I have been very heartbroken recently because I have found out that many young Christians in their 20s and 30s are giving to drink after being taught by their parents to never drink alcohol. Some of them used to be very strong in their stands on alcohol, but changed after being influenced by other friends. My parents taught my sister and me very strongly that drinking is wrong. I actually watched my paternal grandfather drinking until I was about 10 years old. He became a Christian and quit drinking 1 year before he died of cancer. My dad said that he drank some, but that was before he became a Christian. One of my cousins was killed in a car accident because he was drunk. I am sure that he first started out drinking a little and then increased how much he drank. It was so heartbreaking. The wine in biblical time was not the same as today. I am sure that Jesus would not approve the alcoholic beverages that we have today at all. David Wilkerson, the pastor of Time Squares Church wrote a wonderful article about Christians drinking and I wanted you both to read it. You can find the article at http://www.tscpulpitseries.org/english/undated/sipsaint.html. I am not sure if you are familiar with him. There’s another great article on good reasons why Christians should not drink at http://logosresourcepages.org/Believers/drinking.htm. There are young people at conservative churches drinking. I was very heartbroken last year when I saw where a youth pastor at a church that is a member of a local Baptist association had some pictures of himself drinking beer on Facebook. There was one picture of many beer cans lining up on the table. It was obvious he was proud of it. He is in his 20s. It really made me upset because I am sure that some teenagers he may minister to may have seen that. What are they going to think? Because he drinks, I am sure those teenagers think it’s okay. He is not being a good example at all. I thought he was a wonderful Christian. He done some mission work and is very nice. I am not sure what happened to him. But I assume he has some Christian friends who believe there’s nothing wrong with drinking and he fell. His dad was a former chaplain and drinks. I often have to stand around men who are buying beer when I pay for gas. I cannot help, but wonder if they are Christians or not. Christians are supposed to be apart from the world. I don’t see anything positive about alcohol at all. I don’t see anything wrong with people taking medicine that has alcohol in them though. I’ve been at some chamber of commerce meetings where alcohol was served. It made me sad to see some children around and how they might become alcoholics one day. There are some Christians who do mess up. In fact, a former pastor of singles & worship shared with the singles group about how he made a mistake by drinking some in college as a Christian and he deeply regretted it. I am not talking about those Christians who have messed up and then repented.