Author: Ron Graham
A special series of lessons presenting sound reasons for being a teetotaller whether or not you believe that consuming alcohol is a sin of itself. Written with Australian circumstances in mind, where alcohol abuse is endemic and causing much ruin. Touch any title next to an arrow in the list below.
Abstinence and Conscience —If Jesus declared all foods clean, why was abstinence from certain foods required?
Abstinence and Drunkeness —Suppose you drink without getting drunk? Is there anything wrong with that?
Abstinence and Unity —How can we resolve disunity about whether it is right or wrong to consume alcoholic drinks?
Abstinence and Appearances —Whilst Christianity is not an abstinence religion, abstinence from things strongly associated with evil may be necessary.
Abstinence and Spirituality —God's law might permit something, but that does not necessarily make it a good thing to do.
Abstinence and Will Power —It is a dangerous notion that asceticism, and the exercise of the will over the body, is the essence of holiness.
Abstinence and the Teetotaller —Discusses the question of whether one must practise total abstinence from alcoholic drinks.
Abstinence and Secrecy —Why private drinking of alcohol does not solve the problem of adverse influence, but total abstinence does.