This installment will outline the Theological Foundation for Competition using the rubric of “Creation, Fall, Redemption and Consummation as its basic guideline. A lengthy discussion on Special and General Revelation helps to determine whether or not competition is compatible within a Christian worldview based upon various Biblical Texts. In addition, arguments against competition will be countered.
Subsequent articles will feature discussion on: a) the Theological Foundation for Sports; b) Biblical Basis for Specific Sports and Athletics; c) Historical Models of Competition and Sport; and d) the Biblical Basis for Individual Participation in Sport and Athletics; e) a section on answering difficult questions about sport and faith integration and f) a section discussing Lord’s Day issues.
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