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Old 06-30-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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Whether or not Jesus drank wine is irrevelant. The Bible condemns drunkedness, not enjoying glass of wine.
Then what edition do the baptist use, the grape juice edition?
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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Sounds like that puts me in their drinking group.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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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.
I whole heartedly respect that. My husband doesn't like the taste of it either.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:54 AM
 
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Then what edition do the baptist use, the grape juice edition?
My baptist church teach the bible with wine and all.
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:01 AM
 
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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.
I aquired the taste for it when I was 14 and getting drunk in the weekends was one of my favorite 'hobbies' for a long time, but that was before I became a follower. I do not have the desire to get drunk anymore. My pastor said he does not drink at all because he believes it sets a better example, but at the same time he said there is nothing wrong with a glass of wine. Drunkedness clouds the mind and triggers all kinds of other ungodly behaviour.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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After reading these posts the one question I have is this: Is everyone in agreement that drinking a glass of wine or a beer with dinner socially and in no manner of getting drunk a sin? I have really been struggling with this a lot and firmly believe its not a sin but just puts off a bad appearance to others who may look up to you as a Christian. An example of my family drinking wine would be after the birth of our child as having a toast of celebration or with a nice dinner. Is this wrong?
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:27 AM
 
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Then what edition do the baptist use, the grape juice edition?
Probably the check-book edition. Why buy 100 bottles of wine to get 1000 people one little sip, when you might as well offer them juice, which will be a fraction of the price.

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Old 08-03-2010, 07:28 AM
 
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After reading these posts the one question I have is this: Is everyone in agreement that drinking a glass of wine or a beer with dinner socially and in no manner of getting drunk a sin? I have really been struggling with this a lot and firmly believe its not a sin but just puts off a bad appearance to others who may look up to you as a Christian. An example of my family drinking wine would be after the birth of our child as having a toast of celebration or with a nice dinner. Is this wrong?
Do you think it's wrong?

I don't drink at all, because I want to have my wits about me. Also, a young person doesn't know how he or she would react to alcohol...i.e., "that first glass," that first taste....you can never become an alcoholic, if you never taste it to begin with.
Same with cigarettes, if you never start, you will never have a problem with smoking.
I don't think having a glass of wine with dinner, or a celebratory toast, is a "sin," but I don't see the need to tempt fate.
I don't want my children smoking and/or drinking, so why would I?

But I wouldn't call someone else a "sinner" for doing so. I just think it's better to err on the side of caution in these matters. I understand in Europe, families often have wine with meals, even the children. It may be innocuous, but they are developing a "taste" for alcohol, which they would not acquire in the first place, if they never taste it.

That is my thinking on the issue......if you stay away from it altogether, then you'll never have a problem with it. Makes life much simpler.....I am aware that there are many people who have a glass of wine here, and a glass of wine there - no problem - for THEM. But if you have that first glass of wine, you do not know how you will react to it...you may be one of those persons, who WANTS MORE....so why have that first glass? Better safe than sorry.....
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:42 AM
 
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I've studied world religions for decades, including Christianity, and never found a prohibition on drinking alcohol. There are many mentions of keeping one's heart pure, mind clear, and intentions kind, but nothing on drinking alcohol.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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I've studied world religions for decades, including Christianity, and never found a prohibition on drinking alcohol. There are many mentions of keeping one's heart pure, mind clear, and intentions kind, but nothing on drinking alcohol.
Drunkendness is mentioned and condemned many times, but drinking itself is not.
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