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Bible and alcohol – Luke 12:45 – Christ warned against drunkenness June 8, 2008

1) Genesis 9:20-26 – Noah became drunk; the result was immorality and family trouble.

2) Genesis 19:30-38 – Lot was so drunk he did not know what he was doing; this led to immorality

3) Leviticus 10:9-11 – God commanded priests not to drink so that they could tell the difference between the holy and the unholy.

4) Numbers 6:3 – The Nazarites were told to eat or drink nothing from the grape vine.

5) Deuteronomy 21:20 – A drunken son was stubborn and rebellious.

6) Deuteronomy 29:5-6 – God gave no grape juice to Israel nor did they have intoxicating drink in the wilderness.

7) Deuteronomy 32:33 – Intoxicating wine is like the poison of serpents, the cruel venom of asps.

8) Judges 13:4, 7, 14 – Samson was to be a Nazarite for life. His mother was told not to drink wine or strong drink.

9) 1 Samuel 1:14-15 – Accused, Hannah said she drank no wine.

10) 1 Samuel 25:32-38 – Nabal died after a drunken spree.

11) 2 Samuel 11:13 – By getting Uriah drunk, David hoped to cover his sin.

12) 2 Samuel 13:28-29 – Amnon was drunk when he was killed.

13) 1 Kings 16:8-10 – The king was drinking himself into drunkenness when he was assassinated

14) 1 Kings 20:12-21 – Ben-Hadad and 32 other kings were drinking when they were attacked and defeated by the Israelites.

15) Esther 1:5-12 – The king gave each one all the drink he wanted. The king was intoxicated when he commanded the queen to come.

16) Psalm 75:8 – The Lord’s anger is pictured as mixed wine poured out and drunk by the wicked.

17) Proverbs 4:17 – Alcoholic drink is called the wine of violence.

18) Proverbs 20:1 – Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging.

19) Proverbs 23:19-20 – A wise person will not be among the drinkers of alcoholic beverages.

20) Proverbs 23:21 – Drunkenness causes poverty.

21) Proverbs 23:29-30 – Drinking causes woe, sorrow, fighting, babbling, wounds without cause and red eyes.

22) Proverbs 23:31 – God instructs not to look at intoxicating drinks.

23) Proverbs 23:32 – Alcoholic drinks bite like a serpent, sting like an adder.

24) Proverbs 23:33 – Alcohol causes the drinker to have strange and adulterous thoughts, produces willfulness, and prevents reformation.

25) Proverbs 23:34 – Alcohol makes the drinker unstable

26) Proverbs 23:35 – Alcohol makes the drinker insensitive to pain so he does not perceive it as a warning. Alcohol is habit forming.

27) Proverb 31:4-5 – Kings, Princes, and others who rule and judge must not drink alcohol. Alcohol perverts good judgment.

28) Proverbs 31:6-7 – Strong drink could be given to those about to perish or those in pain. Better anesthetics are available today.

29) Ecclesiastes 2:3 – The king tried everything, including intoxicating drink, to see if it satisfied. It did not. (Ecclesiastes 12:8)

30) Ecclesiastes 10:17 – A land is blessed when its leaders do not drink.

31) Isaiah 5:11-12 – Woe to those who get up early to drink and stay up late at night to get drunk.

32) Isaiah 5:22 – Woe to “champion” drinkers and “experts” at mixing drinks.

33) Isaiah 19:14 – Drunken men stagger in their vomit.

34) Isaiah 22:12-13 – The Israelites choose to drink; their future looks hopeless to them.

35) Isaiah 24:9 – Drinkers cannot escape the consequences when God judges.

36) Isaiah 28:1 – God pronounces woe on the drunkards of Ephraim.

37) Isaiah 28:3 – Proud drunkards shall be trodden down.

38) Isaiah 28:7 – Priests and prophets stagger and reel from beer and wine, err in vision, and stumble in judgment.

39) Isaiah 28:8 – Drinkers’ tables are covered with vomit and filth.

40) Isaiah 56:9-12 – Drinkers seek their own gain and expect tomorrow to be just like today.

41) Jeremiah 35:2-14 – The Rechabites drank no grape juice or intoxicating wine and were blessed.

42) Ezekiel 44:21 – Again God instructed the priests not to drink wine.

43) Daniel 1:5-17 – Daniel refused the king’s intoxicating wine and was blessed for it along with his abstaining friends.

44) Daniel 5:1 – Belshazzar, ruler of Babylon; led his people in drinking.

45) Daniel 5:2-3 – The king, along with his nobles, wives, and concubines, drank from the goblets which had been taken from God’s temple.

46) Daniel 5:4 – Drinking wine was combined with praising false gods.

47) Daniel 5:23 – God sent word to Belshazzar that punishment would be swift for the evil he had committed.

48) Hosea 4:11 – Intoxicating wine takes away intelligence.

49) Hosea 7:5 – God reproves princes for drinking.

50) Joel 1:5 – Drunkards awake to see God’s judgment.

51) Joel 3:3 – The enemy is judged for selling girls for wine.

52) Amos 2:8 – Unrighteous acts of Israel included the drinking of wine which had been taken for the payment of fines.

53) Amos 2:12 – Israel is condemned for forcing Nazarites to drink wine.

54) Micah 2:11 – Israelites are eager to follow false teachers who prophesy plenty of intoxicating drinks.

55) Nahum 1:10 – The drunkards of Nineveh will be destroyed by God.

