Gambling

No passage in either the Old Testament or the New Testament endorses gambling. Casting lots was commanded by God or used for evil purposes in the hands of corrupt men, but never for financial gain or gambling.

Gambling corrupts people in many ways. The something-for-nothing crave which gambling stimulates, corrupts character, leads some to lie, cheat and steal. Irresponsibility, child neglect, divorce and delinquency all seem to go hand in hand with gambling.

Gambling weakens man’s character, causes him to be reckless, callous, and covetous, It also robs man of the joy of personal achievement and the will to work for a living.

1 Thessalonians 3:10 "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat." Many who gamble do not work, and in fact, use our tax dollars to do so!

Proverbs 28:8 "He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor."

1 Timothy 6:9-10 "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

The winner shares the blame for the broken homes, hungry children, and depression which can become suicidal of the loser from which he got his gain.

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