3/11 Assignment – Due March 18

Anyone who scored less than 80% on the last quiz has to correct the quiz and bring it on the 18th. Here’s the quiz for the 18th:

1. A. Does the Bible say that gambling is a sin?

No. Gambling is simply a game. It’s the emotions behind it that determine if it’s sinful or not. If we’re simply paying to play a game the same way we pay to see a movie, there is no sin. If we’re paying to satisfy our greed or using money that we can’t afford, then it’s sin.

B. What is the problem with gambling?

Gambling can easily lead to greed, which is sin. The lure of “free” money, or getting money without having to work for it, is very hard to resist.

2. How does Jesus warn us against greed?

Luke 12:15 (NIV)

15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV)

10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

3. What is coveting?

Not being content with what God provides.

Extra Credit – Hebrews 13:5 – Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

4. Is it a sin to worry?

Yes!

Matthew 6:25 (NIV) – 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

5. Write your choice of 9th or 10 Commandment.

The Ninth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God that we do not scheme to get our neighbor’s inheritance or house, or obtain it by a show of right, but do all we can to help him keep it.

The Tenth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, workers, animals, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God that we do not force or entice away our neighbor’s spouse, workers or animals, but urge them to stay and do their duty.

6. What is the difference between the Old Adam and the New Man?

The Old Adam is our sinful nature. The New Man is our faith. Each one is trying to get their way. It’s like the shoulder angels on the movies. We need to listen to the one that agrees with God’s Word.

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