Is drinking beer or wine a sin?

Is drinking beer or wine a sin?

Like most things, this is up to interpretation. Do you feel sinful when you drink alcohol? If so, then stop. God is telling you to stop. There are a few good passages about this subject in the Bible.

1 Timothy 3:3: "Not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money."

Matthew 15:11: "What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean,' but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him 'unclean.'"

Romans 14:14: "As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food [Or that nothing] is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean." (As a matter of fact, the entire chapter of Romans 14 is good.)And a few more:

1 Timothy 3:8: "Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain."

1 Timothy 5:23: "Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses."

Basically the Bible tells us that it's not a sin to have a beer or a glass of wine. But we must not give into drunkenness.

Also see: Does Scripture Permit Us to Drink Alcoholic Beverages?

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