Originally Posted by highlife
Could you please show me where in the bible gambling is sin? If you are loosing and it is a detriment to your family it is sin but if your winning? After a while I get tired of working and want my money to work for me. So would you consider science and engineering dishonest work becuase I sit at a computer or engineering tablet and dont really sweat. I hate work and I work out only to maintain my health but HATE working all day. I dont think you can actually provide concrete biblical proof that gambling is wrong.
Your worldview is in complete error.
The God of the Bible is not a God who sets up 'probabilities' and then passively sits by while you gamble.
The God of the Bible is an active Participator in all earthly processes.
Gambling is a complete deception, since nothing under heaven or on earth is a truly 'random' or undirected process.
In physics this is known as the 'hidden variable hypothesis',
the subject of a great and long protracted debate between Einstein and Bohr:
Einstein believed in hidden mechanisms behind what appeared to be statistical events,
and argued for this on the very basis of the iron-clad statistical observations of physics,
while Bohr argued that 'randomness' and 'accident' were fundamental to physical processes.
Einstein, the father of Relativity and modern physics, believed in the probability of a Sentient Creator behind the remarkable laws of physics,
while Bohr was an atheist and a skeptic, who believed that all observable processes were undirected by any intelligence.
Bohr's position is of course self-contradictory,
and self-aggrandizing, since Bohr believed in his own intelligence and free-will!
The 'appearance' of randomness and undirected process is of course expected from Einstein's worldview,
since that view acknowledges our ignorance and lack of brain-power to fully and completely grasp the physical laws of the universe. Bohr's view by contrast is implausibly conceited.
Thus the 'appearance' of randomness is not surprising, nor evidence of deliberate 'deception' by God, since God Himself informs us that processes are NOT random, even when they may appear to be because of the limitations of human perception and thought, both of which are severely handicapped.
If you willfully ignore God's own teaching on 'randomness',
your claim to be a Christian or Jew who believes in the word of God and in God's word is in serious doubt.
God says there is no 'randomness', and no 'probability', and therefore there can be no gambling.
To insist on 'gambling' in the face of God's clear instruction,
and in spite of God's warning,
is to engage in provocative 'testing' of God Himself.
You can expect a massive failure at an appropriate time,
while you impoverish yourself trying to 'win' at a gambling game,
instead of doing honest work as commanded by God in Genesis.
Your confusion over the issue of gambling and God's word,
is clear evidence that we are in the Last Days,
when none can endure sound doctrine, even supposed 'Christians'.
Get ready for disappointment.