Why Christians Should Not Socially Drink Alcohol

  1. Alcohol negatively impairs your thinking and judgment but Christians are responsible for every thought. (2 Cor. 10:5).


  1. Alcohol can lead to habitual drinking and alcoholism but Christians should “not be brought under the power of any.” (1 Cor. 6:12).


  1. Alcohol destroys good health but the bodies of Christians belong to God. (1 Cor. 6:19-20).


  1. Alcohol is illegal and harmful to minors (under 21) and pregnant women but Christians would never participate in harming others ( 10:16).


  1. Alcohol is usually sold in unsavory places but Christians abstain from all appearances of evil (1 Thess. 5:22).


  1. Alcohol causes some to break the law with open containers and drunkenness but Christians are law abiding citizens (1 Pet. 2:13).


  1. Alcohol intoxicates the mind but Christians should be sober and vigilant (1 Pet. 5:8).


  1. Alcohol often causes people to think and behave immorally but Christians are called to holiness (2 Cor. 7:1).


  1. Alcohol usually leads to broken homes/relationships/hearts, jail, bankruptcy, sorrow, and death but the Christian life is joy ( 4:4).


  1. Alcohol drinking parties (mild and wild) encourage others to drink but Christians are good neighbors would never encourage others to participate (1 Pet. 4:1-4).


“Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine….At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder” (Pr. 23:29-30,32).

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