Common Misconception in the Bible Teachings – Gambling is Not a Sin

To those who seek the truth shall find the truth, to those who seek to justify their sinful actions shall also find the reason to justify their actions. The truth is spiritual discerned by the men who have submitted to the Spirit of Truth, so they can see the Truth; this is not of the human mind but of the Spirit. All who loves the truth will see the Truth; all those who are covetous minded will see the lie and believe the lie send to them. Satan is a great deceiver and he still is.

Isaiah 6:9
He said, “Go and tell this people: ” ‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’

1 Corinthians 2:13-16 (New International Version)

13This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.

14The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

15The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment:

16″For who has known the mind of the Lord

that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

What is the prime objective of gambling?

The act of gambling involves the wager of money to obtain a higher return. This is a zero sum game someone loses and someone gains by the device of producing an outcome, heads tails, red black, odds evens, and big small. There is an outcome. But what is the objective of gambling? Isn’t the sole purpose being to increase your monetary returns within a short period of time, not through providing a service or a product but by pure wager in one casting of the dices?

I am deeply applauded that some Christians who are men of high position and even leaders in their personal careers can say that gambling is not a sin, occasional gambling can be fun. It is the same as saying that stealing a little and sinning a little is fun and is not a sin. This goes to show that men of status in the community are not necessarily men of spiritual understanding. This is not synonymous at all and they should not be allowed to speak on behalf of God in their lives. Rich men are not necessarily godly men, we do not know how they gain their wealth and we can not say they must be blessed by God since; the poor spiritual man is more highly esteemed in the eyes of our Lord God. What is highly valued in the eyes of men is an abomination to our God.

Men who achieved wealth are also not truly knowledgeable in spiritual things. Even pastors tend to make such mistakes about these people. They may achieve status and position yet they can be sinners who are church goers, professing the faith but choosing their own ways versus God’s way. My ways are not your ways, says the Lord of Host. We are to follow the teachings of Christ and the Scripture; we are not to follow the situational logical human thinking of our own imagination. After all, Jesus is the one who will judge us not our own understanding and presumption.

If you seek the truth you shall see it clearly, it is written in the Ten Commandments. But if you insist that the word gambling must be written then it is not. Covetousness is the act of coveting someone else property that include money as well. Because I see gambling as a sin therefore the word of God reads to me as the same thing which I meditate in my mind. Yet my mind is already washed by the blood of the lamb so I see the truth. Subject all argument to the obedience of the Spirit of Christ. The word reads that we are not to covet anything that belongs to our neighbor and that includes their money as well.

Exodus 20:17
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Romans 7:7
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet

2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Luke 12:15
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

No one’s life will be judged by the abundance of his possession, no he will be judged by how rich he is in God.

1 Timothy 6:17
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

Luke 12:19-23 (New International Version)

19And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” ‘

20″But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’

21″This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”

Do you know what is inside the pack of 52 cards?

I will present to you the evil of playing poker or in any matter the games of cards as an example. If some of you still think this game of deck of 52 cards are an innocent devise for fun, think again. The origin of such cards came right off the Tarot Cards, except for the 22 major arcadia cards the rest of the 52 minor Arcadias are all represented in this deck of cards. So when you dwell and play with such things, you are actually practicing divination. And you are divining your winning hand therefore practicing witchcraft.

Oh, you may think I am too uptight or even legalistic, but am I? I have dwelt in this witchcraft before and so I am telling you from experience, that the spirit of covetousness will enter your heart and defile your mind. Why will the gypsies use a deck of cards to tell your fortune? It is because the deck of cards actually hides a Spirit of divination. The heart is deceitful and constantly seeking evil and no good can be found unless it is subjected to the obedience of Christ.

And what did God say about people who seek divination?

Leviticus 19:26,

” ‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. ” ‘Do not practice divination or sorcery.”

Deuteronomy 18:14
[ The Prophet ] The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.

1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king.”

2 Kings 17:17
They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sorcery and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger.

If gambling is not a sin, why do constant gamblers go into deep trouble and get entangled in this bad habit which is very hard to quit. Anything that can cause bondage to the soul has a spirit, and its call the spirit of divination and covetousness. It causes you to hallucinate about winning the big one and then you don’t have to work anymore. The bible says whatever has mastered you, you shall be its slave. So when we are hooked to something and have to do its bidding then we are a slave to it, so there has to be a master and guess what, it is a demonic spirit; because it devours your resources and energy.

Jesus said many times, if you love me do what I say, not what you think is correct. How are you able to think what is good and bad unless you become submissive to the word of God? Jesus also says if you love me practice what I teach. But many are saying they are Christians yet they do not obey neither do they follow all of God’s teachings. They pick what they like and discard what is not convenient. This is the act of Satan and the sons of disobedience who ignore the words of God and make light of his teachings.

Many do not fear God, they have not met God much less know what is he like? They are fed by covetous teachers with words like God is good, nice and kind and merciful, even words like you are highly favored deeply blessed and greatly loved, as if God does not punish or chastise you anymore, and that God is so crazy and craves your acceptance of him that he will overlook all your trespasses. No more sanctification by the truth, only receive Jesus and all is well and fine and you are saved forever; is this truth?

2 Peter 2:3 (New International Version)
3In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

They have not seen the holiness, righteousness and wrath of a God who is frustrated with his creations who constantly seek to go away from his words and do what they like or prefer. These Christians can even select scripture to say what they want, thereby twisting the word of God to their own selfish desires given to obeying the satanic act of disobedience and rebellion. Their time to see the chastisement of God is at hand, if God were to be their true father, he promises to chastise everyone he calls sons. But if he doesn’t chastise or rebuke you then you are not his son; the bible says so if you ever bothers to read it, that is?

