ALCOHOL AND CHRISTIANITY. 1
Firstly, God all the made the good things of nature and in the beginning, God made all things GOOD!
Genesis 1:31A And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
It was the acceptance of Sin and death into the earth by Adam that corrupted nature.
Genesis 3:17C cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
So we see that in the beginning, all things were made Good.
And we are to receive the goodness of God as demonstrated in food, drinks etc.
1 Timothy 4:4-5 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Every creature of God Is GOOD!
We are to accept them. Wine didn’t come from hell, Satan didn’t create FOOD AND DRINKS, God did.
Including Palm wine tree, alcoholic wines etc
However, the Abuse of the good things of Nature is not of God.
The ABUSE IS OF THE FLESH.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.
ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND.
This speak of sexual profanity, sodomy etc.
So we see that even though God made sexual intercourse with all its pleasures, the ABUSE IS NOT OF GOD.
Again, Self CONTROL is a fruit of the Spirit. The Spirit doesn’t inspire reckless life styles and ABUSE OF NATURAL THINGS.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
TEMPERANCE, THAT’S SELF CONTROL!
Some fellows will be bold to say they don’t take Alcohol but they are addicted to Coca Cola, sugar etc.
Whatever is in nature, that begins to RULE OVER US has become a idol.
And this is not from God.
Any kind of ADDICTION, except in addiction to the word of God and His Spirit, Any addiction out side this is ungodly .
We are to USE ALL THINGS TO GOD’S GLORY, THINGS ARE NOT TO USE US OR RULE OVER US.