Taking a bet

Iwas interested in the article written by the Rev. Dr. Jerald C. Joersz especially due to a recent experience as a young couple left a casino. My wife and I had some friends who wanted to see the inside of a casino, so we stayed inside the car outside and waited for them. As we waited, we overheard a young couple on the way out who said they had just lost their weekly paychecks and now had nothing left for rent or food. Here are a few more items I’d like to add to Dr. Joersz’s list of principles in the article:

  • Gambling and lottery tickets take away money for rent, food, and church giving.

  • When people are not giving to their church, it makes it harder for churches to meet their budgets.

  • Kids are growing up and watching how their parents are spending their money.

  • If you win when gambling or with lottery tickets, then you are taking someone else’s money, and if you lose, you are spending money that the Lord has entrusted to you.

Gerald Kayser
Caledonia, Mich.

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