Re - drugs,alcohol and tobacco

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  • Christian attitudes to alcohol and tobacco
    • Some Christians (abstinence)
      • The Bible teaches that consumption of alcohol impairs judgement, inflames passions and invites violence
      • These Christians believe that taking tobacco or alcohol is abusing God's temple just as much as taking drugs
      • Christians should set an example of a  good and healthy lifestyle by abstaining from them
      • There passages in the Bible warning against drunkenness which they consider suffectient reason for abstinence
        • "Noah's drunkenness brought shame to his family" Genesis 9:20
        • "Lot's drunkness resulted in an incestous relationship with his two daughters" Genesis 19:30
    • Most Christians (moderation)
      • The 1st miracle that Jesus performed was at the wedding feast where he changed water into wine therefore he must have approved drinking alcohol
      • Most Churches use alcoholic wine in their communion services so Christians must be able to drink wine in moderation
      • St Paul said Christians could drink in moderation
        • "Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because your stomach
      • Jesus used wine and bread at his Last Supper and told his disciples to continue this tradition
      • Moderation is the teaching in the Catechism
        • "The virtue of temperance disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcoho, tobacco or medicine


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