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Ok this customer came in and bought a lottery ticket and said something like if he wins God will get 10% of it. Can you do lottery tickets as tithe. Will God accept it. It is God's money after all.



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Giving a tithe from the winnings, sure nothing wrong with that. Giving a lottery ticket into the offering plate ... seems a bit off to me. I wouldnt do that myself.



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ah but he said " if I win " ...sounds like someone trying t bargain/bribe /God ...doesnt work like that lol as he /she would know if they had a relationship with God.!!!

As for giving 1/10th ...that is what is supposed to happen with any of the gifts God gives us 



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Lottery tickets are a waste of money.  Most people who buy them have no business buying them.  They try to promote lottery ticket sales by claiming the proceeds go to education but it has been found that it really isn't the case.  The money doesn't go to improve education.  They give the bare minimum to education required to keep from being sued, but it isn't enough to really help improve schools or learning.  It is just a pretext for getting people to spend their money on something stupid rather than using that money for the Kingdom of God, or feeding their children, paying bills, buying needed prescriptions or just saving up for emergencies.  In fact, I have never met a person who buys a lottery ticket on the grounds that they want to improve the quality of education. 

 

 

Buying a lottery ticket is an irresponsible use of one's money.  I hate standing in line at the convenience store trying to pay for gas while someone is wasting time trying to pick out which lottery tickets they want to buy.  It would be nice if they had some kind of lottery vending machine to free up employees to deal with customers who simply want to pay for their gas and go.



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that's what credit cards at the gas pump are for....



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that's what credit cards at the gas pump are for....

 

In az, skimmers sometimes get put on the pumps. We never pay at the pump now. Havent for a couple of years. 



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that's what credit cards at the gas pump are for....

 

In az, skimmers sometimes get put on the pumps. We never pay at the pump now. Havent for a couple of years. 

 

if you use discover, they will take anything you didn't use off your bill. My bank visa and master card do the same.  It can be an inconvenience at times, but so is going into the store to pay.   We've been all over the country in the past three or four years and the places where they have taken our cards information has been in restaurants.  

 

 

btw, I have text messages sent to my phone when my cards are used so I know immediately if someone is using them.


Edited by other one, 27 May 2014 - 02:52 PM.


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Solomon's writing state that get rich quick schemes ar not a good idea. Prov. 13:11 Riches gotten quickly will dwindle,
    but those who acquire them gradually become wealthy. I would avoid the lottery through and through.


Edited by Jesusfo11ower, 27 May 2014 - 03:39 PM.


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Lottery is a sin. Solomon's writing state that get rich quick schemes ar not a good idea. Prov. 13:11 Riches gotten quickly will dwindle,
    but those who acquire them gradually become wealthy.

that's been proven to be true many times........   but it would surely be a lot of fun to have a couple of hundred million dollars....   I'm sure my church would love it...

 

Do you know how many people you could travel around and help with two hundred million dollars....   what a blast...



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that's what credit cards at the gas pump are for....

I pre-pay so I don't get caught in one of those skimmer scams that Sheba mentioned. 



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Blessings tigger,,,,

     Nothing wrong with the fellow wanting to give a tenth of the winnings to his church,,,,,I seriously doubt the pastor would say "No thank you"-lol    And why should he,the money is just paper,money does not do anything of itself.....it is what you do with it......Of course God would accept the man's offering,it is not a crime or a sin to purchase a lottery ticket

    Some people could have better spent the money on a loaf of bread but thats their decision......

                                                                                                                                                      With love-in Christ,Kwik



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Let me say I am not a gambler. I bet on nothing with money or material things. I did just a few days ago read

an article about "drawing lots" which was considered gambling. This article showed many verses in the bible where "drawing lots" was used in different ways including at the crucifixion of Jesus. It said gambling is not condemned in the bible. So far I agree with each post here. However if gambling is not condemned the it is

ok to do it. So by this a christian can buy a lotto ticket ( also gambling ) and if they win give 10%.

