In 2 Thessalonians 3:7,10, Paul wrote,” For you yourselves.
know how you ought to follow our example … For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: If a male will not work, he shall not eat.” Scripture specifically approves of a minimum of three ways to obtain products or cash. Conversely, the Scriptures condemn obtaining anything by unfaithful, stealing or lying, and further condemns the desire of acquiring what belongs to others.( 5) Beyond the Scriptural issues, Anderson and others turn down betting as bad social and governmental policy too. Societal ills such as gambling dependencies, extreme financial obligation, ignored families are cited as prime examples of why, in addition to Scriptural direction, gambling ought to be considered unethical. Reno, writing for Concentrate on the Family, considers betting to be an abdication of Biblical directions to love your neighbor and take care of the poor. Betting can not exist without winners and losers and cultivates a desire to place yourself first at the expenditure of your next-door neighbors. Bibles teach us to take care of the poor instead of to support activities such as betting which in order to be successful must, on average, make all … Read the rest