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Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Ctorch: 11:02pm On Mar 27
Is God really against taking Alcohol or Just against excess of It.

Galatians 5:19–21: "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: ... drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God ." Ephesians 5:18: "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to Immoral behavior.

The bible was particular about it drunkeness and not against alcohol.

Further

1. The Bible allows Christians to drink alcohol for medical reasons.
Paul told Timothy, "Stop drinking only water and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illness." (1 Timothy 5:23 )

The Bible forbids drinking if it hinders the gospel.
Paul explained in 1 Corinthians 9 that even though he was allowed to eat and drink anything he wanted, he was very careful not to do things that would hinder the gospel of Christ. He said, "Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many a possible.

Proverbs 31:4-5

4 It is not for kings, Lemuel— it is not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer, 5 lest they drink and forget what has been decreed, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.

What do you think God was reallly emphasizing on?

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Hashabiah: 11:12pm On Mar 27
God's emphasis is on moderation. But those who want to truly commit themselves to knowing God will avoid any manner of drink. Just the way the sons Jonadab the son of Rechab, commanded his children not to drink wine (Jeremiah 35:6)

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Electrochemistry(m): 11:13pm On Mar 27
While moderation may not be a sin as it even reduces inhibitions at low rate(medically), a lot of people have been turned to drunks and rendered useless from starting with just some sips of it. At this high consumption rate it can cause cancer to our vital internal organs: liver, kidney, gullet and stomach. Therefore it's better to avoid spirits in all its forms so we won't get addicted to it. The Bible says a wise man foresees evil and hides himself but a fool goes instead and he's punished. Prov. 22:3

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Nobody: 11:24pm On Mar 27
the best answer to this question is, God gave every single human being conscience whatever your spirit don't accept, don't do it.

if I may ask you how do you feel after taking alcohol, do you feel messed up or happy.

alcohol doesn't make you happy it just makes you to forget your sense and misbehave.

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Juliusmalema: 1:48am On Mar 28
God is not against drinking alcohol..


Infact God supports the intake of alcohol even in his Church ( In his presence)


Deutronomy 14 verses 23 - 26

23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always

24 But if the journey is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, or if the place where the LORD your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, when the LORD your God has blessed you,


25 then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place which the LORD your God chooses

26 : And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or strong drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.



Even God went further to give approval to Alcohol


Ecclesiastes 9:7  “Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.”

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by AntiChristian: 7:34am On Mar 28
The first miracle is of wine. And the drinkers testified to the quality of the brew of wine Jesus have them.

No comment!

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by orunto27: 7:55am On Mar 28
God is against excess of everything.

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by CodeTemplar: 8:05am On Mar 28
Define the excess level you are talking about first. To know your limit, you have to be drunk. So I Don think God supports alcohol intake for recreational purposes.

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Juliusmalema: 8:08am On Mar 28
orunto27:
God is against excess of everything.

God is not against any form of alchol taking.

Say what you know.
Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by CodeTemplar: 8:08am On Mar 28
AntiChristian:
The first miracle is of wine. And the drinkers testified to the quality of the brew of wine Jesus have them.

No comment!
In a book filled with analogies meant to communicate the intangible to us, wine is used often to represent the Spirit. New wine in new bottle analogy for example told us about the Holy Spirit in a renewed or born again man.
Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Juliusmalema: 8:16am On Mar 28
CodeTemplar:
Define the excess level you are talking about first. To know your limit, you have to be drunk. So I Don think God supports alcohol intake for recreational purposes.

God allows alcohol for all reasons.
Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by CodeTemplar: 8:17am On Mar 28
Juliusmalema:

God allows alcohol for all reasons.
Including gluttony?
Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by ictjobber: 8:17am On Mar 28
Why aren't we asking real questions like Why hasn't God rescued Leah from Boko Haram's den despite all the prayers from concerned Nigerians and Christains worldwide ??

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Juliusmalema: 8:22am On Mar 28
CodeTemplar:
Including gluttony?

I think we are the ones Injecting our own meaning to Gods message..

When God said Eat/drink and be merry.....what is the best definition of gluttony about to happen because approval has already been obtained to "drink and merry"

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by LeeSantos(m): 8:23am On Mar 28
the drunkenness is the sin.

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by tuna85: 8:24am On Mar 28
God is definitely against drinking alcohol whether in small or large quantity. Those who got addicted today started small, now you can see a decline in their health and all, same as bet9ja.

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by salbis(m): 8:24am On Mar 28
Better to keep quite than to say what you do not know or understand. May the holy spirit give us the discerning mind.

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by pennywys(m): 8:24am On Mar 28
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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by inumidun2010(m): 8:24am On Mar 28
The truth is nobody preached to me about alcohol because Scientifically it is foolishness to think every fruit is non-alcoholic, Almost every fruit can undergo FERMENTATION including your Rice, barley, Wheat etc.. I just noticed I mess up when I drink alcohol(9 yrs ago) even when I take as little as a Cup... So I let go of it ... Alcohol is neither good nor bad.. When Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy to take small alcohol because of his health, the letter was PERSONAL and not a general letter he writes to the church... The message he was trying to pass across is that , CONSUMPTION of Alcohol is not NOBLE even though he needed it for his health.. The question is Why are you taking ALCOHOL.. Lemme have a REASON

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by illicit(m): 8:24am On Mar 28
Excess of it....


Jesus drank responsibly

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by ecolime(m): 8:25am On Mar 28
The bible is in support of taking little wine.

Drunkeness is what is frowned against.

Too much of everything is bad.

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by ChocolateWine(f): 8:25am On Mar 28
Jesus turned water to wine

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by urchcoded(m): 8:25am On Mar 28
none, it was only the apostles that ADVISED not to get drunk. it doesn't matter anyways cos I don't care.

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Built2last: 8:25am On Mar 28
Excess of it. Paul told Timothy to take a little wine to cleanse stomach when he was sick

There are sicknesses or stomach issues you will have today doctors will recommend you take half cup of wine on empty stomach once in a while

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by stanliwise(m): 8:25am On Mar 28
God at no point in any part of the Bible condemn alcohol, Who ever said he did was telling a lie

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by ThumbzTNA(m): 8:25am On Mar 28
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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Myer: 8:26am On Mar 28
Hashabiah:
God's emphasis is on moderation. But those who want to truly commit themselves to knowing God will avoid any manner of drink. Just the way the sons Jonadab the son of Rechab, commanded his children not to drink wine (Jeremiah 35:6)

Can you mention anything they did or the knowledge of God they revealed?
I mean the sons of Jonadab and Rechab.
Exactly. None. grin

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by jy2kbeyond(m): 8:26am On Mar 28
Na from clap dance dey start.

Totally avoid it. Shikena.


grin grin grin

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by mrkels(m): 8:26am On Mar 28
Most likely excess .

Moderation is the key .


When you are excessively drunk you can even kill yourself and others around .

So why bother

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Okortor: 8:26am On Mar 28
Excess of it is bad and likely a sin but moderation isn't bad. My opinion though.

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Re: Is God Really Against Taking Alcohol Or Just Against Excess Of It? by Pandev(m): 8:27am On Mar 28
Dear eknomist814, who do you work for? Boko boys? Fulani killers herdsmen? Nigeria army? Whichever one, "iná tí a bá dá de igúnugún, eye mìíràn laá fi sun je", 'owó t'ógèdè bá gbé, ara è ni yóò fi nà'.

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