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While the Bible does not mention gambling, it does mention “casting lots,” which is somewhat similar to gambling (it is like drawing straws or flipping a coin). People in the Bible are often recorded as “casting lots” in order to make a decision. This isn’t necessarily condemned in the Bible (although it is associated with a few very bad events such as the crucifixion of Christ).
So what does the Bible say about gambling? It all depends upon your perspective and interpretation. The Bible doesn't directly address gambling and such silence provides the fertile ground for.Some say this is gambling, but what is stock? Stock is a means for people to become part owners of a company. Buying stock is no more inherently gambling than is ownership of any other business. The intent is to make a profit by producing something of benefit to customers. Investors receive their share of these profits in the form of dividends or increases in the value of the stock.The Bible doesn't specifically forbid gambling, but it does repeatedly warn us against the pursuit of materialism, and it also repeatedly warns us against putting the love of money above the love of God. Gambling probably shouldn't be classed as a sin - but that doesn't mean that it's an activity that a Christian should enter into without giving serious consideration to their motives for doing.
Does the Bible condemn gambling? Yes (There aren't any Bible verses that condemn gambling, but here are the ones that are often quoted by Christians who oppose it.) Don't try to get rich. (Like gamblers tend to do.) Labour not to be rich. Proverbs 23:4. If you want to get rich, you have an evil eye. (Gamblers want to get rich, so they must have.Read More
One often wonders why the Bible doesn’t directly address masturbation. It is the cause of so much guilt and speculation in the Body of Christ. And so, we are left to cobble together biblical.Read More
Does the Bible condemn gambling? No, it does not.Some say it contradicts the 'Christian way of life', but there is most definitely nothing specifically condemning gambling. What is casting lots?Read More
While the Bible doesn’t mention the word gambling directly, it addresses the thinking that leads to gambling, as well as the common aftereffects caused by gambling. Consider the guidance provided by these scriptures: Provide for your family. The Bible says that we are to be good stewards of all we have (), which means we should manage our resources to the best of our ability.Read More
It is noteworthy that no Bible verse encourages gambling. Too often those who become addicted to gambling are motivated by greed, and too often they lose money they cannot afford to lose. Meanwhile, the gambling industry is happy to take your money, and seldom do we see a casino running a soup kitchen or offering to help someone who just lost his mortgage payment.Read More
Some say that gambling is wrong because the only example in the Bible is the soldiers at the foot of the cross. These men, it is said, gambled for the clothes of Jesus. How depraved! Unfortunately, this incident cannot be used to preach against gambling because the soldiers were not gambling. Gambling always involves risk. The participant must have an ante. He must stand to lose. The Bible.Read More
What does the Bible say About Love?Love it implies to the generality; the love to neighbor is a seldom in this age; the love which almost existing is the love of self, love their own families. The love that can be count of finger is the love to the enemy. Some just say it in just in mouth without execution; they tough others to love your enemy but them they are easily to offend from the word.Read More
What is gambling? In the Gambling Act 2005 gambling is defined as betting, gaming or participating in a lottery. That definition distinguishes between activities which need to be licensed and other activities which do not. We categorise different gambling activities into what we call sectors: Arcades (those for adults and those for families) Betting (online, at an event or in a high street.Read More
The Bible does not talk about gambling as such, but has a lot to say about the principles behind it. The whole thing about gambling is the hope of striking it rich, making a lot of quick money without having to work for it. At the bottom of gambling is a distrust of God, not being sure that we really can trust what the Bible says, that God will take care of all our needs, if we put our total.Read More
The Bible does not directly say much about gambling. But gambling violates a number of Scriptural principles and must, therefore, be avoided by Christians. According to a 1989 poll, 63 percent said they had placed at least one be in the past year; 23 percent reported playing the lottery weekly. More than half of all Protestants and nearly half of those who said religion is very important to.Read More