56) Habakkuk 2:5 – A man is betrayed by wine.

57) Habakkuk 2:15 – Woe to him that gives his neighbor drink.

58) Habakkuk 2:16 – Drinking leads to shame.

59) Matthew 24:48-51 – A drinking servant is unprepared for his Lord’s return.

60) Luke 1:15 – John the Baptist drank neither grape juice nor wine.

61) Luke 12:45 – Christ warned against drunkenness.

62) Luke 21:34 – Drunkenness will cause a person not to be ready for the Lord’s return.

63) Romans 13:13 – Do not walk in drunkenness or immorality.

64) Romans 14:21 – Do not do anything that will hurt your testimony as a believer.

65) 1 Corinthians 5:11 – If a Christian brother is a drinker, do not associate with him.

66) 1 Corinthians 6:10 – Drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God

67) Galatians 5:21 – Acts of the sinful nature, such as drunkenness, will prohibit a person from inheriting the kingdom of God.

68) Ephesians 5:18 – In contrast to being drunk with wine, the believer is to be filled with the Spirit.

69) 1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 – Christians are to be alert and self-controlled, belonging to the day. Drunkards belong to the night and darkness.

70) 1 Timothy 3:2-3 – Bishops (elders) are to be temperate, sober, and not near any wine.

71) 1 Timothy 3:8 – Deacons are to be worthy of respect and not drinkers.

72) 1 Timothy 3:11 – Deacons’ wives are to be temperate and sober.

73) Titus 1:7-8 – An overseer is to be disciplined.

74) Titus 2:2-3 – The older men and older women of the church are to be temperate and not addicted to wine.

75) 1 Peter 4:3-4 – The past life of drunkenness and carousing has no place in the Christian’s life.



13 Responses to “Bible and alcohol – Luke 12:45 – Christ warned against drunkenness”

  1. Out of curiosity, what is the main purpose of this post? To show that drunkenness is wrong? ~CT

  2. Peter Says:

    Spirituality has nothing to do with alcohol. 🙂

  3. Joseph Says:

    MArk 15 : Says anything you eat & drink , could not harm you . Jesus said : anything. But we should not tempt God . But in
    1 Tim5:23, paul adviced timothy to drink little wine : Here the timothy was suffering from stomach pain because of the polluted water. Good deeds , laws and alcohol are nothing to do with salvation. I know even Jesus first miracle was turning water into wine. God said , that our bodies are the temple of God , shouldn’t defile it – it means that anythings that harms your health must be put away. I know people justify thru laws , but not with the law . But only through the blood of Chrsit . Which in turn faith + love will save a person.

  4. Joseph Says:

    But thanks for the verses , in one place . I would copy them . Also it was Mark 16 Jesus said not Mark 15.

  5. Peter Says:

    You quoting Paul.

    I can’t find similarities between words of Jesus and words of Paul.

    Jesus created crape nectar not wine. The words for wine and crape nectar are the same.

  6. Joseph Says:

    Almost everything you quoted in the NT are of Pauls epistles , if you say no similarities – Then you might be denying paul as an apostle. I agree Christ did warn against drunkardness , gluttons and greed …

    But he said this not for evaluating a person , but to note that we might burden the holy spirit in us. A born again person might leave the old and take up new – at the same time its not by the deeds you are being judged , but by the grace of God and faith with love

  7. Peter Says:

    John 3:20
    Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

  8. Joseph Says:

    Matt 7:13
    Enter by the narrow gate and to take the narrow path leading to life as the gate and path that lead to destruction are wide and broad

    I agree with what you said , but you are moving out of the context . What John the gospel said is correct and Jesus himself emphasized , that , Many will follow by the gates called wide and broad – I feel the same is happening now.

    Jesus said : “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12) .

    What does this mean ? The light refers to the revelation and truth . Evil men without God live in darkness , therefore we must leave our old and take up the new.

    It is the statement made from & by God , and he works in mysterious ways .

    Peter, when was abstaining to preach Cornelius ( beaucse he was gentile) , in Acts 11 he had a vision – in which God showed all kinds of beasts and animal . Told him to kill and eat . It was later then was a good report when apostles understood , the message of God was for every one in the world.

    Again I want to say that – its is not by the law one is saved , but by the love of God alone . And all religions require some sacrifice and other purging process to have the atonement. Here for a Jesus loves his children unconditionally..

  9. Peter Says:

    Everyone will be judged by his deeds.

    “…his deeds will be exposed.”

    Is it not important what we are saying but what we are doing. Resurrection means to awaken the power of Holy Spirit within you and to change yourself.

    • Adam Says:

      What you say matters, very much so:

      James 3:6 (New King James Version)

      6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

      What about false Idols? and yoga?

  10. Joseph Says:

    You are wrong dude – about Resurrection. Anyways Man cannot change himself , that is why we need Gods help . Yoga , Mantras , concentration does not help you to change . Jesus said I forgive your sins , before he did a miracle . It is the forgiveness which guarantees heaven not Miracle , healing , deeds , kindness , meditations.

    Sin is the ultimate barrier between God & Man…

  11. TheDarumaBum Says:

    God’s forgiveness is not based upon your good works to attian righteousness but God’s mercy alone. It is God’s grace that you are saved and Jesus’ death on the cross was payment for your sins. Moreover you become a new creature because of it by fiat, that is God’s will not your actions.

    I’m very troubled how flawed your understanding is of Christian scripture.

  12. Peter Says:

    Does it mean that you like drinking? 🙂

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