Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men” Romans 12:17.
The word gambling is not in the Bible, but the word covet is and it is condemned, Luke 12:15, “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
One may wish to argue that gambling is not covetousness because all the parties involved agree to the wager. An agreement by both parties to be covetous does not lessen the fact that gambling is covetous. Mutual agreement does not legitimize sin. If mutual agreement could legitimize then dueling would legitimize murder because both parties mutually agree that each will have have equal opportunity to murder the other. Continue reading » The Simple Gospel: Gambling