Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Tom's Journal. http://tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com/ tschuckman@aol.com

FOR THE RECORD.   Our rules and regulations don't come from some over zealous pastor, preacher, 'man of God,' or our earthly fathers, families, or whom ever!  Our Rights, privileges, duties, work, play, the way we conduct ourselves, come from the BIBLE, and that fine 'Book' only!  And that goes for everything else concerning God's loyal servants, believers, on earth.   But I like the last part where the man says that all those who cannot limit their intake, or lack self control may be better served if they just DON'T drink at all.  
    It's sad to see various churches making their own rules that 'go beyond the scriptures' and lord it over on fellow members in the congregation.  God will judge all.

Tom Schuckman
   ... Here is a picture of me [on the Left] in BearCat, RVN-- Vietnam with two other fellow helicopter door gunners/ crew chiefs-- from the 240TH AHC, enjoying a cold drink after a hard day's work. I got out of the Army on 31 March 1970, but the Army and Vietnam never 'got out of me...' -- good times and bad times --COMBAT PTSD.  
Jesus is my Lord and Savior, and heaven is my home.  PTL.  Anyone who wants to talk privately about PTSD, and /or getting Saved and going to heaven--  please email me:  tschuckman@aol.com


Is Drinking Alcohol A Sin?

Q.  Question–Eph.5:18, says “Do not get drunk on wine which leads to debauchery………” and there are at least 10 or 12 more references on this topic. I was taught that  consuming alcohol was a sin. I don’t think there is a reference to directly support this but the Bible does discourage this practice..  As a medical practitioner I have witnessed the terrible consequences of drinking to excess, and therefore do not participate in this practice.
I am troubled by the condoning of drinking by many pastors almost to the point of encouraging this practice!!! They will point to the fact that Jesus must have supported this because he made water into wine!!!  However there are even some Bible teaching pastors that are alcoholics.

A.  The problem lies in that what you’ve been taught goes beyond what the Bible says.  If consuming alcohol is a sin, why did God allow the Israelites to buy alcoholic beverages with their tithe money to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (Deut. 14:22-26),  and why did Jesus turn water into wine at the wedding and give it to the guests to drink (John 2:1-10)?  It’s not consuming alcoholic beverages that the Bible condemns, but doing so to the point of drunkenness as Ephesians 5:18 says.
If a person can’t take a drink without continuing to a state of drunkenness then he or she shouldn’t drink at all.  But for the millions who can voluntarily limit their intake, there’s no biblical prohibition against consuming alcohol.


Heli gunner Tom said...

Jim Hood, from SC, said:

The first rule to understanding Gods Holy word, is to accept and believe exactly what you read. The Holy Spirits job, well one of His jobs is to give us clarity and understanding of Gods word as God is not the author of confusion. I am living proof that this is true as it is all that I ever had. Gods word is eternal and never ends. ... jim

In a message dated 9/6/2011 1:28:44 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, tschuckman@aol.com writes:

Greybeard said...

Agree with you Tom.
And I have actually had a Deacon of our (Baptist) Church, who took an oath that he believed every word of the Bible is literal truth, argue that "wine" as described in Scripture is actually just grape juice.

Funny how we concentrate so heavily on alcohol, while virtually ignoring the epidemic of gluttony we see around us. Which is doing more long-term damage to our overall society?

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