Most "righteous" people go to the scripture about the wealth of the wicked being given to the just as permission to accept what can be seen as "ill-gotten" money. However, that's not the case for First Baptist Church of Wetumpka.

Sources report that the church returned a $25,000 donation from Wind Creek Casinos because the church does not support gambling.

It is said that a scripture can be found to justify or to renounce anything (usually taken out of context, though). With that being said, I think I would have found one to show me it was okay to take the money.

Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

Ecclesiastes 5:19 "Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God."

Those are two other than Proverbs 13:22.

What would you have done? Would you have used scripture as confirmation of a reason to accept the gift? If so, which one(s)?

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