Bible verses about alcohol / drugs

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Psalms 69:12 [OEB] Those who sit in the gate make sport of me in the music of drunken songs.

Psalms 107:27 [OEB] They staggered and reeled like drunkards; all their skills useless.

Joel 1:5 [OEB] Awake, drunkards, and weep, and wail, all drinkers of wine; the new wine is cut off from your mouth.

Joel 3:3 [OEB] They have cast lots for my people. They have traded boys for prostitutes, and sold girls for wine, and drunk it.

Obadiah 1:16 [OEB] As you have drunk upon my holy mountain, so all the nations will drink in turn; They will drink deep and be as though they had not been.

Nahum 3:11 [OEB] “You too, Nineveh, will be drunk with fear; you too will seek a place of escape from the foe.

Habakkuk 2:15 [OEB] Woe to him who in fury gives drink to his neighbor to make him drunk, and see him naked.

Zechariah 12:2 [OEB] Look! I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness for all the surrounding peoples. There will be a siege of Jerusalem.

Matthew 24:49 [OEB] and begin to beat their fellow servants, and eat and drink with drunkards,

Luke 12:45 [OEB] But should that servant say to himself ‘My master is a long time coming,’ and begin to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk,

Luke 13:26 [OEB] Then you will begin to say ‘We have eaten and drunk in your presence, and you have taught in our streets,’ and his reply will be –

Luke 21:34 [OEB] Be on your guard or your minds will become dulled by debauches or drunkenness or the anxieties of life, and ’that day’ will close on you suddenly like a trap.

John 2:10 [OEB] He called the groom and said to him, “Everyone puts good wine on the table first, and inferior wine afterward, when his guests have drunk freely; but you have kept back the good wine till now!”

Acts 2:15 [OEB] These people are not drunk, as you suppose; for it is only now nine in the morning! No!

Romans 13:13 [OEB] Being in the light of day, let us live becomingly, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lust and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy.

1 Corinthians 5:11 [OEB] But, as things are, I say that you are not to associate with anyone who, although a follower of Christ in name, is immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or abusive, or a drunkard, or grasping – no, not even to sit down to eat with such people.

1 Corinthians 6:10 [OEB] or a thief, or covetous, or a drunkard, or abusive, or grasping, will have any share in God’s kingdom.

1 Corinthians 6:19 [OEB] Again, don’t you know that your body is a shrine of the Holy Spirit that is within you – the Spirit which you have from God?

1 Corinthians 6:20 [OEB] Moreover, you are not your own masters; you were bought, and the price was paid. Therefore, honor God in your bodies.

Galatians 5:21 [OEB] feelings of envy, drunkenness, revelry, and the like. And I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who indulge in such things will have no place in the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:11 [OEB] Take no part in deeds of darkness, from which no good can come; on the contrary, expose them.

Ephesians 5:18 [OEB] Do not drink wine to excess, for that leads to profligacy; but seek to be filled with the Spirit of God, and speak to one another in psalms and hymns and sacred songs.

Ephesians 6:12 [OEB] For ours is no struggle against enemies of flesh and blood, but against all the various powers of evil that hold sway in the darkness around us, against the spirits of wickedness on high.

1 Thessalonians 5:7 [OEB] It is at night that people sleep, and at night that drunkards get drunk.

1 Timothy 3:3 [OEB] not addicted to drink or brawling, but of a forbearing and peaceable disposition, and not a lover of money;

2 Timothy 4:3 [OEB] For a time will come when people will not tolerate sound teaching. They will follow their own wishes, and, in their itching for novelty, procure themselves a crowd of teachers.

Titus 1:7 [OEB] For a supervisor, as God’s steward, ought to be of blameless character – not arrogant or quick-tempered, not given to drunkeness, violence or shady money-making.

Titus 2:2 [OEB] Teach that the older men should be soberly clear minded, dignified and self-controlled – sound in faith, love, and patient endurance.

Titus 2:3 [OEB] So, too, that the older women should live reverent lives, not slanderers, not slaves to excessive drinking.

Titus 2:12 [OEB] leading us to renounce ungodliness and worldly desires, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives here in this present age,

1 Peter 4:3 [OEB] Surely in the past you have spent time enough living as the Gentiles delight to live. For your path has lain among scenes of debauchery, licentiousness, drunkenness, revelry, hard-drinking, and profane idolatry.

1 Peter 4:7 [OEB] But the end of all things is near. Therefore exercise self-restraint and be calm, so that you may be able to pray.

1 Peter 5:8 [OEB] Exercise self-control, be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, like a roaring lion, is prowling about, eager to devour you.

Revelation 17:2 [OEB] and with whom all the kings of the earth have had licentious intercourse; while all who live on the earth have been make drunk by the wine of her licentiousness.’

Revelation 17:6 [OEB] And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of Christ’s people and with the blood of the martyrs for Jesus. When I saw her, I was amazed beyond measure;

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.