Should you desire to seek the truth go to my website or email your questions to me. God promises that whoever will seek him with all his heart mind and soul, he will find him. And those who find him find favor and blessings in his words of wisdom and salvation for the lost. It’s the truth that sets you free from your sins and bondages. God bless.

How To Avoid Debt Problems Due To Gambling

With the convenience of online gambling, people can play their favorite casino games and bet on sports online with computers and hand held devices through Internet from anywhere and at any time. Online gambling provides an alternative of betting games, but at the same time, it creates new debt problem. Gambling is a high addictive game that may cause those who don’t have money to gamble to find money from various channels, include using their credit cards and borrowing from illegal lenders. Many debtors worldwide are suffering the overwhelming debt due to gambling addiction. They put themselves and their families into a very difficult financial situation. You should not get yourself into this problem. Use below 4 tips below to prevent yourself from debt problem due to gambling.

1. Gambling is an entertainment, not a way to make money

Many gamblers try to make money from online gambling. Although it possible to earn money by betting online, and there are many professional gamblers make their living from online gambling, but generally, most gamblers who aim to make easy money from online betting failed and lose not only their hard-earned money, but the money borrowed from various channels that will become their debt if they can’t pay it later. This is how the debt problem begins.

If gambling is a hobby for you to fill your leisure times, it should be played as an entertainment, not a way to make easy money, unless you are a professional gambler.

2. Don’t play with the money you can’t afford to lose

Gambling is a high risk game and there is no way to guarantee the winnings. So, don’t risk your hard-earned money if it is needed to support your living and your family expenses. Moreover, you will easily become panic if you play with the money you can’t afford to lose. It will causes you lose more money because you may bet wildly without following a winning strategy when you hit the losing streaks, if the money you use to bet is the money you can’t afford to lose.

3. Get helps if you have detected the gambling addiction signs

If you find yourself always thinking of and want to logon to online casino to play the game and most of time you can’t control yourself for not logging to an online casino. It is a strong sign of gambling addiction. The convenient of online gambling makes harder to stop yourself not to gamble because you can always login to the casino or sportsbook at any time. If you have found yourself addicted on gambling, try to get helps as early as possible. Families and friends can be your initial approach to get helps. If you have deeply addicted, then you should go for professional consultation to get rid of the gambling addiction.

4. Cancelled credit cards and e-wallet accounts

Credit cards and e-wallets are the common banking options to fund an online gambling account. If you can’t control yourself from depositing money into your gambling accounts, then cancelling your credit cards and e-wallet accounts cause inconvenient of transferring money into the gambling accounts; hence reduce the risk of debt problem due to gambling.

Summary

Gambling debt can be a serious problem because it is a highly additive game that may cause you to borrow money from various channels if you have loss all your money. The money you owe will become a debt problem if you can’t pay it later. So, it should be avoided totally. Use the above 4 tips to help you prevent the debt problem due to gambling.

Dealing With Gambling Debt

More often than not, those who have gambling problems or an addiction to gambling fall deep into debt. The debt becomes a major problem when it transcends owing money to casinos. Instead, gambling addiction can rack up major credit card debt, loan debt, and even extremities (though not completely unheard of) such as home equity debt. If this sounds like you, whether you own $500 or $5000, there are ways of dealing with the debt that follows the addiction.

Seek Help for the Gambling Addiction

Before you begin dealing with debt, it is imperative you get help for your addiction. It’s been proven in many cases that gambling addicts are less willing to admit their problems than someone with a substance abuse problem. Not only should you get help for yourself, but for the ones who love you; your family and your friends. Take the time to really evaluate your situation, and how it has affected you, your family and the general quality of living surrounding it all.

Cut Off Funding

It could be half to all of your paycheque, a credit card, or maybe you’ve been dipping into your savings. In either case, put a complete halt on any money put towards gambling. Cancelling a credit card is never a good idea, as it worsens your credit situation and lowers your credit score. But in the grand scheme of things, putting a stop to it now rather than racking up another large amount of money is probably for the best.

You Won’t Win Back what you Owe

Statistically speaking, the chances of you winning back what you owe are next to impossible. In fact, you’re only damaging yourself even more by putting yourself further in debt, and deluding yourself into believing something along the lines of “well I’ll win back what I owe, and then some for good measure!”

Seek Treatment

If you find doing your best and trying your hardest toward helping yourself isn’t working at all, you may need to seek a professional. In some cases, your health insurance provider may cover some or all of the treatment necessary to cure the addiction.

Pay Off Your Debt!

When you’ve controlled your addiction, begin focusing on your debt. Recognize this won’t be easy. You’re going to have to work hard, and do everything in your power to get the debt off your back. Write out a list of everyone you owe. You may have overdrafted bank accounts, or past-due credit cards. If you’re in real trouble, you may even owe a bookie or loan shark. In either case, it’s incredibly important to get your debt paid off.

Borrowing money from a loved one or a friend is a huge shot to your ego, even more so that you’ll have to fess up about your addiction and your debt. If they’re willing to help, not only do they trust you and love you enough to help, but they trust and love you enough to support you. Make note of the close friends and family who really help you; if you ever feel the urge to indulge in your former (or current) addiction; talking it out with them might help.

You could also start by selling your valuable assets. While undesirable, it’s even more undesirable to carry a debt on your shoulders, especially a gambling debt. Furniture, electronics, jewellery and even your care can bring in some money to put toward the debt.

Getting a second job could help as well, even short term and part time. Any penny counts when it is as important as a gambling debt.

In the last and extreme case – file for bankruptcy. Gambling debt can be discharged by bankruptcy, though if you incurred the debt under false pretenses, or through fraud, you will not be able to file for bankruptcy.