I have not been drunk in well over 15 years, although I do have an occasional beer from time to time (one or two at the most) and my wife will drink a little wine. I dont go out to bars to drink, only at dinner or hanging with a few friends, and not drink infront of other christians whom dont drink or have had a problem in the past with it, simply because I dont want to be the one to cause them to stumble. I do not drink hard liquor because of the process used (distillation vs. fermentation), I am pretty sure they did not have any distilleries during biblical times.
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