Church Folk Is Gambling A Sin In The Bible?

Is it stated in the bible that gambling is a sin? Now don’t get it twisted just like there are scriptures such as thou shall not kill, steal, fornicate, commit adultery and etc. is it in the bible thou shall not gamble? I don’t want to hear your interpretations of scriptures and your opinion on whether you think it is or not, I want to know what the bible says.

Okay been talking about this for a little over a month now during our bible study. One deacon was to bring back some information to the next bible study and others were asked to research as well.

We discussed the issue of gambling during bible study on this past Wednesday night and we came to the conclusion that it is not stated in the bible thou shall not gamble. Now we all know that gambling can be a bad thing but so can eating among other things.

My point is that the church spend too much time trying to condemn folk saying it is biblical and they can not prove it by showing it in the bible. Condemning it per one belief and from experience is one thing but to say it is in the bible is another.

Why are churches always talking about gambling when there are things going on in the church that are clearly spelled out in the bible but you don’t want to touch that? Okay I know the church and Christians are not perfect but the goal is to work towards perfection. How can that be when you allow things to go on knowing it ain’t right and never address it because don’t want to hurt brother, sister, mother, deacon other titles and pastor feelings? Oh so you want them to die and go to hell living a sinful life when you know that you need to go to them and talk to them about what they are doing. Well many don’t want to go because they may have some baggage of their own. We all got something but when we hold each other accountable for our actions, we can move onward toward perfection.

Folk there is nothing to debate about is gambling a sin. It is no more than going out buying an expensive car, house, dinner and etc.

You ain’t winning souls by talking ignant about what is not is in the bible.

Funny to me how things happen on the local, state and national level that pertains to the quality of life for all people and the church is silent. Schools are a mess can’t get proper funding and they talking about the education lottery ain’t nothing. Well it helps and the main thing is it was not put in place to totally finance the schools but to be a supplement.

And these churches that I know of that condemn gambling I am going to see if they accept money from a member or non-member because if they do I am going to call them a HYPOCRITE.

Life is a gamble.

So church folk, let the church get it house in order before we try to get those living in sin house in order. We all have and continue to sin but you know what you suppose to do to get it right.

I ain’t no bible scholar and don’t profess to be. Just began to start back reading the bible lately. However I love sitting among folk talking about the bible because it helps you learn more about how folk view it. Just because you have heard that, done that and thought that all of these years don’t mean it was right. And when you recognize it was wrong, then do right. You see you can’t be held accountable when you didn’t know better, when you know better you suppose to do better.

Now if we have missed something as it related to the gambling being a sin in the bible, then please share it because we may have missed something. But I tell you it is some heavy hitters in my bible study so I am learning.

Some folk say religion and politics don’t go hand in hand. Well I am The Political Agitator and I am going to talk politics and religion.

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Nash officials say figures back schools split – Rocky Mount Telegram

Nash County officials say information they’ve sent to state lawmakers backs their claims that Edgecombe County isn’t pulling its weight in funding Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

“This is just another confirmation of what Nash commissioners have been saying all along,” said Nash County Commissioner Robbie Davis.

The information shows that around 37 percent of the students at Rocky Mount High School, which cost $38.4 million to build, are from Edgecombe County. Edgecombe County paid $3.3 million, or 8.7 percent, for its construction. Edgecombe was required to spend the money due to it being raised through bonds. Had Edgecombe County not held a referendum, it wouldn’t have had to pay anything for the school, according to the 1992 legislation that combined the Nash County and Rocky Mount school systems. (Source)

Sources Say Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Business Padlocked Saturday

Dang! Sources say Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Business padlocked just a few days after her attorney saying he is going to file a $240 million lawsuit against the NC State Auditor, 2 Princeville Commissioners and others.

I did ride by the location and there is nothing in the main street property beside Piggly Wiggly and the old Big Jims.

Big sign out front about property open for lease.

Could share more about what sources say but so good want to keep it to myself.

Well wonder what will be the next chapter?

Rocky Mount NC – Yes, The Location Of The Downtown Community Facility Has Been Named

 

I am so glad The Downtown Community Facility location has been named. Now it appears that it will happen and the construction will maybe begin soon.

I commend all the council members except the one that voted against it for their support of the vision to make Rocky Mount a better place to live, work and play.

There are some folk who never have wanted and do not want to see Rocky Mount especially on the Edgecombe County side of town have anything. So it is too bad that when the center is up and rolling and bringing much money to the area, I guess the naysayers will be praying that it don’t last. Well I believe, (my opinion) that this is going to be a great thing for Rocky Mount and down east.

Read about it “Officials announce location for event center” what the Rocky Mount Telegram posted about the Rocky Mount City Council meeting on yesterday. I could not be there however I did speak to Bronson Williams and one council member.

I love it!

Former county commissioner, community activist Bishop Randy Royal dead at 63 – WITN 7

A former county commissioner and a community activist in Pitt County has died.

Bishop Randy Royal passed away Sunday from continued complications from a stroke he had in 2005. He was 63 years old.

The New Bern native became pastor of the Philippi Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in 1982, and helped grow the church to more than 2500 members.

He served one term on the Pitt County Board of Commissioners, and was also on the Pitt County Memorial Hospital board as well as on the county health board. (Source: Read more)

Princeville Town Hall Meeting

The meeting went well however I could not understand why a couple of commissioners voted against having a Princeville’s Founders Day. It will not cost the town a dime. Yes I know the speed bump and some other issues are very important, I don’t get it when the solution is this need to be done first. Well why the commissioners can’t work on all of the things? A board of commissioners must be able to multi-task. 

I understand the plea for speed bumps on Otis Avenue and was compared to where the mayor lives however Otis Avenue is a long stretch versus a cuddle sack. I believe the solution to dealing with the speed issue will be taken care of.

A former commissioner spoke during public comments and I think he just wanted to hear himself talk. He talked about the attorney not being there and he walked in. He talked about when will LGC turn the books back over to Princeville and that question was answered. He talked about filing a complaint against the town manager and talking about he had witnesses. What? Happened after the last month’s meeting and you come to this meeting talking you gonna file a complaint. Crazy! File the damn thang! Probably has no validity so therefore he has not filed it.

Overall a very good meeting carried out without much drama.

Well as I always say, look at the meeting for yourself and put your own spin on it.

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Homegoing Celebration For Bishop Randy Royal Greenville NC

My condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Bishop Randy Royal Greenville NC.

I have been knowing my friend, my brother a hard fighting soldier since the late 80’s. I met him through Black Workers For Justice and then CAR. He loved people and stood up for those whom did not, would not or were afraid to stand up for themselves.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: Soon I Will Be Done With The Troubles Of This World – Rev. James Cleveland

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