Amen !!!!<quoted text>Are you kidding me? God did indeed invent gambling with the order in the OT to cast lots over the two goats to see which one would be ...well, never mind. Read about it here for yourself.
You're not very familiar with the OT are you?
And I never said that getting drunk wasn't wrong but drinking alcoholic beverages IS NOT wrong. We are even told in the book of Timothy I believe to drink a little wine for our infirmities.
And there isn't a Christian alive that I would compare myself to. I desire to be better than the todays so called Christians. And I find it hard to believe that a Christians would consider themselves capable of falling short as you stated in your post above given that from my experiences with Christians of today they all seem to be a bunch of self righteous hypocrites.
I am the one that demonstrated honor and honesty by admitting in an earlier post that I am a gay man but I no longer practice homosexuality because the word of God condemns it. One thing you will never be able to call me and that is a self righteous hypocrite as many Christians tend to be.
I try to look beyond a persons fault and see a persons need and try to draw them to Christ with lovingkindness, not condemnation while at the same time admitting my own short comings.
As the Publican prayed when he was in the temple along with the self righteous Pharisee,Lord be merciful to me...A SINNER. I'll take that example.
And they cast their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.