Pastor warns Christians not to play Mega Millions lotto
Evangelical leader and pastor John Piper, like Americans across the country, couldnât ignore the Mega Millions mania. But instead of joking about the odds or going in on a ticket for the $640 million jackpot, Piper warned followers of the dangers of gambling saying it should be considered âspiritual suicide.â
If you win, âdonât tithe your lottery winnings to our church. Christ does not build his church on the backs of the poor,â he said. âPray that Christâs people will be so satisfied in him that they will be freed from the greed that makes us crave to get rich.â
Piper listed seven reasons why Christians shouldnât play the Mega Millions, calling it a destructive habit that wastes Godâs money, preys on the poor and builds up foolish hopes....