Is Alcoholism a Sin?

Is Alcoholism a Sin?

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January 5th, 2012, 3:49 am #1

Is Alcoholism a Sin?

A beer commercial says it all. Without qualms, the ad paints a festive environment where beer overflows and women flaunt their beauty. It conditions the mind of the young to associate beer with beautiful women and seduces them to seek life in fun-filled parties.

Commercials such as this have already done enough damage in the Philippines where men are taught to drink beer or gin at a young age. They are taught to drink beer or gin as if nothing else could make them as happy. They are told to drink beer or gin as if it it is a macho thing.

Liquor is said to be the most abused substance in the Philippines. While there remains to be a concrete study on the effects of alcoholism, many index crimes such as homicides, physical injuries and sex-related offenses involve alcohol. Adding to these are the numerous accidents caused by drunk driving.

Countless families are ruined and being ruined by alcoholism. Children look with fear and hatred at their drunk fathers. By the time these children grow old, they become drunkards themselves and scare their own children. It is a continuous cycle.

Worse, the government and the media conspire to promote alcoholism. The country's largest corporation is a beer conglomerate. The government has substantial stake in this conglomerate while TV and radio stations count it as their biggest ad client. To please the conglomerate, the media lure the youth to the party atmosphere of being drunk. They suggest that parties cannot be complete without beer.

In 1995, Filipinos consumed 146,000 bottles of wine, making them the top wine drinkers in Asia. A more shocking report is that Filipinos consumed 1.25 billion liters or 3.9 billion bottles of beer in 1998 alone. In the year 2001, beverages comprised nearly 2.3 percent of the average Filipino's expenditures.

A 1994 survey conducted by the University of the Philippines showed that almost 5.3 million or 60 per cent of Filipino youths were drinking alcoholic beverages. Of the total, 4.2 million were males and 1.1 million, females. A conclusion was that there were more alcoholic drinkers than smokers among Filipino youths, who were starting to drink alcohol at the age of 16 or 17 years old.

Contrary to what TV commercials portray, getting drunk with alcohol brings more trouble than joy. The Bible even warns us against the dangers of drinking beer, gin, wine and other alcoholic beverages.

And it is not as cool as the TV commercials project. The apostle Peter described drunkenness as a pagan practice. "For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do - living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry" (I Peter 4:3). Orgies now refer to wild parties characterized by drunkenness and sexual perversion.

Many people who are guilty of the charge arrive at a common excuse: they only taste wine and do not get drunk, which could be valid. Such an excuse, however, has been exploited to justify their inseparable attachment to alcohol.

The Lord Almighty knows who are guilty of drunkenness and condemns them. Drunkards and bartenders alike would shudder upon hearing this: "Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks" (Isaiah 5:27).

Who are the drunkards? They are the ones who spend a lot of time with wine. "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" (Isaiah 5:11).

God gave this warning because alcoholism is a sin. "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies and the like" (Galatians 5:21).

Alcoholism leads to other sins. "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18). Alcoholism also leads to trouble. "Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1).

"Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at a wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. They hit me, you will say, but I am not hurt! They beat men, but I don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?" (Proverbs 23:29-35)

Alcoholism leads to deeper poverty. "Listen my son and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. 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" (Proverbs 23:19-21).

Finally, alcoholism leads to eternal punishment. "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God" (I Corinthians 6:9-10).

While it may really be hard to avoid alcoholism, we can find freedom from this sin through Jesus Christ our Lord. "Let us behave decently, not in orgies (wild parties) and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature" (Romans 13:13-14).

The Bible warns that if we continue to live our old life in sin, we will get the punishment that we deserve. See, the day of the Lord is coming - a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger - to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it (Isaiah 13:9).

Paul said that when Jesus Christ returns to Earth, "He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of His power" (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). God loves us so much that "He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). He sent His son Jesus Christ from heaven to die as a man for our sins. By dying on the cross, Jesus Christ redeemed our sins and now offers us a new life.

So if you want to find life, find it in Jesus.


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January 5th, 2012, 3:52 am #2

Is Drunkenness or Alcoholism a Sin?

July 16, 2010http://amazingwisdom.com/is-drunkenness ... ism-a-sin/

Is drunkenness a sin? Will alcoholism pull your feet to hell? Is it a sin to get drunk?

