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The Bible’s answer
It is not a sin to drink alcohol in moderation. The Bible describes wine as a gift from God that can make life more enjoyable. (Psalm 104:14, 15;Ecclesiastes 3: 13; 9:7) The Bible also acknowledges the medicinal value of wine. —1 Timothy 5: 23.

Jesus drank wine during his time on earth. (Matthew 26:29; Luke 7: 34) In one of his well-known miracles, Jesus turned water into wine as a generous gift at a marriage feast. —John 2: 1- 10.

Dangers of overdrinking
While the Bible mentions the positive aspects of wine, it condemns overdrinking and drunkenness. Thus, a Christian who chooses to drink alcohol would do so only in moderation. (1 Timothy 3:8; Titus 2: 2, 3) The Bible gives several reasons to avoid overdrinking.

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