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Can Christians Drink Wine

Is it okay for a Christian married couple to drink wine alone together for the purpose of less inhibited intimacy?

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 ---mary35 on 8/31/07
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First, the Bible does not condemn the drinking of wine. However, it clearly condemns drunkeness. Second, real uninhibited intimacy is never achieved by introducing some substance with the ability to make you lose control. Real intimacy is the result of growing in the depth of your love and trust for each other.
---Mike on 5/7/08

JoeMcDaniel, let's get this straight. Are you accusing me of mocking Jesus by saying he did not manufacture poisonous (intoxicating) beverages that destroy brain cells, promote psoriasis, cause cancer, kidney failure... and death? He wouldn't even drink Himself-Mk 15:23.
---Geoff on 9/16/07

Joe, hon I agree with u and it wasn't for u dear it I just put it out there and I still stand by on what I said. I don't mean to offend u dear one. I was putting out what I believe like everybody else did.
---ANN on 9/16/07

Ann: Please don't Twist the Context! I NEVER said I wouldn't 'Offer' wine to others. I said I would not 'Demand' others to drink. Do You Push People to Consume Alcohol?

Geoff: I like the way you Cut Short the Glory of Christ, Claiming that HE was UNABLE to Create Fermented wine. How Absurd that you Mock my Jesus in such a manner. I pray you may Seek Understanding, and FLEE your False Doctrine Teachers.
---JoeMcDaniel on 9/16/07

The Bible commentarors on this say it was wine - a weaker wine then what we might have, but it was fermented grape juice.

If it were not so - it would explicitely say new wine!

you cannot put new wine into old wine skins - they knew the difference

and guess what else - I bet Jesus enjoyed a good cup of wine
---andre5846 on 9/15/07

Anyone whom God has chosen for special duties Such as>> Ministers, prophets, deacons, bishops, is to stay away from filthy liquor. For all the rest, it is between the believer and God. But I would certainly, undoubtly, pray about it.
---catherine on 9/15/07

InimicusStultitiae, strong drink is not an issue with me because I don't use it. It is a problem for users though.
Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
---Geoff on 9/14/07

JoeMcDaniel, making an offering is not drinking it, but pouring it out-Gen 35:14, Ex 30:9, Num 28:7-8, 2 Ki 16:13, Is 57:6, Jer 7:18... BTW, how do you distinguish alcoholic wine from grape juice in the Bible? Are you going to tell us there was no grape juice in the Bible? How about the juice Jesus made? It didn't have a chance to ferment-Jn 2:1-11.
---Geoff on 9/14/07

JoeMcDaniel "Grape Juice" is not in the Bible. Do you know the difference between fermented wine and grape juice wine? Likewise meat (flesh food) and meat (food in general)?
---Geoff on 9/14/07

You say u would not offer other wine, Did Jesus not command that we should remember the blood of the new testament that he spilled for the forgiveness of our sins, by drinking wine everytime we came together and to do this remembrance of Him. So u should offer wine to those who u followship with, whenever u come together.
---ANN on 9/14/07

God Commanded Wine to be given as an offering of 'Sweet Savor' unto Him. Abundant Wine was a part of God's Promises, along with Milk and Honey. Christ made the BEST WINE Ever Known (NOT Grape Juice). STUDY what ALL is Biblically said about it. ABUSE of Alcohol is Condemned. Personally, I'm not a conosseur of the stuff, neither would I Demand folks to consume it. As stated, 'It is GOOD to leave it ALONE', but having 'A Glass of Wine' is NOT A SIN. What will YOU do when Jesus offers His Bride some Wine?
---JoeMcDaniel on 9/14/07

'Having a Drink' is Not a Bad and Sinful thing, and is NOT Condemned by God.
---JoeMcDaniel on 9/13/07

Do you mean drinking is NOT CONDONED by God? You may have missed Prov 20:1, 23:31, 31:4, Ez 44:21, 1 Tm 3:8, Titus 2:3... There are also NO positive instances of alcoholic wine usage in the Bible. Trouble always follows as it still does today: addiction, psoriasis, liver failure, cancer, and alcohol related deaths...
---Geoff on 9/14/07

JoeMcDaniel, please consider Isaiah 28:7

But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way, the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink, they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
---Geoff on 9/14/07

Why is drinking wine even an issue with you?
---InimicusStultitiae on 9/13/07

Neither the Father nor the Son has ever Condemned the consumption of Alcoholic Beverages, THAT'S usually done by Fat Gluttonous Preachers! With DRUNKENNESS Condemned right along side GLUTTONY, HOW can a Big Greasy Twelve-Sandwich-Eating Slouch-Bloat Preacher condemn a glass of Wine? I don't deny that Total Abstinance is a Good thing, which will NEVER lead to Drunkenness, but 'Having a Drink' is Not a Bad and Sinful thing, and is NOT Condemned by God.
---JoeMcDaniel on 9/13/07

Mary, I love sharing a bottle of wine with my husband as part of an intimate "date". And it is wonderfully conducive to our time together. We have four children and it is good to relax and enjoy an evening with my husband.

