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Gambling or Living?
By Pastor Allen
Jul 19, 2012 - 6:54:47 PM

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Isn’t it amazing how today’s Religious Church and its leaders takes great delight in majoring on minor issues while minoring on major issues?   And then to further add insult to injury, their blatant hypocrisy on the issue of which they’re majoring has made them all to look so silly and have exposed their natural and spiritual immaturity.

Case and point: The national hot button issue of today is GAMBLING, and like a lamb being led to the slaughter the Pharisees & Sadducees of The Bahamas Christian / Sanhedrin Council wasted no time in making their hypocritical, double standard religious position known concerning gambling. As it relates to gambling; there’s no doubt that the Bad by far out weights the Good.

 Please let me make this emphatically clear: “I don’t and won’t ever support gambling but I’m also mindful of this fact; that gambling is an act of one’s choice, his or her free will to do or not do”
As I’m hearing these religious leaders make their hypocritical appeal against gambling I can’t help but to conclude that they’re primarily speaking out / against that of Bahamians being allowed to gamble; because if the TRUTH be told there’s no such thing as illegal gambling in the Bahamas).

 As I’ve always stated and will continue to do “If gambling is illegal in the Bahamas, both former and present governments have failed to inform casino’s operators Mr. Sol Kerzner c/o Atlantis and the owners / operators of Crystal Palace and the future Baha-Mar owners”
If it took the mentioning of a referendum on gambling by the government to expose the hypocrisy of The Christian / Sanhedrin Council; then I really wonder what will happen to the religious church if the government were to announce that it’s considering a referendum on Homosexuality, Adultery, Fornication, Lesbianism, Financial Greed and Fleecing of the poor within and outside the church.

Here’s a sad fact / truth:
The religious leader’s stand against gambling is no different from that of the ancient white knights and a few colored influential Bahamians; which was to prohibit the natives from gambling in the casinos; and it’s obvious that these religious leaders stand / position has absolutely nothing to do with spirituality, no matter how much they try to sell the negative moral affects on society.   For had these Religious Pimps / Financial Fat Cat (Bishops, Doctors, Prophets, Apostles, Pastors, etc;) truly been concerned about the morals of society they would also be consistently crying out against Homosexuality, Fornication, etc; and especially among church leadership where morality is at an all time low.
I would STRONGLY advised these Religious Fat Cats who are making their fortunes and building their own kingdoms as a result of their merciless fleecing / financially pimping of their poor, naïve congregations; to open their eyes and for ONCE try to be real. Try giving back / sowing financially into the lives of their congregations and communities; instead of banking, storing up the tithes and offerings that have been primarily used for catering the needs of the so-called “Mand-of-God” his FRIENDS, FAMILY and LOVERS.
It’s pathetically, nauseating listening to the religious leaders of today trying to scripturally justify their opposition to gambling; whereas it’s some of these very same religious leaders who are called upon to say the opening prayer and pronounce blessing upon various Resorts and Casinos. HOW HYPOCRITICAL could one be?  

Today’s religious church have strayed so far away from God / Yahweh and his principles to the point that His economic plan for the church is not a part of today’s religious church agenda; despite all of the twisted, incomplete prosperity messages that’s going forth.  

When and wherever God’s economic is not in operation; the enemy / Satan will stop at nothing to put his plan in motion. For the religious church, the enemy’s economic plan is that of the twisted, incomplete prosperity gospel that primarily financially fattens / benefits the religious leaders; and the world the enemy’s economic plan is that of gambling which financially fattens / benefits the owners and operators of such gambling systems.

Here’s a glimpse of God’s economic plan:

Acts.4: 32.   All the believers were of one heart and mind, and they felt that what they owned was not their own; they shared everything they had.
: 34.   There was no poverty among them, because people who owned land or houses sold them
:35.   and brought the money to the apostles to give to others in need.
The believers of the early church didn’t have to resort to gambling as the religious church-folks of today.   The true Apostles didn’t bank and hoard the money unto themselves; they didn’t built luxuries homes and buy expensive cars as is being done by today’s Religious Leaders, they simply followed the leading of the Holy Spirit and worked God’s economic plan.   Selah:
In closing, here’s a question / food for thought:    How can The Christian / Sanhedrin Council say that they’re crying out against gambling which do have the potentials of being detrimental to the moral fabric of our society; but then conveniently remain silent on other issues that’s also detrimental to the moral fabric of society such as Homosexuality, Fornication, Adultery, Lesbianism, etc?   Could it be for not wanting to offend fellow CLEGERYMEN and other prominent leaders of society?   If this is not hypocrisy to the highest order, then stop the world and let me off?
Either we’re gonna LIVE for God, or not !
For questions and comments contact us via E-mails:pastormallen@yahoo.com or kmfci@live.com or Ph.441-2023
Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen
Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int’l

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