What bible says about drinking wine

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God Gave Wine: What the Bible Says About Alcohol by Kenneth L. Gentry Jr.

For the past 200 years Americans have been told that biblical teaching forbids the drinking of alcoholic beverages. But does it? In this greatly revised and expanded version of his controversial book, (formerly titled)The Christian and Alcoholic Beverages, Kenneth L. Gentry Jr. takes a thorough look at the issue, concluding that Scripture allows wine to be consumed both for health and pleasure-but in moderation. By careful lexical, exegetical and theological examination, God Gave Wine demonstrates from the Bible the error of those who demand either prohibition or abstention. With the backdrop of Psalm 104:14-15, Gentry shows that wine is Gods blessing to man. Written in a pleasing and irenic style, Gentrys approach avoids the common pitfalls of emotionalism, cultural conditioning and ecclesiastical tradition, while remaining distinctively biblical.
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Does the Bible condone moderate drinking of alcohol? Let's look at some Bible examples of people who used alcohol, as well as the effects it has on the body.
Kenneth L. Gentry Jr.

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There is nothing wrong with drinking alcohol. Always remember that Jesus even turned water into wine and wine in Scripture was and is still used today for health benefits. Drunkenness is a sin and living in this type of lifestyle will cause many to be denied Heaven. Drinking wine in moderation is not a problem, but many people try to make up their own definition of moderation. Once again I advise Christians to stay away from alcohol just to be on the safe side, but if you do plan to drink than be responsible. Psalm He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens human hearts , oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts. Ecclesiastes Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.

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Let's look at some Bible examples of people who used alcohol, as well as the effects it has on the body. In the Old Testament, Aaron and his sons, the priests, were strictly forbidden to drink either wine or strong drink when they went into the tabernacle to minister before the Lord see Leviticus Nazarites were likewise forbidden to use wine while under their vow see Numbers , 20; Judges The Rechabites lived as noteworthy examples of permanent abstinence from wine, adhering strictly to the command of their ancestor, Jonadab, to refrain from it see Jeremiah , The Bible book of Proverbs is filled with warnings against indulging in wine and strong drink see Proverbs ; ; ; Wine mocks those who use it see Proverbs and rewards them with woe, sorrow, strife, and wounds without cause see Proverbs , When fasting later in life, Daniel abstained from wine see Daniel

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  1. Feb 4, God warns us to not be drunk and describes certain situations where someone should not drink, but the Bible never says that alcohol is wrong.

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