Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bob Thiel: Jesus HATES the Super Bowl and it's Nearly Naked Cheerleaders!



Bob Thiel presumes to speak for the guy that he claims to follow but can never talk about except when it come to using him as a prop to promote a pet topic.

Thiel has been on the warpath against football for quit some time now.  He is particularly galled that today is Super Bowl Sunday and over 200,000,000 people may INTENTIONALLY watch it!

Thiel writes:

Today is known as “Super Bowl Sunday” in the USA. Most years, the American football (which is not the same as the sport called soccer in the USA) contest known as the Superbowl is the most watched television program in the USA. Between 100,000,000-200,000,000 are expected to intentionally (as opposed to perhaps seeing a news item about it) watch at least some of it today according to various reports.
Then in his next sentence he has this to say:

Since most people in the USA have, at one time or another, made some hint of professing following Jesus, a relevant question may be:
Would Jesus want you to watch the Super Bowl?


Lest we forget, in Theil speak whenever he talks about "professing" followers of Jesus he is talking about the "SO-CALLED" harlot daughters of the Catholic church.  These unwashed UNCONVERTED masses are worthless fake Christians that follow Jesus instead of the law.   Whenever Thiel throws around the "so-called" and the "hint of professing" style Christians he is ultimately trying to tell you that there are REAL "professing" Christians and "called" ones.  Of course the "called" ones can only be found in the Continuing Ed Church of God.


 Jesus only plays soccer!  Real CONVERTED Christians know that!

Thiel finds American football to be offensive because of the "violence" in it.  He writes:

After seeing the injuries that some of my high school football-playing colleagues suffered, I could not reconcile the scriptures with American football. There are better ways for Christians to learn principles like teamwork from other sports or activities than watching actual violence such occurs in American tackle football.

I think the root of the matter may lie deeper than the "violence" he wants to see.  Did Thiel really want to be on the football team but was ultimately too unfit for it?  That is the impression I have heard people have that were in LCG listening to his malarkey.  Was he rejected and therefore humiliated in front of his peers?  Many seem to think so.

Thiel then brings John the Baptist into the mix. Thiel cherishes his flesh too much to dare to play football:

Also, notice what John the Baptist taught soldiers:
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. (Luke 3:14, KJV)
I could not reconcile loving my neighbor as myself and cherishing my flesh and not doing violence to any man by watching others do it in a football game. Nor the following:
9…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. (Romans 13:9-10, NKJV)

Thiel then quotes Theophilus as the authority on refusing to watch football.  Because football is violent in Thiel's eyes he thinks it is comparable to Christians being martyred in the Forum or gladiators fighting to to death.   What a moronic comparison.  Of course Christians did not attend events where people fought to their death.  To compare football to that same kind of violence is stretching the point to absurdity.

The New Testament also warns Christians against being violent or approving of those that are (Romans 1:28-32), while history records that early Christians would not watch violent sports. Notice one such report from Theophilus of Antioch perhaps written about 180 A.D.:

Consider, therefore, whether those who teach such things can possibly live indifferently, and be commingled in unlawful intercourse, or, most impious of all, eat human flesh, especially when we are forbidden so much as to witness shows of gladiators, lest we become partakers and abettors of murders. But neither may we see the other spectacles, lest our eyes and ears be defiled,



Then Thiel just sinks further into his madness.  Football is EVIL and so are the cheerleaders!

Since I do not actually watch American football, I do not know how many violent acts are likely at today’s Super Bowl, but the number is likely to be very high, and maybe even a lot more if thoughts of violence are included (cf. Matthew 5:21-22).

In my view, the tackle version of the sport of American football is evil (touch football I would not consider to be inherently evil–though attitude is still a possible factor there). Also, no Christian can really defend how professional football cheerleading females are publicly dressed and displayed–and presumably some of how they will be displayed at today’s Super Bowl game.
 In the world Thiel is going to be King and Ruler over as God, he is not going to allow American football to be played.

Since American football games, like the Super Bowl, intentionally inflict various hurts, the following scripture supports the idea that American football will not be allowed in the Millennium:
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:9, NKJV)





Theil concludes with this.  When you look at it it it really makes sense to a follower of Armstrongism.  The Jesus they think the world knows is this weak, effeminate, pussy-boy who is too delicate to play tackle football. 


Would Jesus want you to watch the Super Bowl?  What about the Apostle Paul who warned against approving violence?  The same Apostle Paul who said to imitate him as he imitated Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1).  Would Jesus or the Apostle Paul watch the Superbowl as football fans routing for one team to crush the other team?

Perhaps, some might say. And some may ridicule and/or dismiss what I have written.
If Jesus Himself did watch the Super Bowl, would He watch it and hope that one team would tackle and crash into members of the other team? Or might He watch it, if He did, so He could make social commentary against the violence and/or distorted priorities.

Say what??????????  Jesus is now a sports commentator?????

Thiel needs to stop making such a fool out of himself with these worthless and idiotic promotions of personal opinion.  Armstrongism is based purely upon personal opinion instead of having any ting to do with Jesus or reality. 

16 comments:

Byker Bob said...

