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Should Christians play the lottery?

Should Christians play the lottery?

“ShouldChristians play the lottery game?”. Dr Hershael York solutions in Honest Answers|Episode75 Watch extra episodes of Honest Answers below:. To discover the solution to following episode’s concern, do not neglect to SUBSCRIBE:. sub_confirmation= 1. Ask any type of inquiries concerning faith, ministry, or life; as well as have them addressed truthfully by Southern Seminary teachers. Submit your inquiries by:. Email: or upload them in the remarks listed below. To find out more concerning researching with a Southern Seminary or Boyce College Professor, most likely to:.
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Jacob Carpenter - posted on September 12, 2018 12:07 pm

Thank you for the Biblical response, Dr. York! I've considered the lottery sinful since childhood. Your cited verses shall be noted by me!

Sam Nakale - posted on September 12, 2018 12:11 pm

What about Forex trading? Would you consider that gambling?

Geo 007 - posted on September 12, 2018 12:20 pm

What if the christian plays the lottery out of money they have set aside for entertainment ? I dont see a problem with it as long as they are being good stewards of their finances. In other words i dont see lottery playing=bad stewardship of money, as being an accurate assumption.

John K - posted on September 14, 2018 3:37 am

You have got to be kidding me.

DAMIAN WHITE - posted on September 14, 2018 5:14 am

Can Christians do ANYTHING? It doesn't seem so.

Lamar Saunders - posted on September 15, 2018 3:14 pm

Listen guys.. it's all based on ones perspective of what the lottery means to them. If someone believes it's a sin, it's a sin. If someone believes theres no harm in buying a ticket, then it's not a sin. We are not hear to live under religions rules, but to live by the bible. The bible says to treat our money with respect. If we aren't controlled by the addictive nature of the lottery, how is it a sin?

Alice Aoko - posted on September 23, 2018 8:19 pm

What can someone do if a non committed Christian asks for a prayer if the non committed Christian is at a fixed or facing challenges that God may see the Christian through. Thanks

Beni Ondo Mitogo Asangono - posted on October 12, 2018 12:29 am

i stopped listening from 1:36 "i can not picture Jesus playing the lottery" well… there is a lot of thing i can not pciture Jesus doing as well, such as getting married, having childrens, falling in love, paying a ticket for an airplane etc. Jesus said, He was the way and truth, that doesnt imply we need to become literally in Jesus in order to be good christians. what make us perfect it is not the bunch of biblical verses we have memorized, but what we love. the way of Jesus was compassion, kindness, love, mercy. you should stop preaching puritanism.

Dra O - posted on October 27, 2018 7:27 pm

You don’t think it’s okay… until a church member wins hundreds of millions – and you want part of it because – and ONLY because – it’s “God’s word.” You will, literally, become ANGRY with my decision not to give. Then you’ll say something weird like, “God or Satan’s gonna gitcha!” And those freakin missionaries – you could fund them forever and they’ll still ask for more. Like democrats.

Jack Jones - posted on January 20, 2019 4:42 am

It's fascinating to note that 85% of people who win are, within 5 years or less, right back to the financial position they started at. Not to mention the many stories of greed and envy from winning it tearing apart families and friendships.

IFrag PSN - posted on February 3, 2019 10:19 pm

Wow…. you had me until "these are not people that are well-dressed" etc…. They're usually lost anyway. Maybe you're not judging Christians about the lottery, but you sure are judging these people playing the lottery, regardless of their beliefs. Remember Proverbs 31:7, even though you would normally not apply it to Christian living, let the poor have their hopes and comforts, and minister to them through that instead of looking down on them. 🙁

by readHolliday - posted on February 27, 2019 12:40 pm

It's a lot things Jesus didn't do but they didn't have lottery back then but they did gamble

shiloh S - posted on March 16, 2019 12:12 am

Jesus wouldn't play the lottery because HE WAS GOD he would not need to play come on man, Jesus could snap his fingers and get what he wanted, What an absurd comment, We can not do what Jesus could do this is my problem with religion how stupid it is, And just out of touch with reality. And by the way God asked for 10 % and if u give his 10% why would he even care what we did with our 90% , And my other problem with religion is it just takes the joy out of life cant do this cant do that and they will find a way to make anything bad no matter how absurd Oh and also you cant win the lottery and enjoy your life either nope, I guess we just have to be unhappy and miserable and join the church in being horny for the end of the world,

Catherine Sikazwe - posted on April 5, 2019 7:48 am

Amen and Amen. Thank you Jesus.

art evans - posted on April 7, 2019 3:00 am

Not well dressed? Not wearing business suits,? Not driving nice cars? Judge not less you be judged!

art evans - posted on April 7, 2019 3:06 am

P.S. kind of hard for me to imagine Jesus wearing a business suit and driving a nice car!

art evans - posted on April 7, 2019 3:09 am

(Correction: lest you be judged.)

casualsweater - posted on June 9, 2019 7:09 pm

Hi Mr. Dr. Yorky, I just wanted to let you know that I’m 22 years old & a Christian from Minnesota, and I think you suck !