Before we answer those intriguing questions, let us define first what drunkenness is and what alcoholism is. Drunkenness, or being drunk (also known as alcohol intoxication), is a physiological state occurring when a person has a high level of ethanol in its bloodstream, or when ethanol otherwise causes the physiological effect known as drunkenness. Alcoholism (alcohol dependence), a disabling addictive disorder, is characterized by compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol despite its negative effects on the drinkers health, relationships, and social standing.

So is drunkenness a sin? Yes it is a sin. But drinking a little wine is not. In fact the Bible tells us to drink a little wine for a healthy stomach and prevention of frequent ailments.


1 Timothy 5:23 (NKJV)
No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomachs sake and your frequent infirmities.

However, we must be careful and must practice extra self-control not to drink too much wine, not to get drunk and not to be addicted to it. In spiritual words, we must live spiritually and not be tempted by physical vices, such as drunkenness which causes violence, lose of self-discipline, physical weakness and diseases, et cetera.


Galatians 5:16-18 (NKJV)
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.


Galatians 5:19-22 (NKJV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christs have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

We must avoid drunkenness, for drunkards will not inherent the kingdom of God. Instead, we must be consistently faithful and watchful until the Day of the coming of Christ.


Galatians 5:19-21 (NKJV)
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.


Luke 21:34 (NKJV)
But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.


Romans 13:13-14 (NKJV)
Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

We must not become drunkards, for they have weak bodies and they will inherit poverty.


Proverbs 23:20-21 (NKJV)
Do not mix with winebibbers,
Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.

We must preserve ourselves and our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. We must keep it away from drunkenness, violence, disease and wickedness.


1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NKJV)
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.


Romans 12:1 (NKJV)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

Finally, we must take care of our body and keep it away from impurities. A little wine will keep us healthy and have a body presentable to God. But an abuse of wine will destroy our body, as well as our spirits and soul. Thus, we need to always exercise self-control and present ourselves as pure offerings to the Lord.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_intoxication
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcoholism
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January 5th, 2012, 4:28 am #3

Is Alcoholism a Sin?

A beer commercial says it all. Without qualms, the ad paints a festive environment where beer overflows and women flaunt their beauty. It conditions the mind of the young to associate beer with beautiful women and seduces them to seek life in fun-filled parties.

Commercials such as this have already done enough damage in the Philippines where men are taught to drink beer or gin at a young age. They are taught to drink beer or gin as if nothing else could make them as happy. They are told to drink beer or gin as if it it is a macho thing.

Liquor is said to be the most abused substance in the Philippines. While there remains to be a concrete study on the effects of alcoholism, many index crimes such as homicides, physical injuries and sex-related offenses involve alcohol. Adding to these are the numerous accidents caused by drunk driving.

Countless families are ruined and being ruined by alcoholism. Children look with fear and hatred at their drunk fathers. By the time these children grow old, they become drunkards themselves and scare their own children. It is a continuous cycle.

Worse, the government and the media conspire to promote alcoholism. The country's largest corporation is a beer conglomerate. The government has substantial stake in this conglomerate while TV and radio stations count it as their biggest ad client. To please the conglomerate, the media lure the youth to the party atmosphere of being drunk. They suggest that parties cannot be complete without beer.

In 1995, Filipinos consumed 146,000 bottles of wine, making them the top wine drinkers in Asia. A more shocking report is that Filipinos consumed 1.25 billion liters or 3.9 billion bottles of beer in 1998 alone. In the year 2001, beverages comprised nearly 2.3 percent of the average Filipino's expenditures.

A 1994 survey conducted by the University of the Philippines showed that almost 5.3 million or 60 per cent of Filipino youths were drinking alcoholic beverages. Of the total, 4.2 million were males and 1.1 million, females. A conclusion was that there were more alcoholic drinkers than smokers among Filipino youths, who were starting to drink alcohol at the age of 16 or 17 years old.

Contrary to what TV commercials portray, getting drunk with alcohol brings more trouble than joy. The Bible even warns us against the dangers of drinking beer, gin, wine and other alcoholic beverages.

And it is not as cool as the TV commercials project. The apostle Peter described drunkenness as a pagan practice. "For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do - living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry" (I Peter 4:3). Orgies now refer to wild parties characterized by drunkenness and sexual perversion.

Many people who are guilty of the charge arrive at a common excuse: they only taste wine and do not get drunk, which could be valid. Such an excuse, however, has been exploited to justify their inseparable attachment to alcohol.

The Lord Almighty knows who are guilty of drunkenness and condemns them. Drunkards and bartenders alike would shudder upon hearing this: "Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks" (Isaiah 5:27).

