75 Reasons Why A Christian Must Not Drink Alcohol Posted: 23/02/2011 Source: scionofzion Read: 8973 Times URL: http://www.scionofzion.com/drinking.htm Wine and Religion 1) Genesis 9:20-26 - Noah became drunk; the result was immorality and family trouble.2) Genesis 19:30-38 - Lot was so drunk he did not know what he was doing; this led to immorality3) Leviticus 10:9-11 - God commanded priests not to drink so that they could tell the difference between the holy and the unholy.4) Numbers 6:3 - The Nazarites were told to eat or drink nothing from the grape vine.5) Deuteronomy 21:20 - A drunken son was stubborn and rebellious.6) Deuteronomy 29:5-6 - God gave no grape juice to Israel nor did they have intoxicating drink in the wilderness.7) Deuteronomy 32:33 - Intoxicating wine is like the poison of serpents, the cruel venom of asps.8) Judges 13:4, 7, 14 - Samson was to be a Nazarite for life. His mother was told not to drink wine or strong drink.9) 1 Samuel 1:14-15 - Accused, Hannah said she drank no wine.10) 1 Samuel 25:32-38 - Nabal died after a drunken spree.11) 2 Samuel 11:13 - By getting Uriah drunk, David hoped to cover his sin.12) 2 Samuel 13:28-29 - Amnon was drunk when he was killed.13) 1 Kings 16:8-10 - The king was drinking himself into drunkenness when he was assassinated14) 1 Kings 20:12-21 - Ben-Hadad and 32 other kings were drinking when they were attacked and defeated by the Israelites.15) Esther 1:5-12 - The king gave each one all the drink he wanted. The king was intoxicated when he commanded the queen to come.16) Psalm 75:8 - The Lordís anger is pictured as mixed wine poured out and drunk by the wicked.17) Proverbs 4:17 - Alcoholic drink is called the wine of violence.18) Proverbs 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging.19) Proverbs 23:19-20 - A wise person will not be among the drinkers of alcoholic beverages.20) Proverbs 23:21 - Drunkenness causes poverty.21) Proverbs 23:29-30 - Drinking causes woe, sorrow, fighting, babbling, wounds without cause and red eyes.22) Proverbs 23:31 - God instructs not to look at intoxicating drinks.23) Proverbs 23:32 - Alcoholic drinks bite like a serpent, sting like an adder.24) Proverbs 23:33 - Alcohol causes the drinker to have strange and adulterous thoughts, produces willfulness, and prevents reformation.25) Proverbs 23:34 - Alcohol makes the drinker unstable26) Proverbs 23:35 - Alcohol makes the drinker insensitive to pain so he does not perceive it as a warning. Alcohol is habit forming.27) Proverb 31:4-5 - Kings, Princes, and others who rule and judge must not drink alcohol. Alcohol perverts good judgment.28) Proverbs 31:6-7 - Strong drink could be given to those about to perish or those in pain. Better anesthetics are available today.29) Ecclesiastes 2:3 - The king tried everything, including intoxicating drink, to see if it satisfied. It did not. (Ecclesiastes 12:8)30) Ecclesiastes 10:17 - A land is blessed when its leaders do not drink.31) Isaiah 5:11-12 - Woe to those who get up early to drink and stay up late at night to get drunk.32) Isaiah 5:22 - Woe to "champion" drinkers and "experts" at mixing drinks.33) Isaiah 19:14 - Drunken men stagger in their vomit.34) Isaiah 22:12-13 - The Israelites choose to drink; their future looks hopeless to them.35) Isaiah 24:9 - Drinkers cannot escape the consequences when God judges.36) Isaiah 28:1 - God pronounces woe on the drunkards of Ephraim.37) Isaiah 28:3 - Proud drunkards shall be trodden down.38) Isaiah 28:7 - Priests and prophets stagger and reel from beer and wine, err in vision, and stumble in judgment.39) Isaiah 28:8 - Drinkersí tables are covered with vomit and filth.40) Isaiah 56:9-12 - Drinkers seek their own gain and expect tomorrow to be just like today.41) Jeremiah 35:2-14 - The Rechabites drank no grape juice or intoxicating wine and were blessed.42) Ezekiel 44:21 - Again God instructed the priests not to drink wine.43) Daniel 1:5-17 - Daniel refused the kingís intoxicating wine and was blessed for it along with his abstaining friends.44) Daniel 5:1 - Belshazzar, ruler of Babylon; led his people in drinking.45) Daniel 5:2-3 - The king, along with his nobles, wives, and concubines, drank from the goblets which had been taken from Godís temple.46) Daniel 5:4 - Drinking wine was combined with praising false gods.47) Daniel 5:23 - God sent word to Belshazzar that punishment would be swift for the evil he had committed.48) Hosea 4:11 - Intoxicating wine takes away intelligence.49) Hosea 7:5 - God reproves princes for drinking.50) Joel 1:5 - Drunkards awake to see Godís judgment.51) Joel 3:3 - The enemy is judged for selling girls for wine.52) Amos 2:8 - Unrighteous acts of Israel included the drinking of wine which had been taken for the payment of fines.53) Amos 2:12 - Israel is condemned for forcing Nazarites to drink wine.54) Micah 2:11 - Israelites are eager to follow false teachers who prophesy plenty of intoxicating drinks.55) Nahum 1:10 - The drunkards of Nineveh will be destroyed by God.56) Habakkuk 2:5 - A man is betrayed by wine.57) Habakkuk 2:15 - Woe to him that gives his neighbor drink.58) Habakkuk 2:16 - Drinking leads to shame.59) Matthew 24:48-51 - A drinking servant is unprepared for his Lordís return.60) Luke 1:15 - John the Baptist drank neither grape juice nor wine.61) Luke 12:45 - Christ warned against drunkenness.62) Luke 21:34 - Drunkenness will cause a person not to be ready for the Lordís return.63) Romans 13:13 - Do not walk in drunkenness or immorality.64) Romans 14:21 - Do not do anything that will hurt your testimony as a believer.65) 1 Corinthians 5:11 - If a Christian brother is a drinker, do not associate with him.66) 1 Corinthians 6:10 - Drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God67) Galatians 5:21 - Acts of the sinful nature, such as drunkenness, will prohibit a person from inheriting the kingdom of God.68) Ephesians 5:18 - In contrast to being drunk with wine, the believer is to be filled with the Spirit.69) 1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 - Christians are to be alert and self-controlled, belonging to the day. Drunkards belong to the night and darkness.70) 1 Timothy 3:2-3 - Bishops (elders) are to be temperate, sober, and not near any wine.71) 1 Timothy 3:8 - Deacons are to be worthy of respect and not drinkers.72) 1 Timothy 3:11 - Deaconsí wives are to be temperate and sober.73) Titus 1:7-8 - An overseer is to be disciplined.74) Titus 2:2-3 - The older men and older women of the church are to be temperate and not addicted to wine.75) 1 Peter 4:3-4 - The past life of drunkenness and carousing has no place in the Christianís life.