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One has only to examine the Bible to find abundant references condemning the use of alcoholic beverages. In fact, if the preacher is to stick to his Bible, preach the whole truth, and be fair to the Word of God, he MUST preach against alcohol.

In the following list are scores of direct references, comprising a total of one hundred and sixty two verses. This is more scripture than will be found on the subject of lying, adultery, swearing, Sabbath-breaking, pride, cheating, stealing, hypocrisy or even blasphemy.

Genesis 9:20-26

The first drunkenness and the attendant immoral behaviour.

Genesis 19:30-38

Drinking results in Lot's debauchery and incest of his own daughters.

Genesis 27:25

Isaac was drinking when he mistakenly blessed Jacob.

Leviticus 10:9

An express command not to drink.

Numbers 6:3

The vow of the Nazarite.

Deuteronomy 21:20

Drinking leads to stubbornness, rebellion, gluttony which brings dishonour to parents.

Deuteronomy 29:2-6

Abstinence assures a closer walk with God.

Judges 13:4,7,14

Samson's mother, an example of all womanhood, was commanded not to drink. Was alcohol recognized even then as harmful to the growing baby?

1 Samuel 1:14-15

Hannah, an example of honoured motherhood, refrained from drinking wine.

1 Samuel 25:32-38

Nabal, a rich but churlish man who opposed David, died after a drunken spree. He had already lost his wife's respect.

2 Samuel 11:13

By having Uriah plied with strong drink, David attempted to cover his own sin.

2 Samuel 13:28-29

Ammon, in a drunken brawl, was murdered by his brother, Absalom.

1 Kings 16:8-10

While a king was "drinking himself drunk" in his own home, one of his captains conspired against him and slew him.

1 Kings 20:12-21

Drink and war - while Ben Hadad and thirty-two other kings were drinking in their pavilions, a small band of Israel's men fell upon the Syrians and put them to flight.

Esther 1:5-12

Drink wrecks homes and separates man and wife. At a week's feast of food and wine, King Ahasuerus drunkenly tried to subject his queen to the beastly gaze of inebriated nobles, causing separation of the royal husband and wife.

Job 1:18-19

The children of Job were feasting and drinking when blown away in a cyclone.

Proverbs 4:17

Violence results from drinking.

Proverbs 20:1

No wise man will indulge.

Proverbs 21:17

He that loveth wine is not rich.

Proverbs 23:21

Drinking leads to poverty.

Proverbs 23:29-30

Strong drink produces sorrow, contentions, wounds without cause, babbling, and redness of eyes.

Proverbs 23:31

Do not be tempted by intoxicants.

Proverbs 23:32

God's Word warns that liquor eventually harms all who drink.

Proverbs 23:33

It fills men's minds with adulterous and impure thoughts.

Proverbs 23:33

It produces wilfulness and prevents reformation.

Proverbs 23:34

Drink brings insecurity.

Proverbs 23:35

Insensibility follows drinking, rendering a man as a clod.

Proverbs 23:35

Drinking is habit-forming. One drink calls for another.

Proverbs 31:4-5

Kings and all other rulers or officials with the weight of human lives in their control should not indulge.

Proverbs 31:6-7

The only sanction for the use of strong drink was as a medicine or anaesthetic for those about to die. We now know better medicines and anaesthetic than whiskey, wine, or beer.

Ecclesiastes 2:3; 12:8

The writer of Ecclesiastes tried strong drink, but in the end was forced to admit that it too is vanity

Ecclesiastes 10:17

Blessings are promised to the temperate and abstaining nation.

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe comes to the drunkards.

Isaiah 5:22

More woes to them that drink.

Isaiah 22:13

Drinking and carnality go together and leave men hopeless.

Isaiah 24:9

Drink is bitter to them that drink it.

Isaiah 28:1

Woe comes to the drunkard of Ephraim.

Isaiah 28:3

The pride of drunkards will be trodden down.

Isaiah 28:7

Prophets and priests erred through drink.

Isaiah 28:7

Those who drink are set aside as useless.

Isaiah 28:7

Prophets and priests are finally swallowed up by drink.

Isaiah 28:7

Drinking brings on spiritual blindness.

Isaiah 56:9-12

A rebuke to drinking church members, his watchmen.

Jeremiah 35: 5-6, 8, 14

Total abstinence of the Rechabites cited as an example of obedience on the part of God's people.

Ezekiel 44:21

Priests are not to drink wine.

Daniel 1:5,8,16; 10:3

God honoured Daniel because he abstained from the king's wine. Daniel, the man, was true to the home training he had received as a boy.

Daniel 5:1

Belshazzar exhibited as an example of a leader who drank and taught his people to drink.

Daniel 5:2,23

This was a nation whose women drink.

Daniel 5:5-9,25-28

Ruin and downfall for nations whose rulers and leaders cause them to drink.

Daniel 5:3

Balshazzar's sacrilege in using sacred temple vessels for liquor.

Hosea 3:1

Part of Hosea's wife's degradation was induced by drink.

Hosea 4:11

Strong drink and immorality go hand in hand.

Hosea 7:5

The King and people reproved because of drinking.

Joel 1:5

Drunkards are to awake from their drinking.

Joel 3.3

Young virtue sold for the price of drink.

Amos 2:8

Wine is the drink of the condemned.

Amos 1:12

Drink is the pollution of the innocent.

Amos 4:1

Dissolute women and oppressors of the poor call for their liquor.

Amos 6:6

Drinkers are not concerned about God nor the welfare of others.

Nahum 1:10

Drunkards will be destroyed.

Habakkuk 2:5

Arrogance is inflamed by drink.

Habakkuk 2:15

It is wrong to give one's neighbour drink - no social drinking.

Habakkuk 2:16

Drink leads to shame and humiliation.

Matthew 24:48-51

Drunkards warned about the return of Christ and His judgment.

Luke 1:15

Greatness of John the Baptist linked with his total abstinence.

Luke 12:45

Christ warns against being enmeshed in drunken evils.

Luke 21:34

Warning against drunkenness and the cares of this life, keeping one occupied to the exclusion of the Spirit.

Romans 13:13

All are admonished to walk honestly, not in rioting and drunkenness. It is not honest to be less than men, created in the image of God.

Romans 14:21

Drinking causes a brother to stumble. Importance of example.

1 Corinthians 6:10

No drunkard shall inherit the kingdom of God. (Therefore the preaching of the Gospel must include preaching against the use of alcohol.)

1 Corinthians 11:25

The Lord's Supper no place for wine. Word "wine" not even used. Instead all accounts say "the cup" or "fruit of the vine."

Galatians 5:21

Revellers in drunkenness shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:18

Direct command that exhilaration shall be of the Spirit and not by wine.

1 Thessalonians 5:7

Sobriety enjoined upon the Thessalonians. Children of light must not be overcome by darkness.

1 Timothy 3:3,8,11-12

Church officers must not drink; neither should their families.

Written by Pastor Barney Lee
West Seneca, New York


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