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Is it wrong for a Christian to consume beer?

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1 Cor. 10:31,
"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
When a believer goes to a bar or pub and orders a beer do they do this for the glory of God?
Too many excuses are given like, we are not under the law, everything can be bad for you even coke, or food, nothing wrong with drinking a beer or two or three, or it is not mentioned in the Bible.
The passage is speaking about our conduct in front of a weaker brother, or in front of unbelievers. Offending a weaker brother with one's freedom will cause the offended person to condemn us. Christian liberty as well as the most common behavior is to be conducted to the honor of God. Ezek. 36:26.
---MarkV. on 9/24/09


The Bible tells us that whatever we eat or drink (Do) we should do all of it to the glory of God.
Can you drink beer to the glory of God? If you can you are ok doing it. I don't think it is possible! Just my opinion! PR
---Pierr5358 on 9/23/09


Gary, Alan of UK has a subtle sense of humour. You missed it.
---mugwump on 9/23/09


Gary, Alan, you missed the entire point. I did NOT say it was wrong to drink.
As always its about the HEART and MOTIVE.


I repeat, if the reason for drinking it to get a buzz you need to ask why?
For all I know that head on your beer is part of your parable to lead the guy next to you to Christ at half-time. Yeah, right.
Its not the absence of a condemning verse that makes it okay guys, its the still small voice that says yea this is the way.
If you really want to drink then drink but don't pound the table in protest as if you are defending Christ on the cross. Its not about ME judging anyone its about you and HIM. Good grief.
---larry on 9/23/09


Gary ... Had yuo read my earlier posts, you would have realised the point of what I have said, which is precisely the point yuo have made! Did you not spot the tongur in cheek irony?

There are millions of things which we do, which the Bible does not tell us we may do. The fact that the Bible does not specifically permit them does not mean they are wrong.

The following are not specifically mentioned, but are not thereby forbidden ... blogging, using airconditioning, going in an aircraft, drinking a pint of beer, playing golf and so on.
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/23/09




alan8566_of_uk - And there is also nothing in the Bible to allow one to drive a car to church, watch television, listen to the radio, put air-conditioning in your home, take a bus to school, eat a hotdog, etc. etc. etc.

The Bible doesn't list everything you are allowed to do.

Where in the Bible does it tell you to blog on the internet?
---Gary on 9/23/09


The other day, I was talking to a man. He was telling me about some who spend, so much time on their knees, they have tremendous calluses on they knee! He also told me sometime they crack and bleed.

All I could say was, wow! I thought to myself, is this holy?
I looked at my knees, man smooth as a baby's.

Now here it comes! Should we inflict pain and suffering on ourselves to please God?
Should we do without to please God? I say this, if you feel the need to do so!
Please, don't inflict it on anyone! And try to forgive, what you see!

Why show me, tell me?
Romans 14:22 23
The power was given, to who deserve it!
GodBless
---TheSeg on 9/23/09


I went to a Phillies game with a group from church. We had a blast. Our pastor was even there. Some of the group had a couple of beers during the game. I was not phased. Nor was the pastor. If he had seen ME drinking a beer, he would have been concerned, because I am in AA, and I don't drink, and he knows it. The neat thing was, I was having such a good time, dancing to the music between innings and cheering the team, you would have thought I had been drinking, as I was sometimes rowdier than those who had a few.

Legalism stinks, no matter what it is about.
---trish9863 on 9/23/09


Larry ... "there is something about guzzling a beer at a ball game that doesn't seem to go with a Christian witness!"

Yes .... You are quite right.

Christians should not go to ball games. There is nothing in the Bible to permit them to do so. And many who go there behave atrociously ... you should not associate with them.

