Is Gambling a Sin According to the Bible?

Is Gambling A Sin

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...]

Bible Definition Of Sin: How Does the Bible Define Sin or Sinning?

Bible Definition of Sin

What is sin?  How does the Bible define sin?  Is transgressions and iniquity the same thing as sin?A Definition of SinFirst John 3:4 “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.”I believe that this is the best definition of sin that there is in the Bible.  When you see the word “is” think about working with mathematics.  The word “is” is really an equal sign so you could say that “sin = lawlessness.”  That is, sin is the breaking of the Law … [Read more...]

What Is Repentance? Bible Definition of Repent and Repentance

What is Repentance

What exactly is repentance?  Why is it so important?  Are the terms repent and repentance the same or are they different?What Repent Means The Greek word for repent in the New Testament is “metanoeo” which means “to change one’s mind” and this involves a turning from sin with contrition to God.  It’s like you headed out for a drive down the freeway but you went down the wrong way and were now headed in the wrong lane and the traffic was now coming straight at you.   You need to turn around a … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Gambling? A Christian Study

What Does The Bible Say About Gambling

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...]

David and Bathsheba Bible Story: Summary, Lessons and Study

David and Bathsehba Bible Story

The Bible doesn’t tell the accounts of biblical heroes through “rose colored glasses” but tells the whole story of each character, warts and all.  What can we learn from the story of David and Bathsheba?David’s First Mistake King David was the greatest of Israel’s kings.  He ruled over the largest territorial reign in their history.  The kingdom prospered in his time like it did in no other.  It is said that right after great successes comes the greatest risk for a great fall and that is exa … [Read more...]

Why Is Pride A Sin in the Bible?

James 4 6

What are the reasons that pride is sinful?  What is it about pride that God hates?God is at War with the Proud James 4:6 says that “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  The Greek word for opposes or some translations say resist is literally “to range in battle against” and humble is “those of low degree”, or literally “not rising far from the ground” so this Bible verse should actually read that God is in battle with or at war with the proud but gives grace or favor to the … [Read more...]