The Bible Answers Short Questions From Our Readers
Plain Truth Staff
Question: "I believe that Mr. Meredith was dead wrong in recommending physical sports to build up health in a recent article in the PLAIN TRUTH magazine. Surely no one can deny that car-, horse-, and dog-racing, baseball, basketball, etc., are sin in a big way! Look at the thousands of people who make a god out of sports - especially the young people. I believe you are very wrong, and would like to know how you think you can please God by recommending something as sinful as sports?" Answer: To this indignant reader we say that nowhere did we or shall we ever recommend car-racing, dog-racing, etc., as the kind of spores to build up health! In the first place, The artic1e in question (The Plain Truth About Queer Men, Jan. 1962) did "at promiscuously recommend ALL sports. The sports recommended were those that result in exercise for the individual participating in them. These spans were recommended for the specific purpose of EXERCISE to keep the body in good health. God says that our physical bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19). Because of this, it behooves each one of us to keep our bodies in top physical condition.
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