What about drinking wine or smoking marijuana?

Could you please answer the question if its ok to drink alcohol as long as it’s in moderation and what do you think about smoking marijuana.  I watch your program all the time and am truly blessed and you changed the way I study the word.

I’m glad you feel free to ask a question such as this.  First of all, when saying “it is OK to drink alcohol” understand that it is OK in the sense that God’s Word does not strictly forbid it.  Since  I Corinthians 6:12 and 10:23 makes a distinction between what is lawful and what it expedient, the goal of the Christian life should be what is expedient, or as Philippians 1:9 says “That ye may approve things that are excellent….” Therefore, many (like myself) would choose not to drink alcohol.

I could understand taking alcohol as a medicine or in medicine.  I also understand marijuana can be used for medical purposes.  But to smoke it to get high is certainly contrary to God’s will for a Believer.  The same verse that would forbid alcohol for the sake of getting intoxicated would apply to any form of getting high.

Ephesians 5:18 says:  “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.”