Not all churches of Christ are the same. Many churches of Christ do not strictly follow God’s word.
Some churches of Christ have been “leavened” by carnal members (1 Cor. 5:6-8). A sure sign of this is a church that condones sin among its members (1 Tim. 5:22). Such was the case in the church at Corinth (1 Cor. 5:1-5). Rather than taking action to remove the sinful member, the church in their arrogance, ignored the wicked brother’s conduct. The Apostle Paul sharply rebuked the Corinthians and insisted they withdraw their fellowship from that brother (1 Cor. 5:1-13).
Similarly, the drinking of alcoholic beverages among our members has caused division among churches of Christ in the Black Hills. The drinking of alcohol is just as sinful as the condition of drunkenness (Lev. 10:8-11; Judg. 13:3-4; Prov. 20:1; 23:31-32; 31:4-5; 1 Thess. 5:6-8; 1 Tim. 3:2-3; Tit. 1:7; 2:7, 11-14; 1 Pet. 1:13-18; 4:3, 7; 5:8). This truth eludes some Christians because they want to focus on passages that condemn the condition of drunkenness while ignoring passages that condemn its use. They conclude that a moderate amount of alcohol is acceptable. Nothing could be farther from the truth!
The Battle Creek church of Christ does not condone the drinking of alcoholic beverages!
The Bible teaches abstinence from alcohol. Study material is available on this website and a personal bible study will be arranged for all who are interested.By Steve A. Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org