Today, possibly because the Word of God is not obeyed and is considered not relevant, many Christians have no conviction about what the Bible says about many things, including the drinking of alcohol.
Much is said in the Bible about the dangers and effects that alcohol will have on one and his Christian testimony. Indulgence in alcohol is never recommended in God’s Word. Its use is usually negatively spoken about. Here are some reasons why a Christian should avoid alcoholic beverages: Alcohol is dangerous. Even wine is likened to a poison that will ruin one’s life! “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright [fermenting]. 32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.” Pro. 23:31-32Alcohol should not be drunk by a wise person. “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Prov. 20:1 Wine’s influence will make one mock, or deride, others. Strong drink wi…
Daily Devotional in I Corinthians 7:
In this chapter, Paul gave those in the Corinthian church some marital advice. In verse 13-20 the preacher addressed one problem that had most likely been asked him: What should one do if one is married to an unsaved person. His wisdom was to stay together, if the other person was willing to.
It must be one of the most difficult situations, when one is married to an unsaved person. The Bible advises a Christian to never marry an unsaved person to begin with (II Cor. 6:14), but it does occur. Perhaps a person did not know about what God had said about it; they thought the person would get saved or they could change them; or they may have gotten saved after the vows were said. No matter how the situation occurred, many have found themselves in the situation where one spouse is not saved.
Paul’s advice was not to separate. His advice was, if the mate was pleased to stay, to let them stay (vss. 12-14). Such a situation is most difficult as goals, think…
When problems arise within the church with many or with few,One question demands an answer: Is it me or is it you? We are both one in Christ, and so our goals should be the same, But the easiest thing to do with troubles is to try to place the blame. “He said. She said.” The truth is often hard to discern. Are we pawns of the devil being used, and somehow our lessons never learn? The answer can be found in the book of Acts, chapter two. There you will see there is no “me”; there is no “you”. Instead, there is "one accord"; One heart that wants to serve the Lord. There is one desire to win the lost. Each one willing to pay the cost. So be like Nehemiah; put your hand upon the plow. Work shoulder to shoulder. The lost are dying now. There is no time to wait. It soon will be too late. Who will be the first to stand for the Lord tall and true? Who will it be? Is it me or is it you?
— Barbara Brinkworth