Originally posted on Seeing God's Breath:
Some see nothing wrong with drunkenness and others believe all drinking is sinful. Some make grand defenses of drinking in moderation more so than they have ever done in proclaiming Jesus Christ. Those who declare that there is not one positive statement about drinking alcohol in the Bible despite frustrate those advocating for moderation. Those warning against drinking are apparent concerned for those contending for moderate drinking. With all honesty, Christians must allow God’s Word to answer these questions.
Listen to those advocating moderate drinking. Their points are in the following questions: Did not the high priest Melchizedek honor Abraham with bread and wine (Gen 14:18)? Why does God tell the Israelites to drink wine and similar drink while rejoicing before the LORD (Deut 14:26, cf. Isa 55:1, Amos 9:14)? Why does Psalm 104:15 approve of wine that causes one to be glad? Why does God command drink offerings of wine (Num 15:5-10)? Why does Proverbs…
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