Football, Taking a Knee, and the Follower of Christ

It’s been in the news a lot this weekend

A couple weeks into football season, and instead of people enjoying the game, it’s been rocked with coverage about certain players protesting police brutality by taking a knee during our national anthem. Already politicians and the media are seeking to divide the people into ‘left’ and ‘right’ points of view. The choice is clear, either one chooses the side of our constitution and freedom of speech, or one chooses patriotism in honoring our great nation and its anthem.

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With all this controversy it occurs to me something of much greater importance needs to be said. I believe we are in the last minutes of the final quarter (to use football analogy) It’s time for the Saints to step up the game and remind people what the stakes really are. We need to stop being lukewarm and tell everyone you come in contact with, the Lord Jesus will soon return.

This is not a small matter.

It’s also time for the Church to unite. No doubt many people will need help in the months and years to come. As our Lord warned us in Matthew 24, there will be earthquakes, famines, and pestilence. There will be wars and rumors of war. There will be nation (literally translates to ‘ethnos’) against nation.

Most important of all is each and everyone’s relationship with the Lord Jesus, and their salvation.

As I said before the Church needs to unite. I stand perplexed as I have seen many brothers and sisters talk down about others who are working hard to spread this message. Jim Bakker comes to mind. While many people remember the scandal he was involved with decades ago, I think it’s prudent to remind people that Jesus preached on forgiveness. If Billy Graham could be kind enough to help him rebuild his life, then I think we could give him the courtesy of listening to what he has to say.

Jim Bakker is not the only saint trying to warn the people, but he has the largest platform to do so, and a variety of interesting guests on his show. He also sells survival food and other survival items. If you think he’s doing it to make money one should consider that he personally donated a half million dollars worth of food to hurricane victims. When asked why he did it, he simply stated, “It’s what the Church is supposed to do”

Enjoy football, but keep in mind, It’s time to unite and warn the people.

One more thing

Go Chiefs!

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