Vice or Virtue?
Two evangelical leaders make
a gambling trip to Las Vegas,
followed by a lengthy exposé
in a Christian magazine. They
later apologize. Several Christian
colleges relax their traditional
gambling prohibition for their
professors and employees—then
try to explain why the prohibition
remains intact for their students.
Gambling games such as poker
and blackjack have become so
prevalent that they are covered
like sports on cable television.
Wealthy Christians justify their
gambling jaunts as another form
of entertainment. After all, they
are rich. They can afford it.
Rex Rogers, former president
of Cornerstone University and
author of Gambling: Don’t Bet on
It, offers some wise advice on the
issue, clarifying what the Bible
really teaches about gambling.