Do they make a version of THE BIBLE For Dummies?????
Listen, I stayed out of this for the very reason that I feel too strongly about the fact that man has agendas and even many religious men lack the respect for religion that it deserves and will munipulate God's words to best suit him and his agendas.
The Bible is interpretable and that is the very reason that I do not put as much stock in to it as some do.
Good luck with this......
But only ONE true interpretation. It's not now and never has been about religion.
It IS about Christianity and there IS a huge difference.
Snake, Not everything is going to be found in the exact wording you are searching for. You have to look and consider not only drinking, but also other things that it can pollute and cause you to go against other instructions in the Bible.
Drinking in and of itself may not cause you to sin. However, it can lead to a sin depending on the amount drank and that could be way less than a lot of people think.
IF drinking alcohol causes you to stumble in other areas of your life or Christian walk and/or causes someone else to stumble because of your actions,,,,,,,,it is a sin at that time.
Nobody will ever know if they are an alcoholic UNLESS they drink alcohol.
They will know that they are NOT if they do not drink it.