If you come from a family that’s had generation after generation impacted by alcoholism, drinking alcohol could be a trap for you. Challenges with addiction have ravaged families. Alcohol addiction can be a trap for people who have this tendency. The Bible warns in Luke 21:34: “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.”
2. A Christian can drink alcohol if doing so won’t cause someone to stumble.
Galatians 5:13 says, “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
Yes, we have freedom but we shouldn’t always use that freedom—especially when it could potentially hurt a weaker brother or sister in Christ. Romans 14:21-22 directs, “It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall. So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.”
3. A Christian can drink alcohol in moderation—and not to get drunk.
Can christians drink? The Bible warns against drunkenness. 1 Peter 4:3 says, “For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.”
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