Tuesday, 02 August 2011
My parents and I just got into a huge fight about alcohol. I was trying to tell them that drinking is not a sin, but being drunk and letting the alcohol control your body is a sin. On the other hand, they were telling me that drinking is a sin but wine with dinner is okay. They even went further by saying that they refuse to attend my wedding if I have a bar there; they will only go if there is a limited about of bottles of wine during dinner, at the most.
I tried to tell them that wine and liquor are both alcoholic beverages -- it's the same thing. Am I right by saying this? Are there any passages in the Bible that explain a difference between wine and liquor, or passages that explain them being the same thing?Also, my dad was saying that drinking is especially wrong for girls because they are weaker when it comes to temptations. Then he kept referring to Adam and Eve. This made me really angry.
Is drinking any alcohol a sin? Is there any difference between wine and liquor in terms of its sinfulness? What would you do in this situation?