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Should Christian Consume Drinks

According to another Blog here, many have no problem with consuming alcohol. My question to them is: LEGALITIES ASIDE, What is the difference between using, consuming and drinking alcohol or any other non-medical drug?

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 ---Bruce5656 on 12/9/05
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Bruce5656, I'd say that your point is correct...there is NO difference between consuming alcohol and other street drugs.
I dont know how any Christian could advocate something that plays a role in so many murders, rapes, assaults, car wrecks and so many other evils.
---Todd1 on 5/27/08

As a street minister and seeing the damage to people from alcohol all I can say is "why would a Christian want to comsume something that has damned so many peoples lives??
---Terry on 4/1/06

Easy they do not care. What is most important is their happiness. They will blame the other person for being deficient and excuse themselves.
---Samuel on 5/27/08

(1) Other non-medical drugs are ILLEGAL and we are to obey the laws of the land. (2) Alcohol can be used in moderation and it will not adversely affect you- the same can not be said for most drugs. BeckyH

1.True Liquer is a legal narcotic designed to dull the senses and make us less able to think.

2. False liquer does not cure anything. It destroys parts of the brain. Drugs that cure us of a disease may have some side effects. But Liquer is designed to make us stupid.
---Samuel on 5/27/08

I have had friends and relative killed by drunk drivers. I have seen people use alcohol to replace accepting JESUS. This industry leads directly to the death of thousands and indirectly to the death of thousands more.

Pro 20:1 Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
---Samuel on 5/27/08

I don't drink any alcoho and the reason is that I don't like anything that is not sweet, but if people drink in moderation, there is nothing wrong with it.

My father used to like his glass of wine after dinner. He never over done it and never got drunk.
---Caring on 5/27/08

I have no problem having a drink once and awhile. I do have friends that this is not acceptable and out of love would never bring out a bottle of wine. In the scriptures it never says wine/alcohol is sinful..but it says over and over that getting drunk is. Just like eating is not a sin..but eating till you are sick is. I do think there are some of us that are more likely to enjoy it too much and if you are that type..then it would probably be a good idea to refrain from sipping. :)
---melanie on 5/27/08

1) Drinking alcohol is NOT a sin.
2) Getting drunk IS a sin.

However, if you do not do #1, you'll never get to #2. I quit years ago and never went back. I've seen too much destruction.
---Greyrider on 5/27/08

I find it very interesting that all those who support the use of alcohol have avoided this question. Becky, I said legalites aside. This is about what a drug does to you not about what is legal. Just because it is called legal does not make it right. There are countries in which it is legal to smoke marijuina (sp?) does that make it ok for christians in those countries to use it? If not, WHY?
---Bruce5656 on 5/27/08

There are several differences. (1) Other non-medical drugs are ILLEGAL and we are to obey the laws of the land. (2) Alcohol can be used in moderation and it will not adversely affect you- the same can not be said for most drugs.
---BeckyH on 10/5/07

As a street minister and seeing the damage to people from alcohol all I can say is "why would a Christian want to comsume something that has damned so many peoples lives??
---Terry on 4/1/06

Point is Rebecca you don't know who will go to hell and who won't. Stop being the JUDGE! As I said before if you get to heaven you can speak to Samson.
---thomas on 4/1/06

Rebecca are you saying that 2 Christians could be smokers but if one thinks that smoking is not a sin that person will not go to hell, but if the only person thinks that it IS a sin then that person WILL go to hell?
---f.f. on 4/1/06

samson is listed in the hall of faith in Heb 11:32 he is not in hell but there is nothing wrong with warning people about going there thats tough love the kind jesus has, it took that kind of love for God to put his son on the cross for you, if you hurt someones feelings but save them from eternity in hell you done a great deed.exzucuh
---Exzucuh on 3/31/06

Thomas; if a person's heart isn't right with God, you better believe they're going to hell. Anyone can go to hell. It is their choice to go there or heaven. God has made a way for us to go to heaven, all we have to do is follow him, and obey him. If a person doesn't obey God and trust him, how are they going to heaven? If any sin goes unrepented, we will be held accountable for that one sin. Regardless of what it is.
---RebeccaD on 3/31/06