Who are the drunkards? They are the ones who spend a lot of time with wine. "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" (Isaiah 5:11).

God gave this warning because alcoholism is a sin. "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies and the like" (Galatians 5:21).

Alcoholism leads to other sins. "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18). Alcoholism also leads to trouble. "Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1).

"Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at a wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. They hit me, you will say, but I am not hurt! They beat men, but I don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?" (Proverbs 23:29-35)

Alcoholism leads to deeper poverty. "Listen my son and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. 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" (Proverbs 23:19-21).

Finally, alcoholism leads to eternal punishment. "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God" (I Corinthians 6:9-10).

While it may really be hard to avoid alcoholism, we can find freedom from this sin through Jesus Christ our Lord. "Let us behave decently, not in orgies (wild parties) and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature" (Romans 13:13-14).

The Bible warns that if we continue to live our old life in sin, we will get the punishment that we deserve. See, the day of the Lord is coming - a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger - to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it (Isaiah 13:9).

Paul said that when Jesus Christ returns to Earth, "He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of His power" (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). God loves us so much that "He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). He sent His son Jesus Christ from heaven to die as a man for our sins. By dying on the cross, Jesus Christ redeemed our sins and now offers us a new life.

So if you want to find life, find it in Jesus.


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January 5th, 2012, 4:32 am #4

Is Drunkenness or Alcoholism a Sin?

July 16, 2010http://amazingwisdom.com/is-drunkenness ... ism-a-sin/

Is drunkenness a sin? Will alcoholism pull your feet to hell? Is it a sin to get drunk?

Before we answer those intriguing questions, let us define first what drunkenness is and what alcoholism is. Drunkenness, or being drunk (also known as alcohol intoxication), is a physiological state occurring when a person has a high level of ethanol in its bloodstream, or when ethanol otherwise causes the physiological effect known as drunkenness. Alcoholism (alcohol dependence), a disabling addictive disorder, is characterized by compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol despite its negative effects on the drinkers health, relationships, and social standing.

So is drunkenness a sin? Yes it is a sin. But drinking a little wine is not. In fact the Bible tells us to drink a little wine for a healthy stomach and prevention of frequent ailments.


1 Timothy 5:23 (NKJV)
No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomachs sake and your frequent infirmities.

However, we must be careful and must practice extra self-control not to drink too much wine, not to get drunk and not to be addicted to it. In spiritual words, we must live spiritually and not be tempted by physical vices, such as drunkenness which causes violence, lose of self-discipline, physical weakness and diseases, et cetera.


Galatians 5:16-18 (NKJV)
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.


Galatians 5:19-22 (NKJV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christs have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

We must avoid drunkenness, for drunkards will not inherent the kingdom of God. Instead, we must be consistently faithful and watchful until the Day of the coming of Christ.


Galatians 5:19-21 (NKJV)
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.


Luke 21:34 (NKJV)
But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.


Romans 13:13-14 (NKJV)
Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

We must not become drunkards, for they have weak bodies and they will inherit poverty.


Proverbs 23:20-21 (NKJV)
Do not mix with winebibbers,
Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.

We must preserve ourselves and our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. We must keep it away from drunkenness, violence, disease and wickedness.


1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NKJV)
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.


Romans 12:1 (NKJV)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

Finally, we must take care of our body and keep it away from impurities. A little wine will keep us healthy and have a body presentable to God. But an abuse of wine will destroy our body, as well as our spirits and soul. Thus, we need to always exercise self-control and present ourselves as pure offerings to the Lord.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_intoxication
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcoholism
The alcoholic has as much self-control as the man with diarrhea.





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January 5th, 2012, 5:43 am #5

Is Alcoholism a Sin?

A beer commercial says it all. Without qualms, the ad paints a festive environment where beer overflows and women flaunt their beauty. It conditions the mind of the young to associate beer with beautiful women and seduces them to seek life in fun-filled parties.

Commercials such as this have already done enough damage in the Philippines where men are taught to drink beer or gin at a young age. They are taught to drink beer or gin as if nothing else could make them as happy. They are told to drink beer or gin as if it it is a macho thing.

Liquor is said to be the most abused substance in the Philippines. While there remains to be a concrete study on the effects of alcoholism, many index crimes such as homicides, physical injuries and sex-related offenses involve alcohol. Adding to these are the numerous accidents caused by drunk driving.

