This past Monday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was in violation of the 10th Amendment of the Constitution and therefore unconstitutional. The upshot of this decision is that each state is now free to follow Nevada’s path and legalize sports gambling if it so chooses. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia have already taken steps in response to the ruling and New York and Massachusetts are right behind them. Experts in the field are now predicting a coming national explosion of sports betting that will take gambling in America to an entirely different level.
But what does the Bible have to say about gambling? Well, there isn’t any one verse that specifically addresses the subject, but there are multiple verses that convey Biblical principles that can be applied to it. In this week’s podcast, Malcolm and I cite these verses and work through these principles in an effort to explain how the Bible relates to gambling. Should the Christian bet on a game? Should he/she buy a lottery ticket? Should he/she go to a casino? Hopefully, the podcast can provide some insight to help the Christian answer such questions. Here’s the link: