Watchman Radio Hour with Alex Dodson

Is It Alright for Christians to Drink?

May 19, 2018

Excessive drinking is wrong and abstinence is commendable. When we are living in a sinful and wicked society where men and women bow down and worship idols of all sorts, we need to be careful how we live. Some years ago I attended a wedding rehearsal in a park in upstate New York where I was to conduct a wedding for some relatives. On that same day, a group of high school seniors were having a party celebrating their graduation. Alcohol was everywhere and drunkeness and excessive drinking by these young people was very apparent. I was shocked to see this. I had seen college students do the same but not students as young as these that day. That was over thirty years ago. The same still happens today. In a nation where such activity takes place among its young people, surely there is a place for Christians to abstain from drinking. Drunkeness is wrong. Abstaining from drink is commendable. The Bible teaches both.

References: Ephesians 5:18

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Alex Dodson serves as president of Watchmen Radio Ministries International and as a staff evangelist. He has been in the gospel ministry for over thirty years. He was ordained in 1974 and has served as both a pastor and evangelist. He is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary and is presently a member of International Ministerial Fellowship. He has also done postgraduate studies at the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife Susan live in Portland, Oregon in the beautiful Northwest.

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