Posted by: reformbama | March 14, 2011

Game Time, Participation Is Welcomed

Time to play a new game here at Reformed In Bama. One time only. This is easy, just have to answer two little questions.

Is the following quote Scripturally sound? If not would you attend a sermon by the guy that said it? If yes to either one explain why. Or no to either one explain why. If you know who said the quote don’t give it away.

“God’s plan was not working. It was getting about halftime, and God knew He needed to try something different. Moses didn’t work- nor David, Jonah, or Abraham. God sent in a new quarterback, Jesus, to save the… way. Now it is a sure win.”

One more little rule. You have to back it up with Scripture. Cite bible translation. Message paraphrase is prohibited.



  1. Ha! I know who said it but I’m going to play anyway.

    No, the quote is not scripturally sound nor would I sit under this teaching. The Lord’s plan has been in place since the foundation of the earth. He doesn’t depend on the actions of man to carry out His plan and He didn’t need a “plan b” because His plan wasn’t “working”. His plan worked and is working exactly as He ordained it… perfectly, in fact.

    Ephesians 3: 10-11
    To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    1 Peter 1:20
    Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.

    Ephesians 1:4
    According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.

    2 Timothy 1:9
    Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.

    Psalm 33:10-11
    The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

    James 1:17-18
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is NO VARIABLENESS, NEITHER SHADOW OF TURNING. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. (the capitalization is mine)

    I could go on and on and ON. God’s plan includes all things and all acts of men, including the sinful acts and what we think of as “chance” happenings.

    Jesus is not God’s “post halftime quarterback switch”. Jesus was the ONLY way right from the foundation of the earth.

    (My scriptures are King James Version and I have a boatload more I could quote but my response was getting longer than your blog post so I’ll leave it there for now and provide more as necessary as the discussion continues. Great topic!!)

  2. No, it is not scripturally sound, and no, I would not sit under such teaching. I also know who the quote is from but I’ll play along, too. 🙂

    It’s hard to know where to start when pointing out the flaws in this quote, so I’ll just pick one point. This quote obviously assumes that God actually had no plan, but was sending out his “players” hoping they would accomplish his purposes. But if one actually consults the Bible instead of squeezing God into a sports metaphor, his plan is an overarching theme through Scripture. He used Moses, David, Jonah, and Abraham as part of the foundation to accomplish his purposes, which were fulfilled in Christ.

    “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone” Ephesians 2:19-20, King James version

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