- (Ephesians 5:18) “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery...”.
- (1 Corinthians 6:10) “Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God”.
“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers”.
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise”.
"Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses".
"For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry." (1 Peter 4:3).
"It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles".
“Wine in antiquity was far less potent. One would have had to ingest large quantities in order to receive even minimal alcoholic content” (AP).