Gambling

Gambling is an addiction that destroys lives, and is fuelled by a mental obsession with winning big. A gambling addict may bet their entire paycheque, lie, steal, embezzle and eventually declare bankruptcy in an attempt to feed the illusion that security lies in wealth. A gambler risks it all – marriage, family, home, job and health – to chase this illusion. God wants us to find our security in Him, not in false idols.


What is a gambling addiction?

A gambling addiction is an irrational compulsion to gamble despite negative consequences. What that means is that a...

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