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Why Christians Should Not Play the Lottery

Why Christians Should Not Play the Lottery


“We require to be those that are supplying financial chance. We’re those that are supplying work as well as help in every manner in which we can to the bad. Not those that are utilizing the bad to fund whatever it is that we’re attempting to get.”. RussellMoore– head of state of the ERLC as well as TGC Council participant– describes exactly how gaming does not fit within the Christian values.
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11 COMMENTS

Michael Morris - posted on August 16, 2018 2:26 pm

Amen

Darren LeBlanc - posted on August 16, 2018 3:02 pm

The logical conclusion to your first point about working for money seems to be that Christian's should not invest in stocks or even play carnival games that occasionally pay out with stuffed animals. The lottery is basically a carnival game for many who occasionally buy tickets. I wouldn't use scripture to make that point. Seems legalistic on the surface. Your second point requires more thought though. Is participating in the activity unjust as it furthers a program that others abuse? I can think of a bunch of analogies that make me unsure on that one. I have no interest in gambling and I never have, just wasn't sure I agree on the soundness of the argument. In any event, thanks for your labor for the faith.

Black Girl - posted on August 18, 2018 11:53 am

He better have no investments. Cause it's the same exact thing.

Marcus A - posted on August 22, 2018 3:04 pm

I'm glad that he didn't necessarily attribute his own personal convictions to scripture. I don't believe it is wise to gamble, but I think the first point, as others have mentioned, has a lot of potential loopholes.

As far as the second point, how far are you willing to take that? Could you argue that big corporations who pay their workers little to nothing shouldn't be supported because they are furthering the conditions of those workers? Seems like a similar point to what is being made.

Playing the lottery is just one form of gambling. I think we have to be careful not to stigmatize the lottery while not seeing the correlation between other similar things. There is a much deeper analysis that can be made beyond just the lottery that would either validate or invalidate the arguments being made here.

Jonathan Savage - posted on March 2, 2019 7:58 pm

Good thought.

shiloh S - posted on March 16, 2019 12:27 am

your right Christians should not play the lottery we are suppose to be poor and unhappy in life so we can be horny for the end of the world so we can leave are miserable lives , Just my interpretation, This is my problem with religion just how plain damn stupid it is and out of touch with reality, And yeah poor people play because life sucks being poor with or with out knowing God it still sucks, He knows that because he knows are inner thoughts and emotions you cant hide anything from him and church's them self's are always asking for money, Religion just poisons are minds and makes us think what ever we are enjoying is bad,

shiloh S - posted on March 16, 2019 3:23 am

I also love how all these pastors on here will tell you its a sin to play the lottery but yet they all vote Republican which is their God in my opinion because they will never turn on them no matter what and they will twist what they believe to justify it, And they ONLY care about the rich and detest the poor and yet buying a lottery ticket as a christian oh yeah such a bad sin,

Yandere Sister 血液月 - posted on March 17, 2019 10:58 pm

Next up:

Why Christians shouldn’t be allowed to breathe!!!

Kidding, I’m a Christian and this shit is ridiculous ?

Aron Carvajal - posted on July 22, 2019 5:12 pm

Not a good argument

J D - posted on September 16, 2019 9:42 pm

But if you look to yourself, and any other than Jesus Christ, you are under law, and a curse.
What else should you not be doing? Is "don't play the Lottery" commandment number one, for righteousness?
Ok. You are under law now, so let's bring in the other commandments!

It is all about the new creature, for every commandment is fulfilled in the new creature – Jesus Christ,
the Spirit of God within you is the fulfillment of the law, because the fulfillment of law is love, – and God is love.
That is why we are told to walk after the Spirit, and we are called to liberty. Those in the Spirit, are persecuted
by those born after flesh, because of their liberty.

People that try to be righteous by the observation of law is under curse, and fallen from grace.
All things are lawful for us as christians, but not all things edify, as it is written.
This is up to each and every one of us to figure out, and we don't need anyone to "lord" over our faith,
because who are any of us to judge another man's servant? We have one Lord.

That servant will stand before their own Master, and the master will have the ability to keep that servant standing by
what he has given the servant permission to do. It comes down to your consciousness before your Lord.
If it does not allow you to gamble, and you are defiled in your mind by doing it, then don't, –
but do not go as far as putting a stumbling block before another servant of God that has indeed been called
to steward the wealth of the sinners, that has been laid up for the righteous in a time close to the end of days.
That is not a wise thing to do, – we should not judge each other, but be careful as to not lay stumbling blocks,
because we have been called to liberty!

Antônio Célio Silva - posted on September 26, 2019 3:18 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


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