These are my thoughts on theology and life after experiencing God's sovereign and amazing grace.
I agree with Mr. Mohler's apt description of alcohol as a snare and also that there is no prohibition of wine (only drunkenness) in Scripture except arguably for overseers (1 Tim. and Titus) depending on the interpretation of "given to". I understand abstaining from this liberty (consuming, not drunkenness) as part of being blameless and not being a stumbling block to others. I can understand how a seminary that teaches a clergy/laity division must then demand its students abstain from consuming alcohol as they are considered automatic overseers upon graduation.Honestly, I find some of the language used in the discussion, i.e., "when we get our churches" and "my church" as offensive as had I seen them drinking wine with dinner at Olive Garden. Only Mohler corrects his speech and calls us The Church, but the other panelists are completely missing it.Also found the waiter/waitress discussion interesting. Have pondered similar things in my profession - do you design a liquor store or not, the exorbitant "family life center" replete with racquetball courts "for the Lord", etc.
We have the same rule at Southwestern; I respect the seminary's authority. I do wonder, however, if Jesus would have been repremanded for drinking wine.
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