Gambling- no real Bible text- the usual argument is based on moral principles that gambling is based on winning at the expense of others who are most often those least able to afford to lose & that it also encourages attitudes of getting something for nothing & depending on luck instead of trusting God & working to supply one’s needs
All babies go to Heaven-
2 Samuel 12: (a remote passage- emphasis on last verse)
18. And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?
19. But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.
20. Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.
21. Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread.
22. And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live?
23. But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.
A better passage
13. And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
16. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
Finally- RE sex before marriage-
If you have a civil marital ceremony & no religious one, you are married before God & the law. If people have a religious ceremony but not a civil license, they may be married before God but probably not before the law (there may be rare cases where this is acceptable in Biblical morality). However, the Biblical norm is that a couple
becomes one flesh physically (with sex) and covenants with each other
before God & society (Genesis 2: 21-25, Exodus 22: 16-17, Deuteronomy
22: 13-29). To do otherwise is to risk Biblical “harlotry”. Btw, there are some Bible scholars that teach the sex act itself makes the partners married in a spiritual/moral sense & thus premarital sex with one partner & breaking up & having premarital sex with another partner is adultery. I think that’s stretching it but I see the point.