In an article titled, "Christians and Alcohol," posted on January 9 in The Christian Post, Shane Vander Hart made the case for what he believes is the biblical teaching concerning alcohol use and abuse. Vander Hart's personal story of alcohol abuse during his days in college and his decision to quit after becoming a follower of Christ, was, in this author's estimation, where he should have stopped. The rest of his article, unfortunately, made the so-called case for imbibing responsibly.
Vander Hart was right, however, about one point: "This issue will forever be debated by Christians." It's a hot issue. It may come as a surprise to many, but as a Christian activist, whether I am addressing the issue of abortion, gay marriage, pornography, capital punishment, guns, taxes or healthcare, no subject produces as much emotion from readers as this one.