Beer with Obama

Yesterday the president of these United States sit down with three other men for a beer and conversation. Although it was more of a political stunt, with hidden results (what was said was kept from the news media and public) there are some bible lessons we can learn from this.

The President and other leaders should set a good example. Oh yes, I know many will laugh at this and say there is nothing wrong with people having a beer together. The President may drink alchol on other occasions. It seems I have heard him make the comment about “having a beer together” before. He also claims to be a christian, and quotes the bible at times. Possibly he has not read, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; And whosoever erreth thereby is not wise (Prov. 20:1) or “Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean,(Judges 13:4) or “It is not for kings, O Lemuel – not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to crave beer (Prov. 31:4), and many other scriptures that discourage the use of strong drink, which includes any fermented drink.

The power of an example is important. It may be that President Obama did not give any consideration to his example to others. There are many kinds of beverages that would have served the purpose in this meeting. Why was beer the selection? Why did alchol have to be included? It appears that our president approves of drinking alcholic beverages, with little thought of the effect on others, especially children. The news media gave the event wide coverage, with much discussion of the preferred brands of beer. How many younger people saw or heard this? Beer manufactures are critized for advertising on sports events because of the influence children. The same is true for tobbaco products. It appears to be two faced when our president uses both.

“Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. Edmund Burke

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Published in: on July 31, 2009 at 12:37 PM  Comments (2)  

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  1. Jesus drank wine.

  2. The purpose of Accuracy in Religion is to teach what the scriptures record, which is often different that the accepted wisdom of the day. Jesus neither made or drank wine. Please read all the scriptures that pertain to wine. You will find that Jesus turned water into wine as his first miracle, but he did not drink it. The master of the feast tasted it, then the bridegroom. When he ate the last supper with his disciples the contents were bread and fruit of the vine. Space does not allow me to discuss the different meanings of wine used in the bible.


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