Question: I found your site by chance, playing on the computer at work. I loved reading the short story about not playing the lottery. That it’s about me is even better. A very good surprise. Answer: These days, you never know where your name will pop up. I loved the example, which is why it…

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Question: Is it wrong to participate in a bag raffle?  I purchase my groceries from a health food store, and when I bring in my own grocery bag, they subtract five cents from the total, and they offer me a raffle ticket so that I can put my name in a jar to possibly be chosen to win a 30 dollar gift…

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David Osteen via Pleonast True story for anyone’s gambling lesson: There is a man at the Texas City church of Christ named Marlin Ridenour. He works for the City of Galveston and oversees the water department. The year the Texas State Lottery commenced in 1991, one of the employees wrote on a whiteboard a little…

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Question: I am a 16-year-old boy. I’ve grown up in the church and I hope to get a degree in Biblical and Religious Studies when I graduate college. I feel that I am more intelligent and mature than most boys my age. Having said this, I disagree with “Is Gambling Sinful?” on many points. Hopefully,…

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Question: Hello, I ran across your web site and I thought your article “Is Gambling Sinful” was very well written.  Even though I am a Christian, I play the PowerBall.  I only play one set of numbers, but for every drawing. I have come to a point where I am not sure if I should…

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Question: I basically gamble for money. I gamble on major league baseball and nothing else. I consistently win, having a 58% winning rate, going on two years straight. I am not trying to brag; I just want to tell you where I am and how I feel about this. This is how I am paying…

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Text: Colossians 3:1-10   I.         Gambling is now rampant in our nation             A.        Not too long ago, the only gambling available were raffle tickets, bingo games at the Catholic Church, and casinos in La Vegas, Nevada.             B.        No longer! Gambling is everywhere: at the gas station, at the corner market, even at my doorstep.                         1.         A young man interrupted…

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by T. Sean Sullivan Are you familiar with, or have you ever heard any of these terms: Raffle, bingo, chances, scratch n’ win, lottery, or gaming? Have you ever made a “wager” on the outcome of a sports event? The Super Bowl is coming up in a couple of weeks. It is one of the…

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