Even many mature Christians seem to have difficulty with nailing down just exactly what is wrong with gambling.
This is because they do not have a good definition of exactly what it is. Once this is established its sinfulness
is so obvious as to be unavoidable. These articles will provide a clear understanding of just what the bible teaches
on this subject. It is one that has become critical to our society as governments and religious insitutions have
gotten into the gambling business and have started promoting it to our young people. The following brief descriptions
of the articles are in the order that we recommend that you review them.
- Covetousness and Gambling - The bible definition of covetousness is compared
to the definition of gambling as practiced in our society today in this brief article.
- Gambling: A Safe Bet? - This article goes into much more detail to
provide seven scriptural objections to the practice of gambling.
- Downside of Gambling - A fuller understanding of the sinfulness of gambling
can be realized by seeing all of the ills that it produces to society in general, and to its participants in particular.
Remember this when you see all of the expensive furnishings, the machines, the lights, the employees, and the massive
profits of the gaming companies - losers paid for all of this. Can you feel
sorry for them?
- Gambling and Risk Taking - Gambling proponents would have you believe that
all of life is a gamble. While many things in life involve risk, they do not meet the definition of sinful gambling.
Think through this difference and understand that there is something quite different, sordid and destructive in sinful gambling.
- Who Really Wins? - Gambling, even that which is government sponsored,
is not some innocent recreational activity. The reason that it is so promoted is that it involves a massive transfer
of wealth. Players almost never win, and the biggest losers are the big winners, for thier lives are often ruined by
"winning." So who does gain? This article is technical and well-documented ... the answers might well surprise
Covetousness and Gambling
Downside of Gambling
Gambling and Risk Taking
Gambling: A Safe Bet?
Who Really Wins?