Alcohol & Charles H. Spurgeon: everybody become abstainers (1834-1892)

Rev. Charles H. Spurgeon portrait
Charles H. Spurgeon

Next to the preaching of the Gospel, the most necessary thing to be done in England is to induce our people to become abstainers.
– Charles Spurgeon, 1882 (Baptist Church)

See also: Southern Baptist Convention – Resolution on Alcohol (2006)

See also: Bible says be sober again and again.

Charles Spurgeon promoted teetotalism more and more consistently and strongly from the 1880s following a closer examination of the Holy Bible.

1855: the twenty-year-old Spurgeon preached: ‘I might speak of men who will venture into the midst of temptation, confident in their boasted power, exclaiming with self-complacency, “Do you think I am so weak as to sin? Oh! no, I shall stand. Give me the glass; I shall never be a drunkard. Give me the song; you will not find me a midnight reveller. I can drink a little and then I can stop.” Such are presumptuous men.Continue reading “Alcohol & Charles H. Spurgeon: everybody become abstainers (1834-1892)”

No Drinking: Southern Baptist Convention – Resolution on Alcohol (2006)

See also: Bible says be sober again and again.

WHEREAS, Years of research confirm biblical warnings that alcohol use leads to physical, mental, and emotional damage (e.g., Proverbs 23:29-35); and

WHEREAS, Alcohol use has led to countless injuries and deaths on our nation’s highways; and

WHEREAS, The breakup of families and homes can be directly and indirectly attributed to alcohol use by one or more members of a family; and

WHEREAS, The use of alcohol as a recreational beverage has been shown to lead individuals down a path of addiction to alcohol and toward the use of other kinds of drugs, both legal and illegal; and

WHEREAS, There are some religious leaders who are now advocating the consumption of alcoholic beverages based on a misinterpretation of the doctrine of “our freedom in Christ”; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina, June 13-14, 2006, express our total opposition to the manufacturing, advertising, distributing, and consuming of alcoholic beverages Continue reading “No Drinking: Southern Baptist Convention – Resolution on Alcohol (2006)”