There is no ambigouity in regard to what the Bible teaches on the issue of alchohol use.This apparent confusion that we see among various Christian groups is all due to personal benefits and excuses to make way for alchohol use.This political behaviour is proving extremely dangerous for our upcoming generations, who find no harm in getting drunk for the sake of show off and fashion.The Bible is clear that drunkards will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
1- Corinthians 6:9-10 says,
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Romans 13:13 has another warning about drunkenness:
“Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.”
“Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler, And whoever is led astray by it is not wise”.
Isaiah addresses the effects of drunkenness by writing, “But they also have erred through wine, And through intoxicating drink are out of the way; The priest and the prophet have erred through intoxicating drink, [priests were not allowed to drink at all – Leviticus 10:9] They are swallowed up by wine, They are out of the way through intoxicating drink; They err in vision, they stumble in judgment” (Isaiah 28:7).
THERE IS MORE SCRIPTURE CONDEMNING THE USE OF ALCHOHOLIC BEVERAGES THAN WILL BE FOUND ON THE SUBJECT OF LYING,ADULTERY,SWEARING,CHEATING,HYPOCRISY,PRIDE,OR EVEN BLASPHEMY.
The Bible passages which clearly forbids drinking:
“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”
Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If a man or woman wants to make a special vow, a vow of separation to the LORD as a Nazirite, he must abstain from wine and other fermented drink and must not drink vinegar made from wine or from other fermented drink…’
When Samson was dedicated to the Lord, he was not to drink alcohol.
“Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean,”
“Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine.”
“Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks”,()
And these also stagger from wine and reel from beer:” Priests and prophets stagger from beer and are befuddled with wine; they reel from beer, they stagger when seeing visions, they stumble when rendering decisions.”()
In Jeremiah 35, the prophet is told to honour the Recabites for abstaining from alcohol-
But they replied,
“We do not drink wine, because our forefather Jonadab son of Recab gave us this command: ‘Neither you nor your descendants must ever drink wine.’”
“Jonadab son of Recab ordered his sons not to drink wine and this command has been kept. “To this day they do not drink wine, because they obey their forefather’s command. But I have spoken to you again and again, yet you have not obeyed me.”
In reforming Temple worship, God requires this of His priests- “No priest is to drink wine when he enters the inner court.”
There is only one guaranteed way to avoid drunkenness, and that’s to not start drinking.Truthfully, God would never condone social drinking because it can lead to drunkenness, which the Bible says, no drunkard will enter into the kingdom of heaven 1- Corinthians 6:9-10.
Why would God condone alcohol in anyone’s life when it could lead to separation from Him? Statistically, if the Bible is correct (we know it is), one out of twelve people in this world are on their way to hell just because they are a drunkard. And it all started with one social drink!
Lets spread this message of awareness to our Christian brothers and sisters to abstain from getting into this false notion of drinking for the purpose of merrymaking or show off, this is totally against Christian living.