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So over the course of several years, she drank more, and more, and more -- until she nearly lost her family and her life. For well over a century, Southern Baptists have opposed drinking alcoholic beverages, in part over concern for the destruction alcohol has brought to people like Morrison.
Amid national discussion this fall of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's youthful drinking and a mounting number of news reports on alcohol's negative effects, the reasons for Baptist opposition to drinking have come to the fore.
Yet some cultural observers say the Baptist consensus on alcohol may be shifting. Even though doctors had told Morrison she might die soon from kidney and liver failure if the alcohol abuse continued, "that switch had flipped on," she said of her drinking, "and there was just no turning it off.
He removed her from the house temporarily, then found a treatment center in California that could help her through both the addiction and her struggle with mental illness. After 31 days there in -- accompanied by a sense of God's presence and the prayers of her friends -- Morrison came home sober.
Aside from one relapse a month later, she hasn't had a drink since. The therapist who recommended a drink at bedtime never knew what happened. Morrison's now-total abstinence from alcohol is representative of Southern Baptists' historic practice.
According to a LifeWay Research survey, just 3 percent of Southern Baptist pastors and 29 percent of Southern Baptist laity said they drank alcohol.
That compared with 25 percent of non-Southern Baptist, Protestant pastors and 42 percent of non-Southern Baptist, Protestant laity. Inthe Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution expressing "our total opposition to the manufacturing, advertising, distributing, and consuming of alcoholic beverages.
A public health study nearly a decade later seemed to underscore Baptists' aversion to alcohol. When the American Journal of Public Health published in a county-by-county breakdown of alcohol use in America, it caught the eye of Baptist historian Albert Wardin.
He noticed that the journal's color-coded map of alcohol use by county corresponded almost precisely to a color-coded map of the largest religious group in each U. Greear, Johnny Hunt and Jeff Iorg. Among the tweets, Hunt, the North American Mission Board's senior vice president of evangelism and leadership, highlighted a study published Aug.
In September, the World Health Organization's Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health claimed one of every 20 deaths in the world results from "harmful use of alcohol.
There is not a real debate on this prohibition in Christian circles. Paul considers this a vice.
He also includes drunkenness in vice lists such as 1 Corinthians 6: Some say that any alcohol is too much" and reference passages like Proverbs The problem is quantifying drunkenness," Lenow said. The temperance movement, which advocated curbing alcohol consumption, grew out of the Second Great Awakening in the early s and took root with relative speed among Baptists.
Inthe Charleston S. Baptist Association adopted a resolution expressing "pleasure" with "the progress of temperance, and of entire abstinence in the use of ardent spirits," according to the association's minutes.
The association recommended churches "unite" in supporting "this good cause. They also used alcohol for the Lord's Supper before pasteurization and refrigeration made non-fermented grape juice commercially accessible in the late s, according to a Ph.
At least some Baptists apparently drank alcohol as a beverage. When the fermentation is completed, stop tightly. The Herald claimed "total abstinence from intoxicating liquors, with certain limitations, is commended by expediency, the experience of multitudes, the opinion of many wise and good men, and by a fair application of certain scriptural principles.
The SBC adopted its first temperance resolution instating "that we, the members of the Southern Baptist Convention, reassert our truceless and uncompromising hostility to the manufacture, sale, importation and transportation, of alcoholic beverages in any and all their forms.
We regard the policy of issuing government licenses for the purpose of carrying on the liquor traffic as a sin against God and a dishonor to our people. Carroll, led the charge for prohibition in state and national campaigns during the late s and early s. Their efforts paid dividends in when nationwide prohibition went into effect.
It was repealed inbut that didn't change Baptists' stance concerning the ethics of drinking. Since at least the mids Baptists have held, Wills wrote, "that a minister who drank alcoholic beverages was disqualified to preach. He wishes he had earlier in life. He started drinking alcohol at 15, became an alcoholic and was in his second attempt at treatment before he found sobriety -- and Jesus.
Now sober for 16 years, Gallaty said he discusses alcohol in his preaching "all the time. The problem with me is that I never drank just to drink.
I always drank to get drunk.
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