Monday, June 09, 2014

Alcohol: For or Against? (A Reader's Question) - Kevin A. Thompson

Alcohol: For or Against? (A Reader's Question) - Kevin A. Thompson

I don't drink alcohol. Don't like the taste (or smell! You all actually put that stuff in your mouth?!)

But it is clear in the Bible that drinking is not a sin. Drunkenness is (unless you are dieing or poor) but not having a beer or glass of wine with dinner.

I believe Satan used the Temperance Movement (the move to outlaw and vilify all alcoholic consuption) to distract an energized American Church (that had just done away with slavery) from converting the whole country. These sincere Christians spent their energy fighting demon alcohol (which the Bible never calls a demon but equates in some places with blessings) instead of saving their neighbors. Had they evangalized instead of marched they would have acheived the results they were after; a righteous society. Temperance had the opposite affect.

Always search the Bible carefully for what it really says and follow God's ways, not the ways that sound good.

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