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To: Alex Murphy

Anyone who believes that the Bible expressly prohibits the consumption of alcohol does not understand their Bible. It merely prohibits drunkeness. Not drinking is fine if that’s your choice, but to create a commandment where none exists...well the Lord has said “teachers” will be held to a higher standard in Heaven...


3 posted on 01/12/2011 9:02:34 AM PST by The Unknown Republican
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To: The Unknown Republican
I am new to Southern Baptist dogma. I married into it. I find it fascinating and also a tad constricting.

But the day I saw that my in-laws bought a margarita maker, I breathed a sigh of relief.

10 posted on 01/12/2011 9:08:35 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: The Unknown Republican

“...well the Lord has said “teachers” will be held to a higher standard in Heaven...”.

People actually teach drinking?

;-)


13 posted on 01/12/2011 9:10:35 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: The Unknown Republican

You are right. The Bible prohibits excess or drunkenness. Christ’s first miracle was turning water into wine, and the scripture does allow that God created the fruit of the vine to make wine which maketh merry the heart of man. It’s not logical the way it has been taken to the extreme. In fact, I’ve often thought that a lot of men would have been better served to be able to sit down in their own homes, at their own tables and have a gracious glass of wine with their meals rather than having to go out to a beer joint and drink out of sight of their wives.


54 posted on 01/12/2011 10:23:54 AM PST by Twinkie (Awake and strengthen that which remains . . . . . . . . Revelation 3)
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