Pastor warns Christians not to play Mega Millions lotto
Evangelical leader and pastor John Piper, like Americans across the country, couldnâ€™t 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 â€śspiritual suicide.â€ť
If you win, â€śdonâ€™t tithe your lottery winnings to our church. Christ does not build his church on the backs of the poor,â€ť he said. â€śPray that Christâ€™s people will be so satisfied in him that they will be freed from the greed that makes us crave to get rich.â€ť
Piper listed seven reasons why Christians shouldnâ€™t play the Mega Millions, calling it a destructive habit that wastes Godâ€™s money, preys on the poor and builds up foolish hopes....