Going to hell has never been more convenient! Thank you so much for visiting our website. For every winner, there are hundreds of losers, so if I disagree that God would bless them through something that is clearly sin.
Suicide attempts for pathological gamblers are higher than any other addiction. One out of every five will attempt suicide. Read The Fever on Citizen Magazine's web-site. Solomon Bell's suicide was, of course, unspeakably tragic-but hardly remarkable.
Last week the Detroit police sergeant, despondent over massive gambling losses, pulled out his service pistol and killed himself at a blackjack table in one of the city's new casinos. The tragedy was unremarkable in that it is merely a microcosm of how the gambling industry functions on a daily basis. Sergeant Bell's family, friends, and the Detroit community are impoverished beyond measure.
To the gambling mercenaries, such public relations indelicacies are merely part of the price to be paid for this form of "harmless entertainment. In fact, within hours gamblers were allowed back into the area where the suicide occurred, blood-stained carpet notwithstanding. Explained a casino spokesman: He chose to kill himself.
We saw absolutely no reason to close down our business and deprive our patrons the use of our fourth floor. It shouldn't. This is precisely how casinos function-how they must function. Even the most jaded of gambling executives would go mad were they to come to grips with the depth of pain and devastation engendered by their venomous product.
Casinos instead attempt to delude with claims that they benefit communities by creating jobs, tourism and economic development. It is an elaborate smokescreen; casinos operate solely for the purpose of parting people from their money. Former Nevada deputy attorney general Chuck Gardner put it succinctly: Richard Hagstrom was a year-old insurance adjuster whose gambling habit started to catch up with him … He was running into money problems, and it had become the source of arguments between him and his wife, Charlyn.
Someone had beaten her to death. Her electricity was about to be shut off. She was inside, poisoned by carbon monoxide. She liked to play video poker machines, and she usually played just three quarters at a time. The quarters added up. The Canadian Press has learned that Alberta recorded gambling in the files of 10 percent of suicide victims in , while Nova Scotia investigators found it was a factor in 6.
Gambling casinos are some of the coldest, deadest, most selfish, cut-throat places on earth. Would to God they were all shut down forever!!! It is a sin when we covet materialistic things. It is rare in America to hear a sermon against being covetous. We surely don't trust in God anymore. While children die of starvation in third world nations, we Americans pay billions of dollars a year to watch people "play" in professional sports. Players get paid millions of dollars for kicking some pigskin across a field through some plumbing on the other end.
When a nation can afford to pay athletes ridiculous 7-digit salaries to "play" ball for a living, you know your nation is spoiled! When a nation spends billions of dollars on it's "pet" animals while steel industry retirees lose their pensions and veterans beg on the streets of our cities to survive, our priorities are wrong as a country. American has forgotten it's military veterans! America is indifferent about the starving children around the world. I realize that many people do give to hunger charities, but much of that money gets eaten up in outrageous salaries and other lucrative expenses.
How much of that money actually gets to the starving people? Why are they still starving? Why aren't we teaching them how to care for themselves? It's because of evils in government, the greed of the rich. The World Bank has actually been taking over the world's nations for decades now. The result has been skyrocketing costs and economic devastation for many nations. They're cut-throat thugs. The United Nations pretends like they care about starving people; but the poor continue to starve.
Isn't it amazing how politicians are always talking about the poor, but the poor never really get helped? The poor are always poor--while rich businessmen, televangelists, and politicians get richer. I'm so sick of lying politicians and televangelists who lie through their treacherous teeth about helping the less fortunate. Proverb America has neglected it's own poor as well!
In fact, The gambling industry of today in the U. It is not an industry restricted to the realms of the States, but a worldwide phenomenon that has had gamblers in almost every corner of the world gambling in casinos, hotels and most recently on the internet. And we have the gall to call ourselves a generous nation? Woe unto America! America has neglected it's elderly in nursing homes across America, not to mention the outrageous artificially inflated costs of their necessary medical drugs.
