According to the Bible can Christians drink liquor (hard drinks)?

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  • 2 years ago
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    If someone who drinks, smokes, curses, do drugs, says they love God and hates his neighbors says that they are a Christian is lying to themselves and others

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    According to Ephesians 5:18A it shows that we shouldn’t be getting drunk with wine because there is debauchery & then at 1 Corinthians 10:31 it shows that whether we are eating or drinking we want to do all things for God’s glory so if we choose to consume alcohol we do so on a moderate basis so as to avoid drunkenness.

  • 2 years ago

    Yes, but they shouldn't overindulge.

    According to Section 89 of The Doctrine and Covenants, however, Christ requires us not to drink alcohol except as part of a medicinal preparation, like cough syrup.

  • 2 years ago

    Proverbs 23:29-33 King James Version (KJV)

    29 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.

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  • 2 years ago

    Of course. Jesus' first miracle was changing water into wine at the wedding at Cana.

    The sin is drunkenness.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
  • BJ
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Absolutely

    Alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed by people who want to use them, in moderation and under control, usually without any ill effects.

    But when they are used in excess, then this becomes an abuse of alcohol, which is harmful, even deadly, to the abusers as well as to others.

    The fact that alcoholic beverages need not be condemned can be seen in the Bible. There God is spoken of as arranging a future time of happiness for mankind when, among other things, he will provide “a banquet of well-oiled dishes, a banquet of wine.” (Isa. 25:6)

    Surely the Creator would not use wine as a symbol of happiness if it were an item forbidden to mankind.

    Also, Jesus Christ made “fine wine” at a wedding celebration, showing that it can have its proper place.

    At Passover it became the custom for family groups to drink several cups of wine, which, by that time, would be fermented.

    Hence, in celebrating the Passover of 33 C.E., Jesus drank real red wine, some of which he offered to his disciples in introducing the Lord’s Evening Meal. Mr 14:23-25

    He used fermented wine, not unfermented grape juice. Biblical references to wine are to literal wine, not to the unfermented juice of the grape.

    Jesus’ enemies accused him of being given to drinking wine, a charge that would mean nothing if the wine were mere grape juice.

  • In moderation, no one should drink enough to get drunk.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Yes, Christians can drink. But stop before reaching drunkenness.

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  • 2 years ago

    If a Christian wants to drink hard, the Bible isn't going to stop them. It's a Christian tradition to only follow the parts of the Bible that they like.

    Noah planted a vineyard and got drunk (Genesis 9:20).

    And of course, Jesus famously turned water into wine, though experts are unsure whether it was a Merlot or a Cabernet Sauvignon.

    AND... of course, wine is a feature of Christian Communion / Mass.

    Wikipedia points out some passages in the Bible that appear to condemn alcohol:

    * Proverbs 23:20f: "Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags."

    * Isaiah 5:11f: "Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine. They have harps and lyres at their banquets, tambourines and flutes and wine, but they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the work of his hands."

    * 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 debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit."

    So yeah, the Bible is kinda all over the place on the issue of alcohol, but I would think that 99% of Christian (Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Jesuit, etc etc) weddings had plenty of booze.

  • yesmar
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    There is no prohibition other than moderation

  • Hari
    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    Nope, only wine.

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