This is my second opportunity to make this comment, as this is a hot topic on the blogs. In the greater scheme of things, I've witnessed false prophecy do far greater damage in people's' lives than cause a couple of stiff muscles and bruises! Much could be said regarding the Christian warrior, and the training and stamina required to be one. I mean, even in the OT, what about Jacob's little wrestling match?

I'm a motorsports guy myself, but "they" say the same negative things about my people. Frankly, I'm somewhat glad these people stick their foot in their mouths in these ways. It turns people off towards anything further they have to say, thus preventing damage.

BB

DennisCDiehl said...

I think it would be a great thing if Jesus came down during halftime. Almost "every eye would see him." Perfect venue for the second coming.

Well..maybe too late. These days we'd only suspect a spectacular advertisement done as a hologram

DennisCDiehl said...

PS Jesus as God of the OT did sit on the sidelines cheering for Team Israel to crush the opponent. He loves winning and plays rough

Anonymous said...

Considering the score I think maybe Jesus did hate this game!

Anonymous said...

Bob Thiel wrote:

"...Since American football games, like the Super Bowl, intentionally inflict various hurts, the following scripture supports the idea that American football will not be allowed in the Millennium:

:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:9, NKJV)..."

I almost hate to even say this, but "self-proclaimed prophet" Bob Thiel's understanding of Isaiah 11:9 is absolutely false, because that particular verse applies AFTER Satan comes out of that pit AFTER 1,000 years and again deceives the entire world and people worldwide again learn war.

Now, learn football? I don't know, but Bob Thiel is mis-using that verse and applying that verse too soon...over 1,000 years too soon.

Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

Where was Christ at the end of that 1,000 years? How come Satan is able to do all of that wickedness?

And Bob is concerned about football?


For Bob Thiel: perhaps you ought to be concerned about thoughts, evil thoughts, because that 1,000 year people will be like a human utopia with Satan in the pit, but an evil thought will come after that 1,000 years, AFTER Satan is loosed from the pit when Gog, the 7th Head of the Beast, comes on the world scene:

"7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.


Ezekiel 38:10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think AN EVIL THOUGHT:"

The context is all about Gog from the land of Magog and that context explains lots of evil to occur, but..............no mention of any "football evil"...


John

Byker Bob said...

Actually, Thiel blew it. This was high profile! He had an opportunity to prophesy which team would win, and what the final score would be. But, he just wussed out and said the whole thing was Satanic. I mean, to hear him talk, you'd think the fans would all be chanting "nataS, nataS!"

BB

Joe Moeller said...

Thiel can ramble all he wants. All I know is that when the Angel (Jesus) wrestled with Jacob all night, that this was no SISSY match. It was "no holds barred" and ROUGH.

Injury occurred and it was winner take all.

Manly, competitive, fierce, prideful and sweaty.

Not sure how Bob can "apologize" for the fact that God himself liked and engaged in a good manly contest.

Joe Moeller
Cody, WY

PS- Looks like the Chinese Year of the Horse did little to help the Denver Broncos!

Anonymous said...

The Cleveland Clowns, I mean Browns could have done better
than Denver in this one... Shame!!!

Ronco

Anonymous said...

Doesn't he know that the term "Super Bowl" is trademarked and agressively protected by the NFL. Hope he's got a nice warchest for the lawsuit.

Of course, that would require that someone actually read his drivel. So, all good I guess. :)

Sharon said...

I for one am glad Booby makes these silly statements. It just makes the rest if the COG's look like complete blithering idiots!

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO5Y1OuQIxo

Britain W. Stevenson said...


:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:9, NKJV)...
"Guess you could also interpret that to mean He is going to do away with all the churches and asshole ministers that are Lording it over everyone, destroying their families and throwing them out on their asses! Can't wait for the Kingdom!!

Anonymous said...

Last night, my fervent prayers were answered!
I prayed that Jesus would NOT descend into the stadium for a half-time show.

I was worried that the cameras would look up his robe as he descended, or even that Satan would create a mighty wind and blow his robe up to create a wardrobe malfunction.

But now, True Believers everywhere will KNOW that Jesus wanted the Seahawks to win!

PS, you mean the story in the Bible about "Jacob's little wrestling match" is as true as the ones about Noah's Ark, Jonah and the Great Fish, the Tower of Babel, the Garden of Eden, etc?

If so, that's great, and establishes Jesus as a person faster than NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson, and tougher than John Wayne. (Not to mention Dick Cheney who can shoot a person's face off when he hears a quail make a noise.)

Allen C. Dexter said...

"PS, you mean the story in the Bible about "Jacob's little wrestling match" is as true as the ones about Noah's Ark, Jonah and the Great Fish, the Tower of Babel, the Garden of Eden, etc?

I was thinking the same thing. Another fanciful tale somebody dreamed up to dazzle ignorant rubes with.

Byker Bob said...

Anyone know whether the ACOGs over in the UK or Europe teach that soccer and rugby are Satanic?

BB

RSK said...

Not being a football fan, I still find it hilarious that Thiels main "distinctive" for his group is whether or not to watch football.