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Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by dudusky007(m): 10:39am On Jun 20, 2021
Good day nairalanders, these days we have a lot of betting companies in the world, as a Christian do you find this as a sin? some claims even going inside to charge phone is a sin... on my own opinion is not a sin because in life you have to take a risk and what ever we are doing is a gamble..for example the provision store you have,you still looking for gain..you took risk in buying goods of 4000 to sell for 6000 that's gambling. what if it doesn't sell and get spoilt? same as playing game with 100 naira to win 10,000 naira and you lose or win. Please give your own opinion and give a concrete proof from the bible scripture
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by Bigredmachine: 10:55am On Jun 20, 2021
Hmmmmm gambling or betting is not a sin, but the situation where 1 game will cut ur ticket is the biggest sin of all time
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by risos(m): 10:57am On Jun 20, 2021
Nigerian youths are controlled by some middle eastern books, coupled with poverty and love of materials things.

Go plant a fruit tree somewhere, someone hungry would plug its seed, eat it and probably thank God cos of your action even if the tree out lives you in this world
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by RightRoad: 11:28am On Jun 20, 2021
There is nowhere it is written in the Bible that it's a sin but It can lead to many kinds of sin, and the Bible says you should flee from every appearance of evil.
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by Wawelexy: 11:51am On Jun 20, 2021
Waiting for righteousness2 on this.
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by kingxsamz(m): 11:52am On Jun 20, 2021
Lmao.. Will you ever be free from mental slavery?
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by BuyAndSellStuff: 11:55am On Jun 20, 2021
Depends.

If you win & donate tithes with it, its not.
If you win & eat it alone, its a sin.
If you lose, its a sin.
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by Righteousness2(m): 11:57am On Jun 20, 2021
There is a Spirit behind gambling..
There is a Spirit behind Pool..
Go on your knees and ask GOD to open your eyes to see what they are.
Those things are Unrighteousness and Every Unrighteousness is Sin...
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by Image123(m): 12:07pm On Jun 20, 2021
dudusky007:
Good day nairalanders, these days we have a lot of betting companies in the world, as a Christian do you find this as a sin? some claims even going inside to charge phone is a sin... on my own opinion is not a sin because in life you have to take a risk and what ever we are doing is a gamble..for example the provision store you have,you still looking for gain..you took risk in buying goods of 4000 to sell for 6000 that's gambling. what if it doesn't sell and get spoilt? same as playing game with 100 naira to win 10,000 naira and you lose or win. Please give your own opinion and give a concrete proof from the bible scripture

Only a fool promises to pay the debts of another man. That's exactly what you do when you gamble/bet. Don't be a fool, people are weeping to come out of it. It has wrecked lives, don't lose your life.
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by DappaD: 12:13pm On Jun 20, 2021
dudusky007:
Good day nairalanders, these days we have a lot of betting companies in the world, as a Christian do you find this as a sin? some claims even going inside to charge phone is a sin... on my own opinion is not a sin because in life you have to take a risk and what ever we are doing is a gamble..for example the provision store you have,you still looking for gain..you took risk in buying goods of 4000 to sell for 6000 that's gambling. what if it doesn't sell and get spoilt? same as playing game with 100 naira to win 10,000 naira and you lose or win. Please give your own opinion and give a concrete proof from the bible scripture

Gambling is a practice that is fueled by greed, i.e. an inordinate desire for more, which can be lead to covetousness if the desire becomes stronger. It is a destructive habit that can send one down a dangerous path in life that is why the Scriptures admonish us to “guard against every form of greed and covetousness” Luke 12:15
Someone who gambles has greed which the Bible also likens to idolatry(Colossians 3:5) because that which he gambles on, takes up most of his time and seems to be the only important thing in his life.
It is already known that an addictive gambler always borrows to pay debts, and a borrower is a slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7
Why would any one in their right minds want to become a “slave” to an inordinate desire? Romans 6:16
Moreover the Bible says that a greedy person cannot become a friend of God. Ephesians 5:5
So if we truly want to become God’s friends, we will make the necessary adjustments to our lifestyles. James 1:22
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by dudusky007(m): 12:52pm On Jun 20, 2021
DappaD:


Gambling is a practice that is fueled by greed, i.e. an inordinate desire for more, which can be lead to covetousness if the desire becomes stronger. It is a destructive habit that can send one down a dangerous path in life that is why the Scriptures admonish us to “guard against every form of greed and covetousness” Luke 12:15
Someone who gambles has greed which the Bible also likens to idolatry(Colossians 3:5) because that which he gambles on, takes up most of his time and seems to be the only important thing in his life.
It is already known that an addictive gambler always borrows to pay debts, and a borrower is a slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7
Why would any one in their right minds want to become a “slave” to an inordinate desire? Romans 6:16
Moreover the Bible says that a greedy person cannot become a friend of God. Ephesians 5:5
So if we truly want to become God’s friends, we will make the necessary adjustments to our lifestyles. James 1:22
nice, but what if you are not addicted but just for fun
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by HedwigesMaduro(m): 1:15pm On Jun 20, 2021
Righteousness2:
There is a Spirit behind gambling..
There is a Spirit behind Pool..
Go on your knees and ask GOD to open your eyes to see what they are.
Those things are Unrighteousness and Every Unrighteousness is Sin...