The proportion of ball game goers who misbehave is probably no less than the proportion of beer drinkers who get drunk.
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/23/09


Who are you to judge? Some of the best Christian witnessing has come from those you would have least expected, and in places you would have thought were off limits.
---Gary on 9/22/09
C.S. Lewis the famous Oxford scholar and great Christian theologian was well known for his English pub debates. He would down a mug of lager or ale, smoke his cigar, and go at it head to head with all the major atheists! Of course, I have a different opinion about the cigars. Now, that I might call a sin since they are so unhealthy.
---obewan on 9/23/09




Seg, Good thought, *Where do you draw the line?*
The law has the
line" drawn for you.... .08 alcohol blood level is "impairment" Know your limit and stay within it! Self control!
---1st_cliff on 9/22/09


there is something about guzzling a beer at a ball game that doesn't seem to go with a Christian witness.
---larry on 9/22/09

Larry - no difference than stuffing a pizza in one's mouth, or guzzling a glass of orange juice, or cramming a big burger and fries down one's throat, etc.

Who are you to judge? Some of the best Christian witnessing has come from those you would have least expected, and in places you would have thought were off limits.
---Gary on 9/22/09


Ignatius
If any one offers me any beer or other than wine, I'L think of you & poor it down the drain. To me wine is more purer of drink. If Jesus came by, that's what I would offer him to drink because He Is Undefiled & He deserves a pure drink.
---Lawrence on 9/22/09


Interesting, the ones who say drinking is a sin. Dont drink because its a sin and in their way, have stopped committing this sin. Listen to it! You have stopped committing this sin.

Why you should be proud of yourselves! I know some of you are, for I have heard some of you talk. Just think when you come before God, you can standup and say. Not me!

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Yep, Not Me!

God Bless
---TheSeg on 9/22/09


Its important to remember wine in those days was cleaner than the water and the idea behind the modern day brewing of beer is to "get a buzz" for which the next question is the same one you would have for Christian nudists, what is your motive and why? A difficult answer for the spirit-filled Christian.

While there is NO outright prohibition on beer drinking, and I know some will say Cokes are also unhealthy, there is something about guzzling a beer at a ball game that doesn't seem to go with a Christian witness.
---larry on 9/22/09


"ignatius still haven't found me scripture says you can drink beer & other"

I don't need to. Scriptures doesn't say you can drink beer. It also doesn't say you can drink coke, V8 Juice/grape juice, yet you drink those. I suggest you stop drinking those until you find Scriptures.

However, you and others would like us to believe that drinking alcohol is a sin (forbidden in Scriptures), yet can't give Scriptures to support your views.

Until you do, I will continued drinking one can/bottle a beer once a day.

I wonder how many things you eat/drink everyday that Scriptures doesn't say you can. Almost everything!

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 9/22/09


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Alcohol is a food and is metabolized by the body to provide energy, the end products are disposed of by the body. The Creator knows how we are made, and his word permits moderte use of alcoholic beverges (Psalm 104:15 and 1Tim. 5:23) But he also strongly condemns immoderate consumption of alcohol, just as he condemns gluttony. Prov. 23:20 and 1Cor. 6:9,10
---ama9947 on 9/22/09


---francis, Matthew 11:19 spoken by Jesus makes your last post seem ridiculous.
Matthew 11:19 says,"The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children." To be gluttonous you must eat food, to be a winebibber you must drink alcoholic wine. Not grape juice, whoever heard of a grape juice drinker are being called a winebibber?
---mima on 9/22/09


obewan
I think over-eating is a lust of the flesh.
It sure makes me to look the other way when I see big-heavy people eat at a buffet. They waddle to & from the buf-bar, then when done they waddle to the door to leave. See some struggle to get into their vehickle.
---Lawrence on 9/22/09


If one drinks even in moderation. That person dies, I wonder if that persons soul has any left-over fumes from the alcohol intake, & when they'r lowered in in hell & if that soul will flame up quicker?
---Lawrence on 9/22/09


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God has instructed his people not to consume alcohol, any amount of alcohol consumed is a sin.
---francis on 9/21/09

Why don't you quote that "instruction" by chapter and verse?

