Do you love beer, rock music and Jesus?

Yes, some of us Christians love beer, good music, and Jesus.  If you don’t, that’s fine with me–except for not liking good music.  The pint that you see here is a black and tan.

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” -Benjamin Franklin

What’s your favorite pint?  Or, share your thoughts about beer and Jesus below.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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  1. so i like beer in october, then after than it’s red wine, good music, and Jesus ! (in reverse order)

  2. so i like beer in october, then after than it’s red wine, good music, and Jesus ! (in reverse order)

  3. so i like beer in october, then after than it’s red wine, good music, and Jesus ! (in reverse order)

  4. so i like beer in october, then after than it’s red wine, good music, and Jesus ! (in reverse order)

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  9. Ummm, YES YES and YES!!! Was that from tonight? If it was you guys suck. I knew I shouldn’t have gone home early

  10. Ummm, YES YES and YES!!! Was that from tonight? If it was you guys suck. I knew I shouldn’t have gone home early

  11. Ummm, YES YES and YES!!! Was that from tonight? If it was you guys suck. I knew I shouldn’t have gone home early

  12. Ummm, YES YES and YES!!! Was that from tonight? If it was you guys suck. I knew I shouldn’t have gone home early

  13. No worries Mike that was from Saturday night. My favorite pint is either, New Castle Brown Ale, or BJ’s Jeremiah’s Irish Red Ale. And I’m pretty sure Jesus would share that pint with me! Drink on (responsibly) and rock on (undignifiedly)!

  14. No worries Mike that was from Saturday night. My favorite pint is either, New Castle Brown Ale, or BJ’s Jeremiah’s Irish Red Ale. And I’m pretty sure Jesus would share that pint with me! Drink on (responsibly) and rock on (undignifiedly)!

  15. No worries Mike that was from Saturday night. My favorite pint is either, New Castle Brown Ale, or BJ’s Jeremiah’s Irish Red Ale. And I’m pretty sure Jesus would share that pint with me! Drink on (responsibly) and rock on (undignifiedly)!

  16. No worries Mike that was from Saturday night. My favorite pint is either, New Castle Brown Ale, or BJ’s Jeremiah’s Irish Red Ale. And I’m pretty sure Jesus would share that pint with me! Drink on (responsibly) and rock on (undignifiedly)!

  17. I would go one step further to say I have a Passion for Beer, a Passion for rock music and a Passion for Jesus!
    Favorite Pint: Oatmeal Stout from Swans Pub in Victoria Canada. But the Porter you and I had the other day at Barley and Hops wasn’t bad either.

    I heard there is a club in this area that brews their own beer. The monks did it the best why not carry the tradition with a Pastor’s Brew Club?

  18. I would go one step further to say I have a Passion for Beer, a Passion for rock music and a Passion for Jesus!
    Favorite Pint: Oatmeal Stout from Swans Pub in Victoria Canada. But the Porter you and I had the other day at Barley and Hops wasn’t bad either.

    I heard there is a club in this area that brews their own beer. The monks did it the best why not carry the tradition with a Pastor’s Brew Club?

  19. I would go one step further to say I have a Passion for Beer, a Passion for rock music and a Passion for Jesus!
    Favorite Pint: Oatmeal Stout from Swans Pub in Victoria Canada. But the Porter you and I had the other day at Barley and Hops wasn’t bad either.

    I heard there is a club in this area that brews their own beer. The monks did it the best why not carry the tradition with a Pastor’s Brew Club?

  20. I would go one step further to say I have a Passion for Beer, a Passion for rock music and a Passion for Jesus!
    Favorite Pint: Oatmeal Stout from Swans Pub in Victoria Canada. But the Porter you and I had the other day at Barley and Hops wasn’t bad either.

    I heard there is a club in this area that brews their own beer. The monks did it the best why not carry the tradition with a Pastor’s Brew Club?

