Drinking prohibited

Drinking of alcohol or the taking of illegal drugs is, in reality, prohibited to man.


51. The drinking of alcohol or the taking of illegal drugs is, in reality, prohibited to man by most of Gods messengers in most of Gods religions, if we truly look into it: God is trying to protect man from his own self, trying to keep our minds clear and free from mind altering substances that lead man astray from the true spirituality of man. Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Leviticus: 10:9 “Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, it shall be a statute forever.” Proverbs: 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and who-so-ever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Hosea: 4:11 “Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.” Isaiah: 28:7 “But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.” 28:9 “Whom shall He teach knowledge?” “And whom shall He make to understand doctrine?” Wine and strong drink are strongly discouraged in The Old Testament and basically prohibited is the New Testament. the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: 1 Thessalonians: 5:8 “But let us, who are of the day, be sober,” Romans: 13:13 “Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness,” 14:21 “It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.” 1 Peter: 1:13 “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober,” 1 Peter: 4:7 “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 219. “They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: ‘In them is great sin.”’

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   2)

Islamic symbol-5pix 90. “O ye who believe! intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination, of Satan’s handiwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper.” 91. “Satan’s plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah (God), and from prayer: will ye not then abstain?

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   5)

Islamic symbol-5pix “The Prophet said, ‘All drinks that produce intoxication are Haram (forbidden to drink).”’

(Hadith, Bukhari Vol 1, Book 4, # 243)

Islamic symbol-5pix “Alcoholic drinks were prohibited.”

(Hadith, Bukhari Vol 7, Book 69, # 486)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: Denkard. Zoroaster, “Every sin that is not repented of (i.e. which is not expiated by countervailing good deeds) entails a condemnation to punishment. Other capital offenses are: killing the water-dog and other species of dogs, prostitution, sexual intercourse with women during menstruation, Avarun Marzi (i.e. unnatural intercourse with a woman), drunkenness, theft, oppression, sordidness, back-biting, deception, doing dirty acts, eating or drinking without the Vaj (i.e. saying grace).”

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 225. “Gamblers, dancers and singers, cruel men, men belonging to an heretical sect, those following forbidden occupations, and sellers of spirituous liquor, let him instantly banish from his town.”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 9)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 20. “A Brahmana (shall) always (abstain from) spirituous liquor”

(Hindu, The Dharma Sutras, Gutama 2)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 18. “When a man takes life, tells lies, takes what he is not entitled to in the world, resorts to other men’s wives and indulges in drinking wine and spirits – such a man is digging up his own roots here and now in this world.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Drink that which is not wine,” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba-76)

Mandaean symbol1 “Drink not and do not become intoxicated, and do not forget your Lord in your thoughts.” (Sabeanism, Instruction of Adam)

The shrine-17pix “He drank wine. He must be punished! But with a moderate punishment.’ They despoiled the poor devil of his clothes and gave him 80 lashes with the whip. Then they released him and he returned home.”

(Moojan Momen, The Babi  and Baha’i Religions, p. 382)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: God hath prohibited unto men the drinking of wine, and the unlawfulness thereof hath been revealed and recorded in the Book of God,”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 73)

the greatest name 8 pix“Alcohol consumeth the mind and causeth man to commit acts of absurdity, but this opium, this foul fruit of the infernal tree, and this wicked hashish extinguish the mind, freeze the spirit, petrify the soul, waste the body and leave man frustrated and lost.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 239)

the greatest name 8 pix“Abdu’l-Bahá explains that the Aqdas prohibits ‘both light and strong drinks,’ and He states that the reason for prohibiting the use of alcoholic drinks is because ‘alcohol leadeth the mind astray and causeth the weakening of the body.”’

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 227)