Are you going to say that Jesus sinned? Heaven forbid!
---obewan on 9/22/09


But now, who draws the line, as to how much?
Is one stack of pancake enough and two a sin?
Then how many pancake are there in a stack?

But now, why would we want to know this? Is it for us to stop sinning or for us to stop the world from sinning? Well then, if we all can stop sinning, why was it written?
For all have sinned!

Even the law was made, so we would all be guilty before God!
It says guilty! But, it is equally guilty! No one above another!

Its so easy to commit sin, isnt it!
Does it really need help from us?
That is, if were all equally guilty!

Mal 1:8
Joh 9:41

God Bless You All
---TheSeg on 9/21/09


There is more virtue in a glass of water.
---Eloy on 9/21/09


The temperance arguement does not hold up when it comes to the thngs which are forbidden by God.
Examples: God has forbidden his people from eating swine, you cannot be temperent in eating swine, any amount of swine consumed is a sin.
EXAMPLE: God has instructed his people not to lie, a white lie is a lie, you cannot be temperate in lies.
God has instructed his people not to consume alcohol, any amount of alcohol consumed is a sin.
Now here is the kicker: How much alcohol can any person consume before he is drunk? No one truely knows until he has reached that limit.And in reality, he has consumes more than hislimit before he gets drunk.
---francis on 9/21/09


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Where does it say that in the Bible? I don't drink so this has nothing to do with me, but I find where its wrong to overindulge, strong drink is wrong but it never says "you can not drink" that I see.
---Rebecca on 9/21/09


Still a lust of the flesh, like smokes & drugs etc.
---Lawrence on 9/21/09
And what are you saying with that conclusion? Eating is also a lust of the flesh. I don't plan to stop eating anytime soon. LOL
---obewan on 9/21/09


"I drank 2-3 beers. It started working on me as far as my sences being uneven. When I drink a cola, V-8 juice, grape-juice & doesn't affect my sences." (Lawrence)

You see? That is why it is encourage to drink in moderation, so it will not effect your senses. Drinking too much Coke or Coffee will effect your senses as well (Study the effects of Caffeine). Some can't drink 2-3 beers, as it will start affecting them.

However, drinking in moderation has been proven scientifically to benefit the health. Drinking 1 bottle or can of beer will not harm. Of course, if you can't drink in moderation, don't drink at all. I am sure if you have only drank 1 can of beer, you would have been fine.

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 9/21/09


ignatius still haven't found me scripture says you can drink beer & other. Stay away from the beer etc till you find me scripture.

One other persons reply, to give Jesus a beer, Not me. Jesus was & undefiled, wine is more of a pure drink to give Him.
---Lawrence on 9/21/09


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Jesus created wine as his first miracle, very good wine, indicating an endorsement of alcoholic beverages involved in celebrating.

Enjoying a beer or other alcoholic beverage is good if we do so without doing something dangerous, like driving drunk or drinking excessively and endangering our health.

One way to love others and ourselves is by sharing some social time drinking together.
---Jenny on 9/21/09


The Bible teaches temperance in all things in life. If we practice this in every facet we will not go overboard on anything and hurt ourselves. Be ye holy as I am holy. Jesus wouldn't have said that if he didn't believe we could be holy. A little family story, I used to look 10 years younger than my age,once my Dad looked at me and said "thats from good clean living". There was a lot of truth in that,what we live shows on our body and face. Living a clean life shows and good living for Christ shows in our souls and our actions. I always wanted to make my parents proud of me,how much more we should want to make Father God proud of his children. We must all become "goodfruit" on lifes tree. Giving no offense to God or man.
---Darlene_1 on 9/21/09


"Any thing other than taking a lil wine for thy stomachs sake as scripture says, still is just a lust of the flesh. " (Lawrence)

There you go again. You believe drinking alcohol is a sin and it is prohibited unless it is for the "stomach" sake, however you have yet to provide any Scripture (s) that forbid a Christian from drinking in moderation.