This is not the same as going out (or in) and getting roaring drunk - which really is not fun for either of us.
---lorra8574 on 9/4/07

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Mary: I understand the need to "get away" from the cares of the day if you desire to be intimate with your husband. Needing alcohol to help you do that can lead to addictive behavior and thinking. Use healthier alternatives. Take a walk together, shower, bubble bath, light candles and play classical or romantic music, give each other a massage with aromatic oils, etc.
---Trish9863 on 9/4/07

Mary, next time you want a cozy, enjoyable time, try candles, drinking water or grapejuice, and taking a warm bath or shower together first. You will skip all the negative side effects of alcohol like cirrhosis of the liver, cancer and destroyed brain cells.
---Geoff on 9/4/07

I think I need to clarify something. When I said less inhibited intimacy what I really meant was just to be able to relax more and allowing myself to enjoy the intimacy and not be so tense with the worries of the daily life (3 small busy kids) amongst other things. I know drunkeness is wrong and when I have gotten to that point I feel convicted by it. I have a really uptight and nervous personality so my husband appreciates it when we can have a little wine to loosen me up some.
---mary35 on 9/4/07

Drinking wine is okay, if one does not get drunk. Needing wine to make intimacy less inhibited is creating a problem where there should not be one. A married couple should feel free to express their love for each other physically, without inhibition. This takes time, and patience. If a couple is having problems after an exerted effort, I suggest marital therapy.
---Trish9863 on 9/3/07

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Christ saved the best till last for a good reason as only good things can come from him. If you have good wine then save it for a special occassions/aniversries, for the stomake sake, weddings, communion or don't bother to drink at all.

P.S Never get drunk or you'll fall into the path of the adverary or better still abstain all together!
---Carla5754 on 9/2/07

The very first miracle that Jesus ever did (on record) was to turn water into wine. If he didn't want people drinking it, he never would have made it.

(And no, it was NOT grape juice - English, and Greek and Hebrew all have distinct words for wine and juice, and the word used here was NOT the word for juice).
---Mark on 9/2/07

Mima: The couple who wanted to drink wine in the bedroom was very blind and in need of understanding and wisdom . This is why Christians should stay away from strong drinks. Strong drink is a mocker,deceiver and usually lead to wrong acts and thoughts. When this happens ,we have entered over into sin. In other words, don't play with fire, it will burn you.
---Robyn on 9/1/07

A bit of wine can make the "spirit merry." I think that married couples are in need of all the merry spirit they can get, especially if it helps their love to grow. :-)
---Andrea_Maria on 9/1/07

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I was once asked this very question by one of my closest friends. This friend happened to be a lady, and she wanted to know what I thought about this(drinking wine with her husband in their bedroom) I was totally floored by this question at that time. I knew the couple very well. I was at a loss for words then and I am at alost for words now!!!
---Mima on 9/1/07

I don't know about wine but this Corrona is pretty good. I peronaly dont think theres anything wrong with alchohol being drank by christians. How ever it is clear that drunkiness is not allowed. But even then does alchohol make you sin, no. All alchohol does is lower inhabitian, so it brings out whats already there. so if you have a hate filled heart, you might spend a night in jail If thats the case then, no, don't drink. don't put yourself in a posision where you might damage your testimony
---Adam on 9/1/07

---Andrea on 9/1/07

The Bible says it is o.k. to have a little wine for the stomachs sake. It does not condemn the drinking of wine, however, It does speak of being sober and vigilant, and strongly condemns drunkeness.
---Whisper on 9/1/07

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Less inhibited intimacy doesn't come from a bottle. It comes from a loving commitment to each other and a complete trust. What you are doing is one of the worse reasons to drink. You need to search yourselves to find the reasons you can't be intimately free without wine. Drinking wine for this reason may well be a sin.
---Darlene_1 on 9/1/07

Drinking alcoholic beverages has always been a matter of personal choice and is not a sin, but if there is a predisposition to alcoholism in either of your families I do not recommend it.

There are better techniques to employ to enhance intimate relations in a state of full mental cognisance as opposed to fumbling around in degenerated mental state. I takes a degree of mutual self study and practice but the results can keep your marriage vibrant.
---notlaw99 on 9/1/07

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