It's clear that wine is a blessing in the Bible.
If you make the choice, like me, that I'm going to be a teetotaler, it's just not based on the condemnation of the evil of wine.
Growing up in the 1980s, I was taught similar principles and was led to believe only evil people drank alcohol.
When my parents would drink wine or have a beer with my grandparents, I would always get upset because of what I had heard in church.
They don’t want them to argue with their teachers or get kicked out over a silly issue. “Hand me a red solo cup then.”The school they attend is indeed a respectable school, and I come to discover the pastor’s parents were alcoholics, so he’s never had a drink in his life.
The staff follows his example, but take it to a more extreme version of dogmatic principles I don’t think were ever intended to be there.
Still, I can offer some principles that I hope will help you think through this. When we began courting, I was under the legal drinking age and had no interest in alcohol.When I became of age, I started to enjoy alcohol responsibly, but my girlfriend was disappointed with this undertaking.Many Christians will say it’s not the act of drinking that is wrong – it is the act of getting drunk or drinking too much. If you look at singles who are part of Christian dating service Christian Cafe.com, around 65% either abstain from drinking alcohol or rarely drink.The interesting part of this data is that the 65% mark seems to hold true regardless of the age group.