  21. McEwans Scottish Ale for me or Youngs Chocolate Stout… Rock Music, any kind of music, and of course Christ. That’s a good combination. Of course the C&MA frowns upon this.And I’m very jealous that there was a meeting at Barley and Hops that I missed…

  22. McEwans Scottish Ale for me or Youngs Chocolate Stout… Rock Music, any kind of music, and of course Christ. That’s a good combination. Of course the C&MA frowns upon this.And I’m very jealous that there was a meeting at Barley and Hops that I missed…

  23. McEwans Scottish Ale for me or Youngs Chocolate Stout… Rock Music, any kind of music, and of course Christ. That’s a good combination. Of course the C&MA frowns upon this.And I’m very jealous that there was a meeting at Barley and Hops that I missed…

  24. McEwans Scottish Ale for me or Youngs Chocolate Stout… Rock Music, any kind of music, and of course Christ. That’s a good combination. Of course the C&MA frowns upon this.And I’m very jealous that there was a meeting at Barley and Hops that I missed…

  25. OK, just have to shout out for Deschutes Black Butte Porter and a second on that Young’s Chocolate Stout. Hey, remember that C.S. Lewis, my favorite Brit, loved both Jesus and his pint.
    BTW, I tried to order a Black and Tan in Brunswick, GA when my hubbie was at FLETC and the waitress said in her southern accent, “a black and wha-aa-t?” I settled for a Sam Adams.

  26. OK, just have to shout out for Deschutes Black Butte Porter and a second on that Young’s Chocolate Stout. Hey, remember that C.S. Lewis, my favorite Brit, loved both Jesus and his pint.
    BTW, I tried to order a Black and Tan in Brunswick, GA when my hubbie was at FLETC and the waitress said in her southern accent, “a black and wha-aa-t?” I settled for a Sam Adams.

  27. OK, just have to shout out for Deschutes Black Butte Porter and a second on that Young’s Chocolate Stout. Hey, remember that C.S. Lewis, my favorite Brit, loved both Jesus and his pint.
    BTW, I tried to order a Black and Tan in Brunswick, GA when my hubbie was at FLETC and the waitress said in her southern accent, “a black and wha-aa-t?” I settled for a Sam Adams.

  28. OK, just have to shout out for Deschutes Black Butte Porter and a second on that Young’s Chocolate Stout. Hey, remember that C.S. Lewis, my favorite Brit, loved both Jesus and his pint.
    BTW, I tried to order a Black and Tan in Brunswick, GA when my hubbie was at FLETC and the waitress said in her southern accent, “a black and wha-aa-t?” I settled for a Sam Adams.

  29. Wow, solid beers listed in here! Nothing better than a pint after worship practice. Lately it’s been Guiness or Kilkenny, but I have some Neustadt 10W30 in the fridge too.

  30. Wow, solid beers listed in here! Nothing better than a pint after worship practice. Lately it’s been Guiness or Kilkenny, but I have some Neustadt 10W30 in the fridge too.

  31. Wow, solid beers listed in here! Nothing better than a pint after worship practice. Lately it’s been Guiness or Kilkenny, but I have some Neustadt 10W30 in the fridge too.

  32. Wow, solid beers listed in here! Nothing better than a pint after worship practice. Lately it’s been Guiness or Kilkenny, but I have some Neustadt 10W30 in the fridge too.

  33. That would be a no, yes and yes. I haven’t found a beer that tastes like anything other than boiled shoe-leather. Until I do, I just won’t drink beer.

    No offense to the whole beer drinking world…

  34. That would be a no, yes and yes. I haven’t found a beer that tastes like anything other than boiled shoe-leather. Until I do, I just won’t drink beer.

    No offense to the whole beer drinking world…

  35. That would be a no, yes and yes. I haven’t found a beer that tastes like anything other than boiled shoe-leather. Until I do, I just won’t drink beer.

