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Alcohol and the Bible

The Consumption of Alcohol and the Bible

Before I say anything or even begin to start writing about this subject I want everyone to understand that the word “wine” is used 231 times in the scripture. It can refer to alcoholic wine, but also grape juice, and even grapes. That fact must be realized to completely understand what the Bible has to say about the consumption of alcohol. Here are my proof texts.

Gen_9:21  And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

 The above text is obviously talking about alcoholic wine.

Gen 49:11  Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
Gen 49:12  His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

This text teaches that newly pressed grapes makes wine, but it is non-alcoholic. This man washed his clothes in the blood of grapes, called wine.

Jdg_9:13  And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

This verse teaches that a vine has wine. Ok, that means that the grape or its juice is the wine. It does not have to be alcoholic to be called wine. Even today we have non-alcoholic wine.

I have seen people argue about whether drinking alcohol was biblical or not, but the definition of wine was never properly understood by one side of the argument. Some people believe drinking is ok based on the idea that Jesus made wine. They claim it was alcoholic, because they don’t understand that wine can refer to just grape juice. So the biblical definition for wine is this:

Any juice from the vine, whether it be grape juice, or alcoholic wine. It can even refer to the grape. This comes from Genesis 9:21, 49:11-12, and Judges 9:13. It is seen in many other passages as well. Read More…

The Heresy of a Works Salvation

Why a Work Salvation would never Work

Jas_2:10  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

It seems that most religious groups believe that one must do some works in order to receive the gift of salvation. This comes from passages like Matthew 12:31-32, Acts. 26:20, or some other passages that have absolutely nothing to do with salvation. The Bible teaches that salvation is by grace through faith alone. (Romans 3:28) We become a new creature in Christ.

The problem with a salvation by works is that it simply could not possibly work. You see, most people who believe works salvation will point out that there are sins and then really bad sins, and only if you sin really bad will you go to hell. So you don’t have to be perfect just not so bad. Ok, that is all fine and dandy, but it just doesn’t work that way. Breaking the law in the smallest point is like breaking the whole law. That is what the verse first quoted teaches. That means that even if you didn’t kill anyone you still guilty of the whole law simply by telling the smallest lie, or stealing the cheapest item. Read More…

Hell-Made Pharisees

Hell-Made Pharisees
and their
Hypocritical Condemnation of just Reproof

2Ti_4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Tit_2:15  These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

The Bible clearly  teaches christians that they are to reprove sin. This is after salvation. In order for christians to live holy lives they require a constant supply of reproof, rebuke, and exhortation from the word of God. This is a “way of life” we are told. (Pro. 6:23) The Bible teaches us that “the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world”. (Titus 2:12-13) In this world, after salvation, we as christians are supposed to live righteously. And when someone is not living right, then reproof from God’s word is required. For some reason, however, many people seem to feel like if someone is reproving sin then he is not serving the Lord right.

I have seen christians defend all sorts of perversion by saying things like, “this is a side issue”, or “if you spent more time preaching the gospel you wouldn’t be so critical” (this said after watching hours of sports), or “you should keep the main thing the main thing, and that is soulwinning, nothing else really matters”. All those arguments are hypocritical. And they all come from hell. Jesus had to deal with the offspring of such hellish ideas in the Pharisees. What I want to do is expose these Pharisees and how they always condemn godly reproof and truth. Read More…

God so loved who?

“God so loved” who?
(This article can be downloaded here-God so loved)

I have lately seen an attack on God’s love for the unsaved. John 3:16 is no longer showing God’s love for the world, but only for the saved in the world. This new approach seems to be a movement towards calvinism. The idea that “world” only means the saved, or mankind as a whole(excluding the unbelievers) can be refuted by “comparing spiritual things with spiritual”.(2 Cor. 2:13)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  -John 3:16
By taking the idea of God’s gift of love to the world being His Son, and that this gift is everlasting life, we can search for parallel passages.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: -Ephesians 2:8 Read More…

Calvinism

Calvinism-A damnable heresy
(This article can be downloaded here-Calvinism-A damnable heresy)

1Ti 5:12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

According to the Bible salvation is our first faith. The Bible says “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Rom 10:9 ) To have faith is to believe; therefore we must believe the gospel. Jesus in John 3 states: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”(John 3:16-17) The Bible clearly teaches that it is our faith, and our belief that will save us. Jesus, in the gospels said five times “thy faith hath made thee whole”, and twice said “thy faith hath saved thee”. (Matthew 9:22; Mark 5:34, 10:52; Luke 8:48, 17:19, 7:50, 18:42 respectively) The scriptures in 1 Timothy 5:12 declares it as damnable to cast off this faith, yet this, my friend, is exactly what Calvinism does. The gospel of TULIP (Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, and Perseverance of the saints) is another gospel, and the Bible says, of any teacher of such a gospel, “let him be accursed”. (Gal. 1:8-9) It weakens and limits the power and sufficiency of Christ’s shed blood, and turns God into the devil: It limits the blood of Christ by claiming it was shed only for the elect, but the Bible says “the free gift came upon all men”: It makes God out to be the devil by saying he elects some to heaven and not others(hence electing them for hell), causing Jesus to be a liar when he said “I…will draw all men unto me”. (Romans 5:18, John 12:32)

The first thing I would like to say in this article is that every point of the pentagram of Calvinism is false, and my intention is to disprove them in order. Read More…

Filling in the Gap

Filling in the Gap

(This can be downloaded as a doc. here-Filling in the Gap)

There have been many papers written against the gap theory, though few refute the specific “gap fact” (fable) that a small group of Bible believers hold to. This gap is not one of theistic evolution. It was not invented to allow for evolution and millions of years. However, this gap is still unbiblical and rests on many assumptions. Even though this group is a Bible believing crowd they change word meanings, and everything rests on what they decide a word means. This article is meant to answer the basic unscriptural claims made by this sort of gapper.

The word game:

One of the arguments used by this group for the existence of a gap between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2, is that of saying there are negative words, or words that indicate a judgment or catastrophe, used in Genesis 1:2. Let’s take a look at these “negative words”:  Void, darkness, deep, and waters. One of these gappers has the following to say about the words “void” and “darkness”:

“Word study on “void” shows that the word “void” is always used in a

negative sense. Usually, it is connected with something against

God’s will.”
“Darkness is a symbolic of evil, and is always associated with evil or

judgment of God.”
(http://thegapfact.webs.com/The%20Gap%20Fact%20Fully%20Established.pdf)

The above statements are bold, yet fall short of the truth. The word “void” is used 24 times in the Bible, and the second use defines it as a good thing.  Note the following verse: Read More…