It has been a long debat and also a battle with people in the United States of America over alcohol. The devil also uses this battle to turn people away from God, along with destroying people. In this article I have a pro argument of the usage of alcohol in the form of wine. Wine is an alcoholic drink made from grapes.
The first part of my argument is a miracle that Jesus Christ performed when he was sent into the earth. In John 2:3-9;"And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of hte purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins a piece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom," Jesus the son of God turned water into wine at a wedding celebration. Because God turned the water into wine for the purpose of the people drinking it, I believe that wine is good in the eye's of God.
Jesus drank wine when he communed with he's dicipiles. If wine was evil Jesus would have told it was, and never drank it. Jesus would have never given anyone wine to drink if it was evil. In 1 Timothy 5:23;"Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities." This scripture proves that it was recommended by an aposotle to drink a little bit of wine.
I not only know that is good gift of God to have wine, I also know that the devil will use that good gift to destroy an individual. Proverbs 23:20-21;"Be not among winebidders; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags." While its a good gift from God to have a little bit of wine. It can turn into a curse for people using alot of it. The problem with wine is not the wine, but how much of the wine people consume. To much honey will make a person sick, even though it is sweet and good.
Because Jesus turned the water into wine and gave it for the purpose of consuming, the devil has turned alcohol into an abomination in the eye's of people in today's world. Hating alcohol, which means hating wine, the person might read the bible for the first time, and knowing that Jesus did this, would cause rebellion and disbelief. The same thing is happening with salt. Jesus told the diciples to have salt in themself, for they are the light of the world. When salt is turned into an abomination in the eye's of people, this scripture would look evil, causing people to not believe, and rebell.
Another way the devil uses wine as an evil device, is by making prejuduce. People are prejuduce against alcohol, which makes them hate anyone who has that good gift of God. If a person consumes alcohol there is an attack of the devil using the people who abserve. The devil gives those people ideals and things to say in blasphemy, and also blames the alcohol on the world's problem. The devil is currently doing the same thing with salt. Jesus gave wine to drink, and said to have salt (which was a parable). When the devil get's this evil seed grown into the people with power and authority, it will cause even more people to fall away and rebell against God's word, which means their death.