Wine or alcohol making is something which was done very early in history and something that is even more common today. Though the taste of some fermented beverages are not too pleasant, many are addicted to this liquid drug. Is drinking alcohol a sin, or does God allow us to drink in moderation? What about 5%? Though science has shown benefits and also risks of moderate drinking, let us go through some of the many bible texts concerning the use of alcohol to see what the Lord approves.
A very common text is Matthew 15:11 which is often used to justify that the dietary laws for clean and unclean animals are no longer binding. Many have drank or eaten just about any and everything that can be consumed: octopus, bats, pork, frogs, lizards or even mice. Was the bible giving the license for the consumption of any and every kind of “food” when it mentioned, ” Not that which goes into a man that defiles him“?
Many now believe, Christians are no longer forbidden to eat unclean meats which is pronounced as an abomination unto God in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. We will use romans 14 out of context to prove this theology; but is that really what Paul was conveying to us?
Are health principles really a part of true Bible religion?
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 2