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 advocating for moderation are frustrated with the many, who declare that there is not one positive statement about drinking alcohol in the whole Bible despite what others think. Those warning against drinking appear to be sincerely concerned for those contending for moderate drinking. With all honesty, Christians must allow God’s Word to answer these questions.
Listen to the position advocating moderate drinking. Their points are made 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…
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