    No offense to the whole beer drinking world…

  36. That would be a no, yes and yes. I haven’t found a beer that tastes like anything other than boiled shoe-leather. Until I do, I just won’t drink beer.

    No offense to the whole beer drinking world…

  37. Hi Rich,
    Great, great topic. I posted my beer tasting notes from my summer trip to the UK…

    http://markjaffrey.blogspot.com/2008/09/beer-tasting-notes.html

    My favourite though has to be a pint of Bishop’s Finger.

    My father-in-law and I are planning a “C.S.Lewis” (named after one of his favourite habits) when I go back to the UK in November – a day walking in the countryside with a strategic stop in a country pub for beer and great food (maybe a steak and ale pie) in front of a roaring log fire – magic!

  38. Hi Rich,
    Great, great topic. I posted my beer tasting notes from my summer trip to the UK…

    http://markjaffrey.blogspot.com/2008/09/beer-tasting-notes.html

    My favourite though has to be a pint of Bishop’s Finger.

    My father-in-law and I are planning a “C.S.Lewis” (named after one of his favourite habits) when I go back to the UK in November – a day walking in the countryside with a strategic stop in a country pub for beer and great food (maybe a steak and ale pie) in front of a roaring log fire – magic!

  39. Hi Rich,
    Great, great topic. I posted my beer tasting notes from my summer trip to the UK…

    http://markjaffrey.blogspot.com/2008/09/beer-tasting-notes.html

    My favourite though has to be a pint of Bishop’s Finger.

    My father-in-law and I are planning a “C.S.Lewis” (named after one of his favourite habits) when I go back to the UK in November – a day walking in the countryside with a strategic stop in a country pub for beer and great food (maybe a steak and ale pie) in front of a roaring log fire – magic!

  40. Hi Rich,
    Great, great topic. I posted my beer tasting notes from my summer trip to the UK…

    http://markjaffrey.blogspot.com/2008/09/beer-tasting-notes.html

    My favourite though has to be a pint of Bishop’s Finger.

    My father-in-law and I are planning a “C.S.Lewis” (named after one of his favourite habits) when I go back to the UK in November – a day walking in the countryside with a strategic stop in a country pub for beer and great food (maybe a steak and ale pie) in front of a roaring log fire – magic!

  41. actually… i don’t like beer, but if i drink it — i choose like a Miller Light or an Amestel Light. something smooth. Guinness is black tar disguised as beer.

  42. actually… i don’t like beer, but if i drink it — i choose like a Miller Light or an Amestel Light. something smooth. Guinness is black tar disguised as beer.

  43. actually… i don’t like beer, but if i drink it — i choose like a Miller Light or an Amestel Light. something smooth. Guinness is black tar disguised as beer.

  44. actually… i don’t like beer, but if i drink it — i choose like a Miller Light or an Amestel Light. something smooth. Guinness is black tar disguised as beer.

  45. Crystal, anything with the word “light” or “lite” in the title isn’t actually beer.
    Just so you know 🙂

  46. Crystal, anything with the word “light” or “lite” in the title isn’t actually beer.
    Just so you know 🙂

  47. Crystal, anything with the word “light” or “lite” in the title isn’t actually beer.
    Just so you know 🙂

  48. Crystal, anything with the word “light” or “lite” in the title isn’t actually beer.
    Just so you know 🙂

  49. Overall I’d say my favorite beer is Newcastle, but I typically have that at home and drink it out of a bottle.
    If I’m out and about though, and drinking a pint, I like me a good ol’ Guinness.

  50. Overall I’d say my favorite beer is Newcastle, but I typically have that at home and drink it out of a bottle.
    If I’m out and about though, and drinking a pint, I like me a good ol’ Guinness.

  51. Overall I’d say my favorite beer is Newcastle, but I typically have that at home and drink it out of a bottle.
    If I’m out and about though, and drinking a pint, I like me a good ol’ Guinness.

