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Should Christians Drink Alcohol

Is it ok for a Christian to have a drink ever so often? I am a christian,my husband is not but we like to go out ever so often with friends to listen to friends who play in bands, or to listen to others,and sometimes I have a drink just one is that bad?

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//Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.

I think our friend shira would like us to believe that the magic wand Jesus had was used to remove the alchohol from the wine.

Romans 14:2 One person believes he may eat and drink anything, while the weak person dirnks only water and eats only vegetables.
---lee1538 on 1/28/12


Shira, "Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 'Jesus said to the servants, Fill the jars with water. And they filled them up to the brim.' John 2:6, 7. That is 120-180 gallons or c 540-817 litres! What a party.
---Warwick on 1/27/12


"Melchizedek, the king of Salem and a priest of God Most High, brought Abram some bread and wine" Genesis 14:18.

Luke 7:34 "The Son of man is come eating and drinking, and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners." Note these whitewashed-tombs also complain he was friend of publicans and sinners! Assuredly Jesus was neither glutton, drunkard nor did He have improper relations with publicans and sinners.

I have no problem with those who choose to abstain from alcoholic drinks. I do have a problem with the wowsers who decide they will not drink and decree that all others join them. To you I say have a good think about Luke 7:34 and its implications.
---Warwick on 1/27/12


The miracle at cana was also prophetis.
John 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

At that feast Jesus gave them wine, but WHEN HIS HOUR HAD COME he Gave us the TRUE WINE:

John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come, glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

When his hour had come he gave his blood for our sin. That blood he gave had to be pure like the wine he made.

because the wine at the wedding feast symbolises blood of christ, the new covenant given after the first, it could not have conmtained any alcohol
---francis on 1/27/12


where in the bible does it say how much wine Jesus made? I hope no one really believes Jesus drank alcohol. there is plenty of scripture condemning alcohol and strong drink.
---shira4368 on 1/27/12




It is clear Jesus made about 600 litres of wine! The MC commented it is normal to bring out cheaper wine after "the guests have had too much to drink" John 2:10. If Jesus was strongly opposed to drinking wine would He have made so much more? As the MC said "you have saved the best till now."

Was Jesus promoting a lifestyle of gluttony (regarding food) and drunkeness? I doubt it but was aware excess occurred at weddings.

This Scripture comes to mind "Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat," Proverbs 23:20 And also "and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen mans heart" Psalm 104:15
---Warwick on 1/27/12


Shira,

Yes, there was new wine and old wine in biblical days.

BUT, Hosea 4:11 says that both wine AND new wine take away understanding


the miracle at Cana invovled grape juice?

The account says that ordinarily someone would serve the good wine (like Jesus made) at the beginning, and lesser quality wine later AFTER THEY ARE DRUNK from the good wine.

"But You Have Kept The Good Wine Until Now"


That "good wine" is what they would get drunk on FIRST.

Then the lesser wine would be served, and because everyone was drunk, they would not notice the difference.

Jesus made "good wine"
The kind that could get them drunk
---James_L on 1/27/12


to whom it may concern: smokes are harmful to the body...no one denies that but the subject here is alcohol. maybe someone will start a blog on smoking if they feel led to do so.
---shira4368 on 1/27/12


People who scream at the harms of recreational drugs, while at the same time remaining silent about tobacco, are choking on gnats while swallowing camels.
---StrongAxe on 1/26/12

agreed. caffeine also... "energy" drinks...pharmakeia.
---aka on 1/26/12


Numbers 15:5 And the fourth [part] of an hin of wine for a drink offering shalt thou prepare with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb.
Psalms 104:14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth,
Psalms 104:15 And wine [that] maketh glad the heart of man, [and] oil to make [his] face to shine, and bread [which] strengtheneth man's heart.
Good enough for God, good enough for a Christian--you know--clean and unclean..
Don't be a hypocrite.
---micha9344 on 1/26/12




The bible does not say we should not drink alcohol (although I don't and never have) but it says we must not be a drunkard. It also says we should not be a glutton but few seem to pick up on that one. Even grossly obese Christians don't seem to notice that verse!! Having 'a' drink is not condemned, drinking ourselves into a stupour is.
---Rita_H on 1/26/12


Cluny said: "Haz, yeast are NOT bacteria."

