WHAT IS GAMBLING (Part 3)

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What is Wrong With Gambling?

  1. It violates the “Christian Work Ethic”.
    1. Genesis 3:19 “In the sweat of thy face.”
    2. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 “No work, no eat.”
    3. Ephesians 4:28 ‘Work to have to give”
  2. Violates the Principles of Stewardship
    1. God Owns It AllAll living things are God’s Psalm 50:10-12
      1. Genesis 14:19-20
      2. Deuteronomy 10:14
      3. Psalm 24:1
      4. Psalm 89:11
    2. All money is God’s Haggai 2:8
    3. The souls of all men are God’s Ezekiel 18:4
    4. The bodies of all men are God’s I Corinthians 6:19-20
    5. God Expects Stewards to Be:
      1. 1 Corinthians 4:2 Faithful
      2. 1 Corinthians 4:1 Responsible
      3. Matthew 25:26 Not Slothful
      4. Matthew 25:21, 22 Diligent
  3. Greed (Something for nothing)
    1. 1 Timothy 3:3, 8
    2. Jude 11
    3. Titus 1:7, 11
    4. 1 Peter 5:2
  4. Lazy (Slothful, Sluggard)
    1. Romans 12:11
    2. Hebrews 6:12
    3. Matthew 25:26
    4. Proverbs 18:9
  5. Habit forming (Self-control)
    1. 2 Peter 1:6
    2. 2 Timothy 3:3
    3. 1 Corinthians 6:12
    4. Galatians 5:23
  6. Evil Trees Produce Evil Fruit.
    1. Matthew 7:16-17
    2. What are the fruits of gambling?
      1. Cheating
      2. Deceit, lying
      3. Alcohol
      4. Violence
      5. Stealing
      6. Murder
      7. Divorce
      8. Poverty
      9. Neglected families
      10. Suicide
  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from evil appearances
  2. Romans 12:9 Hate what is evil
  3. Love of Money
    1. 1 Timothy 6:9-10
    2. Note: “Money” is not evil. But the “love” for money is wrong.
  4. Violates the “Golden Rule”
    1. Iron Rule = Yours is mine and I will take it.
    2. Silver Rule = Mine is mine and I will keep it.
    3. Golden Rule = Mine is yours. I will share it.
    4. Does the gambler want his opponent to win?
    5. Is he gaining at the expense of all others involved?

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