  52. Overall I’d say my favorite beer is Newcastle, but I typically have that at home and drink it out of a bottle.
    If I’m out and about though, and drinking a pint, I like me a good ol’ Guinness.

  53. When I was an exchange student in Germany, my host family asked, “Would you like beer or coffee with dinner?” So l learned to drink both.
    I like a hefe-weissen, but my current favorite is Spaten Optimator.

  54. When I was an exchange student in Germany, my host family asked, “Would you like beer or coffee with dinner?” So l learned to drink both.
    I like a hefe-weissen, but my current favorite is Spaten Optimator.

  55. When I was an exchange student in Germany, my host family asked, “Would you like beer or coffee with dinner?” So l learned to drink both.
    I like a hefe-weissen, but my current favorite is Spaten Optimator.

  56. When I was an exchange student in Germany, my host family asked, “Would you like beer or coffee with dinner?” So l learned to drink both.
    I like a hefe-weissen, but my current favorite is Spaten Optimator.

  57. Also, I second Shiner Black. A few weeks ago, I even met the Shiner brewmaster at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas! Summerstock and Bock are also good from Shiner.

  58. Also, I second Shiner Black. A few weeks ago, I even met the Shiner brewmaster at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas! Summerstock and Bock are also good from Shiner.

  59. Also, I second Shiner Black. A few weeks ago, I even met the Shiner brewmaster at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas! Summerstock and Bock are also good from Shiner.

  60. Also, I second Shiner Black. A few weeks ago, I even met the Shiner brewmaster at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas! Summerstock and Bock are also good from Shiner.

  61. I am glad I found BOTH Mark’s comments in my spam thing. Great links about beer. 🙂

  62. I am glad I found BOTH Mark’s comments in my spam thing. Great links about beer. 🙂

  63. I am glad I found BOTH Mark’s comments in my spam thing. Great links about beer. 🙂

  64. I am glad I found BOTH Mark’s comments in my spam thing. Great links about beer. 🙂

  65. @mark — that i do know. which is why i prefaced it by saying, “i don’t like beer.”

  66. @mark — that i do know. which is why i prefaced it by saying, “i don’t like beer.”

  67. @mark — that i do know. which is why i prefaced it by saying, “i don’t like beer.”

  68. @mark — that i do know. which is why i prefaced it by saying, “i don’t like beer.”

  69. Traders Joe’s carries “StockYard” Oatmeal Stout. Really dark, rich and smooth.
    Also this time of year “Pumpkin Ale” makes it’s rounds. I’ve had good ones and bad ones.

  70. Traders Joe’s carries “StockYard” Oatmeal Stout. Really dark, rich and smooth.
    Also this time of year “Pumpkin Ale” makes it’s rounds. I’ve had good ones and bad ones.

  71. Traders Joe’s carries “StockYard” Oatmeal Stout. Really dark, rich and smooth.
    Also this time of year “Pumpkin Ale” makes it’s rounds. I’ve had good ones and bad ones.

  72. Traders Joe’s carries “StockYard” Oatmeal Stout. Really dark, rich and smooth.
    Also this time of year “Pumpkin Ale” makes it’s rounds. I’ve had good ones and bad ones.

  73. I think if I had to have a pint with Jesus, I would go to my first and still favorite beer of all time. Guinness Extra Stout. That way we could eat and drink at the same time.

  74. I think if I had to have a pint with Jesus, I would go to my first and still favorite beer of all time. Guinness Extra Stout. That way we could eat and drink at the same time.

  75. I think if I had to have a pint with Jesus, I would go to my first and still favorite beer of all time. Guinness Extra Stout. That way we could eat and drink at the same time.

  76. I think if I had to have a pint with Jesus, I would go to my first and still favorite beer of all time. Guinness Extra Stout. That way we could eat and drink at the same time.

