Those crazy folk at Philadelphia Church of God are always an entertaining bunch. They hate football just as much as Bob Thiel does. Bob must be wetting his pants right now in delight!
According to Six Pack and crew, church members need to start acting like little children and let more intelligent men do their thinking for them. Who knows, in the long run that person may have made a correct decision that saved your life. By being a little child you no longer have to question even worry about things. Those above you know better and will tell you want to believe and do. How can people in the PCG be this stupid that they believe drivel and allow others to tell them what to do?
Mr. Armstrong’s ruling on football shows us something much bigger. Sometimes a ruling is made that we may not totally understand at the time. Mr. Armstrong didn’t spell out exactly everything that could happen to those who played football. Probably he didn’t know all that the medical profession has discovered today. But God knew, and He warned His people out of love—God wanted to keep us safe.
Heeding those warnings has kept many of God’s people safe over the years. And maybe ignoring some has caused us problems. Christ admonishes His people to become child-like (Matthew 18:3). A well-trained child will follow his parent’s instruction immediately and as precisely as he can. They learn that they will find out the “why” later. In the case of why I shouldn’t play tackle football, now I clearly see why—33 years later. Now I See Why