Are All Forms of Gambling or Games of Chance Sin? The Bible defines sin as the transgression of God's spiritual law, the Ten Commandments. One of these commandments is that we must not covet, or wrongfully desire another's possessions (Exodus 20:17). Therefore, any activity that is based upon covetousness is sin.
Is the Bible Silent about Gambling? The Bible is silent on this but I don’t believe it is a grey area. The one time gambling is mentioned in the Bible was for an evil purpose. It was when the Roman guards gambled over Jesus’ garment at the crucifixion (John 19:23-24).
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
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The Bible is silent on whether gambling is wrong. At times, the Bible shows ungodly men participating in gambling (e.g., Roman soldiers casting lots for Jesus' clothing in Matt 27:35).
Even though the Bible does not directly address gambling, we can derive a number of principles from Scripture. First, gambling breeds a form of covetousness. The Tenth Commandment admonishes us not to covet. Coveting, greed, and selfishness are the base emotions that entice us to gamble.
This is why the same behavior can be a sin for one person and not a sin for another. If you can buy a lottery ticket without breaking your conscience then buy the lottery ticket. You have not sinned.
The Bible makes clear that watching pornography is sinful. First, the very word pornography comes from a Greek word porneia, which is translated sexual immorality in our English Bibles.Believers are commanded repeatedly in the New Testament to flee from all kinds of sexual immorality and impurity.