1 Corinthians 6:
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, NOR DRUNKARDS, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such WERE some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God
I do believe I am certain that the Word of God clearly says ALL DRUNKARDS, which some of us WERE, I am no longer a drinker, drunk or drunkard BECAUSE THE BIBLE does consider it UNRIGHTEOUS, AND SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD. The bible also says be not deceived and Jeremiah 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord. 2 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.
Drinking and drunkardness distorts ones mind, and the bible clearly says Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify(setapart) yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. Well, I hope that the different churches that are represented here will correct the teachings, repent, and make it right with GOD because, THE LORD IS SOON TO COME ARE YOU RAPTURE READY OR ARE YOU GOING TO BE LEFT BEHIND ALONG WITH YOUR CHURCH.
Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
I WOULD RATHER LIVE BELIEVING THERE IS A GOD AND LIVING RIGHTEOUS PLEASING HIM THEN DIE TO FIND MYSELF BURNING IN HELL. TO GOD BE THE GLORY. AMEN
The Words of the Bible are indeed a two-sided sword.On one hand, we have the author's interpretation, and translator's interpretation.Other side, we have our interpretation of what the author's writings (as presented today).While we all believe the Books of the Bible are Divinely guided, we do not know/understand God's will any more today than man did centuries ago.God did gift mankind a conscience, use the gift wisely.
This article touches on some of the main points in the discussion of alcohol and Scripture. Here's some basic questions that can be answered to those who wish to know more.
Does the Bible forbid or condemn alcohol?
No. It does, however, clearly condemn the practice of drunkenness, commands us not to love alcohol, and even cautions us not to like it too much. In the Old Testament, there are about 113 neutral references to alcohol, including the “non-references” such as winepresses or wineskins, seventy negative, and only thirty-one positive. In a couple of cases, there were times where alcohol was temporarily forbidden, like before the priests entered the tabernacle (Leviticus 10:8-11), when priests were to enter the inner court (Ezekiel 44:21), or during a time of the Vow of the Nazirite (Numbers 6:1-20). As well, there were some who were temporarily not to drink, like Samson’s mother while she was pregnant with him (Judges 13:4). A temporary or even permanent banishment on something is not the same thing as a total condemnation. Other things, such as sexual relations, have been temporarily forbidden, like when Moses was consecrating the Israelites to prepare for the Lord’s visit (Exodus 19:15). Daniel made the personal choice not to “defile” himself with King Nebuchadnezzar’s “royal food and wine” (Daniel 1:8), but it is unclear if that decision was based solely on the wine. The Ten Commandments and the ordinances, property rights, sundry laws, and covenant with God (Exodus chapter 20-24; Deuteronomy 5:7-21) say nothing whatsoever about alcohol.
The New Testament is more consistently negative in its approach to alcohol. There are about fifteen neutral, twenty-seven negative, and only three positive references. There was one individual, John the Baptist, whom we know of, who was not to ever drink (Luke 1:13-15), but Scripture does not tell us why. But again, while we see multiple warnings against drunkenness in the New Testament, at no point do we find the universal statement to all readers that one “shall not” or even “should not” ever consume alcohol.
Some say Christ advocated drinking at the Last Supper. But if you study Scripture where this event is recorded, Matthew 26:27, Mark 14:23, and Luke 22:17, you will find no reference to wine, only the “cup.” In the proceeding verses (Matthew 26:29; Mark 14:25; Luke 22:19), only the NLT uses the word “wine” while all the other translations say the “fruit of the vine.” There are specific words for “wine,” as we have seen, so the accuracy here of the NLT may be questionable. “And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; (28) For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”—Matthew 26:27-28 (KJV)
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I think my bible told me that it was OK to get drunk at a funeral. That was the only time I remember it to mention being drunk to be alright. I am sure I am right. I don't think I am passing misinformation. Does any one remember this verse and where it is in the bible?