This does not prove that all use of alcohol is wrong.
There are many aspects of life that some people should avoid because of the problems they can create.
"You might benefit from Al-Anon," he said gently, the understatement of the century. I think many women out there are suffering in silence, just as I did all those long and lonely years.
And until about a year ago, I was a non-functioning co-dependent. Co-dependency defined as simply as possible is this: addiction to a person and/or that other person's problem.
This is very clearly stated on several different occasions throughout the Bible (Deuteronomy ; Ecclesiastes ; Matthew ; Luke ; Luke ; Romans ; 1 Corinthians ; Ephesians ; and I Peter 4:3). 2.) There are not two different types of alcohol in the Bible. “Well, it is not alcohol or wine like we have today.
While the latter two words do refer to “comparatively fresh grape juice,” Hosea says it “takes away the understanding.” In the Bible, this type of wine is referred to as “new wine.” Less alcoholic by volume. Back to the word, , which is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.” Substituting wine for non-alcoholic grape juice does not fit well. “Stop drinking only water, and use a little because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.” Again, non-alcoholic grape juice doesn’t fit in the context.
We recognize that external rules of behavior are not the highest ideal for any Christian community and desire that our motivation for holiness would be love for Jesus and His people, not rules.
Likewise there are people who must avoid alcohol because of the damaging results in their lives, and there are others who choose for their own reasons to refrain from drinking alcohol.I dragged myself into Al-Anon after 10 years of trying to figure out my husband's drinking, after 13 years of a difficult marriage. And it finally dawned on me that if anything were taking over God's rightful place in my mind and heart, I needed to look into my part in our dysfunctional dance.A couples' counselor recommended Al-Anon moments after I almost hyperventilated from a temper tantrum. I share my story because I believe the enemy is the only one who benefits from secrets.Rabbis during the time of Paul even had a widely quoted saying, “Wine is the greatest of all medicines; where wine is lacking, drugs are necessary.” There is one more important word to note, the Hebrew word . The difference between “strong drink” and “wine” has to do mainly with alcohol content.The wine mentioned above had a lower alcohol content than the “strong drink.” And the “strong drink,” or While wine is nothing more than fermented grape juice, it is very difficult to substantiate the claim that grape juice in the Bible was just a less tasty, non-alcoholic version of the Welch’s we enjoy today.