Thanks Cluny. Like I said, others who know more about chemistry could explain it better/more accurately than I can.
---Haz27 on 1/26/12


Samuel you don't appear to have much of a sense of humour. What I see around me is c90% pf people drinking responsibly, and benefiting from it. But to read what some here write one drink and you are drunk and falling over. I was having a laugh at this funny attitude.

Alcohol is legal, Meth isn't and Marijuana legal in some places for some reasons. Driving cars is also legal, as is sex, pharmaceuticals, and food, but each of these is extremely harmful when abused. Should we ban them?

As I said (there I go with another joke) some Christians in the US are agin alkehol cos its consumption could lead to dancin.
---Warwick on 1/26/12


\\The fermentation process involves a yeast bacteria feeding on the sugars in the fruit and converting those sugars into alcohol.\\

Haz, yeast are NOT bacteria.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/26/12


Proverbs 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes strong drink:

Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
---francis on 1/26/12


Samuel:

Marijuana has some therapeutical uses , which is why many states have legalized it. So does wine. Even the bible mentions this (1 Timothy 5:23). Even heroin has uses, as a strong pain killer for those who are dying, and for whom the danger of addiction is of little concern. Even the bible recommends strong drink to those ready to perish (Proverbs 31:6).

Methamphetamine has no known medical benefits, so it is entirely harmful. In fact, so is tobacco, and its economic cost (in terms of lung cancer treatment, etc.) is much greater than any recreational drugs. People who scream at the harms of recreational drugs, while at the same time remaining silent about tobacco, are choking on gnats while swallowing camels.
---StrongAxe on 1/26/12


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james, In Christ day there was no "welch" grape juice. I am glad you have a sense of humor. I thought that was funny anyway. I still contend in the bible days, there is new wine (grape juice) and old wine.(alcohol).
---shira4368 on 1/26/12


For all drinkers here on CN, it's perhaps timely to explain what alcohol is (for those who do not already know).

Some may be able to explain this better than I as I only learnt this from TV documentaries.

The fermentation process involves a yeast bacteria feeding on the sugars in the fruit and converting those sugars into alcohol.

Yeast bacteria, like any living thing, needs to go to the toilet after feeding. So, the sad truth is, alcohol is the excrement (piss) from yeast bacteria.

Also it is a poison which our stomach acids and liver partially breaks down before it gets to the bloodstream.

Thought this info might be useful in this blog :). I do still have the occassional drink though.
---Haz27 on 1/26/12


I started with small quantity of alcohol/day until it developed to a problem for me. I called on God to help me drop the habit and HE did 22yrs ago. Since then I have no regret living off alcohol. My suggestion is that you remove yourself from gatherings that encourages alcohol drinking.
---Adetunji on 1/26/12


Haz -Yes, Adventists are a mixed bunch, however, what we view is their official statements = Adventists 27 fundamental beliefs.

As a mixed bunch, there are 2 basic divisions within Adventism according to AMG's Encyclopedia of World Religions.

"There are now 2 distinct camps in Adventism. The split became apparent in the late 1970's when pastors of many year's standing begun to question some of the peculiar doctrines of their prophetess, Ellen G. White arguing these could not be supported fully by Scriptures."

Jerry & Francis, however, are trained not to question anything of Ellen White fearing they may fall away from the one true faith, may become sunday worshippers and end up in the lake of fire.
---lee1538 on 1/25/12


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Actually I do not think of any picture of people getting drunk and summoning demons is very funny.

It was and is sarcastic which is a type of humor. In this case taking a point about alcohol being bad for people overly expensive and a industry that destroys thousands of lives.

So instead of trying to defend the practice of supporting such an industry you can just make a sarcastic remark.

By the way is it okay for Christians to use Marjuana and Meth as well as other recreational drugs? As long at they do it responsibly.
---Samuel on 1/25/12


\\Elder, cluny dying from the moment he was born\\

And youm think that youm aren't?

