Pastor warns Christians not to play Mega Millions lotto
Evangelical leader and pastor John Piper, like Americans across the country, couldn‚Äôt 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 ‚Äúspiritual suicide.‚ÄĚ
If you win, ‚Äúdon‚Äôt tithe your lottery winnings to our church. Christ does not build his church on the backs of the poor,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúPray that Christ‚Äôs people will be so satisfied in him that they will be freed from the greed that makes us crave to get rich.‚ÄĚ
Piper listed seven reasons why Christians shouldn‚Äôt play the Mega Millions, calling it a destructive habit that wastes God‚Äôs money, preys on the poor and builds up foolish hopes....