Welcome to this Blog Brethren.
So today we will be explaining about one of the controversial question in the body of Christ.
Many theologians and Bible scholars have given different opinions on if a “Christian can Gamble, Bet or play lottery”.
Well, we are not here to create more controversy but to see how we can solve this problem and come to an agreement according to the scripture.
Remember we are peacemakers, fighting against ourselves is never accepted in the Body of Christ.
Okay, let’s dive into our topic for today.
Can A Christian Gamble, Bet or Play Lottery?
First of all let’s examine the word “Gamble” “Bet” and “Lottery” .
To Gamble simply means; to stake, bet or risk money or anything of value on the outcome of something.
To Bet simply means; to risk a sum of money or valued item against someone else’s on the basis of the outcome of an unpredictable event such as a race or game.
Lottery is simply a means of raising money by selling numbered tickets and giving prizes to the holders of numbers drawn at random.
This is a situation whose success or outcome is governed by chance.
Having seen the definition of the above I believe we all have an idea on what Gambling, Bet and Lottery means.
Biblically, the Bible did not directly condemn gambling and the rest.
However the Bible condemn laziness and refusal to work.
Proverbs 10:4 (ESV)
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 (ESV)
10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
The Bible also talked about covetousness, which means taking what doesn’t belong to you.
This act is seen to be done while gambling, betting and playing lottery.
Exodus 20:17 (ESV)
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”
My Own Advice.
Many people see gambling, betting and playing lottery as an act of making quick money. The see this to be better of than stealing or commiting a crime for money.
Well, we understand how it feels but there are many better Godly ways to make money rather than that.
I’m not condemning you but if you just have to Gamble, Bet or Play Lottery so you can provide your daily bread for you and your family. Then be cautious and also don’t depend on it, always think of a better way to provide for your family.
Pray that God should opens doors of job opportunities and also search for them as you keep believing God.
Although you can make money from gambling and the rest but you will also loose money since it’s not 100% guaranteed.
You can aswell be tempted to use someone’s money which may result to loss.
Be guided Brethren.
Jesus Loves Us All Amen.