Poker and the Christian – Is It Right For Christians to Play Poker If They Are Making Money?


Poker, gambling and its forms have often been considered acceptable in today’s society. What was once found only in gambling halls is now found on primetime television. No longer relegated to Las Vegas, poker is in California, online, and practically in every state in the U.S. But is it right for Christians to play poker if they are making money? Or can a Christian justify playing poker as a living? What is the Christian response to poker? Let’s tackle one issue today…

What if this is my primary source of income? I’m really good at making money and if I quit I won’t be able to pay my bills!

Again and amazingly we can find an answer directly in God’s word. The Bible says 918kiss download

“He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.” ~ Ephesians 4:28

Just because we are good at making money through a sinful act does not make it right.

Jesus also said…

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. ~ Matthew 6:24 (NIV)

But what is also amazing is that God promises to take care of our needs if we put our faith in Him. God has made a promise that He will take care of you if you seek Him first. Trust Him, He won’t let you down.

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