I have a friend and co-worker who goes to a church called “First Congregational” and she raised a question for me that I need some help in answering. A member of their congregation has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and they are in the beginning stages of organizing a fund-raiser to help his wife and 2 young children. The catch is this; There can be no alcohol or gambling involved. I asked her to mention to her fellow organizing committee members to remember Jesus’s first public miracle to help them get past the “alcohol is unbiblical” mind-set. However, I can not come up with anything that would allow them to have gambling. And when I speak of gambling, I am talking only of having a raffle. Can someone tell me why gambling in any form would be bad?