Why I Gave Up Alcohol

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David R. Brumbelow's picture

Very good article.

Some evangelicals and fundamentalists have gone way too far in glorying in alcohol.

As Judge Paul Pressler said,

“The upcoming generations need to know the havoc brought on our society and upon individuals by the use of alcohol. If we use it ourselves, we recommend its use to others. A Christian should not exercise his freedom to put himself and others at such a risk.”

Another good article:

http://gulfcoastpastor.blogspot.com/2014/05/better-off-without-alcohol.html

David R. Brumbelow

iKuyper's picture

It is the sinful heart that is the problem, not alcohol.

Ecclesia semper reformanda est

rdl's picture

I have long said that I would rather hear the Lord tell me, "Well, you really could have lived it up a little more down there," than to hear Him say, "so-and-so, so-and-so,... aren't here because of the stumbling stones you put out for them."

It was great to read an article where a fairly young believer acknowledged that Christian liberty includes the freedom to limit personal choices in time for the sake of others' eternity.

Chip Van Emmerik's picture

rdl wrote:

"so-and-so, so-and-so,... aren't here because of the stumbling stones you put out for them."

Rob,

Let me lay your mind at ease, that will never, ever happen. John 6:37 and 10:16, 27-30

Why is it that my voice always seems to be loudest when I am saying the dumbest things?

rdl's picture

Chip Van Emmerik wrote:

Rob,

Let me lay your mind at ease, that will never, ever happen. John 6:37 and 10:16, 27-30

My mind is at total ease, Chip. I know whom I have believed and am secure in Him. Smile

If I can be a stumbling block (using the scriptural expression - 1Co 8:9), though, that can only mean that others can trip over the stumbling stone I place in front of them. That means I have a responsibility for others, no? If not, why is the admonition there?

 

Chip Van Emmerik's picture

No stumbling block that you erect, accidentally or purposefully, will ever keep a single one of the elect out of heaven - ever - see the verses cited above.

Why is it that my voice always seems to be loudest when I am saying the dumbest things?