What are the expectations of Christians concerning the drinking
For those who can drink alcohol safely (that is, non-addictively),
our norms should be moderation, attention to circumstances (such
as driving, children’s needs), and keeping alcohol in perspective.
For those who cannot drink safely because of an addictive reaction
to alcohol, the only responsible norm is abstinence, sobriety. Leaders
need to be aware that alcohol, even in moderate amounts, can impair
judgment and response times. Drinking should be a social experience,
not a part of business life or meetings where decisions are to be
are my understandings. Some Christians believe that any consumption
of alcohol is wrong, a violation of God’s will.