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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1Ti 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake. I suppose the thought of Timothy's trials called to mind a sense of his physical condition. Hence, he gives a medical prescription. The water of that region is not good. The writer well remembers a fearfully sick day that he passed at Ephesus in 1889, due to the water. Paul, hence, advises that instead, he try the light wines, with only the smallest percentage of alcohol. And thine often infirmities. The prescription is not of a beverage, but of a remedy for an invalid.
Dee's comment on 2013-12-03 07:12:57:
The consistent theme of the bible is all things in moderation. Yes becoming intoxicated and threatening becomes sin but drinking in moderation and of course for health reason (I know this remedy works for stomachs) is encouraged through scripture.
Timothy Osterlund's comment on 2013-12-01 16:51:26:
God, thru His writers, heavily criticizes drunkeness, debauchery and carousing. It is written, "Be not drunk with wine, but be filled with the Holy Spirit." So be careful of what you bring in to your life. Can a man take fire into his bosom and his clothes not be burned?
Dane's comment on 2013-11-29 12:44:44:
Proverbs 20:1. Proverbs 21:17 Proverbs 23:29-35.
I'm writing a sermon and part of it is about drinking it's a mo-no....
Cindy's comment on 2013-10-04 22:15:49:
I was having severe stomach bloating and pain. I am a Christian and do not drink but I decided to try it. I had white zinfandel with food. My bloating and pain were gone for about a week now.
Frank's comment on 2013-09-15 21:40:56:
God made wine to make a man's heart glad...
Jesus drank wine...
He made 180 gallons of the stuff for his first public miracle.
God designed it. He intends us to use it: wisely.
Vieuxloup's comment on 2013-09-12 10:18:21:
I respectfully submit that I have not found a verse in the Bible that forbids the consumption of alcohol. If so would Paul, who was not a doctor, be able to prescribe a forbidden fruit even for health reasons?
This verse may, in fact, be reminding Timothy that he is allowed to drink something besides water given his medical condition.
JEREMIAH SUNDAY's comment on 2013-08-30 06:26:53:
THIS PASSAGE WAS PERSONALLY ADDRESSED TO TIMOTHY BASED ON HIS HEALTH CONDITION AND THE WINE USED WAS EXCLUSIVELY ON MEDICAL GROUNDS ANT NOT FOR PLEASURE. CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IS BIBLICALLY FORBIDDEN AND GOD IS NOT A JOKER. DRINK NO WINE MEANS DRINK NO WINE. ONLY ON MEDICAL GROUNDS SHOULD ALCOHOLS BE TAKEN AND HERE, THE DOSAGE WILL BE PRESCRIBED SO AS TO AVOID DRUNKENESS.
Mike O's comment on 2013-06-10 19:46:08:
The bible nowhere states that red wine in moderation is ok, on the contrary there are many instances where the bible says not to drink at all, zilch, nada, zero. And the cons vs pros for red wine are like how far the east is from the west. The text speaks in Ephesians 5:18-20, Proverbs 23: 29-35, Proverbs 31:6 and many more verses...
Daniel777's comment on 2013-01-28 06:15:14:
... in addition, itís quite likely and possible Paul was referring this statement to the context of when eating meals with.
Daniel777's comment on 2013-01-28 06:12:44:
The text speaks for itself. There are a great many health benefits to red wine in particular. The bible also says to drink in moderation. We each know what is excess within ourselves and what is not. Discernment is assumed.
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