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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Times When a Christian MUST Drink Alcohol (1)

Recently, I've outlined Southern Seminary's argument for why Christian communities may, in certain circumstances, adopt a total abstinence policy in regards to alcohol.

I've also sought to argue that the statement, "I don't think it's a sin to drink a beer," may be profoundly unhelpful in the context of current American society.

Tomorrow, I will seek to demonstrate somewhat the other side of this discussion. In particular, I will argue that there are at least three instances in which a Christian may find him-/herself in which he or she MUST drink alcohol, not merely as an option, but as a positive moral necessity. These instances will be examined in order of most easily discerned, yet least important to least easily discerned, yet most important. A Christian MUST drink alcohol when: 1. medical wisdom dictates alcohol should be ingested to prevent/cure certain ailments; 2. wine is used in communion; 3. an abstinence-only position regarding alcohol threatens to displace the gospel truth of justification by faith alone.



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