I was taught in Sunday School at age 9 that we start dying from the moment of birth.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/25/12


Elder, cluny dying from the moment he was born...ha ha, that's a good one. I like that one. Like I said, a person can quench their thirst with nonalcoholic drinks, so why spend two or three or more times more money for the same quantity of drink if you don't need to. And since nonalcoholic drinks are not known to cause alcoholism nor drunkeness nor dysmorphic or mentally retarded offspring nor fights nor injuries nor broken relationships nor financial ruin nor car accidents nor deaths, therefore why not choose soberness and a sound mind over inebriation and an alcohol mind?
---Eloy on 1/24/12


After one evening service we had dinner (in the church) which included alcoholic cider. Of course we all got drunk, summoned demons and rolled naked on the floor, not! ---Warwick

Thnx for the laugh!! Haha
---JackB on 1/25/12


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Lee I have never said I "insist that one must live by the law rather than walk by faith." You know why I have never said this? Because it is not what I believe. Too easy.
---Warwick on 1/25/12


Lee1538: Warwick is correct that Adventists are a mixed bunch that vary in obedience to the law.

Some Adventists I know eat meat unless legalistic Adventists are present. Others work on the Sabbath. Some lie and cheat. One I know also joins in the occasional work place drug taking. And they divorce for typical selfish/frivilous reasons commonly seen even amongst non-Christians.

My ex-father in law, a legalistic Adventist church elder, has a history of violence/abuse towards his wife.

From what I've seen of the Adventists I know, they are a mixed bunch just like we see in the various other church denominations.

---Haz27 on 1/25/12


Warwick -Very good reply. But it still leaves unanswered why you are not an Adventist since you insist that one must live by the law rather than walk by faith.
---lee1538 on 1/24/12


Lee, I don't think you have had much to do with Adventists. Only about 40% of Adventists are vegetarian, and it is not a religious requirement. I have spoken at a few Pacific Island SDA churches and lunch included meat.

I do not know if abstention from alcohol is a religious requirement in the SDA church.

Interestingly I spoke in two US run churches in Paris where the US pastors were agressively anti-alcohol. Being French they rightly ignored this legalism. After one evening service we had dinner (in the church) which included alcoholic cider. Of course we all got drunk, summoned demons and rolled naked on the floor, not!

A good joke: why do some US churches ban alcohol consumption? Because it could lead to dancing.
---Warwick on 1/24/12


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\\you will never convince me God will have fermented wine at the marriage supper of the Lamb.\\
---shira4368 on 1/24/12

Good stuff, funny actually.

I attend a Baptist church, and we use "unfermented" wine for cummunion services.

I looked at the bottle once, and the label reads:
"Welch's Grape Juice"

If it's not fermented, it's not wine
---James_L on 1/24/12


it's not our right to explain away what is clearly written. Jesus changed water into wine and not juice. if it were juice, why doesn't it say, new juice and old juice?
---aka on 1/24/12


Warwick //I also drink and never drink to get drunk.

And is that the reason you cannot join a Seventh Day Adventist church?

How about foods? Do you also enjoy a pork roast ever once in a while or eat bacon for breakfast?
---lee1538 on 1/24/12


My Father did drink to excess and went to an early grave because of it. He used to make his own wine so a lot of talk about grapes naturally becoming wine I have seen and know is false.

The alcholic drinks of today do they have more or less alcholic content then in the days of JESUS?

The purpose of alchol is to help you not think act stupid and even in small amounts they impare your judgement and set a bad example for others who by your actions you can lead to a life of degradation and early death.

So like other drugs such as cocaine, marijuans and meth. We should avoid them and help others to do so. For the love of our brothers and sisters. Instead of act selfishly supporting a industry that brings death.
---Samuel on 1/24/12


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My parents both drank alcholic drinks. My father worked with Alcoholics Annonymous to help those who abused alcohol. This does not point to alcohol of itself being evil because similar organizations exist to assist those who abuse legal pharmaceuticals. Food is not a problem of itself however there are also organizations which assist those gluttons who abuse food.

Never once did I see my parents drunk. I also drink and never drink to get drunk. When we eat with family or friends I have never seen anyone drunk. I cannot think of one (including pastors) who don't drink, but not one drunk.
There is and always was a gulf between those who use alcohol, legal pharmaceuticals and food, and those who abuse them.

