Should Churches Accept Lottery Winnings As Offerings?

Should churches accept lottery winnings or winnings from gambling as offerings?Gambling is Coveting If gambling is not a sinful activity, why does it ruin the lives of thousands of families? We have a nearby casino that has wrecked the lives of dozens, sending them into bankruptcy, causing divorces, and creating gambling addictions that are nearly impossible to break. The Bible doesn’t expressly say, “You shall not gamble” but the concept is there in Scripture. Solomon understood the risks o … [Read more...]

Should A Church Accept Lottery Winnings As Offerings?

Should a church accept gambling or lottery winnings from members as part of their offerings?Playing for the Lord? I have heard a few Christians in my life say that they’d love to win the lottery and then donate it all to the church or a charity but rarely does this ever happen. In 2008 a church member who won $6 million dollars placed $600,000 into his churches offering plate. Another church member donated their winning ticket which was worth $3 million dollars! That broke down into about $ … [Read more...]

Is Gambling A Sin?

Is it sin to gamble? What does the Bible say about gambling? Is it permissible for Christians to gamble?The Bible on Gambling Actually the Bible does not strictly say “You shall not gamble” but there is more to it than this. The Bible doesn’t say “You shall not rob banks” either but we know this is true because “You shall not steal” is a command from God so what do we do when the Bible is silent on something specific? The Bible cannot possibly cover every single human activity because the Bi … [Read more...]

Is Gambling a Sin According to the Bible?

Is gambling a sin?  Does the Bible address this issue?  What can we learn from the Bible as to whether gambling is a sin or not?Decide for Yourself I am going to provide you with some Bible verses and see if you can decide for yourself whether you believe that gambling is a sin or not.  I hope you will read the following Bible verses to determine whether you think it is okay for a believer to gamble or if it can lead a person astray and cause them to stumble.  If you can reach a decision aft … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Gambling? A Christian Study

Is it sin to gamble?  Is the Bible silent on this subject and if so, are there biblical principles that we can apply as to whether we should gamble or not?God Determines the LotProverbs 16:33 “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.”Truly nothing happens outside of the sovereign will of God.  I once heard a believer say that it is God’s will that he should gamble because it was recreational to him.  If he won he was going to use the money for the Lord’s … [Read more...]