Is gambling really just innocent fun? We all know that many are addicted and that casinos make billions of dollars. Each addicted player started with the idea of risking some innocent money, with the idea that they could shave in a big victory. The winners are announced after all with a big smile on their faces. Why not me? And when you have a beginners trip, you want to experience it again. After so many losses you know that some luck has to come. And you start to resemble the clips in the coin and every time you happen to feel you feel like a little paradise. Your money for nothing and your kids for free. Hurray! Then you stubbornly ignore the fact that you are getting tied up. You do not count on what the loss amounts to. You acknowledge that in the end, the house always wins, but you continue to hope for that big bang. Except if that would happen you would play with even greater antes. This can serve to illustrate what has happened to innumerable poor souls.
The combination of games and mental pain is the most dangerous. People are due to burst out of pain, or into binging. Second to alcoholism or game abuse, or even an innocent, exciting sports mania. Again, others start experimenting with drugs or gender. Many develop dependence on several of these. When you are trapped, you are caught by a vicious circle with temporary relief and subsequent hangover. Just to try again. The longer this cycle remains the more difficult it is to break. Realize that you fly to a surrogate and seek help to get to the causes. In many cases an antidepressant can help. But come over your shame and find professional help. In particular, pray to the Lord Jesus for salvation.
Games on websites at home invite the devil. People charge high costs on their credit cards and the owners laugh all the way to the bank. They do not care about losing your home and even your wife and child. Many players develop complications like alcoholism and drug abuse. Prostitution is a normal thing in such circles. Most governments have legalized some form of gaming and many clubs, charities and stores offer tickets to attract the prospects of their goods or services. I do not condemn these forms of gambling. Once upon a time an expensive computer was won with all kinds of accessories. I also won some small bingo prizes. But at a certain moment I started buying more and more lottery tickets. And from there, little had gone to try my hand on one of these armed thieves in restaurants. The next step was to try the casino. After a number of years, I realized that I ran the risk of becoming addicted permanently. So I stopped suddenly and began to pray for total liberation and to have someone else pray for it. I felt I did not get out too early and I have to admit that when I see one of these machines I feel it still attracts me. Games are one of the most stubborn addicts. Stop radically while you can. Or find help.
Lets analyze games from a Christian perspective. We lost paradise and now we want to compensate. This is called the pursuit of happiness. However, there is only lasting happiness in close cooperation with Christ Jesus. Most players develop a supernatural habit or even think they have found a way to beat the machine. Many books have been written as announcing probably smart ways to reverse the odds at your service. In addition to the only person who benefits from such a book, the author is. Then there is the autotheistic attitude that makes you think you can best the odds. Even players play God as if they have all the money in the world. Let the money roll, you have plenty of it! A gambler automatically ran five machines by fasting the buttons after filling them with a lot of money. He let them run until all his money was gone, and then he went home to bend his mother for some money to buy a packet of cigarettes. Like little gods, they believe that they can exceed chances and machines as if they were magicians. This is the sin in the garden of Eden where Eve was made to believe she could be like God. People get used to the environment and all gaming conditions in casinos. This is my home. Here I belong. Here is my family. In Vegas there is also a priest who blesses the slots with holy water. Unholy! Talk about surrogate religion.