Greg Laurie – Some Thoughts on Drinking This Holiday Season

This is a message for children of alcoholics…
for this really touched my heart.
And the question for each of you is…
what if God has also set you apart.
For many of you watch your parents…
as some of them get drunk with spirits.
But what if God is calling you higher…
to walk in faith with His Holy Spirit.
So please let go of this world…
and the drunkenness that some dad’s do…
For God has better plans than this…
and He is a “Good, Good Father” to you.
He will never leave or forsake you…
or embarrass you in any way.
So trust Him with your life…
and do not follow the drunkeness way.


“Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit.”—Ephesians 5:18

Is it acceptable for a Christian to drink?

The Bible tells us the story of John the Baptist, who was set apart by God from the time he was in his mother’s womb. In Luke 1:15, the angel said of John, “He will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb” (NKJV).

John gives us a good model for life: he drank neither wine nor strong drink. Personally, I don’t drink at all. That is due, to some degree, to coming from an alcoholic home and seeing the devastation that drinking can bring. I can’t think of a single good thing that comes from drinking, but I can think…

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