The bible, gambling and fundraisers as you know, some churches use bingo and lotteries as a means of raising money for charitable purposes yet, many conservative christians frown upon gambling of any kind, be it lotteries, slot machines, horse/dog racing, the irish sweepstakes, roulette wheels, poker, bridge, or flipping a coin. In regards to gambling what has to be answered is why are they doing it most gambling, probably all if we are honest, is done because of coveting keep in mind that one does not have to seek great wealth to be a coveter. Read more about where the idea of millions of years came from in this article from dr terry mortenson on our website: . In the sermon on the mount of olives, jesus preached that people should not judge others in addition, in his handling of the woman caught in adultery, he said, he that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her so, why are christians always passing judgment on other people of. Christians have a moral obligation to oppose things which are anti-christian and this at times necessitates political participation good influence christians should be seen to be a positive influence for good in society and this is achieved by engagement in politics.
The subject of gambling is multi-faceted and something that can divide christians on one side of the fence, there are those who argue that it is only a game and, like anything else (eating, drinking, etc), it is acceptable as long as it does not become controlling or addicting on the other side. In fact, there are three schools of thought on the question of gambling and the christian faith the first is the position which sees gambling on a small scale as a harmless social activity this is the position of the catholic church. We believe that the answer to these three questions is a resounding no as a result, we believe that smoking is a sin and therefore should not be practiced by followers of jesus christ some argue against this view by pointing to the fact that many people eat unhealthy foods, which can be just as addicting and just as bad for the body.
Author: cheri gamble cheri gamble is a minister's wife and mom to five boys who lives in southwestern lower michigan she and her husband, tom, have been married for over twenty years and they have been involved with vocational ministry for just as long. Why do people gamble - social gambling is accepted as part of this country's culture and as such is widely articipated in (with varying frequency) by the majority of the population. Few christians i know would refuse to be around those who lie, covet, or gossip, but many christians will avoid any association with a homosexual is this because they are obeying scripture, or because they don't like homosexuals. These are some reasons i believe it is wrong for a christian to gamble from my observations as a chaplain and minister, as well as logic 1) is god setting up the casinos and other places that gambling takes place. The bible is yet to fail me regarding anything in this world (it's an amazing book), so i do believe that somewhere it does talk about gambling we just need to be open to the underlying meanings of scriptures.
T he october 31st holiday that we today know as halloween has strong roots in paganism and is closely connected with worship of the enemy of this world, satanit is a holiday that generally glorifies the dark things of this world, rather than the light of jesus christ, the truth. Christmas is a hugely popular holiday celebrated by some 2 billion people worldwide it's become such an ingrained part of modern culture that even people in nations with little or no christian history or tradition are celebrating it in increasing numbers. A christian who supports trump either does not understand this person and his positions, or supports him in spite of christian convictions here are 10 reasons.
Christians (generally) consider that moral to be profound and deep, and either do not believe it really happened or consider the question irrelevant i will leave it up to you to decide whether the moral of the story is a worthy one. Given that there are no historical sources to support any of the claims made, i believe that this symbolism was created in the own minds of radical christians, to give the impression that playing cards are blasphemous and evil, because of their true ties to gambling. 7 things christians shouldn't do 1 judge others there is a distinct difference in telling the truth and judging we all want the truth over a lie. I believe that gambling is a sin and wether you have control over it or not, i believe it will still remain a sin the bible clearly teaches us that we should not sin october 22, 2009 at 6:15 am.
The bible is the collected writings of people who knew god over many centuries but more than that, as christians we understand that god has spoken through these people. Other christians who do not believe in drinking alcohol should be given the same respect for their abstinence so of course anyone that struggles with or has had an addiction to alcohol should abstain but if this one article leads you away from the christian faith then i am concerned about the resoluteness of that faith in the first place. -believe the best about yourself you are valuable, you are treasured by god do not believe the lies that you are less than, or need to settle for one you can't fully trust, or may not treat you respectfully or lovingly.