See Isaiah 55:1,2.
---Warwick on 1/24/12


There is nothing in the bible that says not to drink. But it does say not to drink to excess. This is because then your mind will not make right decisions, etc. You must always know what you are doing, as in the relationship with God and others.
---angela on 1/24/12


"\\cluny, I am glad you are all knowing.\\
Since you acknowledge I know what I'm talking about, when will you start taking what I say seriously?"
Knowing Shirl, she will probably take you serious when you post the pure truth.
There is no line between the social drinker (Moderation) and the full out drunk (Alcoholic). I dare and challenge anyone to show the difference.
My study of alcohol abuse and counseling the abusers started in 1972 and continues to this day. There is no difference between the ones who think that have control of alcohol and the ones who do not. If there were any difference it would only be how big of a drunk you are.
---Elder on 1/24/12


lee you will never convince me God will have fermented wine at the marriage supper of the Lamb.
---shira4368 on 1/24/12


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shir43368 Yes, we can agree that those who are weak in the faith and have a problem with resisting the temptation to overindulge should not drink.

But what are you going to do at the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:9) when Jesus rolls out the good stuff?

---lee1538 on 1/23/12


Matt 11:19

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

He drank wine (just not in excess) and still had no sin!
---JackB on 1/22/12
****

Amen JackB


As CONFIRMED by the CLEAR difference of John the Baptist who did not drink win and Christ who did drink wine IN (Luke 7:33,34) For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, He has a demon. The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!

If Christ drank to excess HE would have been drunk which is a sin
---Rhonda on 1/23/12


\\cluny, I am glad you are all knowing.\\

I'm glad you finally realize it.

Since you acknowledge I know what I'm talking about, when will you start taking what I say seriously?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/23/12


thanks Bro. Elder. You are much better with making a point than I am. Some people just don't get it. They always have a excuse for drinking. My son in law even pointed out to me that jesus drank alcohol. I told him "no, He didn't, then ask him if he knew the difference between new wine and old wine and he said no". enough said
---shir43368 on 1/23/12


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BINGO!, Shirley. With the rhetoric about the "Grape Season" has our "learned one" failed to realize that the wine that Jesus created was made out of water?
Next when water spoils or gets stagnant it still doesn't turn to alcohol.
My Uncle used to make wine. It was never made by just setting juice down and letting it spoil. He always had to add ingredients to make it ferment and "work" to become alcohol.
Drunks will always say it is OK to drink the poison.
Chinese proverb, "First the man takes the drink then the drink takes the man." (How true!)
---Elder on 1/23/12


Cluny said, "Did you know that when you squeeze grapes, fermentation begins immediately?"
So,..... the moment you were born you started dying and you are still doing it. So, what is your point?
---Elder on 1/23/12


I do not like the taste of any kind of alcohol.Beer,wine,mixed drinks none.I believe if a person likes the stuff and drinks just one or two that's alright.Anything in moderation.It is drunkards that are in danger of Hell fire.
---shirley on 1/23/12


cluny, I am glad you are all knowing. I will stand by what i said about alcohol. I have seen a man change with 1 drink. He kept changing for the worse I might add. Nothing good comes from drinking alcohol.
---shir4368 on 1/23/12


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\\Jesus did not drink wine.\\

And what do you think was in the cup He blessed at the Last Supper? Kool-Aid? Welch's?

The grape harvest was in mid-August--early September.

The Passover was in March or April.

Without refrigeration, pasteurizaion, or preservatives, grape juice will do one of two things--become fully fermented wine of about 11% alcoholic content, or become vinegar.

In fact, without outside prevention, fermentation starts as soon as the grapes are crushed. What do think that good smell of grapes is? It's WINE!

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/23/12


warwick, if i may, i'd like to join you in celebration with a seven-up!

because my kids in their young age have seen the devastating results of the lack of moderation, i chose not to drink in or out of their view.

this started for them, but has greatly benefited me in the process.

so, let us celebrate our personal victories through Jesus Christ!
---aka on 1/23/12


We Christians are to be moderate in all our habits. I enjoy wine in moderation (and the odd beer after a long hard hot day) and will continue to do so. If anyone feels they should not drink they I will encourage them to stay that way.

I have seen the horrors of alcoholism, and also the horrors of gluttony, and what motor vehicles can do, and the destruction caused by excess consumption of legal pharmaceuticals. However this does not stop me driving a car, eating food or taking a legal drug if necessary.