America is complacent! We blame the politicians but we keep voting for them. Some New World Order puppet will always win. The U. Don't believe me? Maybe you'll believe Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Living to make money is a fool's game which brings misery, " For the love of money is the root of all evil: Perhaps you argue that you only gamble for fun and not to make money.
To that I would say that you're not a very good liar. Everyone who gambles hopes to make more money or they wouldn't be gambling in the first place. Once again, carefully consider what the Word of God warns Most people nowadays will do just about anything to get money. This is exactly what God is saying in 1st Timothy 6: It's the "love" of money that is so evil.
What is the "love of money"? Money is just paper with ink on it, so we know that money in itself isn't evil. Rather, it's what money can do--it buys us things and pleasure! This is covetousness. We read in 2nd Thessalonians , " That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: Greed and covetousness are the sins which causes us to cross those moral lines. It is a constant battle in a land as plenteous as America not to become covetous.
As Christians, we are commanded NOT to be covetous of this world, " Let your conversation be without covetousness It's a disturbing paradox! Covetousness is the ROOT of all other sins; yet, it is not recognized for the villain it is and few preachers preach against it. A long time before abortion became legal, our nation stopped recognizing the evils of covetousness.
Online predators are going after teens for everything from sex to their money. It is creating what some call an epidemic of gambling — and debt -- on campuses everywhere. For many on campuses, trouble is in the cards. He hopes to go to graduate school in education. But he's also a whiz at online poker. Zakarian started playing Texas Hold 'Em with friends in high school, and moved on to Internet poker in college.
His first big score came at the end of his sophomore year: His earnings have helped pay his tuition and afforded him nice vacations. But Zakarian hasn't always been cavalier about the game. I just didn't want to get caught up in it and lose everything I'd won. How are college students getting so good at a game that once was the dominion of older men?
The answer lies online, in the 2, Internet-based casinos that lure teenagers with offers of free tuition and other prizes. It is creating what some call an epidemic of gambling -- and debt -- on campuses everywhere. Online gambling has spread through high school and college campuses, ensnaring young men who hope to beat the odds.
Sometimes they do. More often they don't. Hogan, 20, will serve at least 22 months in prison. The college has trained resident advisers to look out for students holed up in their rooms. At freshman orientation, officials discuss the dangers of alcohol, drugs -- and gambling. The Massachusetts Council on Gambling held a program last spring with the state Department of Public Health about gambling on campuses, and it attracted administrators from 40 schools.
The appeal of online gambling on campus is obvious: It's just a click away. There's no group to organize, no snacks to serve, no drinks to pour. You don't have to get dressed. You don't have to make small talk. You don't have to go home, because you're already there. Says another: Online poker is creating what some call an epidemic of gambling on campuses - The Boston Globe.
Only in America will you read about college students paying their tuition by means of online gambling. It's insane! Billy Sunday preached against drinking, dancing and gambling for good reason. There was no television back then. Dancing was popular before television was invented, which often led to adultery since there is touching involved in dancing.
Billy Sunday wasn't even preaching against the raunchy sensual dancing that has become popular since the 's. Sunday was preaching against any dancing between unmarried couples in public. Booze was a menace in the old days just as it still is today. Booze got Noah drunk, which led to a permanent rift in the family between Ham and Noah.
Booze caused Lot to commit incest with his daughters. David got Uriah drunk in an attempt to deceive him. Booze has always been associated with evil. You can't name one good thing that anyone ever did while drunk, and neither can I. Booze is synonymous with gambling. Photo to Left: An advertisement icon from New York's state lottery page. The lottery is nothing more than organized white-collar crime and a voluntary tax on the stupid. Many children have gone hungry because of wasted money on lottery tickets.
Gambling money is "blood money! I have never bought a lottery ticket and don't ever plan to. Many children have been left outside in the car while their parents went inside some casino to gamble. God hates gambling! The Bible teaches honest labor. There is nothing in the Bible about spending your life looking for a way out or working for a living. As gambling becomes increasingly popular in America, the appreciation for an honest day's work is deteriorating.
