Continue reading...A Christian Traders’ Dilemma
I recently heard a story about a Texas hold’em poker player trying to reconcile the apparent contradiction between his Christian faith, which opposes gambling, and his desire to be a professional card player. With a bit of humility, he explained, When I sit down at that table, Jesus tells me, ‘Son, you’re on your own’.
As a Christian, my role as a steward of God’s resources gives me pause about gambling. And as a trading coach, I continue to receive phone calls and emails from suffering traders who equate their trading with gambling. They ask me, Bill, do you think it’s because God is against trading that I’m continually losing money? Does the Bible forbid trading?
Generally speaking, gambling is the hope that you will win a wager in a game of chance where the likelihood of profit is not better than 50%. Trading, on the other hand, is the diligent application of knowledge, wisdom, patience and self control in the...
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