I need to know what you’re view point is on this. Do you think that it is a sin for born-again, Bible believing Christians to drink alcohol? Is it honestly pleasing to the Lord? Let me know what you think. Talk to ya later.
Good question April! Wine was a drink used quite often in biblical days because of the condition of water. Since wine would ferment and keep for years it was used as a drink but not to access. It was even used as a cure for a sour stomach! 1st Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.
Liquor is used for “mostly” one purpose, to feel good and to escape reality. That’s why Solomon wrote: Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. and also in Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Also consider what will happen to your testimony if you drink around those who are offended by it. That goes for anything that will offend. Except that is, quoting the Word of God to someone who doesn’t want to hear it. 1st Corinthians 8:10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; 8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
As a Christian, my belief is to avoid all temptation whenever possible. Sometimes it isn’t possible, but with the help of God you can at least flee from the temptation. Consider this last verses in closing your answer and see what you think since your asking the question makes me think that you believe there is something wrong with drinking. 1 st Thessalonians 5:21: Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Your Servant in Christ Jesus April,