Here’s an interesting article . . . what are your thoughts? It raises an issue that’s been wrestled about in churches for years. As Marketing Twins who are all about doing GREATER THINGS, we believe in giving back. Not sure if I’ll ever win the lottery (guess I have to play more than once a year to increase my chances!) but if I did, I certainly wouldn’t hesitate in giving back to my local church or to local charities who could benefit. But how would I react if they rejected my donation? How would you?
Let’s dialouge … shall we?
Donny Vaughn – guest blogger
The Marketing Twins at 1429 Creative
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Hmmm, that is interesting! I think the lottery winner was trying to be faithful when he offered his tithe. Whether gambling is favored by God or not I think is not really the point.
Would a tithe from a prostitute be accepted? From a drug dealer? From a dishonest used car salesman? What about from anyone who sins?
Is the church encouraging gambling by accepting the tithe? I don’t feel the need to purchase a lottery ticket after hearing that story. I don’t really understand the problem here. What was the motive of the church?
Honestly, these kinds of stories frustrate me because they show the world how sometimes we Christians are so busy playing church that we are forgetting to BE the church, or Jesus, to those that need Him so desperately.
Cindy, thanks for the comment. I’m wondering why this church wouldn’t accept money from this guy but would accept money from a sinner like me and I’ve done alot worse than trying to win some money so I can make my life better!! This frankly is just silly in my opinion. Think of the GREAT things they could do with that money to help others in need who come to a church for help. I know ministries (ie. Food Pantries) that have to turn people away because they don’t have the funds. The principle they are following just doesn’t have any logic other than to say some sins are worse than others. Gambling must lead to something worse than eating too much at Rosa’s… oops did I say that?!!! Silly church logic that drives alot of people crazy.