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I have always said in regards to the alcohol question the Bible says for Christians not to be drunk. So what is God’s definition of drunk? Since no one can answer that question the only way to be sure is abstinence.
Brannon, I don’t think that argument is sound. For instance, by the same logic: “What is God’s definition of gluttony? Since no one can answer that question, the only way to be safe is to never eat food.”
The bible has much to say on the topic Brannon.
Only one small example is in this verse- this is just one of many. Proverbs Chapter 31
6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
Did the first miracle of Jesus consist of making kool aid?
But this verse for Brannon
Romans 14:21 – [It is] good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
So, if you want abstinence I would not be a stumbling block for you.
Ephesians 5:18 ESV
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
Proverbs 20:1 ESV
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
Galatians 5:21 ESV
1 Corinthians 6:10 ESV
Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I don’t know about you but this seems pretty serious and not something I will be taking a chance on. Good bless.
God declares in Deuteronomy 14:26
26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,
We also see that ‘new wine’ contained alcohol from such passages as Acts 2:13-15
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
So we see that any reference to wine in the Bible contained alcohol.
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