I have talked to a lot of different people about what they believe is wrong or probably a better way of saying it is I have listened to a lot of different people tell me what they think is wrong. I have a very long list of sinful activities that people have shared with me over the years; playing pool, because pool tables are in taverns, buying groceries in a store that sells beer, drinking beer, going to movies, dancing, gambling, which would include buying or selling raffle tickets, or buying lottery tickets, playing cards, at least with regular playing cards, rook or uno cards are ok, working on Sunday’s, woman wearing pants to church, listening to music that is secular, you especially don’t want to listen to Johny Cash.
My basic principle is, if the Bible says it is wrong, it is wrong, if it doesn’t mention it then it may be wrong for me because I have decided that it is wrong for me but it could be absolutely ok for every other person in the world.
Romans 14:5 One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind.
Colossians 2:16 Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—
Colossians 2:20-23 If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men? These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.
The Bible says it is absolutely wrong to have sex with someone other than your spouse, it also says it is wrong to have sex before marriage.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
But it doesn’t mention gambling though many people have become addicted to gambling and have destroyed their financial health and security because of gambling. I bought $100 dollars worth of raffle tickets at our Sportsman’s Show to try and win the gun safe and I bought $20 worth for my grandson. Neither of us won anything. The Bible doesn’t mention drinking beer as a sin, though it does say that drunkenness is very bad and stupid. I go to lots of movies, I have danced though not much, I love to play poker.
A key principle is, don’t judge others by your own personal standard, and don’t be intimidated by others who have written their own version of the Bible.