First before you ready any farther please please watch this video. It is quite comical!!
Okay Now that you have viewed the video lets think about this. It was funny. I found it on facebook where three of my friends had posted it. One was a friend from Hattiesburg that I use to work with and sometimes partied with. The second is my childhood preachers daughter. The third is the daughter of my elementary school principle. I know all these women fairly well or I use too. Losing touch over there years and all that. All but one of these women, I know grew up in a Baptist home. In the Baptist home, there is no drinking allowed at ALL. Not even a little!
I think it is very interesting how people as they leave the nest they begin to develop personality that is different than what they were brought up with. They get to decide what is right and what is wrong and the consequences in the process. I did not drink much in high school only on two occasions and they both accrued in my senior year. I did not drink at all in my first year of college. I drank a hand full before I turn 21. Most of my drinking/partying has accrued since I have been legal. I don't do it often only about a handful of times a year. I don't really hide the fact that I drink except to my grandmother. I am sure that she knows but we don't talk about it. I know that she does not approve and I've given her enough to worry about in her life. I need not add anything else.
This is my thoughts on God and drinking. You don't have to agree with me that's fine. I believe that God has commanded us to be a pure vessel for Him. He has commanded us to not get DRUNK on wine. He has also commanded us to keep the laws of the lands. That being said.... in my opinion it is okay to drink but not get drunk or before you are of legal age to do so. It is NEVER okay to drink and drive. I also believe that if you can not control when to stop you don't need to drink. I do not always adhere to what I believe to be okay but I try. Sometimes I drink too much and do things I shouldn't. It also depends on who you are around when you are doing the drinking.
We have to live our lives by what we believe to be right and wrong. You can be taught right from wrong but ultimately it is up to you as a person to choose and live your life that way. Anthony and I were in the car last night talking about this very thing. Not drinking but sex before marriage. I did not save myself for marriage but Anthony did save himself for me. We did have sex before we were married. Just as Anthony gave himself to me thinking that we would be married as did I to the other 3 guys before him. It just so happened I was wrong and he was right. I had always been taught that it was a sin and very bad but I did it anyway. What we were discussing was how to teach our children that it is wrong to have sex before marriage but also that it is right to wait till marriage. I guess we were blessed with being able to give our children both points of view, his & mine. But that is as far as we can go. We can teach our children right from wrong but it is up to them to make the right choice. Yeah I know its a little early to be thinking about this but I'm a planner what can I say!!