Whereas Christians are Biblically mandated to conserve their resources and gifts graciously by God – the chief measure of this stewardship being money itself; and
Whereas gambling encourages a form of idolatry, a worship of luck and wealth, and it expresses a lack of trust in God’s provision and encourages materialism; and
Whereas gambling feeds on human greed and invites persons to place their trust in possessions rather than God.
Be It Resolved we encourage our members to abstain from gambling, and
Be It Further Resolved that we promote standards and personal lifestyles which would make unnecessary and undesirable the resort to commercial gambling, as a recreation, as an escape or as a means of producing public revenue or funds for support of charities or government; and
Be It Finally Resolved we encourage our state legislators to study the effects of gambling and allocate resources for the rehabilitation of the gambler.