Questions for Brothers Who Defend Alcoholic Beverages

True or False?

1. Even though I do not believe Christians must drink alcoholic beverages to be saved, I will fervently defend the use of beverage alcohol—even if it causes serious problems for the church or for individuals (cf. Psa. 133:1; Prov. 6:19; 20:1; Rom. 13:10; 1 Cor. 10:32-33; Eph. 4:3; 1 Jn. 2:10).   True or False?

2. I honestly believe one can convert people to Christ with a beer in his hand (cf. Mt. 5:13-16).   True or False?

3. Christ commanded Christians to preach the Gospel to every creature, so the brother who buys alcohol must preach to the seller of alcoholic beverages (cf. Mk. 16:15-16).   True or False?

4. Christ commanded Christians to preach the Gospel to every creature, so the brother who drinks alcoholic beverages must preach to the people who knows he drinks alcoholic beverages (cf. Mt. 5:13-16).   True or False?

5. Christ commanded His followers to let their lights shine before others, and one way they can fulfill that command is by drinking beverage alcohol (cf. Mt. 5:13-16; 1 Pet. 2:12).   True or False?

6. I truly believe that people can glorify God by drinking alcoholic beverages (cf. Mt. 5:16; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 10:31-33).   True or False?

7. When people find out that someone who calls himself a “Christian” drinks alcoholic beverages, it will not bring reproach upon the Lord’s church, but rather people will glorify God (cf. Mt. 5:16; 1 Pet. 2:12).   True or False?

8. I do not believe that drinking or advocating beverage alcohol could cause problems for others (cf. Rom. 14:13; 1 Cor. 10:32-33; 1 Jn. 2:10).   True or False?

9. I care more about other people’s salvation than I care about beverage alcohol (1 Cor. 8:12-13; 10:32-33; 1 Jn. 2:10).   True or False?

10. By drinking alcoholic beverages, one is setting an example that others can safely follow (cf. 1 Cor. 11:1; Heb. 13:7; 1 Tim. 4:12).   True or False?

11. I believe it is OK to tell children they can drink alcoholic beverages when they become legally of age (Mt. 18:1-7).   True or False?

12. If one of those children later becomes a drunkard, dies in a car accident, or goes to Hell because of alcohol consumption, I will not feel guilty (Mt. 18:1-7).   True or False?

13. I do not believe in varying degrees of drunkenness (cf. Gal. 5:19-24).   True or False?

14. I can define the exact point when “drunkenness” occurs (cf. Gal. 5:19-24).   True or False?

15. A home is a more spiritual environment because of alcoholic beverages (cf. Gen. 18:19; Prov. 22:6; Eph. 6:4; 1 Pet. 3:1-7).  True or False?

16. I love God more than I love alcoholic beverages (Mt. 22:36-38; James 4:4; 1 Jn. 2:15-17).   True or False?

17. I believe one is doing his best to obey God’s command to be sober when he is drinking alcoholic beverages (1 Thess. 5:6-8; 1 Pet. 1:13-16; 4:3-7; 5:8).    True or False?

18. I believe that beverage alcohol does not work against the fruit of the Spirit, such as self-control (cf. Gal. 5:19-25).   True or False?

19. I believe that God wants one’s inhibitions removed by alcohol (cf. Gen. 19:32; Gal. 5:23).   True or False?

20. I believe it is God’s will for one to destroy his brain cells with alcoholic beverages (Rom. 12:2; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; Titus 2:6-8).  True or False?

21. Someone who is otherwise faithful can be comfortable and confident if he is drinking an alcoholic beverage when the Lord returns (cf. 1 Thess. 5:2-8; 1 Pet. 4:1-7).  True or False?

22. I honestly believe the mere act of drinking an alcoholic beverage cannot damage one’s influence or reputation at all (cf. 1 Cor. 10:31-33; Rom. 14:21).   True or False?

23. Drinking a beer is not harmful to one’s body or influence, therefore there would be nothing wrong with a Gospel preacher drinking a beer at a restaurant with brethren, visitors, or even a new convert following Sunday morning worship (cf. 1 Tim. 4:12; 1 Cor. 10:31-33).   True or False?

24. Drinking a beer is not harmful to one’s body or influence, therefore there would be nothing wrong with a Gospel preacher drinking a beer from the pulpit in worship, as he might normally drink from a bottle of water.   True or False?

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