By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Should christians drink?
NO, ABSOLUTLEY NOT!!!
The Bible states in:
(Proverbs 20:1) Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
(Habakkuk 2:15) Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
The Bible REALLY forbids the drinking of alcoholic beverages for the VERY REASONS stated in Proverbs Chapter 23 V 29-33:
(Proverbs 23:29-33) Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
(30) They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. (31) Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. (32) At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. (33) Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
The word WOE in scripture means JUDGEMENT and the Lord DOES NOT want his children (believers – those that have TRUSTED IN Christ ALONE and his payment on the cross for their sins) having anything to do with alcohol for the VERY REASON of its effects that it has on the person that consumes it.
HOW MANY homes, and marriages, that have been broken up BECAUSE of its use?
HOW MANY wifes and children that have been beaten BECAUSE of its effects upon the mind?
HOW MANY destroyed lives, and untimely deaths have been caused BECAUSE of its control and influence on the human body?
Sadly there are christians that THINK that it is OK to drink socially or that JUST ONE once in awhile will not hurt, that my friend is one of Satan’s LIES.
In John 10:10 the bible states:
(John 10:10) The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The THIEF in John 10:10 is satan, and his WHOLE GAME PLAN is to:
– STEAL your joy as a christian
– KILL your testimony
– DESTROY you physically, and mentally THROUGH whatever vice that might be.
The second part of that verse states that Jesus Christ (I AM) has come to give LIFE = Eternal Life and a JOYFUL abundant life as a believer in Christ.
Satan is also:
(1 Peter 5:8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
THEREFORE we are told to be:
– SOBER – Watch, be on guard
– VIGILANT – be awake, and on guard
WHY??? because satan is on the hunt for prey (Like a Lion searching for food)
SEEKING (Looking) whom he may DEVOUR (eat up in sin).
As christians we SHOULD be striving to present our VERY BEST testimony to a lost (unsaved) world.
(Romans 12:1,2) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
As christians we should NEVER if all possiable give ANY REASON for a lost person to doubt our christian witness.
(1 Peter 3:16) Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
As Christians we SHOULD NOT do things that are questionable and ENVOKE the corrective hand of our savior the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Hebrews 12:6,11) For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. (11) Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins. the MOMENT you believe(TRUST in Christ ALONE) you receive eternal life.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH