Bible Verses About Is Gambling A Sin Bible verses related to Is Gambling A Sin from the King James Version (KJV) by Book Order - Sort By Relevance. Luke 16:13 - No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Philippians 4:19 - But my God shall supply all your need.
How is it a sin? Where is this in the bible or quo-ran? Gambling involves at least two people willfully participating in an activity under mutually agreed terms for certain benefits. As long as they are not breaking the law, it is not a sin. Some may reason that because gambling could be addictive, that's why it's a sin. That doesn't make it a sin. How about all other stuff that are addictive.
When it comes to gambling, the actual act is not considered an evil by the Catholic Church. There is no mention of the word “gambling” in the Bible, although there are a few examples of casting lots (with a famous example being the Roman soldiers dividing Jesus’ garments at his crucifixion (John 19:24) ).
God says, “That which is done in doubt, is sin.” Gambling is taking risk without sufficient knowledge. Gambling is jumping off a bridge hoping that you will land on a bed of feathers, when the reality is that below you is nothing but rocks. Gambling is an act of foolishness. Trading involves performance by properly educated businessmen.
The Bible also teaches that sexual immorality is a sin against our own bodies (1 Corinthians 6:18c). Additionally, in 1 Peter 2:11, it says that sinful desires war against our souls ( 1 Peter 2:11 ).
There is a reason Las Vegas is called Sin City, and gambling is a big part of it. A Christian who plays the lottery is devastating his influence. In 1 Corinthians 8:13 Paul wrote, “If food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.” Paul was so concerned about his influence that he said he would never again do something if it caused a problem.
Compulsive gambling is sin. Few sincere, Bible-believing Christians would disagree with the assertion that compulsive gambling is sin. That is, gambling is sinful for those who are addicted to it. This is true for a number of reasons. Compulsive gamblers sin by wasting time. Gambling is for them such an addiction, that most or all of their spare time is spent gambling in one form or another.
Because it is driven by the sin of covetousness (tempting people to give in to their greed) Because it is built on the exploitation of others (often taking advantage of poor people who think they can gain instant wealth) For the full sermon discussing these five points in detail, click here. MP3 (High Quality) MP3 (Low Quality) Download MP4 Buy CD Buy DVD Print Transcript Transcript PDF.