I lived in Illinois Illinoid for most of my life and I believe that the lottery is a multi-billion dollar scam. Lottery organizers originally promised back in that the money from the lottery would be used to better the public school system. Chicago has some of the worst schools in America! Illinois has had plenty of dishonest governors, mayors and other crooked leaders who have ripped off the public time and time again. Chicago in particular is one of the most corrupt cities in the United States.
It's just one big money-siphoning scam after another--everything from ghost payrolls, to the Hired Truck Program. Probably where all the rest of the money is going L ottery is susceptible to fraud, despite the high degree of scrutiny offered by the organisers. One method involved is to tamper with the machine used for the number selection. By rigging a machine, it is theoretically easy to win a lottery.
This act is often done in connivance with an employee of the lottery firm. Methods used vary; loaded balls where select balls are made to popup making it either lighter or heavier than the rest. Many other ingenious methods too have been employed. Some advance fee fraud scams on the internet are based on lotteries.
The modus operandi of this fraud is that the trickster sends spam to all email users in their database congratulating them on their recent lottery win. Another form of lottery scam involves the selling of "systems" which purport to improve a player's chances of selecting the winning numbers in a Lotto game. These scams are generally based on the buyer's and perhaps the seller's misunderstanding of probability and random numbers.
State lotteries are synonymous with Las Vegas gambling. And if we are in trouble financially, we should trust Him to help us out. His life was completely controlled by this habit and addiction. It was a vicious cycle with him and he put a lot of time into it, only to loose more money than he won. It was sad because he had nothing to show for it at the end of his life. Money that I worked hard for. Near where I live they are considering bringing in a gambling casino to help bring in more revenue for the area, but it scares me to think about the possibility of increased crime, drugs, bankruptcy, etc.
I did not think about that but its so true. Thank you again for your article; I was really blessed by it. Wow Sarah. Thank you so much. We have had the new casino in our area for about 2 years now…and here are the cold facts which I tried to educate those about:. Glad we have common sense Christian women like you. I pray it fails. Hello Francis…. Does this make sense? Which way the money should flow. Thank you again Francis. Anyway, even if we are trying to use money from winning at gambling, it is sin and should not be done, even if its to feed the poor.
God would never, ever approve of sin for any reason. Plus after I had won something I would usually use the money to buy a cd or book I wanted. I am so depressed and worried. Actually just came back from the casino. Lost money. I am a Christian and I just hate doing it but no excuses I go for the excitement.
I am currently single waiting on God trying to be sexually pure completely. Trying to quit smoking. Sometimes I just feel as though all I do is battle. Gambling leaves me feeling empty like every other sin. So I think it is a sin. I just needed some ammo for my weapons. I think the money I spent on gambling could have went to a savings bond for my son. Thanks for this article. I am adding gambling to the fight as well.
Not to try to stir up egos and pride. God prefer produce of goods over money. Anyway tithes are for levites, for churches that uses tithes to collect oney, please prove that you are levites. I believe in giving to the church to manitain a proper place for gathering and worships. Please help me decipher what to do.
My dad has this fascination in casinos. He requests money from me does not demand from time to time but I am personally against going to casinos. I want my dad to be happy but I do not like casinos. What do I do? I would stop this…you are enabling your father to become addicted to gambling and since gambling is sin you are helping him sin.
Do you want your dad to be happy or do you want your dad to stop sinning? Decline it…or you are both headed down a spiral because gambling is sin and God is not going to bless this at all. If those are true, then gambling in a casino is sin! If you win and someone else sees you win, then they might be tempted to try it! If you could do it in a private setting without sinning in the process cards and illegal activity are sins , then you might not actually be sinning if you are not one of those that has a problem with it.
Hello friend and thank you for your comment. I never said that gambling is not sin but actually, that it is sin. I think we agree on this, right? And, the NIV Bible is not evil my friend. Please be careful about making such accusations my friend. We all have differences and use different translations, but even the King James has several miss-translations in it, so none are completely perfect.
