Qld Baptist ministers: no alcohol

“11.5 Registered Ministers should be total abstainers from the use of alcohol.”

“11.6 Registered Ministers must totally abstain from the use of non-prescribed addictive drugs.”

(General Guidelines, Registration and Ordination Guidelines, Adopted by the Board of Queensland Baptists 25 June 2009, Revised 18 May 2012)

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

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)

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)

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)”