Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Christians and The Lottery

Is it okay for a Christian to play the lottery?

A few food-for-thought questions:

1) Is that the best way to state the question? How about asking it this way: Can a Christian glorify God by playing the lottery?

Some may say, "If I win the lottery, just think of how much I could give to the church!"
2) Do apparently good ends justify bad means?

3) Does 1 Timothy 6:9-10 have anything to say to the issue?

4) Can you picture Jesus playing the lottery?

You can guess my answer to the initial question. What's your answer?

1 comment:

  1. Al Mohler and Russell Moore have both written a bunch of articles lately (because of Kentucky's recent legislation) about gambling that really pushed me from seeing it just as poor stewardship and foolishness and instead as deep social injustice and egregious sin: