How Can One Overcome Addiction To Gambling?

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 low self-esteem. He wrote to finance his own self destructive gambling habit but perhaps opened the eyes of others to the dangers of compulsive gambling. Continue reading “How Can One Overcome Addiction To Gambling?”

Would Christ Endorse A Lottery, (2), By Garland M. Robinson

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. Continue reading “Would Christ Endorse A Lottery, (2), By Garland M. Robinson”

Would Jesus Endorse A Lottery? by Garland M. Robinson

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, raffle, buying chances, pitching pennies, etc.), gambling is sinful. It violates every principle of truth. In spite of arguments made to say the profits will be used for education or some other good work, it remains a dishonest and damnable venture. Continue reading “Would Jesus Endorse A Lottery? by Garland M. Robinson”