DRINKING OF ALCOHOL!
WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT DRINKING ALCOHOL
If as a Christian you are still arguing for a little alcohol, you need help URGENTLY!!!
THE TRUTH YOU SHOULD KNOW;
In the Old Testament kings and priests were not to take alcohol; others could do. For those who were allowed to take alcohol in the Old Testament they were not to take it excessively. That was in the Old Testament. However, even in the Old Testament, priests and kings were not to take alcohol (Prov 31:4).
And in so many instances, alcohol are for those that wanted to destroy their soul and body and it was out rightly condemned for people that love their God.
*Psalm 75:8 – The Lord’s anger is pictured as mixed wine poured out and drunk by the wicked.
*Proverbs 4:17 – Alcoholic drink is called the wine of violence.
*Proverbs 20:1 – Wine is a mocker,strong drink is raging.
*Proverbs 23:19-20 – A wise person will not be among the drinkers of alcoholic beverages.
*Proverbs 23:21 -Drunkenness causes
*Proverbs 23:29-30.- Drinking causes
woe, sorrow, fighting, babbling, wounds without cause and red eyes.
*Proverbs 23:31- God instructs not to look at intoxicating drinks.
*Proverbs 23:32 -Alcoholic drinks bite
like a serpent, sting like an adder.
*Proverbs 23:33 – Alcohol causes the drinker to have strange and adulterous thoughts, produces willfulness, and prevents reformation.
*Proverbs 23:34-Alcohol makes the drinker unstable
*Proverbs 23:35 – Alcohol makes the drinker insensitive to pain so he does not perceive it as a warning. Alcohol is habit forming.
*Proverb 31:4-5 – Kings, Princes, and others who rule and judge must not drink alcohol. Alcohol perverts good judgment.
*Proverbs 31:6-7 – Strong drink could be given to those about to perish or those in pain. Better anesthetics are available
In the New Testament, Jesus made all Christians ‘kings and priests’ (Rev 1:6). So, the way kings and priests were not to take alcohol in the Old Testament, the same way it applies in the New Testament. The difference is that in the Old Testament not everyone was a priest or king, but in the New Testament, Christ has made us kings and priests. So, it is no longer about taking a little alcohol, it is all about not taking any alcohol.
The argument by people is that it is not written literary in the Bible that drinking alcohol is not acceptable. These people follow the letter (logos) of the word but the letter killeth (2 Cor 3:6). Between the letters lie deep and eternal truths. Don’t read the Bible from the surface; be opened to truths which the Spirit reveals. It may not support what you always knew or strongly held to, but it will help you live pleasing to God.