You still have not given any Scriptures proving alcohol itself is lust of the flesh. The only thing I see in Holy Scriptures is the prohibition of drunknesss.

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 9/21/09


Would you offer Jesus a cold beer if he stopped in at your house?

I would since everything God created is good and beer is among them.

However, if I read the scripture correctly, Jesus liked wine, not beer.

Somewhere in the Bible it tells us that wine is proof God loves us.

He has even promised Israel would be blessed with good grape harvest if they truly obeyed Him.

Of course, like anything else, moderation and responsibility should prevail.
---lee on 9/21/09


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Obewan is right.

For some, 3 beers may be OK, providing they are not having to drive a car. It may make them a little happy, but some it may make them more inhibited than they should be.

One beer is OK for me, as is one wine. But the occasional two glasses of wine does me no harm.

But if you can't control your drinking, or yourself, don't drink.
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/21/09


Still a lust of the flesh, like smokes & drugs etc.
---Lawrence on 9/21/09


Hello, I think alcohol is a better word. We all know that Christ turned water into wine at a wedding and it was said that they had saved the best for last. Genesis 9:20 tells about Noah drunk on wine. That didn't keep him from entering into Heaven. Mark 14:25 shows that Christ did drink wine, and we all know that Christ never sinned. However if you believe it to be a sin then don't do it. I believe that drinking alcohol will not keep us from entering the gates of Heaven. It is not our sins that we are judged, for our sin will be forgiven. I believe that it is the spirit in which we do the drugs. When a devil takes controll and drugs become an addiction no matter if it is alcohol, crack, pills or even chocolate cake.
---Buzz on 9/21/09


Years ago when I drank 2-3 beers. It started working on me as far as my sences (sic) being uneven.
---Lawrence on 9/21/09
Therein lies the problem. Since you can not drink in moderation you do well to not drink at all. I would be drunk on three beers, and I know that because I only did it ONE time in my whole life when I was only 16 years old.

I never ever violate my policy of just ONE beer. Just one beer does not even give me a sensation. It is no different then drinking a coke with caffine in it.

One beer a day is good for the heart and arteries the same way as one glass of wine is.
---obewan on 9/21/09


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Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is good for me.

Remember that.
---amand6348 on 9/19/09

You are quoting:

1 Cor 10:23 "All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable All things are lawful, but not all things edify"

In the same passage:

"1 Cor 10:31 "Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God"

I would also temper 1 Cor 10:23 with this:

James 4:17 "Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin."
---Mark_Eaton on 9/21/09


Any thing other than taking a lil wine for thy stomachs sake as scripture says, still is just a lust of the flesh.
---Lawrence on 9/21/09


Years ago when I drank 2-3 beers. It started working on me as far as my sences being uneven. When I drink a cola, V-8 juice, grape-juice & doesn't affect my sences. When alcohol affects a person (diff amounts to diff people) to do stooper things, it sure is Not any part of God, Is Still All part of, lust of the flesh.
---Lawrence on 9/21/09


Some Scriptures discuss alcohol in positive terms. Ecclesiastes 9:7 instructs, "Drink your wine with a merry heart." Amos 9:14 discusses drinking wine from your own vineyard as a sign of Gods blessing. Isaiah 55:1 encourages, "Yes, come buy wine and milk." The Greek word used for "wine" in these passages is "yayin" ("fermented")

What God commands Christians regarding alcohol is to avoid drunkenness (Ephesians 5:18, Proverbs 23:29-35).

However, Lawernece and others would like us to believe, despite the lack of Scriptura support thereof, that Holy Scriptures forbid a Christian from drinking alcohol (in moderation). It is a sin only in there minds.

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 9/20/09


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"Ignatius
You show scripture where it does say you can drink beer etc. " (Lawrence)
--------------------------------
Water to wine was the first miracle done by Christ, and we can't take it down.
---obewan on 9/20/09


"Ignatius
You show scripture where it does say you can drink beer etc. " (Lawrence)

Anwering a question with a question, eh?