I will drink two galsses of good Australian Shiraz to celebrate this tonight. Salut!
---Warwick on 1/22/12


Jesus is not going to do anything that is raging. Warnings all thru the bible about strong drink.
---shira4368 on 1/21/12


The Bible teaches against being DRUNKEN with wine. It certainly does not teach that a little wine is bad.

"I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine..."

Matt 11:19

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

He drank wine (just not in excess) and still had no sin!
---JackB on 1/22/12


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\\Rhonda, again your head is in the sand. Jesus did not drink wine. Do you know the difference between new wine and old wine? between grapejuice and fermented grapejuice....it is all wine\\

Did you know that when you squeeze grapes, fermentation begins immediately?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/22/12


Rhonda, sorry you think I am pious and righteous of which I am neither. I am nothing in myself but what God is molding. I have seen the destruction of alcohol more than one time. To drink a little alcohol for they stomachs sake is just what it says. Their water was bad in the middle east in many locations. Wine would kill the organisms that caused illness. That is certainly not wine to make one happy. Seldom does it make one happy but for a season.
---shira4368 on 1/22/12


Rhonda, again your head is in the sand. Jesus did not drink wine. Do you know the difference between new wine and old wine? between grapejuice and fermented grapejuice....it is all wine
Jesus is not going to do anything that is raging. Warnings all thru the bible about strong drink.
---shira4368 on 1/21/12


Jesus didn't drink it either
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Shira your NON-BIBLICAL opinions are precious however ABSTINENCE from wine was NEVER a "biblical teaching" no matter how much you preach your pious and righteous view

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry Ecc 10:19

1Tim 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomachs sake and thine often infirmities

Christ did drink wine as described in Luke 7:33-34

Holy Scripture WARNS of drinking to excess it does not condemn drinking
---Rhonda on 1/21/12


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The bible has much to say about alcohol. Read proverbs for instance....strong drink is raging. Wine is a mocker and that tells me I don't need it and don't want it. Jesus didn't drink it either. There is "wine" and there is "new wine" and there is also (can't remember where) we aren't to put new wine in old bottles. I would imagine old bottles would contaminate pure juice. Now, I may be wrong but that is how I see it.
---shira4368 on 1/17/12


WHERE DOES DRINKING ALCOHOL FALL INTO THESE SCRIPTURES:

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report, if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.
---francis on 1/16/12


Instead why not have a nonalcoholic drink, and enjoy it? ---Eloy on 1/5/12

Because nothing tastes like a good 12 year old Single Malt Scotch...

---NurseRobert on 1/14/12


Samuel, you are right. Alcohol makes one act stupid. Why do you think God approves of alcohol when He said it was raging. Not everyone can have one drink. Why would a christian tempt themselves with one drink of alcohol? Alcohol is evil. We aren't to be associated with evil...thank God.
---shira4368 on 1/13/12


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What kind of example do you set by drinking a substance whose job is to make you act stupid and do dumb things?

Anyone here ever check how much more full of Alchol are todays drinks then those served in JESUS's day?
---Samuel on 1/12/12


1 of 2
Jesus made wine, John 2:3-11, "and his disciples believed on him." They would have used an alcoholic beverage because a wedding was a religious celebration. In verse 10, drunk means to be mildly intoxicated as there are many verses that prohibit drunkenness.
Although, Romans 14:1-15:7 and 1Corinthians 8:3-13 predominately concerning meat sacrificed to Idols, and religious customs, we are to consider our weaker brother.
Wine: H3196 yayin, G3631 oinos.
---Glenn on 1/12/12


2 of 2
It:
Was a curse to not be able to drink it, Isaiah 1:22, 24:11, Micah 6:15.
Was used in offerings, Exodus 29:40, Numbers 15:4-10.
Had medicinal uses, 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.
Alcohol was forbidden Priests entering the tabernacle, Leviticus 10:9, and Nazarites, Numbers 6:3.
---Glenn on 1/8/12


What motivates you to have one? Is it the taste? or the alcoholic effects on your senses? Why have one? Instead why not have a nonalcoholic drink, and enjoy it? You should be able to be happy and have enjoyment of listening to a band while being sober-minded, rather than being alcohol-minded.
---Eloy on 1/5/12


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I think it is a good witness opportunity. You do not go to get drunk. You do not go to show off or act wild. If God says for you to not drink then stop but it is your choice to have a drink if you can do it responsibly.
---Scott1 on 1/5/12


Karfen ... ""In other words, you are going to bars to listen to the bands. What kind of witness is that?"