Countless families are ruined and being ruined by alcoholism. Children look with fear and hatred at their drunk fathers. By the time these children grow old, they become drunkards themselves and scare their own children. It is a continuous cycle.

Worse, the government and the media conspire to promote alcoholism. The country's largest corporation is a beer conglomerate. The government has substantial stake in this conglomerate while TV and radio stations count it as their biggest ad client. To please the conglomerate, the media lure the youth to the party atmosphere of being drunk. They suggest that parties cannot be complete without beer.

In 1995, Filipinos consumed 146,000 bottles of wine, making them the top wine drinkers in Asia. A more shocking report is that Filipinos consumed 1.25 billion liters or 3.9 billion bottles of beer in 1998 alone. In the year 2001, beverages comprised nearly 2.3 percent of the average Filipino's expenditures.

A 1994 survey conducted by the University of the Philippines showed that almost 5.3 million or 60 per cent of Filipino youths were drinking alcoholic beverages. Of the total, 4.2 million were males and 1.1 million, females. A conclusion was that there were more alcoholic drinkers than smokers among Filipino youths, who were starting to drink alcohol at the age of 16 or 17 years old.

Contrary to what TV commercials portray, getting drunk with alcohol brings more trouble than joy. The Bible even warns us against the dangers of drinking beer, gin, wine and other alcoholic beverages.

And it is not as cool as the TV commercials project. The apostle Peter described drunkenness as a pagan practice. "For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do - living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry" (I Peter 4:3). Orgies now refer to wild parties characterized by drunkenness and sexual perversion.

Many people who are guilty of the charge arrive at a common excuse: they only taste wine and do not get drunk, which could be valid. Such an excuse, however, has been exploited to justify their inseparable attachment to alcohol.

The Lord Almighty knows who are guilty of drunkenness and condemns them. Drunkards and bartenders alike would shudder upon hearing this: "Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks" (Isaiah 5:27).

Who are the drunkards? They are the ones who spend a lot of time with wine. "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" (Isaiah 5:11).

God gave this warning because alcoholism is a sin. "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies and the like" (Galatians 5:21).

Alcoholism leads to other sins. "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18). Alcoholism also leads to trouble. "Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1).

"Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at a wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. They hit me, you will say, but I am not hurt! They beat men, but I don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?" (Proverbs 23:29-35)

Alcoholism leads to deeper poverty. "Listen my son and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. 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" (Proverbs 23:19-21).

Finally, alcoholism leads to eternal punishment. "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God" (I Corinthians 6:9-10).

While it may really be hard to avoid alcoholism, we can find freedom from this sin through Jesus Christ our Lord. "Let us behave decently, not in orgies (wild parties) and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature" (Romans 13:13-14).

The Bible warns that if we continue to live our old life in sin, we will get the punishment that we deserve. See, the day of the Lord is coming - a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger - to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it (Isaiah 13:9).

Paul said that when Jesus Christ returns to Earth, "He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of His power" (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). God loves us so much that "He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). He sent His son Jesus Christ from heaven to die as a man for our sins. By dying on the cross, Jesus Christ redeemed our sins and now offers us a new life.

So if you want to find life, find it in Jesus.


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Is Drunkenness or Alcoholism a Sin?
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I think getting drunk and alcoholism are two different things.

We know from scriptures Noah got drunk, Lot got drunk and Jesus was called a winebibber.

The bottom line being;
1 Corinthians6:12
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

1 Corinthians10:23
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

ALL things are lawful for you to consume, Caffeine, Cocaine, Hemp, Poppy, alcohol, ect.. But you should not be brought under the power of any and addicted to them and allow them to run your life.

Its obvious getting drunk or stoned or wired and posting non scents doesn't edify the person posting. (but all things edify not)

But being addicted to any of these things God created for our pleasure, means a shortened life of bondage to those things God created. (I will not be brought under the power of any)

God did not create things to bring us into bondage, but for His pleasure and our pleasure they were created.

What things are pure and not pure to consume?.. The Jews made up all kinds of fables, don't eat the pigs, don't eat shell fish, bla bla bla...
Titus 1:14
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

Is consuming things a sin? No.
Is being addicted to things a sin? Perhaps against ones self.




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January 5th, 2012, 6:08 am #6

The alcoholic has as much self-control as the man with diarrhea.





