"Avoid every kind of evil" (NIV) "Abstain from every form of evil" (ESV) So how do we interpret this and would the interpretation vary on the conscience that God has placed in man and clear commandments in the Bible? For example years ago at Bob Jones University they thought that a male having a beard was associating with Harley Davidson bikers or some sort and students were not allowed to have a beard. Also they have associated pants with evil and students are not allowed to wear pants on campus, and women can only wear skirts and dresses to church. They also believed that mixed swimming to be having the appearance of sexual immorality and such activities are banned. These are just a few examples of many. The line is different for every Christian. For example if I were to take a job working in a beer shipping factory, I would do it because I need money, and the hours.. I am no alcoholic. Yet to other Christians I would be having an appearance of evil working in the beer factory, but in my case since alcohol has no temptation on me, and I have not been drunk in 7 years, I could use the opportunity to witness to the lost souls there if God opened the door. But if me working in the beer factory caused division in my church then I would be a stumbling block. I have found enough evidence in the Bible (Ps 104:14, Ecc 9:7) to indicate that the Bible does not totally forbid alcohol. It forbids the ABUSE of alcohol, just as it would any other food or drink. Or if I were to live ALONE with someone I was not married too, just not sleep with her, then I would be in sin as there would be no eye witnesses as to my purity or her's and I clearly would be in violation of the conscience. However showing affection for another may be a violation of the conscience for one person, but may not be for another.