The Sin of Gambling

What is Gambling? – the practice in which one wagers his own money/property in hopes to gain another’s money/property

A Question about Risk – risk is not the issue

Potential Problems – stewardship (1 Timothy 6:17-19), addiction (1 Corinthians 6:12)

Main Problem: Covetousness – Romans 1:29; Colossians 3:5

Some Common Defenses:

  • Not specifically condemned in Scripture – can still be wrong
  • Just entertainment – so what? (Matthew 5:14; Colossians 3:17)
  • Money goes to a good cause – the ends don’t justify the means (Romans 3:8)

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