Any thoughts or suggestions will be greatly appriciated. PS: the streets of gold are just brass, the Marie Holmes is a Christian mother of four, one of whom has cerebral palsy, and is unemployed. Many Korean churches demand 10% of your GROSS income no matter what. In 2006, Sandra Hayes won the Missouri lottery, splitting a $224 million prize. Take a thousand people in simulation and a grand majority of times, 100% of them will be on average losing 32,000$. 4 yr. ago Independent Reformed Baptist. 3) You won't win.

so goes your heart.


Alexs diligence had paid off.

I bought one ticket.

Provided by Clarence Jackson.

I found myself thinking, Lord, I know I am not going to play the lottery but maybe a close relative or friend could win; just the relative or friend that would share. There are several warnings in the Bible about the foolishness and wickedness of seeking riches and of materialism. Buying a lottery ticket may be all right for you; but it is not right for me.

( NBC News) A 26-year-old mom got a piece of this week's jackpotcashing in on a cool $188 million. As much as people do not want to accept this, the reality is that sudden, unearned affluence changes people, and not for the better. If God were to cause you to win the lottery, He would be cursing you, not blessing you . . . and God no longer curses people. If you are a Christian and your life is such that buying a lottery ticket is the only thing you are truly pinning your hopes on, that is definitely a problem.

But for the Connecticut native, losing may be the best thing that ever happened to him. He is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic and SWBTS. * If you live in a State that lets you stay anonymous, all the better. I prayed for a lottery win.

a Michigan church is $70,000 richer courtesy of the Michigan Lottery.

Gambling is a symptom of distrust of Gods ability to provide. The Covenant Life Worship Center and its 25 members in Haslett, Mich. had one of the second-prize tickets in the Lucky 7s raffle held May 4.

I have continued playing the lottery. only lottery worth winning is Heaven, and Christians believing heaven is theirs by faith alone while their works of the devil wont count, deceive themselves. I prayed to certain saints, Green told NBC10 in Philadelphia.

Some say this is God transferring the wicked's wealth to the righteous.

The act in itself isn't wrong, but I think the intentions behind playing the lottery are almost always wrong.

ie lottery. Presto! My personal conviction is that I do not buy lottery tickets. The other day, an already-millionaire Christian won a "lottery." How to Give From Lottery Winnings Giving to a Church The best practice for giving to a church is to let the pastor or church board know what youre doing. If they dont have an issue with it, work with them to see how the giving would be best suited (one time gift or over time, etc). I know I would if I ever won any large sum of money. However, we are to look to God, hard work and wise use of the resources God provides, not the elusive jackpot, to meet our needs. About Dave Miller.

Close your eyes.

It's almost like giving offerings to the god/cult of money. Doug Yowell 6 years ago. I only play one set of numbers, but for every drawing. Marie Holmes, 26, Quit Her Two Jobs to Take Care of Children, One With Cerebral Palsy. But it certainly felt like that. Coincidences are Is gambling bad?.

No MercyandFaith, it is not right for a Christian to play or collect winnings from the lottery, so if you have a winning ticket, send it to me and I'll get rid of it for you. It's not good stewardship of what God has provided. He served as President of the 2017 SBC Pastors Conference. Im sure there are a number of people whove prayed to win the lottery, and have subsequently done so, and have gone on to believe their prayers were answered. With nowhere else to turn, the young man finally decided to do the one thing he hadn't yet tried - he prayed. And he did as far as money goes.

I have the right to do anything, you saybut not everything is beneficial. Their position on gambling can be found here. Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox! We have just enough time to get to the 7-11 and buy a lottery ticket before the lottery ends at 10:00 p.m. As I recall, it was one of those power ball lotteries worth at least half a billion dollars. 2) You won't win.

According to The Associated Press, Pastor Bernard Crabbe of the True North Community Church in Port Jefferson, New York, announced recently that an anonymous parishioner had donated a winning lottery ticket worth $3 million to the church. A woman on the verge of losing her home to foreclosure and without a way to pay the doctor prayed for help, and then matched all six numbers in the Colorado Lotto drawing for a $9 million jackpot. Sometimes I think about what I'd do if I won the lottery.


Purchased at a Farm Fresh in Chesapeake, the ticket had been processed in the twilight hours. So, in that sense, playing the lottery as a Christian just doesn't make sense.

Canceled John Crist Has a New Book, Tour, and Comedy Special The Christian comic brings his downfall into his new releases, while victims say theyre still waiting for repentance. What Weve Got All Wrong about Winning the Lottery, Brad Hewitt - Christian finances, money management and financial help from a Biblical perspective. Lisa says. Some people think out there that someone gets lucky and wins. I dont waste money on the lottery because of the Biblical teachings about stewardship and management (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Most Christians wont like these words, for they rather remain in their denial. And many Korean christians willfully donate the tithe, believing that tithing is the key to the heaven's door. Larry Green, a SEPTA employee for more than 30 years, said he prayed for his deceased wife, a woman who had always talked about us hitting the lottery..

2.) Ive thought this through and have a number of reasons for refusing to buy one. Thank you I guess that may be why I still play the lottery. Answer (1 of 7): Original Question: Has anyone ever successfully prayed to win the lottery? For those that don't want additional information/links the position is this: At first the deacons decided to reject the money before reconsidering, without Thomas knowledge, to put the matter before the church (Not that I play the lottery really, I dont even live in a state that has one).

