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Is drinking alcohol beneficial or is it a stumbling block to the believer? In recent years, there’s been a greater acceptance of drinking within the church.
As we continue the “Elephant in the Room” series, I talk about this controversial topic and share my own experience.
I hope this episode encourages you to seek God’s wisdom on difficult issues.
- Romans 14:13
- 1 Corinthians 6:12-13
- 1 Corinthians 8:9
- Proverbs 20
- Romans 14:21
- 1 Peter 5:8
GOING FARTHER/ HOW TO SHARE YOUR FAITH
- BGEA’s online tools: https://billygraham.org/grow-your-faith/how-to-share-your-faith/tools/
- Church Finder: https://churches.goingfarther.net/
- Resources for people seeking help with alcoholism https://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-qa/alcoholic-seeking-help/
- Billy Graham’s My Answer: Seek Christ’s Help In Your Battle With Alcohol https://billygraham.org/answer/seek-christs-help-in-your-battle-with-alcohol/
- Billy Graham’s My Answer: What Does the Bible Say About Drinking Alcohol? https://billygraham.org/answer/what-does-the-bible-say-about-drinking-alcohol/
- Billy Graham’s My Answer: Does God Consider Alcoholism a Sin? https://billygraham.org/answer/does-god-consider-alcoholism-a-sin/
Backlinks to past relevant episodes:
- Episode 83: Has the Church Become Too Much Show and Not Enough Truth? https://cissiegrahamlynch.com/fearless-episode-83/
- Episode 9: Freed From My Own Addiction—There’s Hope https://cissiegrahamlynch.com/episode-9-freed-from-my-own-addiction-theres-hope/
- Billy Graham Evangelistic Association — https://billygraham.org/
- Billy Graham Radio — https://billygrahamradio.org
- Samaritan’s Purse — https://samaritanspurse.org/
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NOTABLE LINKS & SOURCES
- According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one in every 13 adults, nearly 14 million Americans, abuse alcohol or are alcoholics: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/understanding-alcohol-use-disorder
- Alcohol is involved in 50% of spouse abuse cases: https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-1/58-65.htm
- Alcohol is involved in 38% of child abuse cases: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-03-21-ls-45460-story.html[MOU1]
- Alcohol is involved in 65% of drownings: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6211144/
- Alcohol is involved in 54% of those in jail for violent crimes: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1985-11-04-mn-63-story.html
- Clinard, Marshall; Meier, Robert (14 February 2007). Sociology of Deviant Behavior. Cengage Learning. p. 273. ISBN 9780495093350.
- Alcohol is involved in 49% of those convicted for murder or attempted murder. https://bjs.ojp.gov/content/pub/pdf/ac.pdf
- The Today Show https://www.today.com/video/-i-am-a-mom-in-recovery-woman-shares-journey-through-alcoholism-1312535619822
- A study in 2018 revealed that 32% of moms reported they engaged in binge drinking: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/womens-health/moms-are-binge-drinking-more-so-are-all-women-study-n1091806
- Over half of the U.S. population drinks, with some studies showing up to 67%: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/alcohol-facts-and-statistics
- 3 in 10 adults in the U.S. say they drink too much. http://www.pewresearch.org/topic/religion/