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?