Archive for April 1st, 2009


Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

He makes grass grow for the cattle,
and plants for man to cultivate—
bringing forth food from the earth:
wine that gladdens the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine,
and bread that sustains his heart.

- Psalm 104: 14-15

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners.”
- Matthew 11:18-19a

“Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused.  Men can go wrong with wine and women.  Shall we then prohibit and abolish women? The sun, the moon, and the stars have been worshiped.  Shall we then pluck them out of the sky?”
- Martin Luther

A recent discussion on a friend’s blog on the topic of alcohol consumption by Christians – moderation vs. abstention – set me checking some sources, and I came across a 7-part blog series called, “God Gave C2H6O”.  I think it makes a strong biblical case for moderate drinking.  If interested, start by clicking here for Part 1 and follow the links to subsequent parts.