is a tool used by God to get you from earth to heaven. So when God allows a Christian to die, he is using this bad thing to accomplish something wonderful for them--eternal life in heaven. So in ALL things, both good and bad, in a football game victory and a football game loss, God is working for the eternal good of those who love him.
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    Feb 08, 2015 8:05 PM GMT
    We are the direct responsibility of spiritual guides, not the direct responsibility of God. Spiritual guides remain with us over thousands of earth years to assist in our reincarnations.

    In our conscious state we blame God. But when we are put in a subconscious state of past life regression or regression between incarnations, in our soul state, it is our personal guides who take the brunt of our dissatisfaction as well as blaming ourselves, society, and conditions (geologic or astrological).
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    Feb 09, 2015 2:36 PM GMT
    I agree with many of your points. I do think there is great confusion around death and God's will. I don't believe that everything or even most things that happen to every person is about God's will. That would make God seem pretty petty. Desirable and undesirable things happen to good AND bad people. But so much of this is about perspective.

    Two people can experience the same event and walk away with totally different perspectives. To me, this walkaway perspective is what so many of the stories in the bible are about. Its not about if you're gonna die. Everyone dies. Its not about the pain. Everyone experiences pain on all levels. It's about the perspective and more importantly, how you use that perspective to be better and do better. Your experiences should enable you to empathize with and help others. Or understand what people need and are going through. That you can overcome many situations and even become stronger.

    So with the Super Bowl, its about the inspirations and the fun. Both teams want to win. Players praying "help me to be my best" or "thank you for giving me the skill to win"... Yes that is great perspective. Now use what you've gained and learned from those efforts to help others in life. And use the audience as a platform to help inspire others, donate money to charities, work together with other people, GIVE TIME to others, and highlight others who are less fortunate.

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    Feb 09, 2015 3:21 PM GMT
    I think it's all a crock of s%it
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    Feb 09, 2015 4:41 PM GMT
    With the state of humankind and what "he" allows people to get away with in "his" name, I don't think god gives two shits about humanity much less the results of a NFL game.
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    Feb 10, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
    Of course Odin cares. The team that comes out as victorious is the only team Odin cares for. Praise be to Odin, and to the worthy and victorious go the spoils.
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    Feb 11, 2015 8:04 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidWith the state of humankind and what "he" allows people to get away with in "his" name, I don't think god gives two shits about humanity much less the results of a NFL game.


    I don't believe people ever get away with anything. I don't think God's patience with people and giving them time to know him should be construed as indifference. God's patience does eventually wear out and in the end justice will be served, if not in this life, certainly in the life to come.
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    Feb 11, 2015 9:46 PM GMT
    This is a crock of !@H(*%$.

    Btw, if the only reason you love god etc is to get your ticket to heaven, you're doing it wrong.

    michael61, Christians die every day, some before they can confess their sins or consciously repent. Where do they go when they die, hmm?

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    Feb 11, 2015 9:48 PM GMT
    LOL, this gets even better,
    'God's patience eventually wears out'

    Oh right, except you haven't a clue as to the merits, depth and length of God's patience.