Friday, August 14, 2009

David Sebastian: An Inconvenient Truth About Alcohol

I've noticed an alarming familiarity that conservative evangelicals have today with alcohol. It's a monumental shift from the evangelical Christianity of an earlier day. It's not an improvement.



Church of God educator, Dr. David Sebastian, Dean of Anderson University's School of Theology, wrote a thoughtful position paper on the consumption of modern alcoholic beverages and his conclusions based upon a Scriptural study on the topic. His paper, "An Inconvenient Truth About Alcohol" can be downloaded here.



Also, well-known evangelical preacher, John MacArthur, preached in great detail on the difference between "wine" as consumed in the biblical times verses the modern variety of alcohol today. The hyperlinks to the sermons are listed below. I think these sermons are very helpful but, unfortunately, I think MacArthur was hesitant to say Christians just shouldn't drink, period. Well, I'll say it: Christians just shouldn't drink, period. MacArthur seems to call for abstinence without flat-out saying it. Well, I'll say it: Christians should abstain from alcohol.



Be Not Drunk with Wine, Part 2

Be Not Drunk with Wine, Part 3