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Drinking wine and moderation
Posted On 04/13/2017 12:59:05 by PastorZomok


Sometimes new Christians will ask a question about drinking wine and alcoholic beverages.  Is it ok or sinful?  The answer to these questions are relatively easy.  It is a question of moderation.  The improper use of any food, drink, or medication can cause problems.  

In the scriptures we find verses that plainly say wine is ok to drink.  In Genesis 14:18 we hear about the mighty Melchizedek bringing forth bread and wine (Yayin) to Abram (Abraham) and his companions.  "Yayin" is a fermented drink and listed about 130 times in the Hebrew scriptures, despite this we see that generations earlier old man Noah consumed too much of this "yayin" and was drunk.  Noah was not exercising moderation!  God gave mankind wine to make people glad (Psalm 104:15), but it is something to use properly.  And take note that these verses are not about grape juice.  Grape juice is not a mocker but wine can be (see Proverbs 20:1).

In the New Testament we find a similar pattern.  We see at the wedding in Cana that Jesus produced a good deal of wine (oinos).  This was not grape juice.  A small amount of wine was even recommended due to its medicinal properties (see 1 Timothy 5:21), but Paul Shaul also warned about overindulging in drinking (Galatians 5:21).  As one can see it is a matter of proper use and moderation.

Pastor Zomok


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04/17/2017 14:32:10



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04/13/2017 15:16:09

True.....

What is also true is, When changes start being made in you, you may continue to drink, or, you will quit......The Lord is making those changes, for you to be what He wants you to be....I used to drink, but then....I quit.....It's been many years now, since I've had any alcohol, of any kind, other than wine, and it's been over 5 years since I had any wine....

God Bless!





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