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To: Cronos
I had to think about Catholic->Charismatic. Not sure I got that one myself, but is that supposed to represent an unrecognizable mess?

W is a Methodist, but he pandered to the Evangelicals, especially early on, IIRC.

And contrary to popular belief, Reformed folk are encouraged use their liberty in deciding whether to have a drink, or not. Neither position should lord over the other in this position.. The Puritans had taverns next to the church so they could have a drink during breaks in their all day worship services. B.B. Warfield, who was one of our great theologians of the early 20th century, did not drink, until the prohibition movement started. Then, in protest of the movement, he felt it necessary to have a glass of wine when he dined in public.

I don't expect you to run out and buy this, ;-) but there is a good little book on the subject titled Drinking with Calvin and Luther: A History of Alcohol in the Church. It provides an overview on drink and how the church has dealt with the issue since the Reformation.

26 posted on 09/28/2011 5:08:18 AM PDT by Gamecock (“I’m so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it.” JGM)
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To: Gamecock

Interesting bit — I did not know that about the Reformed and prohibition


45 posted on 09/28/2011 12:42:18 PM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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