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Christians need to understand the differences in the production and consumption of intoxicating beverages in Bible times compared to modern times. This difference is a significant concern that needs to be addressed as we ponder Christians and social drinking.
The subject of drinking intoxicating beverages is often discussed among Christians, even leading to strong disagreements. Whether or not believers in Jesus should consume intoxicating beverages is a very important issue since drinking and drunkenness are social norms in most of the world. All Christians should know what God’s Word has to say about the matter, as well as how to apply it to their lives.
“The non-alcoholic trend started to pick up a year or two before the pandemic, with no-alcohol bars catering to the so-called ‘sober curious’ popping up in some cities, and has continued to grow at a rapid clip.” - CNN
“The idea that some alcohol improved some health outcomes was widely accepted for quite some time….Lately, though, scientists and researchers are beginning to doubt. So am I, for two reasons.” - W.Post
“If you have a problem with drinking, you should read this book. It might give you some practical hope. If you drink, but don’t think you have a problem, you should read this book. Perhaps it might show you the wisdom of Proverbs: (Pr 20:1)” - Don Johnson