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For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or darkness. So then let us not sleep,
as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. - R.S.V. 1 Thessalonians 5:5-6

Drunkenness

Drunkenness is the penultimate work of the flesh mentioned by Paul in his epistle to the Galatians, and is the translation
of the Greek word “methe.” Drunkenness is a straightforward translation of the word “methe” and describes a state
of intoxication due to alcohol. There can be little doubt that drunkenness is condemned throughout both the Old and
New Testament, despite rationalizations to the contrary. Wine was indeed a common drink in Biblical times, but the
Greek word for wine, oinos, does not distinguish between fresh grape juice and the fermented variety. Proverbs 20:1
tells us that “Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.” Despite repeated
injunctions against drunkenness, however, wine itself, even the fermented variety, is never strictly prohibited. Jesus
and Paul very well may have drunk fermented wine, but they are never characterized as being drunk. Likewise, such
a stalwart of propriety as Martin Luther is known to have enjoyed beer and wine, but was never seen drunk. Given
the havoc which alcohol wreaks on our health and well-being, both individually and as a society, however, it is little
wonder that drunkenness is condemned in such clear terms. We should consider whether our drinking is the moderate
consumption of one of God’s gifts or rises to the excess of drunkenness.

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