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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Gambling is blight on our nation, a cancer that eats away at the souls of millions. In spite of the fact that increases crime rates, degrades morals, and destroys families, gambling has thrived. Why?
Monday, June 27, 2011
You’ve probably heard this argument before from advocates of gambling: “If gambling is sin, then so is investing in the stock market, buying a house, and even starting your own company. They all involve the same element—risk taking.” That argument may appear convincing on the surface, but can it survive closer scrutiny? Today we'll let John MacArthur answer that question...
Thursday, June 23, 2011
To review one more time, these are the characteristics that define "gambling"...
Monday, June 20, 2011
Here's a third characteristic of gambling. Remember, Gambling involves 1) Something valuable that is placed at risk; 2) Something belonging to someone else that is staked as a prize; and...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
A reader sent me this excellent question...
Friday, June 10, 2011
The Banner of Truth has just released Iain Murray's new book, John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock. It's a great read, a fascinating story, and a significant work. Murray begins to put into perspective one of the most important Christian preachers of our time.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
We are looking at four essential characteristics in a standard definition of gambling. I have argued that each of the four characteristics involves a violation of one or more vital biblical principles...
Sunday, June 05, 2011
I closed the last post with a list of four distinguishing marks drawn from a standard definition of "gambling." All four of these are true of every variety of gambling...
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
The following is adapted from comments I originally posted in other forums, but since what I have to say below is germane to the large subject under discussion, I've distilled it here and am posting it so that it will be permanently attached to this thread. Like my remarks in the immediately preceding post, this one answers several e-mails that have been sent to me directly, and a few posts that have appeared other forums...