There is one bible passage that most people, even Christians, are misunderstanding today. You can find that bible passage in the book of 1st Timothy chapter 5 verses 23. This book of the bible says; "Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities". Now, the misunderstood fact about this passage is that some people think that this passage gives them the free license to drink alcohol whenever and however they like. But this is not the case. In fact, we are not even allowed to drink alcohol.To correct this false impression. I would list some facts about this bible passage which you should take note of. These facts would make you see that this passage is misunderstood by some people, and they would make you see this passage from a totally different angle. Without further ado, they are:
1. This word was not said by God. It was said by Timothy. I have not seen anywhere in the bible where God said that we should drink alcohol.
2. The wine that was talked about was not given any specification. The bible did not say that it was alcohol, and it did not say that it was not. However, we know that God has never said that we should drink alcohol, and also, Timothy is a servant of the Almighty God. So, can't we conclude that this wine is not an alcoholic one?
3. Proverbs chapter 20 verses 1 says that; "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise". This means that people who are deceived into taking alcohol are not wise. Timothy was a servant of God. We can conclude that he was wise since he had the Holy Spirit in him. So, would a wise man lead another person into taking something that would make the person a fool? I don't think so.
4. Proverbs chapter 31 verses 4 says that; "It is not for kings, O Lamuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:". From this bible passage, we can see that we have been told that the strong drink, otherwise known as alcohol is not for princes. If I may ask, are we not joint heir with Christ? (Romans chapter 8 verses 17). And if we are joint heirs with him, then are we not princes? And if we are princes, Is Timothy not also a prince? And if Timothy is a prince, do you still think that the wine talked about was alcoholic? And if it is not alcoholic, do you still think that we should take alcohol? I think that you should answer these questions based on the established facts.
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