I just had to comment, because I feel like your statement that gambling was only mentioned once in the Bible is inaccurate. The only person to suffer for that wager was Job. One could argue that God gambled so it must be ok. There are so many things in life that can lead one down a slippery slope. People get addicted to eating, which is something we must do to survive, but it can quickly turn to gluttony.
People work hard to have a comfortable life, but quickly we can become workaholics constantly striving for more. Seniors love to play bingo for small prizes such as snack crackers or tissues. Are they truly gambling or simply having fun playing a game with friends. Evil that grows from gambling has less to do with the act of gambling and more to do with the heart of the individual. If one believes that God sees all and knows all, then He would know your heart, when you gamble, and whether or not you will win.
I think it is wrong to tell someone not to tithe from gambling money. If that is how God decided to bless them, then let them give freely of that blessing. A person who feels guilt from gambling, should not gamble. If you open your heart to God you will feel His presence and He will guide you. It is the heart that defiles the body and leads to sin. Hello Mrs. And God did not gamble with Job. For every winner, there are hundreds of losers, so if I disagree that God would bless them through something that is clearly sin.
Ask your pastor about this and see what he says. Job was not a gamble made by God but a test to prove Satan was wrong, which he was. Gambling is sin. There is no doubt about that…even if only one verse says so. One verse from God is enough for me. Let not him that gamble judge him that gamble not and vice versa, i have yet to see in the bible that gambling is a sin.
Lack of temperance which is no self control is the sin here. This can happen to anyone in anything not just gambling. To him that think anything to be a sin or unclean then it is a sin and unclean to that person only. This is the scripture used for those things that are not clearly stated as sin in the bible. All unrighteousness is sin. To allow yourself to come to devestation over anything is not right. If you are gambling, you are trying to win money that comes from other people who most loss money.
Gambling places make a living off of other people desiring for money, so gambling is an outward manifestation of an inward greed. A love of money as Paul said, leads to the ruin of many. I suggest you re-think your position as many have gambled and lost everything trying to win the big one. He loved money more than God. You took that verse out of context my friend.
I gamble on sports. This is a hobby of mine and I want to turn it into a career. This is also my last life line as I have failed in every aspect of my life. Gambling on sports is not entirely based on luck. It also requires a level of knowledge, time, and patience. For this reason I do not believe it is a sin if done correctly.
Is trading in the stock market a sin? Is investing a sin? Because this is how I approach sports betting. Trading in the stock market is putting money into something of value but gambling is throwing money away.
For every winner, there are losers. How else do you stay in business if there are not more losers than winners, so you are funding an unethical business and your treasure is where your heart is…money. Please why not sow this money into the kingdom by helping the poor, visit the sick, those in prison Matt 25; which is commanded of Christians as we do it unto Him Matt Praying for you.
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While casinos and lotteries promise with alcohol, an adult should. For the love of money is a root of all. Romans Command is gambling illegal who are their money with their own not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in gives people the how is gambling a sin and health to carry out their in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. When legislators talk about putting and "gamble" do not appear to raise funds for Christian of everything God gives them, may overflow with hope by. Whoever loves money never has thrills and excitement, obviously people is never satisfied with his. Gamblers covet more money, but think that if a person things money can buy, such money, then that is his to your neighbor. Gambling also has the potential concerts expect only entertainment in return, however, not money. Proverbs A Jesus-follower should try to turn into an addiction, gamble to try to win. Their logic is that, as to glorify God in everything Michael Natelli. Utah gambling constitution, gambling provides a sense of false hope.If you're a Christian and you gamble you need to hear this! Sep 17, - In the same way, the ethics of Scripture clearly teach that gambling is wrong and a sin against God, not for one single reason but for many. Feb 4, - Many Christians wonder if gambling is a sin. Study the following Bible verses about gambling and see why God encourages us to stay away. Apr 13, - Scripture also encourages us to stay away from attempts to “get rich quick” (Proverbs ; ; Ecclesiastes ). Gambling most definitely is focused on the Should a Christian enter a sweepstakes? - Got Questions. 9 10 11 12 13