Is It Sinful For A Christian To Drink Beer?

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There’s nothing wrong with drinking wine/beer but anything done in excess leads to sin because we must be alert in our minds to do God’s will. If we are drunk, we won’t have sound judgment (to know right from wrong) and be easily influenced by demons to sin against the Lord. Jesus turned water into wine so people can enjoy it, but one can take a blessing from the Lord and turn it into sin like drinking too much and getting drunk.

Another example of a blessing from God would be providing food for you and you take that blessing and start to live your life for food and become a glutton. The Lord gives us blessings which we must avoid turning it into something that becomes a sinful device because God gave us the right to decide right from wrong (free will).

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

The Greek word for sober-minded is néphó (nay’-fo) which means:

3525 nḗphō – properly, to be sober (not drunk), not intoxicated; (figuratively) free from illusion, i.e. from the intoxicating influences of sin (like the impact of selfish passion, greed, etc.).

3525 /nḗphō (“be sober, unintoxicated”) refers to having presence of mind (clear judgment), enabling someone to be temperate (self-controlled). 3525 /nḗphō (“uninfluenced by intoxicants”) means to have “one’s wits (faculties) about them,” which is the opposite of being irrational.

Satan is looking for Christians who are drunk with wine/beer so they can be an easy target to make them fall into sin and devour them. Our minds must be free from anything that would affect our judgment like alcohol and drugs so that by the Full Armor of God being sober minded, we can stand against Satan and his demonic forces with Jesus’ strength.

Proverbs 23:19-21
19 Listen, my son, and be wise; keep your mind on the right course. 20 Don’t associate with those who drink too much wine or with those who gorge themselves on meat. 21 For the drunkard and the glutton will become poor, and grogginess will clothe them in rags.

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

Romans 13:13
Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

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What Are You Filling Your Heart With?

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Luke 6:45

A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart. An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

When you give a cup to someone, you fill it with what’s in your fridge like milk, juice, water or soda and that cup contains whatever it is filled with. In the same way, we become whatever we fill our mind with. Are you filling your mind with the things of this world? You will become like the world and your heart will speak and act like the world which is contrary to the Word of God (Colossians 3:1-10). Your eyes are the windows to your soul and when you watch things that are sinful, it will feed your flesh to do those things and fill your mind and heart with it, becoming less like Christ and more like the enemy of your soul. How do you get strengthened? By filling your heart with God’s Word and through prayer you will start to be molded into the image of Christ and His desires which are found in Holy Scripture will become your desires so that His will, will be accomplished in you for His glory and praises.

God Wants You To Repent

 

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A Heart that has been transformed will repent of sin

 

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Jesus is a merciful and gracious God who desires a relationship with you (John 14:23). It can only happen when you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior (John 3:16). The byproduct of a saving faith is living a life that’s according to His will through His Word for His glory (James 2:17). The moment we sin against the Lord, we break that pure relationship (not salvation wise) because we are doing something that displeases Him, and we have to repent of that sin to be in good standing once again with Him. Whenever we do sin, He waits expectantly for us to repent because He takes great joy and pleasure in using His creation to participate in His will. Especially, when believers are walking according to His righteousness, by obeying what the Scripture teaches.

Here is an illustration of how forgiveness would look like. You are in a classroom and you happen to have a handful of candy sprinkles. You decide to throw all of them at once into your mouth and when you do, only a few make it in and the rest fall to the floor making such a mess. Out of embarrassment, you look away from the teacher and your classmates. Someone comes in and cleans it all up for you that when you take a magnifying glass for curiosity’s sake to see how many sprinkles might have still been left, to your amazement, not even an iota (an extremely small amount) of sprinkle can be found.

The sprinkles represent your sins and when you repent, all of them are picked up and thrown away so that your area around you (your life) is clean once more. This is how easy it is for the believer to be forgiven by the Father whose very desire is to forgive because He loves us so much in such a capacity we can never truly understand. Remember, that when you have some grievance or animosity towards someone, resolve to fix it immediately or else God won’t use you or forgive your sins. Doing so serves as a testimony to that person because when you forgive (even though it might be entirely his fault), he might see Christ in you.