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Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by mhisbliss(f): 10:08am On Sep 04, 2016
[size=16pt]Bad effects of gambling & why its a sin[/size]
The bible did not condemn gambling directly but it said alot of things that makes gambling a sin, am not conversant with those bible verses but i know some verses and what it says, some of those verses are

Proverbs 13:11
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Ecclesiastes 5:10
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

1 Timothy 6:9
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Ephesians 4:28
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

Proverbs 28:22
A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

I wouldn't get married to one, wether part time or full time, and I'm sure most people wont either.

Bad influence:
It expose you to bad and irresponsible people who have no future prospects other than gambling untill they suddenly become millionaires, they'll keep advising you not to quit gambling that Tommorow will be your turn and you keep going deeper until you become addicted

Its hard to raise a family with gambling:
Most people who are gamblers have dysfunctional families, instability, poor standard of living, little or no financial progress etc, ladies never get married to a gambler.

Addiction:
this is somehow similar to drug addiction, in the sense that whenever its time to gamble and you don't have the resources to gamble, you'd become restless, you start visualizing the best outcome if you take a risk and gamble, then you'd borrow or sell whatever you have just to gamble, thier clothes, mobile phone, cars, heck they can even sell thier wife. when you loose you start reflecting that you've been foolish all the while and if you win you will use it to gamble again and the bookies will collect it back.

its a waste of productive time:
The dedication gamblers put into what they do is worthy of applause, they scrutinize check and double check and put all time and effort in it only to loose woefully like they didn't put any effort into it, they end up in disbelief only to bounce back afterwards and resume thier gambling.

Society frowns at it:
gambling is not a job, only those who own the bookies make the profit, and they make it off you the gamblers, like the name implies its gambling, you invest in it but you're not certain if you will have returns or not, its shady, i personally see full time gamblers as unserious. Its a shady business so invest in something you can get sure profits from.

It instills the spirit of greed in people: greed is the mechanism the bookies employ to make sure gamblers keep loosing and only few get away with thier money the rest loose because of greed, those who play sports betting can relate to this, they introduced the odds system, the easy outcomes has little odds which brings little returns, but since the greed is there you will choose more of it to accumulate odds or choose a dangerous outcome with little chance of winning and play in faith, and 90% loose because of such cunning machinations.

It draws you away from God:
the only thing on your mind will be the thoughts of how awesome your life will be when you win because you have faith that one day you'll hit it big so you keep playing until you hit bankruptcy, believe me if you put all that faith in God he will reach out, his ways are surer than bet9ja.

It makes people to sink into debt or go bankrupt:
If you have a business no matter how its progressing don't go into gambling because that would be the death of your business, imagine you keep taking from something without replacement everytime, eventually it dries up because its a sure thing the ratio of loss is higher than gains in every instance.

It leads to depression and emotional anxiety:
this is common among those who is still awaiting the outcome of thier bet and those who keep loosing untill they felt like they're the mayors of looserville, then you hear the later saying the bookies are using juju and the former praying God make my ticket nor cut.

[size=14pt]My advice to gamblers and intending gamblers:[/size]

Its for the rich and emotionally strong people:
Am not judging, but dont go into gambling if you're clingy and emotional, its for those who can afford to loose, you see all the people in casinos gambling? Gambling is a fun thing to them, They can afford to loose because they're already rich, they stake what they can afford to loose without batting an eyelid, but you that intend to become rich from it ends up staking what you should have saved and when you loose you become suicidal and emotional.

Don't make it your profession:
do something with your life that is guaranteed to bring returns, dont base your life on heresay of people who won and think that is also your fate, we have different stories to tell and no two people will tell exact stories in life.

Don't go into gambling at all:
to avoid addiction, if you're in, its hard to get out, especially students its dangerous because one day you might use your school fees without considering how you got it and how important it is.

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by firstking01(m): 10:41am On Sep 04, 2016
Couldn't agree more but to concur..

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by veekid(m): 3:55pm On Sep 04, 2016
Naija bet Kwa?

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by weblord1900: 3:55pm On Sep 04, 2016
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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by vapid: 3:56pm On Sep 04, 2016
Anyone up for a gambling game of poker in Abuja?

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by Soso990240(m): 3:58pm On Sep 04, 2016
nawaoh

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by xilixr: 3:58pm On Sep 04, 2016
Abeg no talk me out of my 9jabet o

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by DonCortino: 3:59pm On Sep 04, 2016
I wan learn how to the play betnaija! Abeg who go
teach me?

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by patosky22(m): 3:59pm On Sep 04, 2016
dat is a nice topic.