The only thing I said, and it is a fact, is that Holy Scriptures does not forbid drinking alcohol.

You and other Christians believe drinking alcohol is a sin and prohhibited in Scriptures, although you can't give us where it said that in the Bible.

Show us in Scriptures Lawerence where that is so. Drinking alcohol is not lust of the flesh anymore than drinking a can of coke is.

BTW, your question is like asking "Show Scriptures where we can drink a can of V8 Juice".

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 9/20/09


""whatever is not of faith, is sin."
What does that actually mean, in the context of food & drink?"

Alan, I assume you addressed that question to me, seeing that only I used it in my answer. Forgive me for being unclear. The answer to your question is simply this, whatever one can not eat, drink, or anything else for that matter, with complete peace and confidence, knowing that the Father is ever present with that one, that one should reframe from doing or continuing to do that thing.

The sin is not in the eating or drinking, the sin is in a discerned lack of temperance.
---joseph on 9/20/09


Lawrence ... Show me in the Bible where it says it is OK to eat pineapple, or fly in an aircraft.

What has 1 John 2 15/16 to do with beer, or alcohol?
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/20/09


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ignatius
You show scripture where it does say you can drink beer etc.
Still Is, 1st John 2 v 15-16, it's still mostly the lust of the flesh.
---Lawrence on 9/19/09


Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is good for me.

Remember that.
---amand6348 on 9/19/09


NurseRobert
1st. John 2 v's 15-16. Not only alcoh drinks, even smokes etc All part of the god of this world wich is satan. Carnal christian people are trying to serve God with 1 foot in for God & the other foot in for the god of this world, (satan). You canNot serve 2 masters. God will Not live in an unclean temple.
Scripture says a little wine for thy stomachs sake.
---Lawrence on 9/19/09


"whatever is not of faith, is sin."

What does that actually mean, in the context of food & drink?

Does it mean that when I eat spinach, I am sinning because the Bible does not mention spinach?

But if I have faith that spinach contains good vitsmins, it is not then a sin?

Or do I have to believe that there is some spiritual vslue to spinach, otherwise it is a sin to eat it?
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/19/09


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"Is it wrong for a Christian to consume beer?" No.

However, "whatever is not of faith, is sin."

If ones conscience bothers him/her as concerning anything that that one does, then that one should reframe from that thing.
---joseph on 9/18/09


"Cluny
Not only alcohol intake, also smokes, drugs etc, 1st John 2 v's 15-16, satan the god of this world which drives people to do such." (Lawrence)

Why can't you and others understand that Holy Scriptures never forbid a Christian from drinking alcohol (in moderation) and that drunknesss is the only thing prohibited ?

If you believe otherwise, then please by all means, show us in Holy Scriptures.

In IC.XC,
---Ignatius on 9/18/09


"But if that evil slave says in his heart, 'My master is not coming for a long time,' and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards, Matthew 24:48-9

This interesting passage at first would seem to be against drinking, but it is more against the "slave" beating the other "slaves" which could be interpreted as nominal Christians who are fault finding. Acts15 has essentials for new Christian converts and drinking is not listed.

"The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds." Matthew 11:19
---Mike on 9/18/09


Cluny
Not only alcohol intake, also smokes, drugs etc, 1st John 2 v's 15-16, satan the god of this world which drives people to do such.
---Lawrence on 9/18/09


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2/2
Jesus made wine, John 2:3-11.
A curse to not have it, Isaiah 1:22, 24:11, Micah 6:15.
Used in offerings, Exodus 29:40, Numbers 15:4-10.
Used as medicine, 2Samuel 16:2, Proverbs 31:6, 1Timothy 5:23.
Made glad, Psalm 104:15, Ecclesiastes 10:19.
Was a blessing, Genesis 14:18, Proverbs 9:2, 5, Ecclesiastes 9:7, Isaiah 25:6, 55:1, Amos 9:14, Zechariah 10:7, Matthew 26:29, John 2:3-11, 1Corinthians 10:16.
Drunkenness forbidden: Esther 1:10-12, Proverbs 20:1, 23:29-35, 31:4-5, Isaiah 5:11, 28:7, Hosea 4:11, Joel 3:3, Amos 6:6, Luke 21:34, Romans 13:13, Ephesians 5:18, 1Timothy 3:8, Titus 1:7.
Tabernacle Priests, Leviticus 10:9. Nazarites, Numbers 6:3.
---Glenn on 9/18/09


