B. McC- you have stated several times on this forum *your opinion* concerning the drinking of wine. The prohibition of drinking wine is not to be found in the Bible. When God does not forbid something in Scripture, neither should we. To do so is legalism and adding to Godâs Word. Take care.
Christians can hold a very selective view on sin, condemning obvious outward sins of the flesh, while ignoring their own well-entrenched attitude sins. Spiritual pride and judgmental attitudes towards others, seems to be prevelant in the Christian community. To our shame.đ
All true Christians everywhere should deplore drunkenness, but not all agree on total abstinence. We are to receive one another and not make differences about diet, drink, or special days a test of fellowship or spirituality, per Romans 14:1-15:13. Christians with a weak conscience stumble easily and need to be built up, while stronger Christians are sometimes quick to criticize and look down on others. Best to let the Spirit work, and both groups need to exercise love and patience.
Well, you would have a hard time convincing my Pastor (and us ) that using wine for the Lordâs Table, or for a brother or sister to have a glass of wine with dinner is a sin and forbidden in Scripture. Much wine, causing another believer to stumble, and drunkenness is what is forbidden.
Morning Tim, I appreciate your apology, and any time I have spoken unkindly to you, I also apologize. I praise GOD that He elected me by His grace, called me by His Spirit, showed me that there is no good thing in me to commend myself to Him , extended His mercies to me, forgave me all my sins and all my iniquities because of my substitute The Lord Jesus Christ who paid all my sin debt and clothed me with His Righteousness. He is rich in mercy, and His mercies are gracious and tender. What an honor to sit at His feet day by day and feed upon the riches of Christ.
â- Dave Hunt was a good historian, but quite muddled in his understanding of the more weightier matters of the Bible.