Should Christians Drink Alcohol?

Should Christians consume alcohol?

Is drinking alcohol sinful? Should Christians abstain from alcohol? Some Christians think drinking is no big deal. Others wouldn’t touch a bottle of beer with a ten foot pole or even sniff food cooked with alcohol. See what the Bible has to say about it.

Is It a Sin for Christians to Drink Alcohol?

3 thoughts on “Should Christians Drink Alcohol?”

  1. Does the Bible stay specifically that Jesus drank wine? I know that he turned the water into wine, and attended celebrations where there was wine, but I was just curious if you’ve found scripture backing up that He drank wine.

    I personally don’t think it is a problem if Christians drink wine, but I also believe that we should be wise as serpents and harmless as doves and set a Godly example, whether in public or in private. A glass on our anniversary – ok. In our home privately, once in awhile may be ok. Our personal conviction is that it’s permissible but for the most part we stay away from it for obvious reasons. We would never want anyone to stumble on account of our actions, so better not. Our body is the temple of God, so we need to take care of it physically, spiritually and every other way. Also because we’re human, some things can become habits. There are so many problems in the world due to alcohol, the best is to stay clear of it completely. Besides I am now a grandma and very proud of that. That’s one more HUGE reason to set that Godly example and live as long as you can with a healthy body so you can enjoy your grandbaby.

  2. This is an interesting topic. I think that everyone should be free to make their own decisions and that what they decide is between them and God. If God has convinced you that what you are doing is harmful, then you should stop. Many proponents of wine talk about the benefits. What the wine companies fail to mention is that the same benefits can be gained by drinking non-alcoholic drinks. I think most Christians can agree that drinks like vodka which have a higher percentage of alcohol should be avoided. Alcohol has done so much damage in our society, even those who drink moderately cause problems. I think this is a relevant topic because alcohol sales always go up when times get bad. Women who COULD become pregnant shouldn’t drink because of the risk. You don’t know you’re pregnant until several weeks after conception. I know someone who recently went to the hospital and found out she was 37 weeks pregnant and going into labor. Finally, I disagree with the assertion that Jesus drank wine. We should follow his example. Here is my reasoning: Jesus is the lamb of God, lambs for sacrifice were to be carefully checked for any blemishes. If Jesus was our sacrifice, then he had to be perfect in every way. Alcohol would have compromised this because it causes damage in the body, especially the brain, which we should keep clear at all times because that’s how God communicates his will to us. If someone thinks they can drink once in a while, I’m okay with that, but people who drink and get drunk on a regular basis clearly aren’t christians because they aren’t taking care of their body.

  3. I agree with you, Grandma E. I think Christians should be able to enjoy a glass of wine in private. But if it causes someone else to stumble I think Scripture clearly prohibits it. I also agree with you, Ken, that if someone is abusing it they’re committing sin. I don’t know that I’d go so far as to say that someone who gets drunk regularly isn’t a Christian – that’s between them and God. Maybe it’s an issue they’re trying to get under control but haven’t been able to handle.

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