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Old 06-30-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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Forty percent of evangelical leaders said they "socially drink alcohol," according to a new monthly poll.

Many of them added that they only drink "in moderation," "on special occasion," or "infrequently." And they noted that they do so only with those who share similar views on alcohol consumption.

Poll: 2 in 5 Evangelical Leaders Drink Alcohol | Christianpost.com

Newsflash! ... Jesus drank alcohol ...
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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So did Jesus.
LOL ... Indeed ...
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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My guess is that none of those places were in the deep South! This is very true and I'm not exaggerating. It's especially true with Baptists. A friend of mine had another friend remove a picture on Facebook because it had a beer can on the table next to her and she was afraid people would figure out it was hers. I dated a guy a long time ago who wouldn't drink a soda at an office party because people wouldn't know for sure what was in the glass.

Basically, many Baptists (in these parts, anyway) would automatically assume you weren't "really" saved if they found out you drank alcohol. My sister applied for a teaching position at a private Baptist school a few weeks ago, and they would have required her to sign a contract saying she would not consumer alcohol or have it in her home, she would not smoke cigarettes or use tobacco, she would not participate in modern dance, and who knows what else! I wondered why they didn't say she couldn't overeat, gossip, covet her neighbor's house or car, think she was better than other people, be lazy, etc.

P.S. I'm Baptist and I don't drink, but I don't judge those who do. I used to, though.
Modern dance? That's hilarious and reminds me of my teen years. I went to Baptist school and we never had dances.

I completely respect anyone who chooses not to drink. Both my grandfathers were alcoholics so my parents never drank much. My mother-in-law doesn't drink.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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Newsflash! ... Jesus drank alcohol ...

I told an Assembly of God pastor this one time.His answer was that Jesus had no choice,because the water of Judea was undrinkable.Evidently Jesus was able to turn water into wine,but not bad water into good water.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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Modern dance? That's hilarious and reminds me of my teen years. I went to Baptist school and we never had dances.

I completely respect anyone who chooses not to drink. Both my grandfathers were alcoholics so my parents never drank much. My mother-in-law doesn't drink.
A Fundamentalist Baptist Minister in Alabama, sorely tempted, finally propositioned the Choir director one night after practice, when they were alone in the Church.
"Where should we do it, Reverend?" she enthusiastically replied.
"Right here on the floor!" he panted.
"It'd be too cold." she whispered. "How about standing up?"
"Good Lord, girl! Have you taken leave of you senses?" he shouted.
"If anyone came in, they'd think we were dancing!"
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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To the OP . . . is that all? Unbelievable.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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I told an Assembly of God pastor this one time.His answer was that Jesus had no choice,because the water of Judea was undrinkable.Evidently Jesus was able to turn water into wine,but not bad water into good water.
I've heard that one, too. I also heard a preacher say that the Bible doesn't say Jesus drank the wine, only that He turned the water into wine, and He did it because His mother told Him to, and He had to keep the commandmant to honor his mother. Jesus also said, "Take drink. This is my body....." Maybe He didn't drink it then either, and just commanded the disciples to drink it in rememberance of Him anyway.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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Whether or not Jesus drank wine is irrevelant. The Bible condemns drunkedness, not enjoying glass of wine.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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Whether or not Jesus drank wine is irrevelant. The Bible condemns drunkedness, not enjoying glass of wine.
Precisely.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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Whether or not Jesus drank wine is irrevelant. The Bible condemns drunkedness, not enjoying glass of wine.
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Precisely.
I agree. One reason I don't drink is because you can't get drunk if you don't start with that first glass. I've never acquired a taste for it either, since i've only had a few sips here and there.
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