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Message Subject Is gambling a sin?
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
-1 Tim 6:10

But does this mean gambling is inherently wrong, or is it the greed and lust for power/winning that overcomes our mind, thus creating sin..but is gambling in itself sinful?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1747431

Yes to the bolded part above. If you put it before God and the people you love, then it becomes a problem.

If you just enjoy playing the lotto once in a while, and it does not cause a problem for you or anyone else, then that's not a big deal as far as I can see.

It's the heart condition.......and motivations of the heart.

Sometimes I daydream about winning the lotto and I think of all the people I could help. I'm not a money driven person myself, but it's fun to think of all the people I could help if I ever won. Nothing wrong with that.

Now if I daydreamed about all the things I could buy myself if I won the lotto because I loved money and loved material things, and self serving greed was the sole motivation, then that would be a problem.

See the difference? It's all about what's in the heart of a person.
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa

so if prayed to make money to fund a good film project for a friend who i would love to see succeed i should go forth with this?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1747431

I don't know OP, that's between you and God. Why not ask Him yourself? Pray about it, let the Holy Spirit lead you in the right direction.
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