Drinking is not sinful in and of itself. Having a drink is not wrong. Alcohol comes from God as a blessing. When someone starts abusing it or when it takes possession of them, and they can no longer resist it, that is when it turns into sin. According to some, using alcohol is not wrong per se, but abusing it is. The meaning of “responsible drinking” varies depending on the individual.
It Just Becomes a Sin when You Abuse It.
Some people believe that it is sinful for someone who does not drink at all or has never had even one drop of alcohol in their life to be considered “under zealous.” In other words, they think that if you do not know something, you cannot be zealous about it or against it. It would appear this way because they do not understand the concept of being under zealous – that someone could be zealous about something without having any experience with it at all, like Jesus was when He declared His faithfulness among those who were offended by Him and called Him crazy (Matt 11:19). However, these people also fail to realize there are times when we are under zealous when we should be over zealous such as when someone robs our house or steals our car and then drives recklessly through town causing havoc on innocent bystanders (Luke 19:12-13).
When It Overcomes You when You’re Unable to Control Yourself.
When you begin to drink more than you should, when it overcomes you, and you’re unable to control yourself, then it’s a sin. This is when it becomes evident that alcohol has become an addiction.
Alcohol is a depressant. It slows down your body systems and puts them into a sedated state. So, drinking may seem like fun at first because this substance relaxes your brain and body. Still, in the long run, it will harm your health and make all aspects of life much more difficult for everyone involved if someone abuses their power as an alcoholic or addict around them (including their loved ones).
We all need to remember that alcohol is not water! It’s chemically composed of various chemicals that enter our bodies through ingestion into our bloodstream, which then travels through our liver. These chemicals are metabolized into other compounds, eventually excreted through urine/fecal matter as waste products without causing any damage!
You see that Jesus, Our Saviour, Drank Wine.
Yes, but it was not alcoholic Wine.
Jesus drank alcohol when he was in his human form on earth: “And they made him a supper, and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment” (John 12:2-3). The Bible does not say whether this spikenard oil had any alcohol content. Still, it doesn’t matter because even if it did have some alcohol in it—which may or may not be true—it wasn’t enough to make him drunk like people who abuse alcohol get drunk on their drinks today.
When we read about Jesus drinking Wine during His time here on earth (John 2:1-11), we don’t have any indication anywhere in Scripture where He got drunk off His drink! He probably did get tipsy on occasion since He ate food with others while they were drinking Wine at meals together (Luke 7:34), but nothing suggests He ever abused alcohol as many people do today when they drink too much too often!
Luke Chapter 7, Verse 34 from Verse 33
The Bible says in Luke 7:34 that John the Baptist did not eat bread or drink Wine.
John was a man of the law. He preached it and lived by it. He was not a believer in Jesus Christ. This means that when you read Luke 7:33-34 from verse 33, the Bible says, “for John, the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.”
When you read this passage, it would seem as if John had sinned because he did not partake of these two things according to what is written.
Now This Is Important Because Most People Who Don’t Understand that By Grace, They Become Lawless, They Become Over Zealous, and They Begin to Say ‘no, I Can’t Drink at All!’
Now that is not what the Bible teaches us. It does not teach us that we cannot do anything. We are not by our ability and strength able to do anything well, but once we come into Christ through faith in his Gospel message, we are given a new nature, a new birth, and that enables us, with God’s help to say no to ungodliness and worldly desires.
The Bible says that where there is no law, there is no sin. So what are we saying? We are saying that people unaware of the law are not sinners; that’s impossible because everybody is born a sinner. Everybody has been born with an unquenchable thirst for sin. Even if they don’t know their sinful nature or what kind of sin they should be committed, they will commit sins in their lives as long as they have a human body and soul.