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The alcoholic has as much self-control as the man with diarrhea.
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I think that's true Bob, when an addict of an drug stops they may actually need medical assistance to prevent death. The body and mind can go into shock and fury even like a person who stops taking happy pills.

I think anyone who consumes a drug and believes they need it for everyday life is addicted. They all shorten life if addiction is the bond.

I have a sister in law who's boobs turned to stone from caffeine addiction!
I'm not sure about the medical term for that.

""as much self-control as the man with diarrhea""
Ya I believe it.



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January 5th, 2012, 6:24 am #7

Is Drunkenness or Alcoholism a Sin?
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I think getting drunk and alcoholism are two different things.

We know from scriptures Noah got drunk, Lot got drunk and Jesus was called a winebibber.

The bottom line being;
1 Corinthians6:12
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

1 Corinthians10:23
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

ALL things are lawful for you to consume, Caffeine, Cocaine, Hemp, Poppy, alcohol, ect.. But you should not be brought under the power of any and addicted to them and allow them to run your life.

Its obvious getting drunk or stoned or wired and posting non scents doesn't edify the person posting. (but all things edify not)

But being addicted to any of these things God created for our pleasure, means a shortened life of bondage to those things God created. (I will not be brought under the power of any)

God did not create things to bring us into bondage, but for His pleasure and our pleasure they were created.

What things are pure and not pure to consume?.. The Jews made up all kinds of fables, don't eat the pigs, don't eat shell fish, bla bla bla...
Titus 1:14
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

Is consuming things a sin? No.
Is being addicted to things a sin? Perhaps against ones self.



Alcoholism is the effect of over indulgence with alcohol.
The reasdons for over indulgence are many, of course. Some folk are born with alcoholic tendencies - oh yes they are.

However like all addictions, it can be overcome provided the individual really wants to escape from its hold.
Not easy at all, but very possible.

BTW, would you believe that everyone has some addiction or potential addiction, which could be mental, spiritual or physical?
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Tim
Tim

January 5th, 2012, 6:28 am #8

Alcoholism is an addiction.

The sin is not in the alcoholic - it is in the hearts of those who sit in judgment.







"Error does not become Truth because it is widely accepted; Truth does not become error, even when it stands alone"
(Thanks Kristy)
Alcoholism is an addiction.
The sin is not in the alcoholic - it is in the hearts of those who sit in judgment.
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Good point Bob, I'm glad I never judge anyone hahahaha just kidding..

Judging other can be placing ones self in danger of the judgment of God.

Yet we are always forced to judge others in everyday life.
We must always judge the awareness and intentions of others.
Because there are girls driving down the highway texting and you don't know if they will stay in their own lane.

Oh I'm such a chatter box


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Tim
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January 5th, 2012, 6:51 am #9

Alcoholism is the effect of over indulgence with alcohol.
The reasdons for over indulgence are many, of course. Some folk are born with alcoholic tendencies - oh yes they are.

However like all addictions, it can be overcome provided the individual really wants to escape from its hold.
Not easy at all, but very possible.

BTW, would you believe that everyone has some addiction or potential addiction, which could be mental, spiritual or physical?
""""Alcoholism is the effect of over indulgence with alcohol.""""

I don't think so Seoc. If a person can't get drunk its because of a medical problem of stomach ulsters or something that deliverers pain and illness before they can consume that much alcohol.



""""However like all addictions, it can be overcome provided the individual really wants to escape from its hold. Not easy at all, but very possible.""""

I agree, however medical help maybe required to prevent death depending on the amounts and time things have been consumed.




""""BTW, would you believe that everyone has some addiction or potential addiction, which could be mental, spiritual or physical?""""

Oh, absolutely, the mind is infinite and people get lost in their own minds. Then they blame it on drugs God created so they don't need to face accountability. However some cases can be inflicted from abuse, emotional or physical or both. The mind has the complexity of infinity, and drug addiction simply makes it more of a complex problem.

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Seoc Colla
Seoc Colla

January 5th, 2012, 7:14 am #10

Tim, even ideas of 'god' become addictive to some folk. They see biblical references everywhere and in everything they say and do.

Everyone of us has/ is an entirely different organism within overall limits - something religion conveniently ignores with their one-size-fits-all mentality - therefore there are many different triggers and tolerances to alcohol. An overdose for the individual will trigger dependency.

The healthier we keep ourselves, mentally and physically the better the life we get. The more we stand on our own feet within our own resources the healthier we become.
Avoid accepting anything that is not proven to your satisfaction and this includes all religion.
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