1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.1 Timothy 3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;exzucuh
---Exzucuh on 3/31/06

To Rebecca D., I wish you would refraim from saying anyone will go to hell? You simply don't know who will or who won't go to hell. I shuddered when you condemned Samson by saying he went to hell. This is a most severe judgement on your part.
---Thomas on 3/31/06

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If a person thinks it is a sin to consume one drink, then yes to them it is wrong and if they do drink and not repent (because they know in their heart for it to be wrong) then they will go to hell. But if a person drinks and doesn't feel bad or isn't condemned, then to them it isn't wrong. What is wrong to me, maybe isn't wrong to someone else. God has to show a person what is right and what is wrong in his eyes and in his time. Thomas your mean.
---Rebecca_D on 3/23/06

That's right blame everything on satan and then nobody else is to blame.
---Thomas on 3/23/06

I do not think that you would go to hell for having a drink, but as a recovered alcoholic, I believe that we should not drink. I would not want someone that I witness to see that because that may cause them to stumble. I need to be a good witness for those that need help.
---Randy_Allen on 3/23/06

Would a person go to hell for taking a drink? I doubt it. If a man with a family drinks and lets his family do without food, clothes, and any other necessity I absolutely believe he sins.
---Thomas on 3/22/06

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Keep to the question??? ANY alcohol and ANY drug ingested, in any amount, affects the brain cells.. there is NO difference..all drugs and alcohol have a side effect..we need Jesus, not drugs or alcohol to give us peace and joy..I am fullFILLED and filled FULL with His spirit, and that is all I need or desire..
---karin on 2/17/06

Dory ... I do not fight for the right to drink wine. I have that right already. As MP says, there is nothing in scripture to tell me not to, there is no civil law to tell me not to, as I am of age.
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/13/05

2. I have nothing to fight for on this issue as I am a total abstainer and intend to remain so but I cannot say that scripture condemns something that it does not. Everything that God gave us is good, but man abuses much of what God has given and alcohol is one of those things which is much abused. That makes the abuser wrong, not the alcohol.
---M.P. on 12/13/05

1. Dory Lory I agree that there seems to be a lot of 'fighting' over this issue but I think that those of us (Alan and myself to name 2) who believe that scripture does not say that alcohol is wrong only say what we say because we do not like to see scripture misquoted.
---M.P. on 12/13/05

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Alan, yes you do because of your interpretation of Scripture. But there sure is a lot of arguing going on about this lately. :)
---DoryLory on 12/12/05

DoryLory ... Jesus made wine, He drank it, Paul said drink it. And why do you suggest that Christians "fight for the right to drink wine"? I have never seen a Christian fighting for that right ... there is no need to fight for it, because we have the right already.
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/12/05

Be lead by the Spirit. If the Spirit tells you to drink a gallon of wine, do it. If the Spirit tell you to abstain and be sober minded at all times, do it.
---mike on 12/12/05

Alan - there isn't a passage to quote that says "you should not drink wine." But it does say that wine is a mocker (Proverbs 20:1) and that God will not be mocked (Galatians 6:7).

Because even a moderate amount of alcohol causes a physical effect on the body, it seems to me that it should be common sense for Christians to want to abstain from it. This idea of Christians fighting for the right to drink wine makes no sense at all to me.
---DoryLory on 12/12/05

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Please will someone show where Jesus said we should not drink wine.
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/12/05

Alcohol is a highly addictive drug - the most commonly used and abused drug in the world and even moderate intake can cause dizziness and talkativeness.

The Bible says - "Do not get drunk on wine ... Instead be filled with the Spirit." (Ephesians 5:18). Drunkenness is not Satan's creation. It's nothing but another one of his counterfeits to distract from the better things that God has for us.
---DoryLory on 12/12/05

I agree with Bruce what is the difference if after a long day at work I come home to relax with a drink, or if i come home to relax with a toke off a joint. I don't have to get stoned just enough to take the edge off. There is no difference. I should come home and relax with God and things that please him.
---bethie on 12/12/05

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