Alcohol, although having some disadvantages comes with lots of benefits. Many are not able to reap from such benefits due to guilt or because of  their religious affiliation. But alcohol is very important for the health. The key is to know your limits and to understand the right way to consume alcohol. Besides remember that excess of everything is a disease and so is alcohol. 

What does the Holy Bible says about alcohol?

Firstly, the Bible does not forbids anyone from drinking alcohol and doing so is not a sin. It however warns against the consequences of heavy drinking (Proverbs 23:29-35) or drunkenness (Ephesians 5:18). The Bible also tries to discourage anyone from taking alcohol at all if they can because not everyone can handle the effects some of which can lead to anger, murder, or immoral decisions.

Medicallib provides several useful tips you can use to avoid misconduct with alcohol. Medicallib does not by any chance intend to cause or encourage anyone to go up against their conscience (1 Corinthians 8:9-13). Make sure in all your doings, whether drinking or eating, let it be unto the Glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Warnings, consequences and effect of alochol

“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”—Ephesians 5:18

“It is not for kings, Lemuel—it is not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer. For they will drink and forget what has been decreed, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.”—Proverbs 31:4-5

“It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything to cause your brother to stumble.”—Romans 14:21

“Wine is a mocker, and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.”—Proverbs 20:1

There are many more of such scriptures but again looking at the above few mentioned, we realized that they are nothing but honest advise. Don’t take alcohol if you cannot control yourself or if you know it will cause you to make bad decisions. And never drink just for drinking sake up to the point of even getting yourself drunk. 

Scriptures on the benefits of alcohol

“Stop drinking only water and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent ailments”—1 Timothy 5:23

From this scripture we see that alcohol is very good for the health and again, it says “little”. It does not say kill yourself with alochol.

“Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.”—Ecclesiastes 9:7

This  reminds us that it is good to celebrate with wine and to enjoy the works of our hands. For in the book of Psalm 104:15, the Bible says it gladens the heart. 

Useful Resources

  • The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. Be mindful of the fact that alcohol itself is a drug.
  • Alcohol Change: Provides several tools such as alcohol unit calculator, Facts about alcohol drinking and interactive quiz to check your drinking.
  • Alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT). It is a series of 10 comprehensive questions which helps you to determine your risk level for alcohol consumption and provides feedback on the need to change your alcohol drinking habit or not. To evaluate your alcoholic level, also see