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Drinking At Christmas Party

Should Christians attend the company Christmas Party if they know there is going to be a lot of drinking, and riotous behavior?

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 ---trey on 11/15/07
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I would probably pass on this gathering. Or I might stick my head in the door for a few minutes, greet everybody, then move on.
---Robyn on 11/16/07


I always attended companies' Christmas parties and note of them were riotous and if they were, I'd leave.

I used to order rum and Coke without rum because I don't like alcoholic beverages although drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation is not a sin - I simply don't like anything which is not sweet.
---Caring on 11/16/07


Life ruled by your enemy.
Some will experience total loss at the feet of their enemies, farewell friends.
False charges to defame one's character or a position taken from one and given to your enemy.
Just when you think you're all set, your pride will be broken and all that affects the ego, lost - you'll be powerless to stop it.

Compromise - it's the same today as it will be in the future.
If you must compromise, find a new job. God chastises those He loves.
---Michelle on 11/16/07


I would personally NOT attend such a gathering. Most Christians are in the minority in their place or work. I think those working hours are enough time spent with colleagues and prefer to spend my free time with like-minded people. Drink is not the problem, excessive drinking is and also the riotous behaviour. Why let yourself be dragged down to someone else's level? This kind of event is not the place to try and bring them up to yours either.
---RitaH on 11/16/07


You know, you COULD always go and be your co-workers' designated driver.

It's a valid service that your co-workers will appreciate, and it never hurts for your bosses to see you acting responsibly. (And there might be good food too, don't forget!)

But if you can't keep from complaining about others' behavior, stay home. Nobody likes a party pooper, and such behavior will likely hurt your career.
---Nancy on 11/15/07




Bad company corrupts good morals.
Too much drinking leads some to mistake the broom closet for the door home.
If you're an ex-drinker/alcoholic, bad company could lead to relapse. You may have to find another obligation that you must attend to. I can't stand office Christmas parties, there's nothing Christian about them. It's a time to drink, eat and be merry.
Watching everyone carry on, get drunk, cuss, smoke and fall all over one is not being a good witness to standby it.
---Chad on 11/15/07


1) If drinking in excess is an area you lack control in, then I wouldn't go at all. 2) If it's a non-formal party put on by just some guy in the office at his house, you have to ask yourself if you're comfortable with that, and even desire to be a part of it 3) If it's an organized party at the office, show up early, and leave when things get out of hand. I believe the Holy Spirit guides us in these decisions. We know deep down what to do, we just have to follow it.
---kady on 11/15/07


There is no reason NOT to attend the party, except personal preference. I usually attend, but leave early, before the drinking gets out of hand.
---Trish9863 on 11/15/07


Blessings good friend, I believe it depends on whether you are, as a Christian comfortable about attending a party such as you describe. I myself would not. God has called us to be separate from the world, we are his people. I do not like being around such things as this. I would rather attend a Christmas party at my Church, rather than attend an office party where you know there is going to be drinking, etc. Others may see it differently than I do, but this is only my opinion. God Bless you brother!
---Cynthia on 11/15/07


Why not?

Please show me where the Bible says, "Thou shalt not drink."

And what was the Lord's first miracle?
---Jack on 11/15/07




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