1Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. 2As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you. 5But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to men in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
1 Peter 4
Kinda harsh article, but straight forward..about drunkenness HERE
Alcohol, consumed in small quantities, is neither harmful nor addictive. In fact, some doctors advocate drinking small amounts of red wine for its health benefits, especially for the heart. Consumption of small quantities of alcohol is a matter of Christian freedom. Drunkenness and addiction are sin. However, due to the biblical concerns regarding alcohol and its effects, due to the easy temptation to consume alcohol in excess, and due to the possibility of causing offense and/or stumbling of others, it is usually best for a Christian to abstain entirely from drinking alcohol. from here
75 Bible References on Drinking Alcohol HERE
Outline on Drunkenness by Diane Dew HERE
another good outline from Acts 17:11.com here
So, why all these links? Cuz I’m pissed the law passed to privatize alcohol, legalizing sales of liquor in hundreds of retail stores in Washington State. The ads in the local paper are crazy, riddled with ads for spirits. Rite-aid, Safeway, Albertsons.
The deal for me is, my weapon of choice is alcohol. Lately [and by lately I mean any time after 1998] if I was at the grocery store I would get wine. We had a liquor store 2 blocks away, but I was always too lazy or too self-conscience to go in there. [long story behind that one]
So, now that liquor, and by liquor I mean vodka, lots of vodka, is everywhere and the temptation to buy and consume said vodka will be easier/stronger.
Now I’m not putting the blame on sellers of liquor, it just irritates me that greed wins over some sort of protection from alcoholism.
Everyone is just so damn greedy. Ok, I’m done grumbling…..
[What I meant by the title was that the greedy ones think its fine to have liquor so vastly available and get mad at the ones who don’t like it or the sinners who sin, love to sin, think it is normal to sin and if one doesn’t go along them they make fun of them]