  77. Jesus..Without question. Good music…absolutely,especially when Rich and the boys are playin it, but beer? Beer killed my witness once to a very good friend named George who is now dead. Never again. You might even say that I was born again. If a man wants to enjoy a beer now and again, I don’t think it’s a risk to his salvation. Just make sure that it isn’t a risk to anyone elses either. As Christians, the worlds eyes are on us looking for light. So take it from someone who learned the hard way. In a public setting or a private one with close unsaved friends, the fastest way to dowse the light, is to drink a beer. Look Sunridge is my home and you guys are my brothers so belive me i’m saying this not with judgement, but with the love of Christ. Your brother, Don Prestage.

  78. Jesus..Without question. Good music…absolutely,especially when Rich and the boys are playin it, but beer? Beer killed my witness once to a very good friend named George who is now dead. Never again. You might even say that I was born again. If a man wants to enjoy a beer now and again, I don’t think it’s a risk to his salvation. Just make sure that it isn’t a risk to anyone elses either. As Christians, the worlds eyes are on us looking for light. So take it from someone who learned the hard way. In a public setting or a private one with close unsaved friends, the fastest way to dowse the light, is to drink a beer. Look Sunridge is my home and you guys are my brothers so belive me i’m saying this not with judgement, but with the love of Christ. Your brother, Don Prestage.

  79. Jesus..Without question. Good music…absolutely,especially when Rich and the boys are playin it, but beer? Beer killed my witness once to a very good friend named George who is now dead. Never again. You might even say that I was born again. If a man wants to enjoy a beer now and again, I don’t think it’s a risk to his salvation. Just make sure that it isn’t a risk to anyone elses either. As Christians, the worlds eyes are on us looking for light. So take it from someone who learned the hard way. In a public setting or a private one with close unsaved friends, the fastest way to dowse the light, is to drink a beer. Look Sunridge is my home and you guys are my brothers so belive me i’m saying this not with judgement, but with the love of Christ. Your brother, Don Prestage.

  80. Jesus..Without question. Good music…absolutely,especially when Rich and the boys are playin it, but beer? Beer killed my witness once to a very good friend named George who is now dead. Never again. You might even say that I was born again. If a man wants to enjoy a beer now and again, I don’t think it’s a risk to his salvation. Just make sure that it isn’t a risk to anyone elses either. As Christians, the worlds eyes are on us looking for light. So take it from someone who learned the hard way. In a public setting or a private one with close unsaved friends, the fastest way to dowse the light, is to drink a beer. Look Sunridge is my home and you guys are my brothers so belive me i’m saying this not with judgement, but with the love of Christ. Your brother, Don Prestage.

  81. Christians can be a good witness by modeling moderation, which I hope all here are assuming. Don, I am not sure what you are really saying happened with you and your friend, but I am sorry about that and respect your decision to not drink. In fact, some should not drink and that is respected here. Thanks!

  82. Christians can be a good witness by modeling moderation, which I hope all here are assuming. Don, I am not sure what you are really saying happened with you and your friend, but I am sorry about that and respect your decision to not drink. In fact, some should not drink and that is respected here. Thanks!

  83. Christians can be a good witness by modeling moderation, which I hope all here are assuming. Don, I am not sure what you are really saying happened with you and your friend, but I am sorry about that and respect your decision to not drink. In fact, some should not drink and that is respected here. Thanks!

  84. Christians can be a good witness by modeling moderation, which I hope all here are assuming. Don, I am not sure what you are really saying happened with you and your friend, but I am sorry about that and respect your decision to not drink. In fact, some should not drink and that is respected here. Thanks!

  85. Love Jesus . . .love music. . .mostly hate beer!! Although, Rich (my hubbey) is always trying something new, or old! and had me try New Castle. I could drink this!! But really – wine is my thing.

  86. Love Jesus . . .love music. . .mostly hate beer!! Although, Rich (my hubbey) is always trying something new, or old! and had me try New Castle. I could drink this!! But really – wine is my thing.

