(By Dr. Michael Brown) Forty-six years ago, in 1971, the Lord graciously saved me from a life from sinful destruction, which included very serious drug abuse and some heavy drinking as well. From that day until today, I have never abused drugs again or had a sip of alcohol, other than taking Communion with a taste of wine when that was the only option. Do I believe that the Scriptures require total abstinence for all believers? No, I do not. Do I believe that Jesus literally turned water into wine in John 2, even if the wine was not as

fermented as today? Yes, I do. Do I believe that some Christians can drink some alcoholic beverages in moderation without sinning before God? I certainly do. So, I am not here as anyone’s judge or jury, nor am I trying to force my convictions on anyone else. I simply want to share with you why I have totally abstained from alcohol for the last 46 years, since I’ve often been asked this question over the years. READ MORE