UNDERSTANDING GOD (Part 1: Why Create a Condemned World?)

Why man? The mysteries of human creation and purpose have been answered by insurmountable imaginings of theorists. As a result, God often becomes the target of criticism and ridicule in such discussions. Despite the vain philosophies and mythologies of man that have polluted the original design of human beings, God communicated the duty and purpose…

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WINE AND THE BIBLE (Part 5: Arguments in Defense of Social Drinking)

Last week, the series addressed that people commonly make defenses for the recreational consumption of alcohol. Such defenses discussed last week were that the daily consumption of alcohol has health benefits and Paul advocated this defense in 1 Timothy 5:23. Likewise, Jesus made and distributed alcoholic wine at the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11). While…

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WINE AND THE BIBLE (Part 4: Arguments in Defense of Social Drinking)

There exist numerous testimonies and defenses made by Christians, denominationalists, and non-Christians advocating social drinking or drinking in moderation. The previous article discussed the fallacy that God accepts social drinking, and addressed passages that condemned drinking in moderation, but there are many arguments made in defense of this practice that one article could not contain…

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WINE AND THE BIBLE (Part 3: Social Drinking)

Most Christians would agree that God condemns drunkenness (Gal. 5:21; Rom. 13:13), but several Christians would argue that the Lord accepts social drinking. Social drinking is drinking in moderation, not exhibiting the outward signs of intoxication while consuming alcohol. Let us consider what the Bible states about the act of social drinking.   While many…

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WINE AND THE BIBLE (Part 2: Understanding Fermentation)

To quickly recap, the Bible mentions wine or drinking under three categories: (1) a teaching illustration or metaphor (Matt. 20:1-8; Luke 20:9-16), (2) a cause of misery and the emblem of eternal wrath (1 Peter 4:3; 5:8; Prov. 20:1), and (3) as a blessing used in celebrations (Judges 9:13; John 2:1-12). Based on these observations,…

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WINE AND THE BIBLE (Part 1: Not All Wine is Alcoholic)

This series will hit a number of topics and questions that I have received since moving to Northeast Mississippi. The series will be controversial, not everyone will agree with the conclusions in the articles. Nevertheless, I hope the facts will speak for themselves. Hopefully, all readers will consider the biblical and scientific evidence with an…

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