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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Lot

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Is a mutual agreement to determine an uncertain event, no other ways determinable, by an appeal to the providence of God, on casting or throwing something. This is a decisory lot, Proverbs 16:33 ; Proverbs 18:18 . The matter, therefore, to be determined, in order to avoid guilt, should be important, and no other possible way left to determine it; and the manner of making the appeal solemn and grave, if we would escape the guilt of taking the name of God in vain. Wantonly, without necessity, and in a ludicrous manner, to make this appeal, must be therefore highly blameable. And if thus the decisory lot, when wantonly and unneccessarity employed, be criminal, equally, if not more so, must the divinatory lot be, which is employed for discovering the will of God: this being no mean of God's appointment, must be superstitious, and the height of presumption.


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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Lot'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/cbd/l/lot.html. 1802.

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