The World Anti-Doping Agency recently alleged wide spread corruption and collusion by Russian officials to cover up drug test results. This is the latest in a long line of athletes from many countries who have come under suspicion of taking dope to gain advantage over their competition. Former World Anti-Doping Agency President, Richard Pound said, “public opinion is going to move toward all sports being corrupt.” Someone might ask, “why do athletes do these things?” The answer is that athletes, like the rest of us are human. And the Bible describes our fallen nature as follows- “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” Cheating in sports also illustrates another Bible truth- “Be sure your sin will find you out.” Fortunately though, there is forgiveness for athletes and all the rest of us when we do wrong. John wrote, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” That’s a minute of truth!
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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