1/1
John 2:3-11, Jesus made wine. In verse 10, well drunk means to be mildly intoxicated as there are many verses that prohibit drunkenness. We are to consider our weaker brother *1. However, a Christian may not break fellowship with his brother over the issue *2 (This says "doubtful disputations", or allows the one to drink, or not). In the New Testament, except when it used allegorically in Revelations, wine means alcoholic wine (G3631 oinos). Trux would have been an appropriate word for juice. The teaching that it was grape juice comes out of the 19th century Holiness movement, not scripture.
*1 Romans 14:1-15:7, 1Corinthians 8:3-13.
*2 Romans 14:1-12, Galatians 2:11-14, 4:9-10, Ephesians 4:1-3, Colossians 2:16-23.
---Glenn on 9/18/09


What a rude awakening ...
---Lawrence on 9/18/09

Just where in the Bible is this? Chapter and Verse???

I think you are in for a rude awakening..
---NurseRobert on 9/18/09


I realize the following is from the Old Testament, but it certainly shows that God ENCOURAGED even STRONG drink (for those who wanted it) at least once a year at the yearly feast.

Read Deuteronomy 14:22-27. Especially look at verse 26: And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth:

Therefore, God's required Second Tithe, or Festival Tithe (aka Feast Tithe) allowed even STRONG drink.
---Gary on 9/18/09


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\\ God's True believers not to be drinking alcohol-beverages.\\

Give book, chapter, and verse from the Bible that says this.

Or are you a Mahometan, Lawrence? The Coran does forbid the consumption of alcholic beverages, I will grant you.
---Cluny on 9/18/09


Robyn ... A couple of pints of beer, or a glass or two of wine, or even a tot of spirits (not that I like it) does not equal intoxication, nor being "in another world"

Eating a cream cake is not gluttony.

Eating too much cream cake, or meat, or brocolli or tomatoes, or drinking too much orange juice, or even water, is wrong & sinful. So too is deliberately hyperventilating on God's pure air.

The Israelites were led to a land of milk & honey ... Even too much of these dishonours God.
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/18/09


God's True believers not to be drinking alcohol-beverages. Take a little wine for thy stomachs sake as scripture says.
These carnal minded christians thinking they can drink alc-beverages & the such like think it's okay, think they still will be saved. What a rude awakening they'l have.
If that's the case, then satan the author of sin, the lust of the flesh, the pride of life etc would be saved also.
---Lawrence on 9/18/09


drunkeness is wrong, not drinking a beer. However Paul tells us we can eat pork but if it offends your brother then don't eat pork.
---donald on 9/18/09


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"Michael has given the correct response to an age old question. Drinking is NOT for christians..period! But if one insisit on taking a drink we should question our motives! We cannot do anything for God when we are intoxicated and in another world. " (Robyn)

The bottom line is this: While drunknesss is forbidden in Holy Scriptures, drinking in moderation isn't. Drinking alcohol (in moderation) is not a sin, although many would like us to believe it is.

In IC.XC,
---Ignatius on 9/17/09


think about this:
According to the new testament, if you look at a woman with lust you are an adulterer.
If you hate your brother you are a murderer.
How then is it that if you drink alcohol you are not a drunkard?
God does not change. If God says ONE TIME in Old Testament or New Testament that you should not drink alcohol, then drinking alcohol is a sin. Once God has said it, he never has to repeat it. God is not a man that he should lie, nor the son of man that he should shange his mind ( repent) Has he said it and it will not come to pass?
---francis on 9/18/09


Robyn you fall into the same error as many antidrink legalists. You confuse having a drink with intoxication.

