Sunday, February 3, 2013

Is Alcohol a Sin?

Tom's Journal.

Well Gentleman and Ladies,
I have just taken the first step to establishing a small, Conservative, Neighborhood Watch in my local area...  'strictly for emergencies, and Christian fellowship.'   I will of course screen and talk to the people first, but honest trustworthy folks from my own humble, country church will be given the first shot.  And just because they attend church with me doesn't guarantee that they are TRUSTWORTHY!!  Sorry to say, a past pastor once told me that "there is a floozy in every flock" -- a whore in every church, and evil people sneak in various orgs and churches for a multitude of reasons, and don't be surprised if the Gov't isn't behind some of it.   Yes, I learned a lot about the Gov't when I worked for it --U.S. Army: 67-70, thank you very much!  And now as things have swung so far Left and Socialist these past 40 years, nothing surprises me, again!  It's as plain as the sun rising in the East every morning, and the Bible is my Main Guide-- that many will be ready to turn we Christian into the authorities for a handful of beans and rice when things get worse....  or more worse.  And I, personally, can see going down hill in just one year from now, or sooner....  sorry, folks. 
      Friends, any and all followers of Jesus Christ need not have fear, even if we are to suffer a bit, as we live in the USA, or whatever.  Our mighty God has promised to take care of us weather we live or die !!  But we ought to study hard so that we can effectively TEACH the Bible to others -- especially our own kids.  Today is the time to start--  instead of continuing to put things off anymore!  I have said many times that the "DEFINED KJV Bible" IS THE CORRECT, BEST WAY TO GO, and y ou can afford a meager $15 for a copy that will help you learn from the pure, handy version that I mentioned that helps you to understand "King's English in proper form, right from the start!!  See:

     Too,  you want to pay down and pay off your credit card bills as fast as you can, but with out making you so poor at home that you don't have food and gasoline for your car.  For some personal reasons that [I have to guard and protect myself from Big Brother] might bite me...  I suggest that you keep only enough in your bank or credit union to pay your bills, and then keep the rest out in $$$  Cash, in a safe place at home !!  If you can trust your spouse, give her a goodly amount of the cash and explain only use a certain percentage of it -- and save the balance for the next month, as much as possible.  Stock up on canned goods, lots of drinkable water,, some juices and canned pineapple slices and peaches that  are packed in it's own unsweetened natural juices to help your family stay hydrated!  See me for extras:
      I got out of most of my stocks, bonds, investments for personal reasons, but I do recommend fine tangible gold and silver, stored safely at home, where no one else knows.. and DON'T TELL ANYBODY !!!
      If you pray, talk to other mature Christians and combat Veterans, they will prob be able to advise you too.


Is Alcohol A Sin?

Q. I was brought up to believe that there are two kinds of wine in the Bible. One that is alcoholic and one that is not. Talking to a friend recently, he believes that drinking wine is not a sin if you’re not using it to get drunk. So the question is: Is alcohol a sin? Could you provide me with verses that tells us that there are 2 different forms of wine in the Bible?

A. The Bible contains 238 references to wine, new wine, sour wine and wine vinegar. We presume that new wine had not yet fermented and therefore was non-alcoholic.
The drinking of wine and other alcoholic beverages is mentioned through out the Bible in such a way that God could not have considered it a sin. He even authorized the Israelites to use their tithe money to buy wine or other fermented drink in celebrating the Fall Feast. (Deut. 14:24-26)
Ecclesiastes 9:7 says, “Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do”.
During the Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11) Jesus turned water into wine for the wedding banquet. Whether Jesus drank any Himself or not is irrelevant. He couldn’t have provided wine for the guests if it was a sin to drink it (James 1:13). In Matt. 11:18-19 He said people accused Him of being a glutton and a drunkard because He enjoyed food and drink. He was obviously referring to fermented drink. And Paul encouraged Timothy to have a glass of wine for his stomach problems (1 Tim. 5:23).
The Bible does not say that drinking alcohol is a sin. But it does warn us against habitually drinking to a point of drunkenness (Romans 13:13, 1 Cor. 5:11).
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