  87. Love Jesus . . .love music. . .mostly hate beer!! Although, Rich (my hubbey) is always trying something new, or old! and had me try New Castle. I could drink this!! But really – wine is my thing.

  88. Love Jesus . . .love music. . .mostly hate beer!! Although, Rich (my hubbey) is always trying something new, or old! and had me try New Castle. I could drink this!! But really – wine is my thing.

  89. Sorry, I should have been a little more clear on what happened. I can see my post seems a little harsh. George was my friend and neighbor for most of my life. We went to school and surfed together. Having grown up in church, I had a foundation of christianity that George didn’t. After many months of me inviting him, George finally gave in and starting attending church with my family. He even joined the youth group. As we got older, like almost everyone else, we began to drink. At first it was just the Miller king cans but sixers and then twelvers followed. We were 20.The one person in Georges world that could witness and introduce him to Christ was me, but beer was more important. Our drinking continued into our early thirties when finally the conviction of the spirit was so oppressive to me I quit. We all know the lord chastens those that He loves. Nothing I could say or do could make an impact on George, After all, I spent way more time drinking with him than I ever did witnessing. But what the heck, I was free in Christ right? Well we burried George 3 Years ago at 40 years old. He died in his sin of liver failure directly attributed to alcoholism and left 3 kids. I know that it’s not entirely my fault that George ended up like that, But 20 years ago we were at the cross roads of compromise together and I knew better. During the time that I was was drinking I had many friends that knew of my church background, but amazingly, you just can’t witness with a beer in your hand. There was nothing in my life any different from theirs that they could see. Beer has cost me a lot of missed oportunities to lead people to the Lord, one of which I will never forget. So be carefull in your freedom and ready to share your faith at all times. It could be a matter of life and death.

  90. Sorry, I should have been a little more clear on what happened. I can see my post seems a little harsh. George was my friend and neighbor for most of my life. We went to school and surfed together. Having grown up in church, I had a foundation of christianity that George didn’t. After many months of me inviting him, George finally gave in and starting attending church with my family. He even joined the youth group. As we got older, like almost everyone else, we began to drink. At first it was just the Miller king cans but sixers and then twelvers followed. We were 20.The one person in Georges world that could witness and introduce him to Christ was me, but beer was more important. Our drinking continued into our early thirties when finally the conviction of the spirit was so oppressive to me I quit. We all know the lord chastens those that He loves. Nothing I could say or do could make an impact on George, After all, I spent way more time drinking with him than I ever did witnessing. But what the heck, I was free in Christ right? Well we burried George 3 Years ago at 40 years old. He died in his sin of liver failure directly attributed to alcoholism and left 3 kids. I know that it’s not entirely my fault that George ended up like that, But 20 years ago we were at the cross roads of compromise together and I knew better. During the time that I was was drinking I had many friends that knew of my church background, but amazingly, you just can’t witness with a beer in your hand. There was nothing in my life any different from theirs that they could see. Beer has cost me a lot of missed oportunities to lead people to the Lord, one of which I will never forget. So be carefull in your freedom and ready to share your faith at all times. It could be a matter of life and death.

  91. Sorry, I should have been a little more clear on what happened. I can see my post seems a little harsh. George was my friend and neighbor for most of my life. We went to school and surfed together. Having grown up in church, I had a foundation of christianity that George didn’t. After many months of me inviting him, George finally gave in and starting attending church with my family. He even joined the youth group. As we got older, like almost everyone else, we began to drink. At first it was just the Miller king cans but sixers and then twelvers followed. We were 20.The one person in Georges world that could witness and introduce him to Christ was me, but beer was more important. Our drinking continued into our early thirties when finally the conviction of the spirit was so oppressive to me I quit. We all know the lord chastens those that He loves. Nothing I could say or do could make an impact on George, After all, I spent way more time drinking with him than I ever did witnessing. But what the heck, I was free in Christ right? Well we burried George 3 Years ago at 40 years old. He died in his sin of liver failure directly attributed to alcoholism and left 3 kids. I know that it’s not entirely my fault that George ended up like that, But 20 years ago we were at the cross roads of compromise together and I knew better. During the time that I was was drinking I had many friends that knew of my church background, but amazingly, you just can’t witness with a beer in your hand. There was nothing in my life any different from theirs that they could see. Beer has cost me a lot of missed oportunities to lead people to the Lord, one of which I will never forget. So be carefull in your freedom and ready to share your faith at all times. It could be a matter of life and death.