Is this not so?



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Let me say I am not a gambler. I bet on nothing with money or material things. I did just a few days ago read

an article about "drawing lots" which was considered gambling. This article showed many verses in the bible where "drawing lots" was used in different ways including at the crucifixion of Jesus. It said gambling is not condemned in the bible. So far I agree with each post here. However if gambling is not condemned the it is

ok to do it. So by this a christian can buy a lotto ticket ( also gambling ) and if they win give 10%.

Is this no so?

Gambling is a sin because it is rooted in the love of money.  Casting lots in the Bible was not a form of gambling and doesn't equal the gambling the Roman soldiers did for the robe of Jesus.

 

Does anyone think that Jesus would gamble in a casino?  Casinos use all kinds of gimmicks to get people in and get them hooked.  Even if the Bible doesn't condemn gambling specifically, it does condemn the self-destructive habits and culture that comes with it.  Gambling has destroyed so many lives.  People go in thinking they will just spend a few bucks and end up not being able to stop. It happens far, far too often.

 

Gambling is a sin because it is self-destructive.



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Let me say I am not a gambler. I bet on nothing with money or material things. I did just a few days ago read

an article about "drawing lots" which was considered gambling. This article showed many verses in the bible where "drawing lots" was used in different ways including at the crucifixion of Jesus. It said gambling is not condemned in the bible. So far I agree with each post here. However if gambling is not condemned the it is

ok to do it. So by this a christian can buy a lotto ticket ( also gambling ) and if they win give 10%.

Is this no so?

Gambling is a sin because it is rooted in the love of money.  Casting lots in the Bible was not a form of gambling and doesn't equal the gambling the Roman soldiers did for the robe of Jesus.

 

Does anyone think that Jesus would gamble in a casino?  Casinos use all kinds of gimmicks to get people in and get them hooked.  Even if the Bible doesn't condemn gambling specifically, it does condemn the self-destructive habits and culture that comes with it.  Gambling has destroyed so many lives.  People go in thinking they will just spend a few bucks and end up not being able to stop. It happens far, far too often.

 

Gambling is a sin because it is self-destructive.

 

If a person can not control there gambling it would be like a person that can not control their drinking.

One can have some beer or wine says the bible one can not over indulge and get drunk. If a person

even a christian that buys  one lotto once a month after all his family needs are met and bills paid I

would not consider he had sinned. If that same person is like some I see in the store and buy 5 to 10

every week then they have over indulged. The same would go for one who drinks 3 or 4 beers a week

compared to 6 to 12 every day is over indulging.

I agree it can be destructive for many and is for many; only if they over indulge.

Drinking can be destructive if one were to over indulge, grew up in it know it well.                                                                               



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Ahh lotteries are voluntary extra revenue like payments given to the government by people not good with maths lol.

Edited by Chris., 27 May 2014 - 05:36 PM.


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Let me say I am not a gambler. I bet on nothing with money or material things. I did just a few days ago read

an article about "drawing lots" which was considered gambling. This article showed many verses in the bible where "drawing lots" was used in different ways including at the crucifixion of Jesus. It said gambling is not condemned in the bible. So far I agree with each post here. However if gambling is not condemned the it is

ok to do it. So by this a christian can buy a lotto ticket ( also gambling ) and if they win give 10%.

Is this no so?

Gambling is a sin because it is rooted in the love of money.  Casting lots in the Bible was not a form of gambling and doesn't equal the gambling the Roman soldiers did for the robe of Jesus.

 

Does anyone think that Jesus would gamble in a casino?  Casinos use all kinds of gimmicks to get people in and get them hooked.  Even if the Bible doesn't condemn gambling specifically, it does condemn the self-destructive habits and culture that comes with it.  Gambling has destroyed so many lives.  People go in thinking they will just spend a few bucks and end up not being able to stop. It happens far, far too often.

 

Gambling is a sin because it is self-destructive.