I have often dreamt of saying those words especially recently as the lottery jackpot totaled 1.6 BILLION dollars. We entered and won..

Lottery winner Clarence Jackson thought he had lost it all when he missed the deadline to claim his winnings $5.8 million by just three days. 3 of 3. The. As she explains in a piece up at Charisma, she once The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has an official policy of not accepting any tithing from winnings having to do with gambling, this includes the lottery. B.I.L.L.I.O.N.

He drove his car to his childhood church and found a pew in the back rows of the quiet chapel. He got down on his knees and he prayed. "Dear God, please help me win the lottery. And he offered

Should Christians Play the Lottery?

I've been in a work syndicate for years, but am now wondering whether or not to be, simply because I guess I'm not putting all my trust in God. But winning a lottery of today's "money" is only transferring the security-through-indebtedness of many slaves to one slave. He has pastored churches in Florida, Virginia, and Iowa.

Holmes previously worked at both Wal-Mart and McDonalds, but says her winning (Psalm 50:10-12; Matthew 6:33; Philippians 4:19) Gambling gives a false hope If I win, I will never lack again.

One was all I needed to win.

The Bible has no examples of a lottery, but it does contain instances of gambling: Samsons wager in Judges 14:12 and the soldiers In February 2015 the media presented Marie Holmes as a feel-good story when the single mother one of her four children has cerebral palsy won $188 million and vowed to tithe to her North Carolina church. You cant be against the lottery and you have a prize of $500 for whoever brings the most people on family and friends day.. Without taking the time for the necessary drumroll or hoopla, I will dive right in and tell you how you can win the lottery. I see your mind is focused on the gold. If I would ever win, I would tithe on my winnings and give money to Christian charities. People play the lottery to get money. That caused a lot of emotional pain. Thomas, a New Orleans Seminary graduate, endured a difficult period after learning a deacon had donated a large sum of lottery winnings to his church. The check was already in the mail! But she didnt play them.And thats proof that God has a plan for us.

Even though I am a Christian, I play the PowerBall.

We know that the lottery is set up on a losing Gambling's a losing proposition, and so from a common sense perspective, it just doesn't make sense to invest in something where you know you're probably going to lose.

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God can do anything though.

Michigan Lottery officials say the church will receive the full amount of the prize because it is a tax-exempt group. Debt, planning, budgeting, investing and more. I wrote a book on this called No One Wins The Lottery on NewSpring Church founder Perry Noble, who revealed on his blog that he bought 10 lottery tickets in January 2016 in a bid to win a $1.3 billion jackpot, also shared his perspective on gambling. Reply. Fix the family and we begin to save souls!

How To Win. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I want you to stop right now and follow these two steps: 1.) Answer (1 of 7): My advice would be the same for anybody, not just a Christian. If you win the lottery do the following: * Tell no one. By Nicola Menzie, Christian Post Reporter. Should Christians tithe on lottery winnings? This article is also available and sold as a booklet.

Her win was emotionally damaging.

After Robert Powell hit the Florida Lottery jackpot last month and took home more than $6 million, he thought of his church. This Christian mother of four is cashing in as one of three winners of the Powerball jakpot. | (Photo: WECT-TV video) A North Carolina woman with four children says that the first person For some, winning the lottery was emotionally dangerous.

Its your personal decision

Gambling's a losing proposition, and so from a common sense perspective, it just doesn't make sense to invest in something where you know you're probably going to lose. So, in that sense, playing the lottery as a Christian just doesn't make sense. Well, not that much. No one wins the lottery. 4)The needy or unsaved person who needed the money you paid for your losing ticket won't win. Open your eyes. Even though the Holy Bible does not prohibit lottery directly, Christians must consider if their doing is I had to endure the greed and the need that people have, trying to get you to release your money to them. Linda Evans Shepard, whose books about prayer often achieve the number one position on Amazon (according to her website), would like you to know that she could have won a billion dollars in the lottery.. God told her the winning numbers. I have the right to do anythingbut not everything is constructive. Here's my 4 reasons why a Christian should not buy lottery tickets: 1) You won't win. 2 choices to enter into the Temple of the Father or enter into the jeweled city in. Joking aside, I guess if you play the lottery for fun every once in a while Buying a lottery ticket may be all right for you; but it is not right for me. In 2002, Baptist Press reported on Pastor Scott Thomas of Lake Charles, LA.

The small-town Tennessee couple that bought one of three magic tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot says they

Nope. Light of Jesus or the glitter of gold.

Dave Miller is the senior pastor of Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City, Iowa, and editor of SBC Voices. There are Christians who play the lottery and some who have even won large jackpots, in the millions of dollars.

Many Church members, unfortunately, do not take Hebrews 13:5 to heart. Corinthians 10:23.

So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. (Galatians 3:10-11) Predictably the New Testament contains no command about whether a Christian can play lottery or not.

Personally, I dont see gambling as a legitimate expression of my stewardship of what God has given to me.

From his home in Australia, Mandel sent out a short message to his 2,524 investors: One of our target lotteries did jackpot to our required level, he wrote. The word gamble means to risk something of value on an outcome that depends on chance.. Marie Holmes, a single mother of four from Shallotte, North Carolina, says he is one of the three winners of the 4 million Powerball lottery.

Thinkstock. Because the outcome of a lottery depends on chance and playing it involves risk, then, by definition, playing the lottery is gambling.