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The Bible and Alcohol Part 1

“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1.

“Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.” Proverbs 23:31, 32.

“Neither fornicators … nor drunkards … shall inherit the kingdom of God.”1 Corinthians 6: 9, 10.

ANSWER: Yes, the Bible clearly forbids the use (or at least the excessive abuse) of alcoholic beverages. If that’s not enough, the medical fraternity/police departments also frown on this practice!

Now, I know a lot of people who readily drink alcohol or wine and say quite often that “Well, Jesus drank wine, didn’t he? Shoot…He did turn water into wine, right?”

Well, yes and NO!

Before I proceed, take a look at this:

According to a news release from Science Daily:

Drinking Heavy Amounts Of Alcohol Shrinks Your Brain

ScienceDaily (May 2, 2007) — Drinking heavy amounts of alcohol over a long period of time may decrease brain volume, according to research that was presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 28 — May 5, 2007. The study found the more alcohol people drink on a regular basis, the lower their brain volume.

In addition based on a CNN Health News Release dated October 14, 2008|By Theresa Tamkins:

People who drink alcohol — even the moderate amounts that help prevent heart disease — have a smaller brain volume than those who do not, according to a study in the Archives of Neurology.

While a certain amount of brain shrinkage is normal with age, greater amounts in some parts of the brain have been linked to dementia.

“Decline in brain volume — estimated at 2 percent per decade — is a natural part of aging,” says Carol Ann Paul, who conducted the study when she was at the Boston University School of Public Health. She had hoped to find that alcohol might protect against such brain shrinkage.

“However, we did not find the protective effect,” says Paul, who is now an instructor in the neuroscience program at Wellesley College. “In fact, any level of alcohol consumption resulted in a decline in brain volume.”

In the study, Paul and colleagues looked at 1,839 healthy people with an average age of about 61. The patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and reported how much they tippled. Ten best foods for the heart

Overall, the more alcohol consumed, the smaller the brain volume, with abstainers having a higher brain volume than former drinkers, light drinkers (one to seven drinks per week), moderate drinkers (eight to 14 drinks per week), and heavy drinkers (14 or more drinks per week). | Does drinking alcohol shrink your brain?

Now as culled from a related article on this blog,

1. According to a March 29, 2012 news release, a study of 100,000 women over a 28 year period shows that 3-6 glasses of alcohol/week increases the risk of breast cancer in women by 15 %

2. 2-3 glasses of alcohol per day increases the risk of breast cancer in women by 51%

3.  All cancers caused by cigarette smoking and heavy use of alcohol could be prevented completely. (So, let us take note of these warnings!)

Now, after reading all of these medical facts, take a look at what God the Father says about alcohol (and of all things sexual immorality of ALL KINDS) in Hosea 4:11 “My people, Sexual sins, strong drink, and new wine ruin a person’s ability to think straight!”

I find it hard to believe that Jesus Christ, the perfect, sinless man would make a drink, or partake of a drink, that causes the brain to shrink or that could be carcinogenic to the body or as His (and our Father states) ruins a person’s ability to think straight.

Do you honestly think that is line with the Character of Our Lord and Savior, the son of the Most High?

It should be noted that autopsies on alcoholics show that their brains tend to shrink considerably compared to people of their own age and gender.

That being said, let’s delve right into the subject of Jesus and Wine in more detail. Starting off, it should be noted that there are two main Hebrew words in the Bible for wine Tirosh and Yayin.

Now, Tirosh is always unfermented non-alcoholic grape juice and gladdens the heart and is good for an upset stomach.

Yayin is also non-alcoholic when it is fresh and is sometimes referred to as a blessing, but when Yayin becomes fermented it becomes a poison and is severely condemned. God’s people were not to drink alcohol.

Now here are examples of Yayin occurring in the Bible

-“Noah drank Yayin and was drunken in his tent” (Genesis 9:20).

-“come let us make our father drink Yayin and we will lie with him.” (Genesis 19:30-38) spoken by the daughters of Lot.

-“Do not drink Yayin nor strong drink when you go into the tabernacle lest you die.” (Leviticus 10-9-10).

-“They have given a boy for a harlot and sold a girl for Yayin that they might drink.” (Joel 3:3)

-“Awake ye drunkards, weep and howl ye drinkers of Yayin.” (Joel 1:5)

-“Yayin is a mocker , strong drink is a raging and whosoever is deceived by it is not wise.” (Prov.20.1)

-“They assemble themselves for corn and Yayin and they rebel against me.” (Hosea 7:14)

-“Whoredom and Yayin ..take away the heart.” (Hosea 4:11)

-“Woe to those that are at ease in Zion…that lie upon beds of ivory…that drink Yayin (Amos 6:6)

-“Be not among Yayin drinkers” (Prov. 23:20)
Now, if you look closely at the context when you are studying Yayin, remember it was not always fermented.

Therefore, in the cases where is spoken well of in some scriptures it will be the unfermented Yayin.

In addition, there is another Hebrew word that is often linked with alcoholic Yayin and that is Shakar.

Now, it is noteworthy that William Patton’s Book Bible Wines 1874 republished by Star Bible Fort Worth Texas 1981 says

“Shakar is a liquor obtained from dates and other fruits, or barley, millet etc. Both Yayin and Shakar have in them the saccharine principle and therefore may become alcoholic. But both may be kept and used unfermented”.pg 57

So, just as in the case of Yayin when you read about Shakar in the Bible you have to look at it in context to see if it is fermented or unfermented.

Take a look at the following examples:

Leviticus 10:9 “Do not drink Yayin nor Shakar, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations”.

Now, this is obviously speaking about alcoholic Yayin and alcoholic Shakar.

However, take a look at this verse:

Numbers 28:7 “And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the Shakar to be poured unto the LORD for a drink offering.

In this case, it’s clear this is obviously non-alcoholic.

It should become clear that there are alcoholic and non-alcoholic wines being referred to in the Bible and apparently, we still use such classifications till this day. Therefore, it’s safe to say the weakness of our English language of the 21st Century is that when we see the word wine in the Bible, most tend to automatically think alcohol.

See you in part 2 of this interesting topic…(oh I don’t drink by the way…!)

Foras Aje is an independent researcher and author of “Fitness: Inside and Out”, a book on improving physical and mental health naturally with a Bible-Based Diet and Exercise. For more information on this book or other natural health tips, visit his site at

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