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When you buy a lottery ticket do you prayer that you win the Jackpot?

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Posted: November 17, 2009, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

I Agree! with Perdue.

I do not believe gambling is a sin.  Many people believe that consuming alcohol is a sin but it's not - if it was, Jesus would never have provided wine for the wedding.  Instead, it's about excess.

 

Gluttony is a sin.  Too much wine.  Too much gambling.  I think if you play the lottery responsibly (i.e., you can still meet all of your financial obligations), then it's ok.  To me it's no different than spending my money on a movie or a book - except there is the possibility of a great return.

 

My God is big enough to be concerned with every part of my life without His attention to everyone else's life being reduced.  That means I can pray to Him about anything, good or bad, big or small, that is going on in my life, including wanting to win the lottery.

Drinking if it's in moderation. harming the body is a sin, so getting drunk is a sin.

 

Ahhahah.. wow... there are churches that think gambling is not a sin.   Oh yeah, there's a lot of wacko churches out there.  Oh well... keep on praying that you'll win the lotto and I'll pray for more terrorism or something...Roll Eyes

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    Posted: November 18, 2009, 12:16 am - IP Logged

    Drinking if it's in moderation. harming the body is a sin, so getting drunk is a sin.

     

    Ahhahah.. wow... there are churches that think gambling is not a sin.   Oh yeah, there's a lot of wacko churches out there.  Oh well... keep on praying that you'll win the lotto and I'll pray for more terrorism or something...Roll Eyes

    1.  Like I said it's about excess.  Getting drunk is a form of gluttony (barring metablolism issues that cause some people to get drunk off barely any alcohol).  Gluttony is a sin.

    2.  Just because I believe something, it doesn't mean I attend a church that believes the same thing.  I am an individual, not a church, and what I said was I don't believe gamgling is a sin.  There are churches that believe it is a sin for wormen to wear pants.  I disagree.  See how that works.  If my church believes playing the lottery is a sin then my tithe on my winnings will simply go elsewhere.

    3.  Let's presume a fantasy world like Bruce Almighty.  If answered in the affimative, my prayer would allow me to spread blessings around.  Yours would bring death, destruction, pain, and suffering, etc.  (and even prosperity to some who profit off of things like that).  The two hardly compare.  Then again, there are others who do pray for terrorism - some of them got what they wanted on 9-11.  I think I'll let them keep their god and I'll keep mine.  But you feel free to join them if you want.

     

    I am thankful that God sacrificed His Son for me and I have been invited to cast all my cares upon the Son because He cares for me.  I'm grateful that He didn't qualifiy what cares I could bring to Him.

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      Posted: November 18, 2009, 10:12 am - IP Logged

      The Lottery playing is not sinning......Who told you its Gamling?  Its only Gambling when you bet your home or money for the children....otherwise its o.k.  God said, " In all Things Give Thanks"  So you can make a sin out of anything !!

      Lots of Luck Wining

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        Posted: November 18, 2009, 11:17 am - IP Logged

        I was being sarcastic. I think if there is a God, he would put a little more credence in helping starving children than help a team win a game.....geeesh!

        I would think that he would spread his help around starving children, teams, sick ETC.

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          Posted: November 18, 2009, 11:19 am - IP Logged

          Drinking if it's in moderation. harming the body is a sin, so getting drunk is a sin.

           

          Ahhahah.. wow... there are churches that think gambling is not a sin.   Oh yeah, there's a lot of wacko churches out there.  Oh well... keep on praying that you'll win the lotto and I'll pray for more terrorism or something...Roll Eyes

          I think you have being drinking to much of your own juice.

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            Posted: November 18, 2009, 11:22 am - IP Logged

            The Lottery playing is not sinning......Who told you its Gamling?  Its only Gambling when you bet your home or money for the children....otherwise its o.k.  God said, " In all Things Give Thanks"  So you can make a sin out of anything !!

