Can Christians Drink Alcohol?

Recently I had a chance to visit Singapore. A really nice place for the materialistic homo sapien of this age. One thing I want to mention is that their public bathrooms dont have running water. And the best thing is that many of you in the so called "developed countries" might laugh at my observation (maybe because 'no-water' common in their lands-get a life fellows.). Ugghh!! So called Developed White Man..

I happened to visit a very popular place called Merlion Park. Its a place where people come and look at the mighty structure of the lion-mermaid thingy which is like the symbol of Singapore.

The Merlion..

There was like a big chain of bars nearby, happy white people driniking to their fill. I started thinking, " Foolish People ". Then I realised, did their religion really permit them to drink, or is it that the "ever-changed-Christianity" didnt even speak about drinking.

Once again, with a question in my mind, I looked up the internet. (Call me the modern researcher), and once again I am not too sure of the source as I couldnt look up the real texts and confirm with what is there in the internet. So I trust the internet (Not Recommended.. hehe)


Islam does not permit having alcohol in any form:



يَسۡـَٔلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلۡخَمۡرِ وَٱلۡمَيۡسِرِ‌ۖ قُلۡ فِيهِمَآ إِثۡمٌ۬ ڪَبِيرٌ۬ وَمَنَـٰفِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَإِثۡمُهُمَآ أَڪۡبَرُ مِن نَّفۡعِهِمَا‌ۗ وَيَسۡـَٔلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنفِقُونَ قُلِ ٱلۡعَفۡوَ‌ۗ كَذَٲلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمُ ٱلۡأَيَـٰتِ لَعَلَّڪُمۡ تَتَفَكَّرُونَ

Qur'an 2:219

They ask thee concerning wine (strong drink) and gambling.
Say: "In them is great sin and some profit for men;
but the sin is greater than the profit."




Question:

"Is there any indication that Jesus drank alcohol? Can Christians drink alcohol?"



Answer:
The Bible is very clear that drunkenness is a sin:
"Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy." (Romans 13:13)

"But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat." (1 Corinthians 5:11)

"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

"The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God." (Galatians 5:19-21)

"Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit." (Ephesians 5:18)

"For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do--living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you. But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead." (1 Peter 4:3-5)





I hope you have read that my brothers.. Comments are welcome as always.




Alec Smart said:.. and now for the smart people who think Jesus had alcohol, do peek in here...






References:
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+5%3A18&version=NIV
http://www.biblicalperspectives.com/books/wine_in_the_bible/1.html
http://www.layhands.com/CanChristiansDrinkAlcohol.htm
http://www.quranexplorer.com/Quran/Default.aspx
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