10 Reasons why Christians Shouldn’t Drink – I want to talk about something else that is on my heart as well. I want to talk about why as a Christian you should not drink. The Original Greek for wine,kainos (καινός) #G2537 – neos, (νέος) #G3501, new wine, The Word usage gives an idea of an uncommon or unheard of type of wine. Not to mention, it also means it was freshly made. It is a juice, a non-fermented, new wine is never fermented, so it means a juice. This is talking about where Jesus turned water to wine see John 2:1-11. Below are 10 Reasons why Christians Shouldn’t Drink.
10 Reasons Why Christians Shouldn’t Drink
1. It ruins your testimony
It can ruin your testimony you have for Christ. How you can witness for Christ then go around taking a drink, even just a small drink. It looks bad on you and your witness for Christ.
2. It’s addictive
Drinking is addictive. Before you know it becomes an easy habit and you will always want to have a drink for one reason or another. Soon you will become dependent on the alcohol. We usually use drinking as an escape clause, instead of turning to Jesus. When we do this, we say Jesus is not important and not first in our life.
3. Imperative you
It can impair you, cause a cloud of judgement or thinking. You are not able to thinking straight, even with the tiniest amount of drink. It will cause you to stumble. It will cause you to say stuff you will regret, do stuff you regret too. Even one drink will weaken you.
4. Drink pleasures the flesh
Acts against the flesh is a sin. Drink is pleasuring the flesh. You begin to lust after the drink and want it more than you do anything with God. After all our bodies are a temp of God. God said be sober-minded!
5. Drinking leads to drunkenness
Drinking can lead to you wanting to drink more and more. The more you drink the greater the chances of you becoming drunk and wanting more to drink.
6. Destroys families/friends/relationships
It can destroy your relationships such as your friends and family. It can cause separation and anxiety between you and them. The drinking often will cause you to do things you don’t realize you did or say things you didn’t realize you said all because you are not being sober-minded and are impaired. Once we do things and or say things it is hard to take them back.
7. It can kill you or others
Drinking can lead to you killing someone else or you being killed. According to Project Know, there are 79,000 deaths each year in the United States dealing with Alcohol.
8. Lead others to drink
If your kids see you drink, they will drink. Also, how can you enforce or tell your children not to drink, when you drink yourself? You will be saying do as I say, not as I do. As a parent you have to set the example to your child. You cannot tell your child not to drink, if you are drinking yourself! Plus, if you claim that you are a Christian and other people see you drinking, they will think it is okay to drink too. They won’t see a difference between you and them.
9. Destroys body
It can destroy your body by damaging your kidneys, liver and other organs. Did you know that they use Aldehydes in most drinks, that is also used in formaldehyde which is a form of a liquid preservative animals and parts, but not our organs. It also dehydrates and takes stuff away from your body. Alcohol gets rid of the water supply, nutrients, B Vitamins, calcium, magnesium and even potassium too. It also affects your digestive system and blood system too. Plus damages your brain.
10. Cost money
It cost money, money. Money that could be well spent on the family, tithes, helping others that need help instead. Often people will buy a drink over buying needs for the home. Most would rather buy some booze over much-needed food. Not to mention, it is an expensive habit. We will tend to get behind on bills so we can have that next drink.
Bible references for 10 Reasons why Christians Shouldn’t Drink
Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler, And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
31 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it swirls around smoothly; 32 At the last it bites like a serpent, And stings like a viper. 33 Your eyes will see strange things, And your heart will utter perverse things. 34 Yes, you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, Or like one who lies at the top of the mast, saying: 35 “They have struck me, but I was not hurt; They have beaten me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake, that I may seek another drink?”
Woe to those who rise early in the morning, That they may follow intoxicating drink; Who continue until night, till wine inflames them!
Do not mix with winebibbers, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
Romans 14:21 NKJV
It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,
“Do not drink wine or intoxicating drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations,
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
2 Corinthians 6:17
Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
10 Reasons why Christians Shouldn’t Drink as listed above give us good reasons why we as Christians should avoid any kind of intoxicating drink(s).
Don’t buy the lies of the devil
The devil can and will use your impairment to his advantage and cause you to stumble even more too. Do not allow that to happen to you because it will ruin your testimony. By drinking it is the same thing as, dragging our Saviors name in the mud. Save your children and future generations of your family by simply not drinking! Just don’t drink! Satan will tell you it is okay and will tell you just one sip is okay. It is a lie from hell itself. Don’t buy into it! Drinking shows you have no trust for God and rely on the drink. Yet the list above is just a small factor of reasons why not to drink, there are tons more of reasons why not to drink as well. Also do you want our Savior to come back for us and He found you with drink or drunk?
Fermented is rotten!
When you look at the word fermented, it actually means rotten. Not to mention, Jesus wouldn’t make rotten things! What he made was new, something that was never seen before or tasted before. If Jesus did make the wine fermented, then He was contributing to drunkenness and thus making Him no longer sinless. Since some of those guest could have already been drunk and drinking fermented wine would have caused them to become drunker or if they were border line or not even tipsy as we say, then it could increase the state of being drunk. If Jesus was to do this, then He was going against all the teaching about being drunk,
I do believe people who try to say otherwise are just justifying their sin against God and will continue to live in this open sin and rebel against a Holy and Just God.
Check out this video on why Christian’s shouldn’t drink
By Chaplain Bill Rhetts
The title for this video is Should Christians drink alcohol? Here is a Biblical response, and why.
This is a response by Chaplain Bill when this video was posted on Two Wine Theory page done by Justin Breeden
I made an err in this video, I forgot to include one Biblical account, and some other talking points (a criteria to go by). Therefore my below written preface to this video is below.
In this message I discuss four arguments (or alleged Biblical excuses) that many ‘believers’ give, to justify their alcohol consumption.
I then give a Biblical response to each of them. I also confess that I too once gave many of these same excuses myself.
Correction at time stamp 21:00: That wine which Jesus refused to drink in Matt 27:34, was just moments ‘prior’ to His crucifixion. However I failed to mention a second incident in my message. The ‘second’ time they placed a sponge of vinegar (KJV), or “sour wine” to His mouth, was in John 19:28-30. This was done only as a fulfillment of prophecy. Where it was foretold in the O.T. that the Lord would suffer from a severe dry mouth (Psalm 22:15.) Nevertheless the Lord did not make alcohol, nor did He drink it.
Some of you might pull the “that’s legalism” card. If that’s you, please watch this commentary on what legalism is, and what it is not.
I failed to mention some other points in this video. Fact is in many cases it can be a sin to drink, even without being “drunk.” Following are some of them.
- Are you drinking against the conviction of the Holy Spirit?
- Does it cause others to stumble (Remember what Jesus said about that?)
- Does it bring an offense to the brethren?
- Does it cause you to commit sins (or crimes,) that you would not have, had you not been drinking?
- Does it harm your body, the temple of the Holy Spirit?
- Are you addicted?
- Does it affect your mind like drugs?
- Does it make you methusko?
- Is it destroying your marriage?
- Is it destroying your testimony?
Or as Dr. MacArthur said ~
- Is it necessary?
- Is it spiritually beneficial?
- Does it bring honor to Christ?
“Watch for the guys even in our own church. Who are the loudest and most vehement in defending these kinds of things. And you just look and tell me, are they the Godliest among us. Are they the ones that you want to pattern your life after. Are they the ones that set the standard. Are they the ones that when you see them, you feel convicted. Or are they the ones… (that compromise.) Pastor Tim Conway.
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First published May 7, 2013. Last republished or updated on May 11, 2017.
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