Solomon does not cut any corners when he states that alcohol will turn you into mocker (which does not represent God well) and it will alter your judgment so bad that you will be prone to embarrassing physical altercations (which should never happen for the child of God). Proverbs is about learning, applying, and walking in the wisdom of God. With that in mind, Solomon plainly states that those who consume alcohol, only to be led astray by it, CANNOT BE WISE!
Paul taught us that our bodies are now the New Testament equivalent of the Tabernacle; our bodies actually house the Holy Spirit Himself. 1 Corinthians 3:16 (NKJV) Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? Can a Born-Again believer drink alcohol, and somehow NOT be negatively affected by it at all, and somehow NOT become a stumbling block to others, and NOT get convicted by the Holy Spirit? Romans 14:21
I believe the answer is NO! A born again person who houses the Holy Spirit of God should always be on high alert for opportunities to serve others as well as being on alert for the enemy. Any alteration of this alertness through alcohol, drugs, or any other mind altering intoxicant, should not be practiced by the Christian. Alcohol can be a minefield which will bring destruction to all who are in it's path.
Proverbs 20:1 (NKJV) Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler, And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
Bro. David Martin
Brother David has been pastor at MVBC since August of 1999. He announced his call into the ministry in August of 1986 and has served various churches as Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor. He received a BA in Pastoral Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as a Master of Ministry and Doctor of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary.
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