Many gamblers don’t think gambling is morally wrong or a sin. Is it appropriate for Christians to gamble according to God? We can turn to the Bible for our answers.
Bible Question: Is it a sin for a Christian to eat pig's meat? Bible Answer: Many different products are made from pig’s meat: ham, bacon, sausage, pork chops, pork ribs, and pork loin to name a few. Pork is eaten by many people, but it is prohibited among those of the Islamic and the Jewish faiths. There are other people who do not eat pig’s meat either, because they believe the Old.
We recently learned in a Bible study class that masturbation is a sin. This is the only way that I am able to reach climax. Are they implying that it is a sin to masturbate alone, or is it okay with your partner? I need some clarification, because I haven't seen anything written in the Bible stating that masturbation is a sin. Can you elaborate on this subject? A: Masturbation is not.
Here is an example: Is gambling good within itself? Would it be considered righteous, or unrighteous? Ask the same question concerning soul winning. I think you will see that you will get two different answers to the questions. When asking the question about whether something is sin, or not, depends on your motive. The motive of a believer is.
The seven deadly sins, as identified by Pope Gregory 1 in the late sixth century, are considered categories of sin: pride, envy, wrath, gluttony, lust, sloth, and greed. Many think the deadly seven are recorded in the Bible. Surprisingly, even though each of the seven is a sin, this list is not contained in Scripture.
Under this view of Christian liberties and what the Bible does not specifically address about gambling, the acceptance of gambling is then conditioned upon the presence of all four of the above.
This is why the Bible tells us to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 12 So do a heart check and consider how the issue of masturbation impacts your thoughts—and potentially your actions.
Gambling can be addictive and destructive, but investing can't. Compulsive gambling has been correctly identified as a problem, and organizations like Gamblers Anonymous are helping people cope with the problem. No similar problem is generally thought to exist in investing. There is no Investors Anonymous, and no one talks about compulsive.