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Why do baptists not drink?

Why do baptists not drink?

Among the recognized number of Christian denominations, Baptists are usually described as the believers of faith alone. It is one Christian practice of baptism that baptizes one on the basis of his or her profession of faith in Jesus Christ and as admission into a local community of faith. The only basis of their practice is through the use of the Scripture or the Holy Bible and performs the art of baptism through the process of immersion, where the person to be baptized enter a body of water and shoves one’s head into the water. The term, Baptist, is originally from the Greek language, which was used to refer to John the Baptist. Later, it was claimed to be the modification of the word, Anabaptizer, which means to rebaptizer.

Diverse from their beginning, those identifying as Baptists today differ widely from one another in what they believe, how they worship, their attitudes toward other Christians, and their understanding of what is important in Christian discipleship. In this religion, there are do’s and dont’s in professing one’s faith. Of the dont’s, the prohibition on the use of alcohol has been a query for quite some time. One reason considered to be legitimate is because people have the highest tendency to abuse alcohol. In the olden times, drunks are considered to be a shame in the society. However, today, drunks are seen as a threat to the society. This is so because of their capability to do something that they are not fully conscious about, such as harassing other people and being violent. This supports another reason that the use of alcohol poses negative effects on the people comprising the society.

Therefore, some Christians feel the sense of love and justice leads them to abstain from alcohol.


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