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Drinking, abstention from

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Scripture indicates that the abuse of drinking, such as drunkenness, is unacceptable. It also indicates the advantages of abstention from drinking in certain situations.

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For some, at certain times, total abstinence is right

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John the Baptist:

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Jesus Christ; the Christian who does not want to give offence

Warnings against the abuse of alcohol

Isaiah 5:11 NKJV
Woe to those who rise early in the morning, That they may follow intoxicating drink; Who continue until night, till wine inflames them!
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Christian leaders are to be sober

1 Timothy 3:2–3 NKJV
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;
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Examples of drunkenness

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Some accusations of drunkenness were unfounded

; ; the disciples on the day of Pentecost
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