What God commands about alcohol is to abstain from drunkenness or intoxication (Ephesians 5:18). The Bible condemns drunkenness and its consequences (Proverbs 23:29-35).Believers are commanded not to let their bodies be “subjected” to anything (1 Corinthians 6:12; 2 Peter 2:19). Excessive alcohol consumption is irrevocably addictive. Scripture also forbids a believer from doing anything that might bind another believing brother or sister or inspire a believer to sin against his or her conscience (1 Corinthians 8:9-13). According to the revelation of this doctrine, it is uncomfortable for any believer to say that he drinks wine for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Jesus turned water into wine. This incident suggests that Jesus drank wine on that occasion (John 2:1-11; Matthew 26:29). The waters were not very clear during the New Testament. Due to the lack of modern sanitation, the water was full of bacteria, germs, and all kinds of pollution. Even today, the situation is similar in third-world countries. As a result, people drank wine (grape juice) because it was not likely to be contaminated. In 1 Timothy 5:23, Paul advises Timothy to stop drinking water (perhaps the water was causing his stomach problems) and to drink wine instead. In those days, wine was fermented (alcohol), but not necessarily to the extent it is today. It is not right to say that it was grape juice, but it is also not right to say that it was like wine or liquor used today.again, Scripture does not prohibit the consumption of wine, liquor, and any alcoholic beverage. Wine itself is not contaminated by sin. Believers need to completely abstain from this drunkenness and intoxication (Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 6:12).
Alcohol, consumed in moderation, is neither harmful nor addictive. In fact, some doctors support that drinking small amounts of red wine or rum is beneficial for health, especially for the heart. Consuming a small amount of alcohol is a matter of freedom for the believer.Drunkenness and addiction to it is a sin. However, because of the biblical concern with alcohol and its effects, because alcohol is an easy temptation to overindulge, and because it can be a stumbling block or stumbling block to others, it is best for a believer to abstain from alcohol altogether.