 

If a person can not control there gambling it would be like a person that can not control their drinking.

One can have some beer or wine says the bible one can not over indulge and get drunk. If a person

even a christian that buys  one lotto once a month after all his family needs are met and bills paid I

would not consider he had sinned. If that same person is like some I see in the store and buy 5 to 10

every week then they have over indulged. The same would go for one who drinks 3 or 4 beers a week

compared to 6 to 12 every day is over indulging.

I agree it can be destructive for many and is for many; only if they over indulge.

Drinking can be destructive if one were to over indulge, grew up in it know it well.                                                                               

 

Gambling is different.  It's not the same kind of addiction.  You get pulled into it and you can't stop.  In gambling, you are lured in, they give you free drinks, and few freebies, and they let you win the first few times to get you hooked.  Gambling involves entrapment in a way that drinking doesn't.  

 

Casinos make money by making sure you over-indulge.  They are in the business of making sure people overindulge and lose proper judgment.



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Let me say I am not a gambler. I bet on nothing with money or material things. I did just a few days ago read

an article about "drawing lots" which was considered gambling. This article showed many verses in the bible where "drawing lots" was used in different ways including at the crucifixion of Jesus. It said gambling is not condemned in the bible. So far I agree with each post here. However if gambling is not condemned the it is

ok to do it. So by this a christian can buy a lotto ticket ( also gambling ) and if they win give 10%.

Is this no so?

Gambling is a sin because it is rooted in the love of money.  Casting lots in the Bible was not a form of gambling and doesn't equal the gambling the Roman soldiers did for the robe of Jesus.

 

Does anyone think that Jesus would gamble in a casino?  Casinos use all kinds of gimmicks to get people in and get them hooked.  Even if the Bible doesn't condemn gambling specifically, it does condemn the self-destructive habits and culture that comes with it.  Gambling has destroyed so many lives.  People go in thinking they will just spend a few bucks and end up not being able to stop. It happens far, far too often.

 

Gambling is a sin because it is self-destructive.

 

If a person can not control there gambling it would be like a person that can not control their drinking.

One can have some beer or wine says the bible one can not over indulge and get drunk. If a person

even a christian that buys  one lotto once a month after all his family needs are met and bills paid I

would not consider he had sinned. If that same person is like some I see in the store and buy 5 to 10

every week then they have over indulged. The same would go for one who drinks 3 or 4 beers a week

compared to 6 to 12 every day is over indulging.

I agree it can be destructive for many and is for many; only if they over indulge.

Drinking can be destructive if one were to over indulge, grew up in it know it well.                                                                               

 

Gambling is different.  It's not the same kind of addiction.  You get pulled into it and you can't stop.  In gambling, you are lured in, they give you free drinks, and few freebies, and they let you win the first few times to get you hooked.  Gambling involves entrapment in a way that drinking doesn't.  

 

Casinos make money by making sure you over-indulge.  They are in the business of making sure people overindulge and lose proper judgment.

 

I agree Shiloh I was just saying some can occasionally do it with out me thinking it is wrong. What you are saying in this post is right and I agree. I know  man who owns a pool hall, serves no alcohol I go there and play snooker. He also has one night he and several others play poker; no drinking allowed. In this case I 

do not see it a sin as you. I also know the 5 guys that play and they take care of their families better than I

received growing up.I have not played with them just know they do and how they do. 



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What about what david said in 1 chronicles 21:24  .." will not sacrifice a burnt offering that cost me nothing "



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What about what david said in 1 chronicles 21:24  .." will not sacrifice a burnt offering that cost me nothing "

His sacrifice would be to God and it cost him nothing then he felt he was sacrificing nothing to the Lord.



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well, I would never put a lottery ticket in the offering plate. IF I were to ever buy a lottery ticket (highly unlikely) I would do so only AFTER I had already tithed and all my bills were paid. and if I won, yes, I would likely give a good portion of it to God-not only to my church but various christian charities.






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