I am becoming confused. I hear so many of my fellow Baptists condemn the consumption of alcohol, but the more I research the bible the more I come to the conclusion that this is not right. Wine is mentioned over and over again in the bible not as being an evil, but of being a very improtant part of everyday life. Jesus drank wine, Jesue made wine. Paul prescribes it as something that is beneficial to your health, which has recently been proven by medical science. I could go on. It had a dramatic impact on the flourishment of Christian religion in Europe. It has always been a big part of Christian religions - until recently. Now all of a sudden it is "bad"? Could this be the "wisdom of men" that I am warned of. Who do I follow - scripture or men? If I follow men, then may I also pick and choose which parts of the bible are to be omitted or ignored? Someone please help me to wade through this issue.