Letter to the Editor

Bible references to gambling

Friday, October 8, 2010

To the person who was concerned about what the Bible says about gambling, here are a few references: 1 Timothy 6:9, "People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs."

Other Bible verses that speak to the gambling issue are: Luke 12:15, Philippians 2:3-4 and Joshua 14:1-2.

RONNIE ALDRIDGE, Charleston, Mo