Is it a sin to drink alcohol? - Christian Personal Development

Is it a sin to drink alcohol? I believe you must have seen this interesting question being asked on forums and groups online. You might also have been asked in a private discussion another variation of the question, Is it a sin for a Christian to drink wine?

The two questions mean the same. Of course, the wine was used in the place of alcohol in the second question. But they mean the same because the bible used both words interchangeably on many occasions.

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What does the bible says about drinking alcohol?

The bible actually said a lot about drinking alcohol or wine. I have read almost every part of the bible’s discussions and revelations on whether it is safe or not for Christians to drink alcohol or not.

I will be using this post to show just one side to it. I will be starting from an interesting post someone posted on a youth WhatsApp group I coordinate. Let me first share the post with you below before you read my comment and submission.

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Is it a sin to drink alcohol? : Read the article below

When a European Airline was initially launched, an educated Christian gentleman
was traveling in the first class section.

An air hostess approached him with a complimentary drink, this was an alcoholic
drink, but the man politely refused.

The air hostess returned but this time brought the drink on a platter, designed to
appeal and impress. However, the Christian man again politely refused, explaining
he doesn’t drink alcohol.

The air hostess was concerned and informed the manager. The manager
approached the man with another platter, now designed with flowers.

He questioned, “Is there something wrong with our service? Please enjoy the drink, it
is a complimentary offer.”

The man replied, “I am a Christian and I do not drink alcohol?

The manager still insisted that the man take the drink. Then, the Christian proposed that the manager should give the drink to the pilot first.

The manager stated, “How can the pilot drink alcohol, he’s on duty! And if he drinks there are all chances for the plane to crash”.

The Christian passenger with tears in his eyes, replied, “I am a Christian and I am ALWAYS on duty in order to protect my FAITH and if I Drink Alcohol I will crash my whole life here and hereafter. I AM 100% ON DUTY!”

Maybe yours might not be an alcohol, it may be tempting you for sex as it was
done to Joseph, battling with how to control your anger, profane and vain
babblings, your dressing , your attitude towards people and finally not sharing the

Do you know that souls are dying because of those reckless behaviours of ours?

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Is it a sin to drink alcohol? My reaction

I want you to look at the scripture that helped me against alcohol after my youth service. See it below

New King James Version
And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,

It’s very simple scripture but it’s filled with lots of meanings. After I got born again, I came across an interesting book by Robert Lardon, The School of the Spirit. I learned so much about the relevance of the Holy Spirit to me in that book.

I saw a powerful revelation too about the Holy Spirit. Them I began to study from the bible about the Holy Spirit.

Now when I got to this passage

New King James Version
And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,

I understood that it’s either you are filled with alcohol or you are filled with the Holy Spirit. I chose to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I know He is extremely important for my success on this earth.

So alcohol became a no-go area for me. Over the years God’s Spirit has done what alcohol or hot wine cannot do for me.

Other habits like drinking alcohol

That post above also gave other variations of alcohol and we need to check that too. Even if you don’t take alcohol, there may other ‘alcohol’ you are taking already. Every form of sin is an example.

If you are struggling with any sin or sinful habit you need to take it to God. You need to pray to God to help you. God is always ready to help you.

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Prayer can break sinful habits

When you fail to pray about a sinful habit, that’s what the devil will exploit. But when you pray about it to God,. God’s strength will come into your weaknesses and He will help you out of it.

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Is it a sin to drink alcohol

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Finally, on today’s post on Is it a sin to drink alcohol, I believe I have been able to share a very interesting angle to this hot topic using a biblical reference or bible text.

So you are in a very good position to answer the main question of this post, Is it a sin to drink alcohol.

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