I am always amazed how believers will make doctrines out of what is not there in the Bible.
>>we will never get Biblical references for our every deeds.
Good you admit this. So kindly do not make legalistic rules & doctrines without scripture.
>>As you were an athletics champion,you say that it was not an obstacle to your spiritual life. A smoker or a drunkard also can say these words-it is not affecting my spiritual life.
Bible has lots to say about drinking and misusing the Body which is the temple of God. There is NO ambiguity here. Bible has already revealed God's will in this matter.
>>The words 'spiritual life' means a life guided by Holy Spirit.Holy Spirit guides us only according to the heavenly standards.It is clearly revealed in the Bible.
True. Bible is the SOLE BASIS.
>>Can you give any scriptural reference supporting your arguments?Did local assemblies mentioned in the Bible conduct tournaments for their spiritual growth?
Faulty Logic. Here is what I mean: Can you show any scriptural reference that allows you to wear "socks" (I am quoting the same example asked by a youth once)?
Please don't use these kinds of arguments. Else you should travel by only foot, chariots or ships as the early church did. Do you see the folly in this kind of logic?
I would instead ask you to show me where sports activities have been FORBIDDEN either directly or indirectly by the word of God.
Otherwise we are trying to bring world into the church.
No we are not. If you travel by car, are you using the "world"?
>>Spiritual life is not a game.It is really a serious matter.It is a life with God.So please don't waste your precious time with worthless activities.
I wonder if you will hold the same standard for other things that you practice in life - going to parks, walking around, working in "worldly" settings, watching TV. No you won't. You wish to make rules where none exists.