2 Questions:  Is it a sin to drink alcohol?  Should total abstinence be a requirement for church membership? Why is this worthy of discussion?
ANS: Because in this room there are Bible believing, God fearing brothers & sisters who believe alcohol is a gift from God requiring moderation and other Bible believing, God fearing brothers and sisters who sincerely believe that it is a sin for Christians to drink alcohol in any form other than medicinally. AND we have a church constitution that takes the 2nd position. For the sake of unity, brotherly love, and not causing offense, we need to have this conversation.
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