God’s Opinion About Alcoholism

  • Alcoholism, God's Thoughts (and Mine)

Today we’ll dive into the realm of addiction…

Alcoholism has destroyed countless families, and  once again, God’s thoughts are clear, but not as extreme as some people would like…

Even though the list for “not drinking” can make a lot of sense, the truth is: Jesus and his disciples drank wine (John 2:1-12, Mt. 26:26-30), and all the wine “forbidders” have to deal with that…

Perhaps drinking is not the problem―like eating food can not be blamed for “gluttony”―maybe the issue is excess, abuse, addiction―or the PAIN that causes people to ‘over-drink’ and escape their reality, using wine as a ‘pain killer’ for the soul (to forget the life they hate).

So yes, alcoholism is a sin… whatever the reason behind (boredom or pain), usually boredom for youth and pain for adults.

But don’t confuse ‘drinking wine’ with alcoholism…

That would the same than misquoting “money is the root of all evil” when in reality Paul said: “the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10)

BIG difference―get that wrong and you’ll be broke for life…

​​Words are VERY important. You only have to remove one to change the whole meaning of what God meant…

God’s Opinion of Alcoholism

Pay close attention to God’s thoughts:

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not be drunk with wine, for that is reckless living. But be filled with the Spirit―Eph. 5:17-18

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whoever is deceived by it is not wise―Prov. 20:1

Do not be among winebibbers, among riotous eaters of meat; for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe a man with rags―Proverbs 23:20-21

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has babbling? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long at the wine, those who go to seek mixed wine. Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it swirls around smoothly; at the last it bites like a serpent and stings like a viper. Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart will utter perverse things. Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, or as he who lies upon the top of a mast. “They have stricken me,” you will say, “and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I did not feel it. When will I awake? I will seek it yet again”―Proverbs 23:29-35

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there. Both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Six water pots made of stone were sitting there, used for ceremonial cleansing by the Jews, containing twenty to thirty gallons each. Jesus said to them, “Fill the water pots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. Then He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water that had been turned into wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who drew the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom, and he said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and after men have drunk freely, then the poor wine is served. But you have kept the good wine until now.” This, the first of His signs, Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and He revealed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him―John. 2:1-12

Then He took the cup, and after He gave thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom”―Mt. 26:26-30

So, what are your thoughts about this?

By | 2017-10-04T18:18:17+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Spiritual Fuel|1 Comment

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  1. Randolph W Douglass October 25, 2017 at 3:05 am - Reply

    I once heard someone say “Jesus turned water into wine, and Evangelicals have been trying to turn it back ever since.”
    thought that was funny.
    i personally dont drink, but dont judge others if they do im moderation.
    I do like where Paul instructs us to be filled
    w the Holy Spirit. Thats the real.

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