Church of God of Prophecy Affirms ABSTINENCE FROM ALL LIQUOR OR STRONG DRINKS

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Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise” (Proverbs 20:1). “But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment” (Isaiah 28:7). “Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: for the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags” (Proverbs 23:20, 21). Because of these and other biblical texts, the Church of God of Prophecy teaches abstinence from the use of intoxicating beverages. Scriptural teaching is, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). We are also advised “That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour” (1 Thessalonians 4:4). (See also 1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:10; 10:31; Galatians 5:21).

15 Comments

  • Reply July 14, 2016

    Harold Beesley

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  • Reply December 8, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Alan N Carla Smith You know they did it for a reason and especially to protect ministers and ministries from cases like AA Allen and many others. How has it become acceptable to be sipping on a live @ 5 program nowadays ? Charles Page I dont think its right Tony Conger Ricky Grimsley http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/aa-allen-was-a-mighty-man-of-the-spirit-but/

    • Reply December 8, 2016

      Tony Conger

      People are free to live by their convictions and actually they must or it is considered sin for them. The problem comes when they impose their convictions on others as if it was scripture. That’s adding to the bible.

    • Reply December 8, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      Convictions have to be recognized by the communion of believers or they are just another private revelation

    • Reply December 8, 2016

      Tony Conger

      What? That’s not scriptural. Rom 14

    • Reply December 8, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      2 Peter 1:20 ► Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.

    • Reply December 8, 2016

      Tony Conger

      So you’re saying no one can can have a personal conviction? So you’re throwing one scripture to void another?

    • Reply December 8, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      Charles Manson thought highly of his personal convictions

  • Reply December 8, 2016

    Ben Wilson

    If they are that opposed to drinking alcohol. . . why are they publicizing and recommending that their members stay at a hotel that boasts of having bars??

    • Reply December 8, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      What would you suggest they do – pitch a tent?

    • Reply December 8, 2016

      Ben Wilson

      Advertise and Stay at motels thay don’t have bars. . . .

      There are plenty of them.

      Of course, staying at a Motel 6 might not be as aesthetically pleasing as at a fancy big hotel. . . .

    • Reply December 8, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      None such in Orlando in close proximity to their convention but good point. I know a Motel 6 in MS that serves a killer biscuits and gravy breakfast Timothy Carter

  • Reply December 8, 2016

    Dan Irving

    It’s official. The Lord would have been banned from COG.

  • Reply December 9, 2016

    Philip Lazar

    Barnabas was a good yet he was not God.

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