Question: I was thankful for the short piece on Jesus not having long hair and not being handsome. I wanted to correct you, though, in your interpretation of the commandment to observe Passover in Luke. It was wine, not grape juice. Nowhere can you find the Greek words written by Luke or the other New Testament writers…

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Question: Why was Noah never condemned by God for becoming drunk and committing the sin of incest?  And God used him to build the ark. Answer: You’re mixing events. Noah was a righteous man (Genesis 7:1). He was saved when he obeyed God and built an ark. But it wasn’t until years later that he…

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Question: Is it a sin to call Child Protective Services on your dad? I had like one beer and got caught by my brother who’s a snitch. He took me home and my dad got mad and slapped me, but it wasn’t as if I was drunk. He didn’t have to hit me. Would it…

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Question: I’m an addictions counselor. Having recently read your article “Social Drinking,” (Dudley Ross Spears), I have a question: How did you come up (substantiation for) with your opening statement: “We live in a world where social drinking is accepted by over two-thirds of our entire population”? Answer: One of the sources I used when…

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Question: How do you quit drinking and smoking? Answer: There is no magic involved. It really depends on your determination on what you want controlling your life, a box of leaves rolled up in paper, a bottle of liquid, or you. It won’t be easy because tobacco alters the chemistry in your body and alcohol…

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Question: May His grace continually flourish in the good work He has started in our life. About Romans 14:21, many brothers in our congregation are having a field day with this verse. The worse are the defenses they use to justify drinking. I will not say am the weak type, but I have a distaste…

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by Dudley Ross Spears We live in a world where social drinking is accepted by over two-thirds of our entire population.  That segment also accepts just about any other kind of drinking.  But social drinking has been elevated a few steps above ordinary honkey-tonk or bar room drinking.  No matter what name it is known…

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Question: Does alcohol cook out when cooking with it? I’ve heard yes and no, so I am not sure. My sister got some barbecued Bourbon Chicken for supper. I didn’t’ think it had anything to do with alcohol, but I looked on-line and saw it does. If it doesn’t cook out of the food, then…

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