Yesterday, we looked at Mark 7:1–13, in which Jesus confronts legalists for inventing their own moral rules and using them to replace God’s law. I mentioned alcohol consumption as one possible arena in which this plays out. In a timely manner, Drew Humphrey has posted a terrific (as usual) summary of a biblical approach to alcohol. Check it out.

I’m not sure it’s possible to have a theology of alcohol, but if indeed there is such a thing, then this is mine. What you’ll find is that my position is neither remarkably original nor elaborately complex. Rather, it’s simply the product of an honest reading of Scripture and a little common sense (or at least I like to think so). Essentially, I understand the Bible’s teaching about alcohol to be something which we can summarize in two simple sta … Read More

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