Quote of the Week from Dr. David W. Barker on Alcohol & Gluttony, Need for Pastoral Consistency

Posted: April 16, 2009 by Rick Hogaboam in Discipleship/Sanctification, Quotables

“To protect people from intoxication is laudable, but it is inappropriate to deprive people of Christian freedom based on their potential abuse. What the church should seek is Christian maturity, discipiling its members into moderation, not only in alcohol consumption, but in all things. While alcoholism is a real problem, even the daily news reports point out that obesity is much more pervasive and potentially devastating. Consistency in Christian concern for teh welfare of others must not stop, therefore, with sobriety but must also include gluttony” (David W. Baker, The NIV Application Commentary: Joel, Obadiah, Malachi, p. 63).

  1. mimi says:

    yes, yes, yes!

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