Should A Christian Drink Alcohol In Public??



Reader, this is an interesting question, what are your thoughts? Is there any indication that Jesus drank alcohol?  The Bible says that "wine is a mocker, intoxicating drink arouses brawling" (Proverbs 20:1).




"For years, well-meaning, sincere Christians have debated the subject of drinking. Let me be clear by saying there isn’t a single verse in the Bible that says a Christian cannot have a drink; although the Bible clearly warns about the destructive and addictive nature of alcohol (Proverbs 20:1; 21:17; 23:29-35; Ephesians 5:18) and is very clear that drunkenness is always wrong (Romans 13:13; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Peter 4:3; Habakkuk 2:15; 1 Corinthians 5:11)."   Yet the Bible does not say that drinking a glass of wine, beer or champagne is a sin. Drunkenness is a sin, forbidden by the Bible, but having one drink may not be wrong. 

What do you think: Should a Youth pastor, Senior pastor, Bishop or any Christian drink in public?
http://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/298190-can-christian-drink-alcohol.html


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  1. "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin." James 4:17

    "[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh." Galatians 5:16

    "Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." James 1:15

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  3. Miss Ann,

    "It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak." (Romans 14:21).

    The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall NOT want...

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  4. It's best to just leave the stuff alone period. If the World Health Organization, can publish the most amazing stat I've ever seen of: Alcohol kills one person every 10 secs. I'll stay away from it. Especially if you talking about you saved. smh. http://time.com/96082/alcohol-consumption-who/ Again, every 10 secs.. unreal.

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    1. I don't think there's anything wrong with a nice beverage every now and then and the Bible nor the Holy Spirit has ever said different...

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    2. That's your opinion. Now tell us the TRUTH from the BIBLE you talked about.

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    3. No that's fact. Where has the BIBLE ever said anything different. And we know the Spirit never goes contrary to the word so what is your point?

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    4. Just because you said it's FACT, does NOT MAKE IT FACT!

      You said, and I quote "I don't THINK (OPINION - know the difference) there's anything wrong with a nice beverage every now and then and the Bible nor the Holy Spirit have ever said different". So now tell me WHERE in the BIBLE or where does the Holy Spirit speaks for you to say "It's nothing wrong with a nice beverage every now and then? And don't tell me the Jesus drank wine garbage. I've already addressed this issue in my response to the post about Marijuana about a week ago. The wine Jesus made and drank was unfermented.

      BTW, Thanks Ms. Ann for listing in your post the Habakkuk 2:15 passage I note in one on my previous comments in your post about Marijuana.

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    5. And again... where does the Bible say I can't have an alcoholic drink???

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    6. You are being silly now (and before). I've already why Christians should abstain on this site in two places. I know you have followed my posts. Go back and read them. I'm most certainly not going to retype.

      AGAIN, Now tell me where in the Bible or where does the Holy Spirit speaks to you to say "It's nothing wrong with a nice beverage now and then".

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  5. Some say the Bible says it's okay to drink in "moderation".
    Some say the Bible says "abstain".
    But we can't really do both, and the Bible can't contradict here, CORRECT?

    If moderation is the biblical way, what does the bible meaning of "moderation"?
    Does moderation mean just "short of "drunkedness"? Does it mean we can get drunk, just not everyday, maybe once a month? Does it mean we can drink as long as we do not over the alcohol limit? What is this alcohol limit? Was there such a thing as "alcohol" limit in Bible times, or are we basing this figure on what we know today?

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  6. Just give me my favorite. Tropicana Orange with Lots of Pulp and that...oh yea, Florida's Natural. Can't beat it!! ha!

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    1. YOU got it brother!

      Like you said, and you didn't even call anyone out (LOL), the fruit of alcohol is danger and death. Not to mention, per the culture of NT biblical times, wine was used for way more than just the purpose of "drinking", and is totally different from the alcohol we sell for consumption today.

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    2. When it comes to "ALCOHOL", especially when the use of Biblical "wine" to 20% alcohol consumed by many, REMEMBER...The DEVIL always "upgrade to degrade (more)".

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    3. * when comparing the use...

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    1. Mike you know that you have opened your self up for an attack with that comment? Get ready!

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    2. Nah...I've already addressed you and Mike that comment before in another post, REMEMBER. I THINK yall get the point. No need to waste time repeating.

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    3. Just a question; what about 1 Timothy 5:23? Paul wasn't telling him to drink for pleasure but help coat his stomach in a sense. Wine back then did have probiotic advantages. I'm not saying this a license to get drunk but I don't believe this is something that should be just thrown away. I think people abuse the substance. I'm not above correction if I have it wrong or taking it out of context, let me know.

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    4. And even at that, wine (some say fermented, some say unfermented, per the use in I Timothy 5:23) was used for stomach ailment, not consumed for pleasure.

      In NT times, instead of boiling or filtering water in order to make it safe to drink, people commonly mixed "wine" with water. For some who say wine was fermented, they would note the slight alcohol content could be enough to kill harmful bacteria.

      For others who would note the wine to be unfermented, they conclude unfermented grape juice is actually the best remedy, second only to orange juice, since alcohol diminishes the positive affects.

      Regardless (fermented or unfermented) this verse does not support drinking to get drunk, or to do so in moderation".

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  8. Drinking is a personal preference and freedom any Christian has. Jesus very first miracle was turning water to wine so having a drink isn't a problem. I'm also sure Jesus drank plenty of times bc he was accused of being a drunkard etc. I'm sure he was never drunk bc that is sin but drinking is not. The point I'm making is that for them to accuse him of that then it means he at least drank on more than a few occasions. Drinking isn't a sin being drunk is. Context ppl. Eating food isn't a sin but being a glutton is. Same difference. It's all about self control. However there are some who are totally against drinking and that's fine but don't let your personal decision in the freedom you have in Christ on this subject allow you to shackle someone else. You don't drink... Kool. Amen! But others do and that's fine too. It's permissible in Christ. It's a freedom we have. In the immortal words of King Solomon life is too short so let's eat drink & be merry! Cheers lol

    -Big Chris

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    1. There you go again, Drinking is not a personal preference. YOU don't SAY "I prefer drinking over not drinking" OR "I prefer not drinking of drinking". Scriptures never address drinking as a preference. It looks at DRINKING is a CHOICE, something people choose to do!

      And look..No need to use the Pharisee / winebibber example as a LIE to justify drinking. The point Jesus made, really in His defense of John the Baptist, that John came eating or drinking, yet the called the devil. He went on to say about Himself, "eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. YOU CAN'T use the LIES of the PHARISEE to suggest JESUS DRANK wine.

      And as to your eat, drink and be merry quote, the LORD calls one with this attitude a FOOL! "And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee:" Luke 12:19-20
      YOU REALLY NEED to be careful the you SAY.

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  9. Ecclesiastes 9:7‭-‬8 NLT

    So go ahead. Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this! Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne!

    And let me say again... GOD APPROVES OF THIS!!!

    Cheers lol :)

    -Big Chris

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