Christian outlook on Alcohol, written for Year 11 Religious Studies Class at the John Calvin Christian College.

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Alcohol in the Life of a Christian

Christians must evaluate and make decisions about everything that crosses their path in life. As Christians, we must decide whether what we are doing is to the honour and glory of God or not. Our primary purpose in life is to praise and honour God in all things (Matthew 5:16).Without the Law of God; contained in the Bible, we would not be able to say for certain whether things are right or wrong. We must evaluate all things in the light of the gospel. One of the most controversial issues Christians have to decide on is alcohol, how and why is it wrong or right? If it is okay, where do we draw the line? When do we say no to a drink? In the following text, we will investigate alcohol, what the Bible says about alcohol and how and to what extent we may use alcohol.

Many things that Christians involve themselves in are not always totally agreeable with other members of the church. For this reason, we are taught in to respect the values and beliefs of fellow members in your conduct in life. The Bible is not 'clear-cut' about many things and if they're right or wrong. We find in scripture that if things we do or are involved with offend others in the congregation, we must abstain from it. (1 Corinthians 8:13: "Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.")

(Romans 14:21: It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak.") We must do things in accordance with God's word, and in this context the word stumble may be defined...