I had a party the other night and one of my protestant friends came over, and she is devout in her religion, and I in mine, and normally we agree to disagree.
We always discuss though, and she mentioned, while drinking a wine cooler by the way, that alchohol is sinful in all ways…and that she never partakes unless she’s at my house (the only Catholic in town)…Of course we went through the whole thing…Jesus’ first miracle…references by Paul…Anything in excess is sinful…and her belief that the wine was unfermented. Historically that is incorrect, and that’s where it went from there. Decent discussion.
BUT…after she left I began thinking about this position, and what protestants think about medication. She, for instance, has a nerve disorder and is on valium. How is Valium O.K. and alchohol not? Before someone says one is prescribed, and the other is not, Lets think back to the day when there were no Prescriptions…just to make it interesting and fair. Besides…I knew a man who was “prescribed” to drink beer to straighten up a bladder infection.