You're going out to dinner with friends. The waiter asks what you'd like to drink: beer, wine, or a soda. What do you choose? In today's culture, much of the Christian community doesn't think twice about social drinking. For a growing number of Christians, there are plenty of instances in the Bible that seem to condone the consumption of alcohol, especially wine. Wait! Before dismissing the issue, you might stop to reconsider. Are there differences in how our cultures view drinking? Are we aware of the potential hazards alcohol poses for so many in our culture? Is it liberty to drink a beverage of choice or a license to follow a culture fascinated with alcohol?
In this thought-provoking work, Randy Shuler provides 10 reasons for choosing not to drink and presents a crucial understanding of alcohol in the Bible. Through research, reason, Scripture, and personal experiences, Randy challenges the reader to give serious thought to an issue once taboo in much of the Christian community. So take time to reconsider this important lifestyle choice. Who knows? The next time your waiter asks what you'd like to drink, you too may say, Hand Me a Dr Pepper, Please.
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