Category Archives: Moral Issues
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote The Gambler in 1866. In this autobiographical novel, he offered a personal understanding of the psychology and physiology of the compulsive, addicted gambler. He documented characteristics such as the need for stimulation, feelings of social inferiority, and … Continue reading
A lottery is sinful because it sets an evil example. We are to “recompense to no man evil for evil, provide things honest in the sight of all men” (III John 1:11). Christians are to be the light of the world, not darkness.
The word lottery means: “a drawing of lots in which prizes are distributed to the winners among persons buying a chance.” A lottery is a means of gambling, and gambling is wrong, dead wrong. Regardless of the form it takes (lottery, bingo, … Continue reading