Why is it that when a Muslim says he doesn’t drink alcohol, no one pressures him about it, but when I as a Christian say I dont drink alcohol, people try to get me to take a sip?
Someone told me that a Christian’s faith isn’t taken as seriously as a Muslim’s. That’s sad. There are those who say to me, well you haven’t tried the right alcohol in the right environment, and oh! You must have had a bad experience and need to give it another try. Please. If I could curse, I would. Just because Jesus’ first miracle recorded was turning water into wine, we dont see him actually drinking it, do we? Nor was he drunk with wine ever. On top of that, the ‘wine’ they had in the past, I surmise to be much different from the wine they make today. Ask any wine connoisseur.
Just because its not nationally known as other religions, that true, orthodox Christians DO NOT TOUCH WINE, doesn’t mean we are less serious in our faith about it. It is not fit for those in the Kingdom of God to pollute the body with such substances, especially just to enjoy life. Besides, it also ruins your liver. I like to also have comeplete control over my motor skills and be sober enough to fight the demons in the world, which enter through the gates of alcohol.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
30They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
31Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.