Game Fixing Breaks Sports Integrity — What About Church Fixing?

Game fixing occurs when a sporting event is made to follow a completely or partially predetermined result.  (When the same thing is done in church, is it “church fixing”?)

So what’s wrong with game fixing? Game fixing drastically changes the nature of a sporting event from something that unfolds in the present moment to a presentation with a prearranged outcome.  It turns the sporting event into a sham.  Nobody wants to watch a game that has been rigged!

“Match (or game) fixing has been described by many, including high profile sporting figures, sport administrators and governing bodies, as a greater threat to the integrity of sport than doping.” –Kevin Carpenter

Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), explains why game fixing is such a threat: “Doping affects one individual athlete, but the impact of match fixing affects the whole competition. It is much bigger.”

So what about church fixing? Should a church meeting be rigged? Or should it be allowed to unfold as led by the Holy Spirit?


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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