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Wordwise Insight, Issue #092
April 14, 2012
WORDWISE INSIGHT is the free monthly newsletter of Wordwise-Bible-Studies.comIN THIS ISSUE...
BIBLE INSIGHTS (and Reader Q & A): About Christians and alcoholic beverages. Should a Christian drink?
WORDWISE HYMNS: My Blog called Wordwise Hymns for you to check out!
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Christians and Alcohol
(Should a Christian drink alcohol?)QUESTION: Is it right for a Christian [in our day] to drink alcohol socially?
ANSWER: Good question. And I suspect that no matter how I answer it there will be many who disagree. My position will be too strong for some, and too weak for others. Even so, it's an important issue, and I'll share my own convictions on it.
MY OWN EXPERIENCE
A few weeks afterward, the bride's parents were both killed in an alcohol-related car accident. Would that have been prevented if the couple had made a different decision? Perhaps not, I don't know. But thinking back to the testimony of the bride and groom, might have made a strong impression on others, and affected their lives for the good. I know there are Christians, or professing Christians, who see nothing wrong with taking a little wine with dinner, and so on. Personally, I've never done so, and I've always encouraged total abstinence, for a number of reasons. But before I discuss those reasons, I need to make another point.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
For the rest of this article, click on
Christians and Alcohol..
MY BLOG ON HYMNS!
Come and Pay Us a Visit!I have developed a blog that is called Wordwise Hymns. As the title suggests, it is about hymns, and church music in general.
But as many of you will know, a blog is especially designed to facilitate a conversation on its particular subject. Readers can easily post comments about what they see, and I'm able to reply. I hope you will take part in the discussion!
Through 2010, almanac entries dealt with what happened in hymn history on each day of the year. Beginning in 2011, I hope to analyze hymns from a biblical standpoint, linking to the material that has come before.
My hope is that the blog will add to the value of the website and this newsletter, and promote some profitable exchanges on the subject of sacred music.
What happened on this day in hymnology? To find out, click
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