            Lots of Luck Wining

            Thanks Texas Joey

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              Posted: November 18, 2009, 11:25 am - IP Logged

              I look at it as preventive medicine, you know, for snakebite and such. I gotta lotta copperheads and rattlers around here and you can never be too careful. I saw an old western once where they poured whiskey on a snakebite so I just apply that modality from the inside. Better safe than sorry. An ounce of prevention and so forth. I use quite a few ounces just to be on the safe side. Can't never be too careful.

              you're so funnyBS


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                Posted: November 18, 2009, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                I would think that he would spread his help around starving children, teams, sick ETC.

                Really?

                And when do you suppose he's gonna start? This has been going on for hundreds of years.

                 

                Around 2,000 kids every hour in the past 80 years or so, not counting adults.

                 

                Maybe he should've started with the Bubonic plague that wiped out one third of Europe.

                 

                Now...let's all pray that I win the PB tonight cause I'm special.Wink

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                  Blue Angel

                  Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do.

                  Everything we enjoy in our lives today started in someone's imagination.

                  Deuteronomy 8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy GOD: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

                  All of my wins are because of the insight from GOD not because of my smarts or skills.

                  Psalm 145:16 Thou openest thine hand and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

                  Last time I checked I was wonderfully made and created by the ALMIGHT HIMSELF.

                  Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

                  GOD decides the outcome of every drawing.

                  Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou goest.

                  I study and work my numbers diligently.

                  Ecclesiastes 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

                  You need money for everything in this society. You can't even get your butt kicked for free these days.

                  Ecclesiastes 11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

                  I can't tell you what GOD will or will not do. I can only tell you what HE said in HIS word.

                  Matthew 7:11 If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

                  I go to GOD just like I go to my parents, 100% guilt free. Why? Because HE is my father, and it is his job to take care of me.

                  Mark 11: 24 Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

                  John 14:13 &14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, Iwill do it.

                  John 16:24 Hitherto (up til now, So far) have ye asked nothing in my name: ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full (filled, complete).

                  Acts 1:23 to 26 Discusses the casting of lots to see who would replace Judas after the death of Jesus.

                  Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.

                  Unlike human beings, GOD does not discriminate.

                  So yes, I do pray and ask GOD for the revelation of the winning numbers in whatever game I play. I have that right as a child of GOD and no human will ever make me feel ashamed for asking. If I can turn to him when a crisis occur, then I can turn to him when things are going good in my life.

                  After all it's not like GOD doesn't know what I want anyway. HE is the ALL KNOWING GOD.Blue Angel

                  Amen.

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                    Posted: November 18, 2009, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                    Really?

                    And when do you suppose he's gonna start? This has been going on for hundreds of years.

                     

                    Around 2,000 kids every hour in the past 80 years or so, not counting adults.

                     

                    Maybe he should've started with the Bubonic plague that wiped out one third of Europe.

                     

                    Now...let's all pray that I win the PB tonight cause I'm special.Wink

                    The Good has to suffer with the bad. He help some in his time not ours. Just like everybody doesn't win the jackpot.Why are you special. Special as in great are the short bus? I can't pray for you to win I'm to busy praying for myself


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                      The Good has to suffer with the bad. He help some in his time not ours. Just like everybody doesn't win the jackpot.Why are you special. Special as in great are the short bus? I can't pray for you to win I'm to busy praying for myself

                      Ahh....I see.....

                       

                      Human kind has been baffled by these types of questions from the beginning, but you have the answers....BS

                       

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                        Jesus said, "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

                        Food for thought.

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                          "This is just as rediculous as sports teams praying to win before a game."

                          Well, not if it's Notre Dame!


                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Posted: November 18, 2009, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't pray to specifically win...I just only hope for the day that my six numbers match those drawn.  And when I win, I will tithe unto myself.  Of course, I will give a bit to church (don't know the amount but nothing eye popping).  I do thank God for what I have and that wouldn't change the day my six numbers match up.

                            Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                            The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                              I believe anybody should pray as they see fit according to their beliefs. Afterall, praying is just talking to God or if you prefer, the Universe, Buddha, Krishna or the Wu Tang Clan. Just remember that God always answers prayers but sometimes the answer is simply no.

                              Most of the time, instead of getting what you want, you'll get what you need.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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