Should Christians Drink Alcohol? (Part 2)


The question of whether Christians should drink alcohol has wrung down through the ages. The Apostle Paul is famously quoted as saying in 1 Corinthians 10:23, “‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say—but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything—but not everything is constructive.”

Needless to say, this is one of the more thornier issues in the church. But is shouldn’t be. The Bible teaches that wine gladdens our hearts, according to Psalm 104:15. In moderation, of course.

There are plenty of cautions against drunkenness, though (Prov. 20:1, 23:31-35; Gal. 5:20-21; Eph. 5:18; 1 Pet. 4:3). So much foolishness can occur with alcohol, if one lets it control oneself, or to try and get a buzz off of it. If one has alcoholic tendencies, one should refrain, just like if one struggles with pornography, one should be careful to avoid this sin.

The Bible tells a story at the end of Genesis 19. Lot is impregnates his two daughters, who get him drunk, leading to this despicable situation.


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