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    Can God bless someone through the lottery? Even if it is a small amount?

    If a Christian plays the lottery and wins a large sum, does it come from God? Or is it still ill gotten money?

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    God can bless people however He choses. I do not believe that the money is received in an ill gotten manner because people are well aware of the chances of winning before they play the lottery. However, If a Christian is putting their faith in the lottery to provide rather than God, THAT is a problem.

    My thoughts concerning God giving large sums of money to Christians are this: God can do this in whatever way He wants; BUT, since God is omniscient (perceives all things) and knows what will come in the future, He also knows what will happen to that person who receives a large sum of money and the end result of an abundance thereof.

    With a huge amount of money, also come a huge possibility that it will destroy a person and their relationship with the LORD. Having accumulated so much wealth can easily lead a person's heart away from God. That person may start putting their faith into money or they may become proud, greedy or take on multiple characteristics that are clearly spoken against in the bible.

    People can say all they want about what they would do if they all of a sudden gained a lumpsum of money such as: giving to charity, helping the needy, improving their community..... but the truth is; only God knows exactly what that money would do to that person.

    I cannot not say one way or the other that a lottery win does or does not come from God; but I can say this: if it is, He will make sure it gets into the right hands, for the right reasons, at the right time.

    Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.

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    Proverbs 28

    22He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

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    Well I wouldn't say the lottery is ill-gotten gains, since it supports public schools. It's somewhat equivalent to a church raffle, but your entering the raffle for cash and not some basket full of assorted stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel777 View Post
    Can God bless someone through the lottery? Even if it is a small amount?

    If a Christian plays the lottery and wins a large sum, does it come from God? Or is it still ill gotten money?
    I don't think the Lord wants us to gamble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resurrection33 View Post
    I don't think the Lord wants us to gamble.
    Would you mind listing some verses? I hear people say this a lot and I'm just curious where it is written. I have no doubt God doesnt want someone to have a gambling problem but as long as they are not spending bill money, grocery money, or money they use to take care of their family....what would it hurt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBM82 View Post
    Would you mind listing some verses? I hear people say this a lot and I'm just curious where it is written. I have no doubt God doesnt want someone to have a gambling problem but as long as they are not spending bill money, grocery money, or money they use to take care of their family....what would it hurt?
    The Bible doesn’t tell us not to put our hands on a hot stove, but we still shouldn’t do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resurrection33 View Post
    The Bible doesn’t tell us not to put our hands on a hot stove, but we still shouldn’t do it.
    I wasnt sure if the bible says not to gamble or not. If it doesn't, then its just your opinion. Which I respect

    No different then a lot of the other crap people waste their money on

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBM82 View Post
    I wasnt sure if the bible says not to gamble or not. If it doesn't, then its just your opinion. Which I respect

    No different then a lot of the other crap people waste their money on
    When a person walks with the Lord, the Lord tells him things.

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