Why Sarah Bessey Quit Drinking
I commend it to your reading…not because I’m a tee totaler,but because she says some really important things we all need to hear whether we drink or not.
Drinking (or talking about drinking) has become a fad in some Christian tribes, a mark of faux cool and flaunted liberty that comes off as hip as an old man with a beer gut wearing skinny jeans.
“I also began to notice how the church had begun to embrace drinking as well. Others of my generation who had also grown up in legalism regarding or abstention from alcohol perhaps, and so were exploring their emancipation with micro-brews and homemade wine over thick theology books and bible studies and hymn-sings. Then I began to wonder about stumbling blocks and I couldn’t seem to shake off early church admonitions to consider one another, to give preference to one another’s weaknesses. Were we setting someone else up? Were we judging the ones who abstain as legalists?”
We used to talk about my drinking here…it was part of the image that I was a “cussing, Kahlua drinking Calvinist”.
It was a poke in the eye to the establishment we were fighting.
We stopped when I decided to grow up.
Make your own application…and read the article.