Does Tibowing actually cause God to intervene in football game outcomes?
Since it’s Super Bowl Sunday, this seems a timely question. And we might note that Tibowing didn’t get the Jets anywhere close to the championship.
Still, more and more college and professional players now are bowing down on the field to pray that they win and therefore get a bigger salary and/or bonus, more glory for themselves, and perhaps a place in the Hall of Fame. Who believes God actually bends the laws of physics or confers superhuman prowess on a player and/or team in answer to prayer?
Consider this bible verse. “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:5–6. Given that, are players like Tim Tibow showing that they understand the faith they so openly demonstrate?
Do you think this prayer is more or less likely to get God to bend the laws of physics?