New Honor Students and Sports Champions on Judgment Day?

June 2, 2011

Many students have cheated on assignments, tests, and projects over the centuries that there have been schools. Many of them have been caught, but many have not. Will they not be held to account for their cheating?

How many teachers have played favorites with students and not graded assignments, projects, and exams impartially? Will God not one day expose them for their favoritism? If so, will honor rolls, dean’s lists, and award recipients in schools and colleges be changed and will students who were cheated out of honors that they had earned finally be honored the way they should have been?

Many athletes have cheated in sports competitions and not been caught. Will they not be held to account for their cheating at the Judgment?

Only God knows how many unrighteous referees have knowingly made bad calls to favor certain teams and players. What will their being brought to account mean concerning the crowning of new champions for both individual and team sports?

In college, my floor hockey team was in the championship game. I had a penalty shot that I know went into the top corner of the net. My team should have won that game. Because the referee, however, said my shot was not a goal, my team ended up losing the championship in an overtime that never should have happened.

I am not saying that the referee knowingly made a bad call in my case—I would like to think that he did not. I wonder if I will ever find out whether or not we were the real champions that year.

In the 2009-10 NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics lost the championship to the Lakers in the seventh game. I believe that Pau Gasol of the Lakers should have gotten a foul for going over the back of Rajon Rondo for a crucial rebound late in the game. Similarly, I believe that Gasol should have been called for another key infraction late in the game.

Had those calls been made the way that I think they should have been made, the Celtics would likely have won the game. If my perspective on those two calls proves to be right, will the Celtics yet be crowned the NBA champions for 2009-10? Perhaps, instead, there will be so many changes in the scores of the games that some other team will be crowned the actual champion for that year as well as for many other years.

I wonder how many such changes there may be in individual and team honors on Judgment Day.

Rajesh

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