Yes, You Can Have that Margarita…
Sane biblical analysis is sometimes lacking on certain subjects in the church, and drinking alcohol is one of them. I grew up much like one of the fellows in this video did, with a belief that any drinking of alcohol at any time was inherently sinful. For some time now, I haven’t believed that the Scripture teaches that–but it’s still tempting to add to Scripture in this area (and probably in other areas as well). Here’s some good stuff from some guys at McLean Bible Church:
Total abstinence from alcohol is a valid and honorable position, and for some people, specifically those who cannot drink in strict moderation, it is the only position that I can justify. But at the same time, I cannot justify total abstinence as the Biblical position on the subject–and I don’t think anybody can who looks at the question, not through their upbringing or denominational lens, but through a thorough, and honest, study of the Scriptures.