I do not know if you are from the US but in my visits there have been amused by the anti-drink lectures I have heard delivered by grossly overweight people. They didn't get that way by moderation, but mostly by gluttony.

We are to be people of moderation and we can drink and eat but must avoid gluttony and drunkeness.

If you don't wish to drink then do not let me influence you. However please stop your legalism and allows those us who wish to do so have a nice glass of wine with dinner. I will have one or two tonight in your honour!
---Warwick on 9/18/09


Michael has given the correct response to an age old question. Drinking is NOT for christians..period! But if one insisit on taking a drink we should question our motives! ---Robyn on 9/17/09

What would Jesus do? Or, more accurately, what DID Jesus do?
---obewan on 9/18/09


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Michael has given the correct response to an age old question. Drinking is NOT for christians..period! But if one insisit on taking a drink we should question our motives! We cannot do anything for God when we are intoxicated and in another world. We are on the devil's territory when we do this also. And this dishonors God. Even though we are a product of sin and weakness we should resist alcohol and the devil, at all times. Nothing good comes from drinking alcohol and other artificial stimulants.
---Robyn on 9/17/09


If consumed in moderation, it is not wrong for a Christian to consume any alcohol. Drunkenness is the sin.

As a recovering alcoholic, I would not consume any alcohol, because I know that I am unable to stop once I start. Yet, I do not condemn anyone who drinks in moderation.
---Trish9863 on 9/17/09


1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
---MIchael on 9/17/09


There is nothing in the Holy Bible, under the New Testament, that forbid a Christian from drinking alcohol. Although many Protestants (the Baptist sect most expecially) would like us to believe drinking alcohol is a sin, they can't never provide Scriptures that forbid Christians from drinking.

The only thing prohibited in Holy Scriptures is drunknesss.

Do you believe otherwise?

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 9/17/09


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This issue gets trotted out and thrashed around periodically.

My answer is still no.
---Cluny on 9/17/09


I am not a drinker, but my answer is no. Jesus turned water into wine and served wine at the Last Supper. Jesus does not promote sin or temp people with sin. It is a sin to get drunk, not to have a drink.
---Barbara on 9/17/09


Mod, Noah walked with God and he drank beer, he even had a little too much,but hey, that sometimes happens!
Moderation is called for here!
---1st_cliff on 9/17/09


My answer to this question is three-fold.

First, it is not forbidden. But being drunk is. And as we know, it does not take many beers to be drunk. I would also say that being "buzzed" is being drunk. Therefore, if you drink more than two beers it could be a problem.

Secondly, what kind of testimony does it give to you? We must remember not to cause another christian to stumble by watching our actions. Also, what does it say to unbelivers who may know you are a Christian?

Thirdly, what is your purpose in drinking the beer? If you want to honor Jesus, then don't drink at all. Many other beverage choices are available. If you like the taste of beer, drink non-alcoholic beer.
---Mark_Eaton on 9/17/09


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Christians have free will,it is for tham to decide. I would hope they use the Bible and prayer to search out the truth about drinking things which have the power to grab them and hold on,ever increasing its grip until a person is all but dying. I think important questions to ask ones self is "Do I need It?","Can I hold it?","Is it beneficial to me?","Does it edify God and my fellow Christians?" If you answer no to all or any of those questions,then ask yourself "Why do I want to do it?". We are in the world but not of it,we aren't suspose to act like the world.
---Darlene_1 on 9/17/09


As I'm reading this, I"m drinking a Jamaican Red Strip...

And giving thanks to God for providing it!
---NurseRobert on 9/17/09


1st. Tim 5 v 23 & that is all it says, even for communion. Like the Holy-Ghost has The Powering agent, a little wine does also. Grape juice does Not.
No beer, whiskey, mixed drinks, bourban etc.
---Lawrence on 9/17/09


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