You declared it a sin. Now, please explain how it is a sin.
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by HedwigesMaduro(m): 1:17pm On Jun 20, 2021
Image123:


Only a fool promises to pay the debts of another man. That's exactly what you do when you gamble/bet. Don't be a fool, people are weeping to come out of it. It has wrecked lives, don't lose your life.

Many big businesses have wrecked lives. Stock market crashes have lead to suicides. Therefore, those involved in big businesses and the stock market are fools. That's your logic right there.
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by Image123(m): 2:52pm On Jun 20, 2021
HedwigesMaduro:


Many big businesses have wrecked lives. Stock market crashes have lead to suicides. Therefore, those involved in big businesses and the stock market are fools. That's your logic right there.

Nope. Since your logic is that they are the same, then simply do business and stocks, at least they are legal. They are also the same according to you.
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by gideonjeta(m): 4:55pm On Jun 20, 2021
dudusky007:
nice, but what if you are not addicted but just for fun

Luke 16:10 says in part someone unrighteous in small things is also unrighteous in big things. [/b][/b]There is no middle ground here.[b][/b] The Bible had stated in principle (DappaD had already stated few verses that I had in mind) that gambling or betting encourages greed,so engaging in it just for fun even if one is not addicted is still wrong.

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Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by HedwigesMaduro(m): 6:23pm On Jun 20, 2021
Image123:


Nope. Since your logic is that they are the same, then simply do business and stocks, at least they are legal. They are also the same according to you.

I don't know how to explain this to you, but gambling is legal. So, if you say "at least they are legal" while referring to stocks and biz", then I think you're just arguing in circles.
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by Kobojunkie: 6:54pm On Jun 20, 2021
BuyAndSellStuff:
Depends.

If you win & donate tithes with it, its not.
If you win & eat it alone, its a sin.
If you lose, its a sin.
1. Tithing is a sin for anyone who believes in Jesus Christ or is not of the blood of Jacob
2. Eating your winning alone is not a sin
3. Loosing is not s sin either.

Be careful as lying in the name of God is a bigger sin than most other sins. undecided
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by Kobojunkie: 6:57pm On Jun 20, 2021
gideonjeta:

Luke 16:10 says in part someone unrighteous in small things is also unrighteous in big things. There is no middle ground here.
The Bible had stated in principle (DappaD had already stated few verses that I had in mind) that gambling or betting encourages greed,so engaging in it just for fun even if one is not addicted is still wrong.
1. Try to always consider Bible verses in the original context they weree presented so you do not end up injecting your personal delusions into what is written. Luke 16 vs 1 - 13 , tells a different story from what you attempt to twist that one verse into saying here.

2. Gambling has nothing to do with greed. Instead, greed,like other sins, comes from that which is stored up in the hearts of persons - Matthew 15 vs 10 - 20. Not everyone who gambles has greed stored up in their hearts, and not every gamble is born of greed. And since Jesus Christ never declared Gambling a sin - sin is not arbitrarily defined in God's New Covenant Law - therefore gambling isn't a sin. undecided
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by Image123(m): 7:47pm On Jun 20, 2021
HedwigesMaduro:


I don't know how to explain this to you, but gambling is legal. So, if you say "at least they are legal" while referring to stocks and biz", then I think you're just arguing in circles.

Not arguing at all, i just answered you according to your understanding. The majority of gambling populace are young people, it is illegal and irresponsible.
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by Kingsnairaland(m): 9:37pm On Jun 20, 2021
If you don't make profit from it it a sin
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by HedwigesMaduro(m): 5:22am On Jun 21, 2021
Image123:


Not arguing at all, i just answered you according to your understanding. The majority of gambling populace are young people, it is illegal and irresponsible.

Do you understand what it means for something to be illegal? Your "understanding" is really dodgy with the way you use the word.
Re: Is Playing Sports Bet A Sin? by Nobody: 5:29am On Jun 21, 2021
Yes, it's a sin.
Because it promotes greed and addiction.

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