With Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot at $1.6 billion (and counting), even Christians who typically say gambling is a sin are allowing themselves to imagine life as a billionaire.
It’s okay to buy lottery tickets, they argue, because some of that money would go right back to God.
Playing the lottery regularly has historically been a bad look for a Christian until it’s for 1 Billion dollars then it’s “well of course I’d tithe my winnings first, it’s better I win it than some heathen…” #convictionswithpricetags lol…
— Javon S. Legons (@JavonSL) October 20, 2018
So if you win the 1 billion dollar lottery, do you tithe 10% from the billion or from the $570 million cash payout? Asking for a friend
— bruh (@StevenCMO) October 19, 2018
God will make sure I win the Mega Millions as long as I tithe, right?
— evanhardwick (@evanhardwick) October 19, 2018
Lord let me hit for this mega millions.
— boss man. (@Highclasskj) October 19, 2018
Dear God, tonight as I sleep, please put a winning Powerball ticket for at least $50,000 under my pillow. God I am claiming my inheritance. I promise to pay my tithe. I will also buy some new paper fans for the church and put a full tank of gas in the church van. Amen.
— Nicole Hull (@nicolewhull) August 10, 2018
I mean if a church member won mega millions and tithes it and gave each staff member a hefty bonus…… maybe I can look past the sinful side of gambling…..
— Brent Phillips (@BrentRPhillips) October 20, 2018
Some churches are already making a play for their eventual 10% cut…
If any of the saints win the Mega Millions this weekend, feel free to tithe or sow a seed at:https://t.co/WVPjzzMX24
If you don't win, you still can't beat God giving! LOL! https://t.co/2yELlZEaPg
— Quentin Mumphery (@PastorQMumphery) October 19, 2018
— Hope Builders Min (@HopeBuildersMin) October 19, 2018
Is it wrong for them to want money obtained through a form of gambling? Does it matter? It’s not like a church is ever going to reject that much cash…
My reaction this week every time a church member said, "Not that I play the lottery, but IF I did and IF I were to win 1 billion dollars and wanted to tithe on it, would the church accept it?" pic.twitter.com/42iZ8HO7sJ
— Wyman Richardson (@W_T_Ministries) October 20, 2018
One Philadelphia church even bought a ticket and told people that if it was a winner, all church members would receive a portion of the money if they shared the following post.
You will too. Because math, unlike what you hear in church, is irrefutable.
Your chances of winning the big prize are 1 in 302,575,350. Even Jesus can’t overcome those odds.
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