Is that any worse than going to a concert hall to listen to the bands ... or to an orchestra? Or to a stadium, to see the sports
---alan8566_of_uk on 1/2/12


If you are not sure . . . it can be God is not having you drink . . . even though in theory I would say it's ok. Still, this does not mean God wants us to. So, pray, become able to make sure with God so you are guided by Him and enjoying whatever He has you doing (c:
---Bill_willa6989 on 1/2/12


//And what is the matter with this, exactly? Please be specific.// Cluny

above, she made it clear what they were doing. what specifically do you think jesus was doing?

(this is a straight-forward question. i am not asking a question to pontificate.)
---aka on 12/31/11


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I see no problems with going on with your husband to any place you mentioned.

But I would suggest that you not drink any alchol since you need to be the designated driver. Even one drink can impair your judgement and reaction time. Having been in mnay bars I know they serve soda.

When I became a Christian I quit drinking alchol 37 years ago. I do not miss it. After all it makes you dumb and act stupid. Why would I want that?
---Samuel on 1/1/12


\\In other words, you are going to bars to listen to the bands.\\

And what is the matter with this, exactly?

Please be specific.

Do you actually think that Jesus never went to such places? As a matter of fact, the super spiritual people of His earthly sojourn condemned Him for it.

What did you think the words, "Behold, a wine drinker and glutton" meant?

Christ is born! Glorify Him!
---Cluny on 12/31/11


Teresa, first of all, it is not a sin. The Apostle Paul told Timmothy to drink a little wine for his stomach. Having said that, let me say this, you have to use good judgement. We are not to drink in excess (Prov 23:30, 1 Cor 9:25). We, as Christians, are not to drink if it is offensive to our brothers or sisters in Christ. We should drink around a brother or sister in Christ who has a drinking problem. (Rom. 14:13) May the Lord richly bless you and your family.
---trey on 12/31/11


It is ok. It is written in the book of I Timothy 5:23 that a LITTLE wine is recommended.

Moderation in all things, abstain if you cannot be moderate.
---T on 12/31/11


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Rom_14:22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
---TheSeg on 12/31/11


There is nothing in scripture that prohibits use of alcoholic beverages. There are scriptures that prohibit drunkenness aka substance abuse. Consumption of alcoholic beverages was common in the ancient world as potable water supplies were in generally untrustworthy. Recovering alcoholics cannot even take one drink as it could result in substance abuse again. Moderate alcoholic consumption by an individual not predisposed to alcoholism can provide health benefits. The problem is how do you know that you are not predisposed to alcoholism, if it runs in your genetic family you likely are predisposed. The only safe thing as with any other controlled substance is not to start in the first place.
---Blogger9211 on 12/30/11


No, it is not.

Remember that Our Lord's first miracle was making several hundred gallons of wine.

And no, it was not merely grape juice. Besides, freshly squeezed grape juice IS wine because fermentation starts immediately when the grapes are crushed.

Christ is born! Glorify Him!
---Cluny on 12/30/11


Have you prayed about this? Have you sought the wisdom of a mature, Christian friend?

You are going to get a variety of answers here. Some will say, "No, not at all bad." Others will say, "Never touch a drop."

I am sharing my understanding of scripture. If you can drink, without getting drunk, then enjoy an occasional drink. If drunkenness becomes a habit, then refrain from all alcohol.

I am a recovering alcoholic. I cannot drink a drop without danger of drunkenness, so I refrain. I have no problem with people who can drink one drink doing so.
---Trish on 12/30/11


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you are asking us to step in between you and your husband.

i would like to hear the other side.

anyway, if it is occasional, do you have to have the drink?
---aka on 12/30/11


Whether to drink moderately or not is a personal choice. One should not drink to excess. Wine gladdens the heart, but is also a mocker.
---John.usa on 12/30/11


In other words, you are going to bars to listen to the bands. What kind of witness is that?
---KarenD on 12/30/11


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