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Miyerkules, Setyembre 19, 2007

Drink or not to drink?


A friend in the internet wrote a comment in my answered in one of the question in YA. This is what he sends me. Drinking wine and liquor is not a sin; the bible only prohibited you to become a drunkard, so your claimed has no basis. And also why Jesus turns the water into wine if it is prohibited (1 Corinthians 6:10-11)

And this is my responds to his comment.

1Corinthians 6:9-11Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God”

In 1Corinthians 6:10-11 Saint Paul was talking to the early Christian, we will see on that verses that he only mention “ some wrong doing” and telling them (early Christian) that some of them are like that before, right! As a Christian we must be clean in the eyes of the Lord, so to avoid committing sin we must avoid where a sin starts. like what Paul wrote in Thessalonians;

1Thesalonians 5:22 abstain from every form of evil.

When we drink liquor there is a possibility that we will get drunk and become drunkards, so to avoid being drunkards we should get away from drinking liquor, right!

another verse;

Eph 5:18 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;

So there is already appearance of evils in drinking liquor, you might be get drunk and involve in a riot, so avoid it, as it was written in 1Thesalonians 5:22.

“also why Jesus turns the water into wine if it is prohibited” This is what you had said, you had a point here but you are using a wrong argument. First of all, we must know how many kinds of wine there was, I would like to quote this verse

Luke 5:37-39 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

In this verses it is said WINE, but if we look closely we will see that there are two kinds of wine that being mentioned in the verses, new and an old wine. So the next question is which kinds of wine that can be drink by His people?

Obviously! It is the new one, which you will not be intoxicated or get drunk, unlike the alcohol you are talking about and I would like to cite this verse

Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

See that in Luke 1:15, WINE or STRONG DRINK.

In the bible it is not specific whether it is a new wine or old wine, however you yourself know what kind of wine was used in the verses.



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