Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Christians and alcohol

العربية: مجموعة مشروبات كحولية. Català: Divers...
العربية: مجموعة مشروبات كحولية. Català: Diverses begudes alcohòliques. Cymraeg: Rhai diodydd alcoholig traddodiadol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A returning issue on Christian platforms is the matter of alcohol, some conservative Christians saying Christians should not drink alcohol. They seem to forget that Jesus and his disciples all drank alcohol.

In the United States it might be a real problem those alcoholic drinks and people not able to keep measures. For Americans being it an important question for our time having millions and millions of Americans been brutalized and devastated by the abuse of alcohol, it should not give them the right to damn the alcoholic drank.

Drunkenness has been of all time. People got also drunk in the Bible. There was such a thing as “strong drink” beginning in ancient times. Having some American pastors telling their flock that  the wine that Jesus made was almost non-alcoholic is far-fetched.

Those preachers also forget that Jesus liberated the people. Since his offering and God accepting Jesus as spotless lamb as a ransom for the sins of man “Everything is permissible” in such a way that everybody has to remember that not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive.

1Co 10:18-32 KJ2000  Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?  (19)  What do I say then? that the idol is anything, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is anything?  (20)  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I would not that you should have fellowship with demons.  (21)  You cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: you cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of demons.  (22)  Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?  (23)  All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.  (24)  Let no man seek his own, but every man another's good.  (25)  Whatsoever is sold in the meat market, that eat, asking no question for conscience’s sake:  (26)  For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.  (27)  If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and you be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience’s sake.  (28)  But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that showed it, and for conscience’s sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof:  (29)  Conscience, I say, not your own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged by another man's conscience?  (30)  For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?  (31)  Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.  (32)  Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
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