Should Christian men be...

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by SaggyWoman, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Messages:
    17,933
    Likes Received:
    8
    involved in....

    * Body Building competitions?

    * Professional wrestling?

    * Monster truck competitions?
     
  2. TadQueasy

    TadQueasy
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, yes, and yes.
     
  3. Van

    Van
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    9,516
    Likes Received:
    49
    Some will see these activities as being "in the world" but not "of the world."
    Engaging in activities in common with the lost provides an opportunity to witness. But the age-old question of "too much fun and games" in the life of a witness may hinder presenting the idea that Christ and not the world is the center of our lives.
     
  4. tyndale1946

    tyndale1946
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,179
    Likes Received:
    226
    The question is not should they but are they already?... I believe I did see men who claimed Christianity who were weight lifters and also showed other talents of strength... Christian are in all facets of life, we many not even see them but they are there... Works of Faith are all around us!... If not this would be a sad world indeed... Brother Glen
     
  5. plain_n_simple

    plain_n_simple
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,887
    Likes Received:
    5
    1 Corinthians 9
    19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; 20 and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; 21 to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; 22 to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 23 Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.
     
  6. revmwc

    revmwc
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,037
    Likes Received:
    69
    Question 1 for can they is:
    Can they do it and still please God, if yes number 2
    Can they do it and keep their testimony, if yes #3
    Can they do it and not stumble or offend a fellow believer? If yes then by all means if no then no it should not be done.

    I happen to know a couple of guys who were in to body building one even owned a Gym, and were able to say yes to all three but we didn't have any baby believers who it might offend or people who saw it as wrong.
     
  7. Sapper Woody

    Sapper Woody
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,112
    Likes Received:
    105
    I am guessing this thread was birthed from the Miss America thread. To remain consistent, I don't think a man should be part of a body building competition. By that I mean where they stand up in speedos and flex. A weight lifting contest is different, and is similar to any other sport. Professional wrestling is the same.

    As far as monster trucks, I'm not aware of any objections that anyone would have with that.
     
  8. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Messages:
    17,933
    Likes Received:
    8
    As I think all women can be in all facets of life with Christian influence.
     

Share This Page

Loading...