In the following essay I will attempt to argue that alcohol was created by God as something good to be enjoyed by His people, a good that has been perverted by the human heart, and our culture to only be thought of, wrongly, as evil, and I will seek to change such a man’s opinion. Even many Christians have alcohol in the “evil” category, or at “worst” in the neutral category, and I believe this is unbiblical, so let us begin.
Why does God create anything? Ultimately we do not know, but we do know that part of it is to bring God Himself Glory. How did God create everything? Genesis tells us that God created everything good, Gen 1:31. Everything includes natural things like hemlock, and it means for how the thing was intended. Everything also includes things able to be created by man, like alcohol, or things done by man, like sex, if the thing is used how God intended for the purposes God intended. So, the question I am posing today is simply: how does God view alcohol and namely its use by Christians? The answer might surprise you (to the American Christian): as something ultimately good.