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Is alcohol in moderation a sin?

Submitted: 9/26/2007
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Question: This topic doesn't really fit doctrine, but I found it appropriate as it evokes questions regarding morals. Regarding the legal consumption of alcohol, is moderation (no more than a glass of wine or beer a night) acceptable in a Spirit-filled life?

Answer: The Bible condemns drunkenness (see Proverbs 23:21; 1 Corinthians 6:10; Ephesians 5:18). We are instead taught to be sober-minded (see Titus 2:6 and 1 Timothy 3:2). We believe that the best way to avoid ever being bitten by a rattlesnake is to never pick one up and the best way to avoid ever getting drunk is to never consume an alcoholic beverage.