Is Gambling A Good Bet?

October 27, 2009
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Let me begin by putting my cards on the table (pun intended): I BELIEVE THAT GAMBLING IS A BIBLICALLY INDEFENSIBLE ACTIVITY.• I agree with GEORGE WASHINGTON: “Gambling is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.” • I agree with MARTIN LUTHER: “Money won by gambling is not won without self-seeking and love of self, and not without sin.”• I agree with AUGUSTINE: “The devil invented gambling.”• I agree with MARK TWAIN: “The best throw at dice is to throw them away.” • And I agree with STANLEY HAUERWAS: “Tell the people who are involved...