Ten Myths Vs. Real Truth
|Myth #1 The Bible has nothing to say against the lottery.|
The lottery is a covetous form of stealing, Ex. 20:15, 17, "Thou shalt not steal.... Thou shalt not covet..."Is the Bible Anti-Gambling?
The lottery promotes violence, Prov. 15:27, "He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house..." Also Prov. 21:25-26.
The lottery is contrary to biblical stewardship, Eph. 4:28, "Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth."
The lottery violates biblical work ethic, 2 Thess. 3:10, "... if any would not work, neither should he eat."
The lottery violates law of love, Matt. 22:34-40.
The lottery exploits poor, Amos 5:6-7, 10-15.
Myth #2 The lottery is harmless family entertainment.
Myth #3 The lottery is a sound method to raise revenue.
The Bible is very Anti-GamblingRead the resources and Bible verses on this page. It is very clear that the Bible is anti-gambling and anti-lottery.
Myth #4 The lottery and gambling is a painless source of new revenue.
Myth #5 The lottery is a stable source of new revenue.
Myth #6 The lottery will stimulate business growth.
Myth #7 The lottery will support educational needs.
Myth #8 The lottery is part of our national heritage.
Anti-LotteryMyth #9 The lottery will be controlled by the state.
The lottery has brought corruption to states that have it.
Myth #10 The lottery does not contribute to addictions.
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