How would Jesus look at cultural drinks?

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How would Jesus look at cultural drinks?

John Kissinger [09/01/2015 4:32 AM]
To Drink or NOT To Drink.. that IS the question! 12 results from ‘theology on tap’ #ToT http://ourcog.org/?s=theology+on+tap

Eric Jones [09/01/2015 6:39 AM]
Jesus Christ was a Jew. He would never partake of a pagan drink that would affect His clear mind or that would have a medicine-like affect if He was not sick. There are other ways to rest without doing this. He spent time teaching the prostitutes, publicans and others the greatness of His Fathers Kingdom, not just chilling with them. Too many try to justify a lot of activity by attaching their imaginary Jesus to it.

Charles Page [09/01/2015 10:54 AM]
He agreed to take the sop from the soldiers which was an opiate laced drink that the trained soldiers carried to deal with extreme thirst and fatigue.

The first offer he refused because he wanted a clear mind without his will being hindered.

Peter A Vandever [09/01/2015 8:26 PM]
Eric Jones I do not drink but I believe each believer should make that call for themselves.

Eric Jones [09/01/2015 8:56 PM]
Yes…make the call to dim your God-given clear mind on purpose unless you are dying. I deal with people struggling to find jobs who have DWI’s, DUI’s, no drivers license because of habitual behavior such as this. No, Jesus did not sit around with His “buds” getting a buzz on to “relax”.

Peter A Vandever [09/01/2015 9:03 PM]
Did I say he did?

Charles Page [09/01/2015 10:12 PM]
Jesus sat the table with sinners and publicans and drank wine with them.

John Kissinger [09/01/2015 11:44 PM]
pretty sure he sat on a chair or some sort of recliner…

Charles Page [09/02/2015 9:36 AM]
Jesus never drank to excess.

Eric Jones [09/02/2015 10:25 AM]
Charles, give us the Scripture reference for that instance…or is that some extra-biblical revelation. If He drank wine with them, was it Merlot or what?

Herman Spencer [09/02/2015 10:35 AM]
Look up strong drink you will do anything to do what you want to do God is a holy god and his people should live a live of holiness

Charles Page [09/02/2015 11:50 AM]
it was Kosher wine, perhaps some of the King’s vintage wines. or maybe some cheap ordinary Mogen David!

John Kissinger [09/02/2015 11:50 AM]
Nehemiah was a cup bearer…

Charles Page [09/02/2015 11:52 AM]
perhaps a wine taster for the King. Tasted to see if it was safe to drink.

Norman Rice Jr. [09/02/2015 11:57 AM]
He wouldn’t compromise, though!! HUGE DIFFERENCE!!

Eric Jones [09/02/2015 2:07 PM]
Nehemiah was cupbearer to a pagan King.

Link Hudson [09/02/2015 3:46 PM]
I’ve read that kava relaxes you, and I think they put it in certain types of ‘tea’ (that don’t have tea leaves) for people to drink before they go to sleep. Is it any more powerful than a turkey dinner? That will make you sleepy. Is turkey forbidden? Is it any stronger than coffee.

33 Comments

  • Reply May 7, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Gee, who was around back then to tell us for sure, 🙂

  • Reply May 7, 2016

    Louise Cummings

    I don’t believe it was alcoholic drinks because when Jesus turned the water into wine. The BIBLE SAID WHEN THEY HAD WELL DRANK. They run out and you know the story of His Mother telling Him they were out of wine. He turned Water into wine. The point of my story is if they would have already well cranked before Jesus made Water wine. They would have been drunk or passed out. They wouldn’t have known the last was better than the first. Or not. Because they would have been to drunk. My opinion. ( also He said touch not , taste not that which is to perish with the using. ). Also He said be not drunk with wine. Where in is excess. But be Filled. With The Spirit. And Scriptures in The Old Testament in some places. They called grape juice wine. That’s my feeling about it.

  • Reply May 7, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    David Lewayne Porter It takes a while for some people to recognize that real Biblical holiness cannot be lived while drinking Brody Pope Alan

  • Reply June 16, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Question is it possible to be sanctified and spend 3 hours watching football? When you know they will be promoting alcohol and using sexual promiscuity to sell products.

    And you know there will be lies and arrogance?

    Is it a deliverance to be sought and enjoyed? A freedom from fake manliness? Joe Absher Link Hudson Melvin Harter Scotty Searan

    • Reply June 16, 2018

      Link Hudson

      I do not watch football so I am not familiar with recent ads.

      I do nit consoider a beer ad to be inherently.sinful necessarily, though some may seek to arouse sexual lust. That is a problem. Do the ads encourage excess of beer?

      Is it sinful to have a hobby? To engage in social activities with friens?

    • Reply June 16, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      I have witnessed SAT night pastors watch sport game OR even MMA till past midnight having a brew or two or more than a few – then get up SUN am to preach with fresh anointing #shame

    • Reply June 16, 2018

      Link Hudson

      Troy Day why did u hang out with them?
      Did they preach against drinking in moderation or have a weak conscience about it?

    • Reply June 16, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      Bible college? – cant leave after curfew

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      Troy Day, Link Hudson
      We like to quote Psalms 100
      Not many quote from Psalms 101
      3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
      I don’t watch football either, because of the ads,Cheerleaders and the craziness of the fans.
      This made me think of a comment made by youngest son watching TV.
      He came running in the bedroom “Daddy, daddy those ladies with the pretty legs is dancing.” He was about 5 years old and he had picked up on me watching the ladies legs.
      He was talking about the Rockettes
      I had to do some repenting. I also talked to my boys alsp

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      David Griffin

      Link Hudson to answer your questions. In my personal opinion it is not a sin to have a hobby if that hobby is not destructive, i.e. fly fishing or tying flies, collecting stamps ect. Engaging in social activities with friends is a good thing, dancing, bowling, dinner, going on a picnic, having a get together for a BBQ, trail hiking, camping, taking a trip on a vacation, sightseeing, ect. As long as the activity is wholesome. Let your conscience be your guide. Or if you are a spiritual person, let the Holy Ghost becypur guide.

