Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Oilers v. Predators - 2 Peter 2:1-10

Now there are also false prophets coming out of Nashville, just as there have been false teachers among you. They will try to come in with destructive body checks and taunting, even denying the sovereign Lord, who is our salvation, and bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many fans will follow their shameful ways, booing the team that God has chosen, and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. These teachers will exploit you with stories of playoff grandeur that they are forced to make up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction will not lay asleep forever.

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to Calgary putting them into gloomy night clubs to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the World Hockey Association when he brought financial difficulties on its ungodly people, but protected Edmonton, the team of his choosing, and three others, at least for a time; if he condemned the cities of Toronto and Montreal by ridiculing their sacred shrines, making them an example of what will happen to all of the ungodly; and if he rescued Lubomir Visnovsky, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) — if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the Edmonton Oilers in our own day from the trials of the Predators and to hold those unrighteous Southerners for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment in the present. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and maim those with actual talent.

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