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What does the Bible say about drinking alcohol? Is it a sin for a Christian to drink alcohol?

What does the Bible say about drinking alcohol? Is it a sin for a Christian to drink alcohol?
It is a sin for a Christian to drink intoxicating beverages. It’s also a sin for a Christian to give an intoxicating beverage to someone else.

The Bible says, “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: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: 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)

Alcohol causes massive health, mental, moral, and spiritual problems for individuals and society at large. As the result of alcohol consumption, more marriages have been destroyed, children and spouses have been abused, and lives have been lost in automobile accidents. About half the people in prison can trace their crime back to alcohol consumption.

The Bible warns, “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, [when] it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things” (Proverbs 23:31-33). It’s best not to play with fire.
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