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      David Griffin

      Sanctification means to be separate from evil. The Lord has commanded that we sanctify ourselves.

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      Link Hudson

      David Griffin Is entertainment evil? Back in the old days, a lot of Pentecostals from Holiness movement backgrounds were against ‘wordly entertainment.’ So what is worldly? Square dancing? drinking beer? Football? Does the Bble have to say something negative about it for us to consider it to be worldly?

      IMO, football is a good sport NOT to support because of the health consequences of concussions. There are injuries in soccer and basketball, but it’s not the same. Overall, these sports are good exercise. Boxing would be another good sport not to watch, along with some of the more extreme fighting shows.

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      David Griffin

      Link Hudson Entertainment in itself is not evil
      There is evil entertainment.

      I precieve that you are an intelligent man and already know the difference.
      If you choose to be entertained by evil that’s your choice. But, we have a choice. We can choose wholesome uplifting entertainment. If you do not or cannot make a choice, pray and ask Heavenly Father.
      Your conscience and the Holy Ghost will let you know the difference.

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      Link Hudson

      David Griffin I do not care for football, but I wouldn’t condemn someone for watching it. I wouldn’t accuse someone of being unsanctified for watching three hours of it. Too much watching football is not good stewardship of time in most cases, IMO. But someone could use watching football as a bridge for building relationships, evangelism, etc.

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      Maybe just maybe they can even preach on it; which is not Scotty Searan testimony in this case

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      Link Hudson

      Troy Day Sports analogies in sermons get old quick if you aren’t into it. I got tired of a Canadian pastor talking about hockey.

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      Joe Absher

      Men are born for passion. Its in our DNA to strive and compete to succeed and achieve. Some however are mere distractions and petty thieves. If time is the greatest gift (in the natural) then giving it away could easily be the greatest investment. Question is what or who do you give your time to? A few hours in the wilderness or time spent on heavens table land.
      I’ve seen it people will come to church on Sunday morning and asking where is the love? where’s God? He didn’t leave you, you left him. Spending God’s money on violence and yelling kill him on Saturday night and praying God heals him on Sunday morning. Where’s your God? You left him at the altar of Baal last night.

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      Link Hudson Paul said life is much like wrestling

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      Joe Absher

      And killing

  • Reply June 17, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    David comment?

  • Reply June 17, 2018

    Cindy Fox

    Gentleman, We should wholly rely on THE WORD OF GOD along with it’s illumination by THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,to guide ALL our choices, we should not rely on: man made culture,not our own conscience,not our heart,not what our pastor says,not what the overseer says,not our desires,but on THE LIFE GIVING WORD OF GOD working through us by the HOLY SPIRIT because we have gained access by THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB ,PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Reply June 17, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      Jeremiah 17:9 King James Version (KJV)
      9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

    • Reply June 18, 2018

      Cindy Fox

      Amen brother

  • Reply June 17, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Jesus Christ was a Jew. He would never partake of a pagan drink that would affect His clear mind or that would have a medicine-like affect if He was not sick. There are other ways to rest without doing this. He spent time teaching the prostitutes, publicans and others the greatness of His Fathers Kingdom, not just chilling with them. Too many try to justify a lot of activity by attaching their imaginary Jesus to it.

  • Reply June 17, 2018

    Link Hudson

    Troy Day Pagan drink? Read your Bible. The Torah told the priests to pour out drink offerings. The Bible says God brings forth food from the earth– wine to make men’s hearts merry. Deacons are not to drink __much__ wine. But Paul told Timothy to drink a little wine.

    Doesn’t it feel like you are being dishonest with yourself when you have to strain on re-interpreting obvious scriptures to fit with church tradition?

  • Reply June 17, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Link I;ve shown you the greek on all of these It’s pretty clear non-drinking is a requirement

  • Reply June 17, 2018

    Link Hudson

    Troy Day That’s silly. Why do so many people who read Greek, including the Greeks, disagree with you? Did no one really understand Greek at all until the temperance movement?

  • Reply June 17, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    the Greeks are drunks and the Cretans – Paul says it in the Bible Their national sport is drinking and eating

  • Reply June 17, 2018

    Link Hudson

    Troy Day Where does it say that? I am familiar with the verse about Cretans being liars.

    Jews also drink wine. Do you think Jesus drank non-kosher wine at Passover?

  • Reply June 17, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Titus 1:12, “One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” -0 Epimenides, a native either of Phæstus or of Cnossus in Crete, the original author of this line, which is also quoted by Callimachus. Epimenides is here called a prophet, not simply as a poet, but from his peculiar character as priest, bard, and seer; called by Plato θεῖος ἀνήρ and coupled by Cicero with Bacis the Boeotian prophet, and the sibyl (Bishop Ellicott); described by other ancient writers as a prophet

  • Reply June 18, 2018

    Link Hudson

    Where are the Greek drunks in that?

  • Reply June 18, 2018

    Joe Absher

    Alcohol is a curse. It destroys families, ruins morals and subverts the will of a man. Alcohol opens the door to every evil and compromises the spirit of a man. In short stop it.
    Many a man went a party where there was booze and woke up in hell.

  • Reply June 18, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Link Crete was greek and then roman at the time

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