Sunday Study: Christians and Alcohol
Proverbs 31:6-7: Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to those who are bitter of heart. Let him drink and forget his poverty, And remember his misery no more.
Those who think that Christians can drink alcohol are mistaken.
Modern medical science has now made it known that the slightest drop of alcohol is injurious to health. This is means that the slightest drop of alcohol ingested is too much and amount to drunkenness.
There is a difference between drunken stupor. When a drop of alcohol enters your body, you are drunk. When it as much as making you tipsy or staggery, then you are in a state of stupor. “Stupor” is the root of the word “stupid”.
In some countries of the world, if 0.0% of alcohol is found in your system while driving, you will be charged for drink driving. Since God is omniscient, does He not know that alcohol is injurious to health? Could He have sanctioned His children drinking something that is injurious to health?
Since alcohol is injurious to the body, tasting it is a deliberate abuse of the body. The Holy Spirit therefore warns “If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are” ( I Corinthians 3:17).