May Christians Drink Alcohol?Slide 2
Take Your Stand! Regarding the Lord in everything we do is our dedication as Christians (Col. 3:17; cf. Rom. 14:23; 10:17). Does God, in His oath, endorse of the drinking of mixed refreshments? (2 Tim. 3:16-17) Failure to stand firm on this vital issue is to put yourself and even your family in a shaky circumstance!Slide 3
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 (NASB) 21 But look at everything precisely ; hold quick to what is great; 22 keep away from each type of fiendishness.Slide 4
All Christians ought to know the scriptural truth concerning liquor and settle on the correct decision that will satisfy the Lord!Slide 5
There is Approval or Condemnation of Wine in the Scriptures, Depending on the Context.Slide 6
Approval Num 18:12 (NASB) All the best of the new oil and all the best of the new wine and of the grain, the main products of those which they provide for the LORD , I offer them to you.Slide 7
Approval Gen 27:28 (NASB) Now may God give you of the dew of paradise, And of the largeness of the earth, And a plenitude of grain and new wine ;Slide 8
Approval Isa 55:1 (NASB) "Ho! Each one who thirsts, go to the waters; And you who have no cash come, purchase and eat. Come, purchase wine and drain Without cash and without cost. – cf. Isaiah 55:1-13Slide 9
Condemned Dan 1:8 (NASB) But Daniel decided that he would not debase himself with the lord\'s decision nourishment or with the wine which he drank ; so he looked for authorization from the leader of the authorities that he won\'t not pollute himself.Slide 10
Condemned Lev 10:8-10 (NASB) 8 The LORD then addressed Aaron, saying, 9 "Do not drink wine or solid drink , neither you nor your children with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so you may not bite the dust — it is a ceaseless statute all through your eras — 10 thus as to make a refinement between the heavenly and the befoul, and between the unclean and the clean,Slide 11
Condemned in the Proverbs Wine is depicted as "the wine of viciousness" (Prov. 4:17), a charlatan and brawler that inebriates making a man hasty (Prov. 20:1). The overwhelming consumer will come to neediness (Prov. 23:20-21).Slide 12
Condemned in the Proverbs Wine brings misfortune, distress, conflicts, neediness and whining, it nibbles like a snake, it befuddles, causes dreams, misguided decisions, brutality, severity, and annihilation (Prov 23:20-35; 31:4-7; cf. Isa. 28:7).Slide 13
The motivation behind why wine was endorsed now and again and censured in others was on account of the previous discussed non-alcoholic wine and the last of alcoholic wine.Slide 14
Fermented versus Unfermented Wine which is alcoholic contains liquor on the grounds that the grape juice had experienced a maturation procedure. Non-alcoholic wine is grape squeeze that is un matured.Slide 15
Fermentation That procedure in which yeast cells follow up on the sugar substance of organic product squeeze and change over the sugar to carbon dioxide and liquor.Slide 16
The Ancients Had a Choice Between Alcoholic or Nonalcoholic Wine. For the people of old, making wine alcoholic was not a simple procedure. Maturation was a possibility procedure that required temperatures of the wine to be painstakingly controlled. Refining , the procedure used to make drinks with a higher liquor content, 40 to half liquor (e.g., bourbon, gin, vodka, and rum), was not found until 1100!Slide 17
Many really favored unfermented or nonalcoholic wine. Pliny (A.D. 61-113): "The most helpful wine has all its compel or quality broken by the filter." Plutarch (A.D. 46-120) composed, "Wine is rendered old or weak in quality when it is much of the time separated. The quality or soul being therefore rejected, the wine neither kindles the cerebrum nor plagues the psyche and the interests, and is considerably more charming to drink."Slide 18
There were a few approaches to keep wine from aging or getting to be distinctly alcoholic. The entombment technique The bubbling strategy (cf. purification is utilized by the Welch\'s Grape Juice Co.) The separating strategy.Slide 19
Thus, the people of yore had a decision on whether to drink matured (alcoholic) or unfermented wine!Slide 20
Biblical Reasons Why Christians Should Abstain from Alcohol.Slide 21
Abstaining from liquor for appearance purpose. 1 Thess 5:22 (KJV) Abstain from all appearance of wickedness. This sort of thinking ALONE presupposes that if there is no social disgrace joined to drinking, that it is worthy to God to drink.Slide 22
Why Abstain from Alcohol? Liquor obstructs our sharpness against malevolence and our capacity to look for the Lord\'s arrival.Slide 23