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by barackodam: 4:01pm On Sep 04, 2016
Who doesn't know it is? A lot of them just don't want to accept. Quick money.

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by Generalyemi(m): 4:01pm On Sep 04, 2016
u are a liar..full of poo..my g won 7.8m with 200 naira last week....getaway from here.

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by cornel994(m): 4:02pm On Sep 04, 2016
Lol

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by Oghumu1(m): 4:02pm On Sep 04, 2016
You shouldn't have mentioned any brand. That's where most people feed from,

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by Nobody: 4:02pm On Sep 04, 2016
He koinsine u...shey na ur money dem dey use ni?

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by VajanahDischaj(f): 4:03pm On Sep 04, 2016
hope you are not coming here to prove that soccer bet is gambling cos I will so slap you till your colour changes on half of your head.

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by ERCROSS(m): 4:03pm On Sep 04, 2016
o.p
u tried with those points.
yet, there's no bible verse that portrays gambling as a sin.
The sins listed in the bible are the Do's of the 10 commandments.

Guys, no kind this o.p ooo, na enemy of progress,
man utd go beat man city dis coming weekend, GG&over2.5 must happen...

oya, carry una school fees and salary go play...

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by VajanahDischaj(f): 4:04pm On Sep 04, 2016
barackodam:
Who doesn't know it is? A lot of them just don't want to accept. Quick money.
gambling in Nigeria is illegal but you drop your money in the bank to get interest.

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by Whizzdom(m): 4:04pm On Sep 04, 2016
OP, nice write up, it is very educative.

Gambling is not even meant for anybody whether rich or poor. Gambling remits the spirit of uncontendment into the life of people, you always want more, more money, which in the end will make that person poor and confused.

I used to wonder whenever I pass a place where people bet and saw youths gambling their money away, what I wonder about is; How can you predict a match that as never happened? when you are not God. It is like predicting the future, when you dont even know what wil happen to you as at that moment.

God will deliver us from greed.

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by jtjohn(m): 4:05pm On Sep 04, 2016
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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by superdanny10: 4:06pm On Sep 04, 2016
Hmmm mm undecided
Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by Nobody: 4:06pm On Sep 04, 2016
O gini ka anakodi ebe a?

But on a serious note, if you say sportbet is sin then what stock market trade, forex trade, deposit for interest etc.

Life is what you make of it!
#LifeIsGamble #YouWinYouLoose
#UseYourDiscretion
#ThatsAll

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by helphelp: 4:07pm On Sep 04, 2016
Better not to venture at all, Trust me, e don wreck many people.

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by Cherishing(f): 4:07pm On Sep 04, 2016
ok nah
Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by wittyt98(m): 4:07pm On Sep 04, 2016
tcheeeeeew!! I make up to some peoples monthly salary in a just a week from my house with sport betting.. I fцcking stake 10k on just 2odds daily Nd make a minimum of 50k weekly from it . Nd it's really changing things for me .. u are here telling me it's a sin.... fцck u nd your quotes from the book ... you go soak garri tire

they they say responsible people don't gamble Lol I consider that talk crap!! cus I've touched more lives in the little way I can with the little I have than most of The so called responsible people out there

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by sabi99(m): 4:07pm On Sep 04, 2016
Naira(bait)ers will not like this...mcos they already serve as bait to nairabet
Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by hahn(m): 4:07pm On Sep 04, 2016
Hold it!

Prayer is also gambling undecided

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by RexKexMilann: 4:08pm On Sep 04, 2016
Responsible people don't gamble.

I was once a gambler and when I saw posts like this, I became agitated by the poster. Now, this is not because the poster is wrong, But because I am not happy that the poster is right.


So those bashing the OP, I perfectly understand your take on this topic. But look beyond your ego and think. Think about God. Think about the kind of Father you want to be. Think about the kind of kids you want to raise. Think about the kind of world you want to leave behind.


Think...

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by amp01(m): 4:08pm On Sep 04, 2016
Please I want to ask,is trading forex gambling? because it seem to me,it's gambling.Trading one currency against another is GAMBLING,so if you trade forex,u are gambling.
Peace.

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by demsid(m): 4:09pm On Sep 04, 2016
Hmm. Abo oro la so fun omoluabi...
Na true this Op talk o. But make I just stake and win my last game.
Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by HarkymTheOracle(m): 4:09pm On Sep 04, 2016
I dnt gamble but i dnt tink its a sin.

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Re: Bad Effects Of Gambling and why its a sin by LesbianBoy(m): 4:10pm On Sep 04, 2016
Generalyemi:
u are a liar..full of poo..my g won 7.8m with 200 naira last week....getaway from here.

7.8 wetin?

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