I also think it’s a sad & unwise choice to play the lottery, but at least I don’t think I come off as pompous, condescending, & better than “those people you HAVE to stand in line by.”

“These are not people who are well dressed.” Ok, first of all … who is rushing up to make you the fashion authority… -with your flappeddy wrinkly ill-adjusted button up, your 2014 glasses, & elderly lesbian woman lookin, call 1-800 BOSELY today for your free thinning hair consultation lookin hairstyle. With your Pringle’s can, Monopoly man, Fischer Peanut man lookin a55…

…you know who else wasn’t well dressed ? JESUS. You fake holy man. You know exactly who wouldn’t say something about having to tolerate a certain stereotype of people in public for 3 seconds in line at a gas station ?? JESUS. You know exactly who would hang out with ‘those people’ (whom you obviously don’t by the way you phrased things) ?? JESUS.

You fake lil safe community ridged in your ways arrogant better than everyone else non-associating with peasants false prophet.


Gwenny - posted on July 11, 2019 7:09 am

Same in Islam

James Adkins - posted on August 9, 2019 5:49 am

Read 1 Timothy 6:9-10 and Proverbs 28:20 and 28:22. If this doesn't answer the question, I don't know what would.

excellent graphics - posted on August 13, 2019 5:25 pm

I wonder why Christians are fond of judging and condemning. Lottery is just a game of mathematics. Playing with numbers to win a price. What is the sin in this? It is a sin to you, if you see it as a sin. To me lottery is a another Chanel of investment to earn some extra income if I win. If I don't win, my money goes to the government as a source of revenue to develop my nation. As simple as that. Is it not the same Christians taking part in the American raffle lottery to win travelling visa to the US? is that also a sin?

excellent graphics - posted on August 13, 2019 5:41 pm

Yes, they casted the lot even in the very presence of Jesus death on the cross. So they played the lottery by dividing the garment of Jesus to predict the winner of his garment. Minister what is the sin in this. Lottery comes from casting of lots to predict the outcome of an event. As simple as ABCD

Al May - posted on August 22, 2019 4:54 pm

if God does not want me playing the lottery, why did he let me win $2k once?

rapunza aa - posted on August 29, 2019 12:53 pm

then what should i do? shld i be in the rat race til old age? i'd die earlier or tonight than laboring for $.

Anthony M - posted on September 18, 2019 4:28 am

Thank you brother

Bryce - posted on September 25, 2019 12:25 am

Solid answer Dr York.

Antônio Célio Silva - posted on September 26, 2019 3:17 am

Is playing the lottery a sin?

Seeing this question in a video on Youtube, I decided to put together an answer.

The word "sin" is very generic and still has the defect of not having its antonym. It would be better to use "negative action or attitude" or "positive action or attitude". It also happens "neutral actions / attitudes". For me, playing the lottery is a neutral attitude.

Our actions / attitudes are judged by God, taking into account 3 weights simultaneously (algebraic sum): cosmic morality (which never varies), individual morality (which varies from person to person) and social morality (which varies from collectivity to collectivity) . Thus, a murder by a still primitive person has a much lower weight than the same murder by a more advanced person, because of the difference in individual and collective weights. The algebraic results of each action / attitude are recorded immediately on separate rods of our physical body DNA and saved in the astral body DNA. Results are always cumulative. Neutral actions / attitudes are recorded by their respective values ​​in both columns. This is also important because it increases the balance of both rods.

Thus, by observing the respective accumulated balances it is possible to know precisely the evolutionary degree already reached by a spirit until a certain moment. This is what is called Karma. There is a scale of values ​​whose limit determines whether or not the spirit can already leave the human realm and move on to the Angelic Stage and Karma starts from scratch but with the parameters of the new Stage. In this way it is possible to say that all beings in the universe, including himself, have their respective karma (goals previously defined when the creation of the universe).

Therefore, knowing the truth ends up generating greater responsibility for the person. The universe is extremely complex and perfect, impossible to deceive it. The management of the entire universe is done by the Cosmic Consciousness itself that created it for its own evolution. There are countless other universes, each subordinate to their respective Cosmic Consciousness, and all, under the general supervision of the ABSOLUTE, which are supposed to be unchanging, eternal, and uncreated. Impossible to understand it. Better not even try. acs

Adrian Koehl - posted on October 1, 2019 7:15 am

What if the Holy Spirit directed an obedient Apostle to get quick fruits, and plant rapidly? What if God wanted to show you His glory can be shown through anything? You just don't know what the Holy Spirit may direct one to do.

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