  92. Sorry, I should have been a little more clear on what happened. I can see my post seems a little harsh. George was my friend and neighbor for most of my life. We went to school and surfed together. Having grown up in church, I had a foundation of christianity that George didn’t. After many months of me inviting him, George finally gave in and starting attending church with my family. He even joined the youth group. As we got older, like almost everyone else, we began to drink. At first it was just the Miller king cans but sixers and then twelvers followed. We were 20.The one person in Georges world that could witness and introduce him to Christ was me, but beer was more important. Our drinking continued into our early thirties when finally the conviction of the spirit was so oppressive to me I quit. We all know the lord chastens those that He loves. Nothing I could say or do could make an impact on George, After all, I spent way more time drinking with him than I ever did witnessing. But what the heck, I was free in Christ right? Well we burried George 3 Years ago at 40 years old. He died in his sin of liver failure directly attributed to alcoholism and left 3 kids. I know that it’s not entirely my fault that George ended up like that, But 20 years ago we were at the cross roads of compromise together and I knew better. During the time that I was was drinking I had many friends that knew of my church background, but amazingly, you just can’t witness with a beer in your hand. There was nothing in my life any different from theirs that they could see. Beer has cost me a lot of missed oportunities to lead people to the Lord, one of which I will never forget. So be carefull in your freedom and ready to share your faith at all times. It could be a matter of life and death.

  93. Don,
    Thanks for your words. I am sorry about your experience and see that you have indeed very good reason and conscience to not drink yourself and it is a good thing for you to share your experience. I appreciate your honesty in it and the intent behind it.

    With Christian liberty, we have to allow that our conscience is not the same as another individual’s conscience. That does not make either party wrong on issues of Christian liberty as far as their choices. It is far worse to be bound in legalism than any other option. The importance is loving each other and knowing that our own weaknesses are not always the same ones others have.

  94. Don,
    Thanks for your words. I am sorry about your experience and see that you have indeed very good reason and conscience to not drink yourself and it is a good thing for you to share your experience. I appreciate your honesty in it and the intent behind it.

    With Christian liberty, we have to allow that our conscience is not the same as another individual’s conscience. That does not make either party wrong on issues of Christian liberty as far as their choices. It is far worse to be bound in legalism than any other option. The importance is loving each other and knowing that our own weaknesses are not always the same ones others have.

  95. Don,
    Thanks for your words. I am sorry about your experience and see that you have indeed very good reason and conscience to not drink yourself and it is a good thing for you to share your experience. I appreciate your honesty in it and the intent behind it.

    With Christian liberty, we have to allow that our conscience is not the same as another individual’s conscience. That does not make either party wrong on issues of Christian liberty as far as their choices. It is far worse to be bound in legalism than any other option. The importance is loving each other and knowing that our own weaknesses are not always the same ones others have.

  96. Don,
    Thanks for your words. I am sorry about your experience and see that you have indeed very good reason and conscience to not drink yourself and it is a good thing for you to share your experience. I appreciate your honesty in it and the intent behind it.

    With Christian liberty, we have to allow that our conscience is not the same as another individual’s conscience. That does not make either party wrong on issues of Christian liberty as far as their choices. It is far worse to be bound in legalism than any other option. The importance is loving each other and knowing that our own weaknesses are not always the same ones others have.

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