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Christians & Alcohol - What God Says? Is it okay for Christians to drink alcohol in moderation or at all? The Bible provides an abundance of discouragement against the consumption of alcohol.
Prov. 23:29,30: Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Why should Christians avoid alcohol?
a. It forms the appearance of evil - Prov. 20:1
b. It forms the appeal for evil - Prov. 23:31,33
a. It Deforms Our Standing before men - Prov.20:1a
b. It Deforms Our Understanding of God - Prov.20:1b
Obviously, any sensible and discerning Christian will avoid all appearances of evil. This includes any association with alcohol. Knowing that Jesus Christ had no connection with alcohol of any sort should compel all believers to avoid the door knob (alcohol) of hell and not become a stumbling block to others.
Related Subject: Ten Facts JESUS Did Not Turn Water Into Wine
The water Jesus turned to wine was not fermented wine. Rather, it was pure and natural with a superior taste that even impressed the governor of the feast (John 2:10). The purpose of turning water in to wine was not to get people intoxicated... but to manifest His glory and that His disciples would believe on Him (John 2:11).
The water Jesus turned into wine will be repeated during the millennial reign of Christ on earth. The Bible provides a stern prohibition to the use and/or distribution of alcohol. Therefore, the incarnate Son of God could not have contradicted Hab. 2:15, with his first miracle of turning water into wine (John 2). "Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also...".
Any Christian who justifies their consumption of alcohol must assume a false understanding of God's prohibition to alcohol. Thank God, the Bible is precise on this matter. Don't be fooled by placing your preference over principle. We are to be filled with the Spirit of God... not the intoxicating influence of any sort of this world (Eph. 5:18).
Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger
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