Alcohol and the Bible

People always question why alcohol is not permitted in a Christian life. The bible does not say that anywhere. However god does go against it because in more than one passage it shows that alcohol ruins relationships, family and usually kills. in the bible age it says that they used alcohol for many uses including antiseptic. What people fail to realize is that the alcohol we have now days compared to then is completely different. They drank wine for a vineyard not vodka and whiskey. The alcohol we have now is added to where it is more alcohol than juice that makes it become alcohol. Christians are against alcohol because it is unhealthy mentally and physically. God wants us to be pure (healthy mentally and physically) Alcohol does the opposite of that. It hurts our body and corrupts our mind. In Deuteronomy 21:20 it states Drinking leads to stubbornness,rebellion,gluttony which brings dishonor to parents. A little further down the page Deuteronomy 29:2-6 states that Abstinence assures a closer walk with God. It does not say we will be condemned to hell if we drink it just says abstinence is a way of coming closer to god. Although alcohol may be fun at the moment your drinking it but after your first drink or so your mind starts going fussy a little at a time. Soon enough you will not understand what you’re doing. From that moment the alcohol has taken over your life… It’s the alcohols choice rather you do adultery on our husband or wife,rather you get in a fight and harm your b or your own kin. In 1 Samuel 25:32-38 and 2 Samuel 13:28-29 both passages state that someone dies due to a drunken fight.  Can you name an accident or someones death/injury that was alcohol related? I can just watch the news. There are too many lives being lost due to alcohol. I can’t say I am perfect because I use to drink a lot before I realized that I was an alcoholic. Has it been a struggle fighting with abstinence? Yes, most defiantly yes but I have also been healthier mentally and physically. I can afford to do the things I enjoy such as photography and riding horses. But the most important thing is my walk with our lord has become so much stronger. In Proverbs 23:32 Gods word warns that liquor eventually harms all who drink. Sure your fine now but how about in 20 years? God doesn’t want drunks to come into heaven and almost 90% of people who drink don’t use alcohol for good use like wine is good for your kidneys to flush things out. In 1 Corinthians 6:10 it says no drunkards shall inherit the kingdom of god.  It doesn’t say anyone who drinks at all can not come into the kingdom it just states that people who get drunk will not inherit the kingdom. I know many older couples who have a drink of wine on special occasions that are faithful Christians. Paul said in the bible ” Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life” Ephesians 5:18.  What we need to remember is Paul words in 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 ” You say I am allowed to do anything–but not everything is good for you. You say I am allowed to do anything-but not everything is beneficial. Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others. If we all lived by that verse the universe would only have deaths by disease and old age.

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