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All bets are off

"All bets are off" Continued...

Issue: "Betting on the future," Aug. 1, 1998

Gambling corrupts the culture, polluting everything it touches. Recent scandals in college basketball are proof positive that gambling is not a problem limited to casinos and horse tracks. Ominously, industry executives see great promise in the development of on-line gambling over the Internet, bringing gambling to every computer terminal and overcoming state regulation.

The silence and complacency of the Christian church must end. As the late pulpiteer R.G. Lee reminded us, there will be a "payday, someday." The church had better not bet on this problem just going away.

R. Albert Mohler
R. Albert Mohler

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