Ervin Rogers didn't need to become a Christian to realize what alcohol addiction and drug addiction can do to a person. What he DID NOT realize is what gambling can do to a person, until he was caught in the teeth of the deathly gambling trap. By the grace of God, he was pulled out of that trap, and now he feels it is his responsibility to warn others:  'BEWARE OF THE GAMBLING TRAP!'

Gambling usually starts out so innocently. Many people see it for the dangers it can bring, and are able to stay out of its grip. Occasional gambling is recreation for them. They really have no false expectations that they are somehow going to make money from this recreation. If they do win now and then, great, but if not, that is just to be expected. They KNOW odds are extremely good that gambling is a business, and people don't go into business to lose money. They go into business to MAKE a profit, and the bigger the profit the better. Thus in gambling, the rules are written to maximize the odds of the business owner(s) talking home a large paycheck each week, at YOUR expense.  

If you are not a Christian, you may not be able to fully appreciate all of what Ervin has to share, though hopefully a time will come when you WILL. If you ARE a Christian, do yourself a HUGE favor and heed the words Ervin shares. Satan is out to ensnare Christians any way he can, and just because someone has been free of one or more addictions, Satan will constantly be looking for ways to trap them back into that very same addiction, or perhaps an entirely NEW addiction, like he did Ervin.  

How deceptive thinking like that can BE! BECAUSE you are now a Christian, Satan is going to patiently work much, much harder, and being very patient at it, to find some area of weakness/s to trip you up in. That weakness in Ervin was gambling.  

Ervin does an excellent job at exposing how Satan works, ESPECIALLY in the lives of a Christian. We encourage all Christians to heed the warnings that Ervin gives as he shares.

What is of particular note is when Ervin mentions throughout his testimony how "That Outlaw Spirit" kept tempting him over and over to do wrong. The same "Outlaw Spirit" tries to temp all Christians to do wrong, and we must be vigilant at discerning it and continuously trusting the Lord to have the ability to not give into its wishes.

As a Christian, it is easy to fall into a state of mental and spiritual complacency, because there is a mindset that can come with being a Christian that essentially says: 'Because I'm now a Christian, God wouldn't let the devil touch or trick me.' Christians like this most likely don't have a clue what God is saying to them through this scripture:

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8).  

Christians are not to fear the devil ... but they are not to be ignorant of his devices either.   

Erwin's video testimony: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 

If you would like to view Erwin's wife, Wanda, testify, you can do so by clicking on this link: 


Dear Reader - are you at peace with God? If not, you can be. Do you know what awaits you when you die? You can have the assurance from God that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain. You can even have that assurance RIGHT NOW! Either Jesus Christ died for your sins, or He didn't (He did!). Are you prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to have your sins forgiven and get in right-standing with God? We plead with you...please don't make such a tragic mistake. 

To get to know God, to be at peace with God, to have your sins forgiven, to make certain heaven will be your home for eternity, to make certain that you are in right-standing with God right now ... please click here to help you understand the importance of being reconciled to God. What you do about being reconciled to God will determine where you will spend eternity, precious one. Your decision to be reconciled to God is the most important decision you'll ever make in this life, because in Christ, it is impossible to put a value on the worth of your soul in light of eternity.


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Remember:  All that we do in this life comes back to our God-given purpose which is to serve and glorify God. The money and assets we accumulate, the fame and power we've attained or seek to attain - all of the things of this nature will one day pass away, but those lives of others we impact for Jesus Christ will last for eternity, and we will be rewarded for the part we helped play by impacting those lives ... for eternity. (Matthew 6:19-21 is our assurance)