Monday, 3 November 2014

A little wine?

Three sundays ago, I couldn't help but notice that the passage the preacher read mentioned drunkards but he implied having a sip is a sin. Does having a little drink make one a drunkard? The first miracle performed was to turn water to very good wine. I guess you know the best of wines isn't fruit wine. "The son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners".'  Luke 7:34 Jesus was accused of drinking meaning he drank, no matter how little. The only people prohibited from drinking in the Bible are nazarites who also don't cut their hair.

A little piƱa colanda, chapman or wine won't kill. Don't the medical people recommend a little red wine often? If you want to be judgemental, you should always make your chapman, cake and food at home or be sure that alcohol wasn't used. There are many other verses that okay moderate alcohol. I'm not a drunk. I also don't think drinking is a sin. In my opinion, it's getting tipsy/drunk, losing control of one's self, and the addiction to it that's sin. Just like the addiction to one's kids or spouse, idolatry, is sin.

I can imagine some people shaking their heads. I'm sorry but we can't always have the same conclusions. Please do comment, i'll love to know what you think. Don't put anyone down while at it. Thanks for reading. Xo, Anuoluwapo 

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Moderation is d key word here. Drinking is def not a sin,its when it is abused that it becomes a sin. Am sure this post is gonna draw a lot ta different opinions though.

Aspirer said...

The. Word og God gives light and understanding to the simple. Now, when Iwas growing up, drinking was taught to be sinful. And then you grow up and realize that it was all a mis-understanding of the actual mysteries in the Word of God. At different times in the Bible was "drunkard" mentioned in the light of sin. Like you said Anu, it is when it becomes addictive that it is a sin. But also, whatever will make you brother to Stumble, desist from it.

OluTaYoMii said...

Its so funny that on that same sunday over the phone, my boyfriend and I argued for over 30mins, he maintains same position as you and succeeded in turning my biases around. Surprising that at that time of Jesus, there was no fruit wine even till now, dictionaries don't define wine as fruit wine, it's alcoholic. However, in excess makes it a sin......

Eniwealth said...

Me agree and over agree with you sef. Moderation! Moderation !! Moderation!!! Why would anyone want to drink to stupor sef, if the person is not immature such that the sight of *free* drinks makes him/her loose control of his/her senses! It's maturity when you know when to stop.
Aggressive tone? I'm not sorry. Quit it with all these misinterpretation of the Bible people!

Anuoluwapo said...

You commented even before I shared the post, thank you.

I'm surprised no one has had a different position, maybe they are waiting to tell me in person

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you Aspirer

Anuoluwapo said...

Abi o @ fruit wine. Thanks babe

Anuoluwapo said...

"We" love you Eniwealth

Esquire said...

I do agree with you. I also grew up learning that drinking is a sin but all over the scriptures its being drunk or drinking in excess that is considered a sin. There is no need being dogmatic or sentimental or over spiritualise it. we cant be more spiritual than the bible.

Anuoluwapo said...

Abi, thank you

Lohim Janis said...

Read about Rachebites who abstained from alcohol in old testament scriptures.God blessed them because of that.So we should not force someone who abstains from drinking to drink.

Lohim Janis said...

Read about Rachebites in Old Testament-Bible,who were blessed by God because the abstained from alcohol.So if we force someone who abstain from alcohol to drink we would be doing injustice in the sight of God.

jan zizka said...

Read about Rachebites in Old Testament scriptures.They were blessed by God because they abstained from alcohol.Likewise if we force someone who abstain from alcohol to drink it will be injustice in the sight of God.

Anuoluwapo said...

Who is the baby that is being forced?

Anuoluwapo said...

Does it seem like we're mandating anyone to drink? if you do, good for you but in moderation. If you don't, good for you too. It's not a sin Jan zizka

Anonymous said...

There is nothing called little drink,as there is nothing called little sin.Alcohol is additive,drunkards didnt become drunkards in a day,they started with a glass.i wil say avoid it altogether,does more harm than good.

Anuoluwapo said...

Anything can be addictive. Cars, fashion, food, internet, sex, spouse, children, coffee,... Would you stop having sex so you wouldn't get addicted to it? That's where having limits and self control comes in.

Thank you :*