What Does the Bible Say About Alcohol? #2
By: Garland M. Robinson
Alcohol corrupts courts and governments, brings national destruction. "It is not for kings...to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted" (Proverbs 31:4-5). "Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word..." (Isaiah 5:22-24).
Alcohol makes men forget God. "Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them" (Isaiah 5:11-12).
God's curse is on those who drink alcohol. "Woe to...the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! Behold, the Lord...shall cast down to the earth with the hand. The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet" (Isaiah 28:1-3).
God's curse is on every man, business, and government that sells or traffics in booze. "Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness! Thou art filled with shame for glory... The cup of the Lord's right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory" (Habakkuk 2:15-16).
Moderate drinking leads to drunkenness, nakedness, and a curse on the drunkard's children (Genesis 9:20-25). It leads to adultery, incest, and illegitimate children (Gen. 19:30-36).
Christ saves drunkards when they REPENT. "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool" (Isaiah 1:18). "Repent and be baptized...for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38; I Cor. 6:9-11).