According to Santamaria, creator of Effects of Alcohol and its Metabolism on the Brain , "at low levels of inebriation (underneath .03 blood liquor content – B.A.C.) people may turn out to be less hesitant and more garrulous and tend to lose enthusiastic control . They may likewise be less socially discrete than ordinary. As the BAC ascends to in the vicinity of .03 and .08, social judgment is impeded and people experience issues understanding the significance of occasions ... Later, thinking turns out to be more troublesome and the capacity to focus is upset. People experience issues learning and recalling . Now judgment is poor and the absence of mindfulness prompts to a false fearlessness."Slide 24
Let us not trick ourselves into supposing we can drink mixed refreshments "decently"!Slide 25
People can\'t reliably know when they have had enough to drink. Kessel & Walton, creators of Alcoholism advise us that " from the primary drink , our judgment, segregation, and restriction is lessened and impaired."Slide 26
All current mixed refreshments are "solid beverages" to be kept away from. Sayings 20:1 Wine is an impostor, solid drink a brawler, And whoever is inebriated by it is not savvy. Old alcoholic wines don\'t start to contrast with cutting edge wines in liquor content!Slide 27
To look at the matured wine tanked today (which is enormously sustained with additional liquor) from what was smashed in the primary century, it would require roughly one gallon of the antiquated wine to get a .03 blood liquor level while it would just require 6 tablespoons of the cutting edge wine to come to the .04 blood liquor level!Slide 28
1 Peter 5:8-9 (NASB) 8 Be of calm soul, be on the alarm . Your foe, the fiend, lurks about like a thundering lion, looking for somebody to eat up. 9 But oppose him, firm in your confidence, realizing that similar encounters of anguish are being proficient by your brethren who are on the planet.Slide 29
1 Thessalonians 5:3-7 (NASB) 4 But you, brethren, are not in haziness, that the day ought to overwhelm you like a cheat; 5 for you are all children of light and children of day. We are not of night nor of murkiness; 6 so then let us not rest as others do, but rather let us be ready and calm. 7 For the individuals who rest do their dozing around evening time, and the individuals who get inebriated get plastered during the evening .Slide 30
Alcohol can make us overlook God\'s law. "Liquor meddles with transient memory restricting the capacity to store new data. It\'s generally comprehended that liquor abuse is truly harming to memory, however considers have demonstrated that even direct liquor utilize can meddle with the capacity to recollect ." - Aging and Technology ResearchSlide 31
Proverbs 31:4-7 (NASB) 4 It is not for rulers, O Lemuel, It is not for rulers to drink wine, Or for rulers to covet solid drink, 5 Lest they drink and overlook what is proclaimed, And debase the privileges of all the distressed. 6 Give solid toast him who is dying, And wine to him whose life is astringent. 7 Let him drink and overlook his neediness, And recollect his inconvenience no more.Slide 32
Why Abstain from Alcohol? Liquor can prompt to good neglectfulness and inefficient living.Slide 33
Ephesians 5:18 (NASB) And don\'t get plastered with wine, for that is dispersal , yet be loaded with the Spirit Dissipation (or "depravity" or "wherein is abundance or uproar"): Wasteful, heedless living, bold impassion to good limitations e.g., 1 Pet. 4:3-4Slide 34
Alcohol is an addictive , propensity shaping medication (not a minor refreshment). "It [alcohol addiction] has numerous qualities including the ceaseless utilization of liquor, an impulsive need to keep on using the medication, the improvement of a resistance to the impacts of liquor, and mental and physical reliance on the medication " - Davis VE, Walsh MJ.Slide 35
"Alcohol organization causes arrival of dopamine in a cerebrum locale (the core accumbens) that is a key individual from a gathering of connected structures connected with the advancement of enslavement " – Alcohol Research and Health, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2000Slide 36
"Roughly 14 million individuals in the U.S. are dependent on liquor or manhandle liquor." "Around 53% of grown-ups in the United States report that at least one of their nearby relatives has a drinking issue." - www.alcoholics-info.comSlide 37
The Scriptures show that liquor can be addictive! Illustration : a capability of a senior is that he is "not dependent on wine" - 1 Tim. 3:3, NASB; cf. Titus 1:7; cf. 1 Cor. 6:10Slide 38
1 Timothy 3:3 "given to wine" (KJV) or "dependent" (NASB) from PAROINOS: " dependent on wine, tanked, of one who has a tendency to be unruly as he frequently drinks excessively; significantly lush" – Friberg Lexicon .:t
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