I think I need to mention that I do NOT think that being fat is a sin. I also do not hate fat people. It makes no difference to me how big someone is, other than I would try to help them. I have very good friends who are fat.
The reason I posted this post:
I was talking about those who have beliefs that are not stated explicitly in the Bible (such as complete abstinence from alcohol for everyone no matter what) but then don't follow principles that ARE stated explicitly in the Bible such as gluttony. I see this very often. Sorry if I offended anyone!
It's interesting because I have only been a member of theologically conservative evangelical, "Bible Belt" churches all my life and I have never heard once, anyone judge people for drinking a glass of wine or having a social drink. I have never heard anyone claim that drinking a glass of champagne is a sin. So I think you are really projecting something on to others just to have something to complain about.
From my experience some S. Baptist and Independent Baptist churches teach said doctrine. Or even Church of Christ...
It's not uncommon in the Bible belt for people to claim that drinking alcohol is sin.
Well that's where I live and I have never been told that drinking was sin, that only drunkness is a sin. That was stressed when I was in the youth groups and stuff. We were encouraged just to stay away from it, but were told that drunkness is what the Bible condemns.
They may have taught it was sin back in 1958 or something but not back in the 80s.
So your assumption that I made this up was wrong. But of course, you cannot be wrong, I forgot that. Maybe you were just 'inaccurate'.
NO, I just think it is a common assumption and misperception that Christians who drink pass around and parrot from each other. They think they are being judged by other Christians, most of whom don't care one way or the other.
Your assumption was wrong. Just admit it.
INo, you're the one making the assumption about other Christians and how they feel about drinking. I am saying that it is a wrong assumption on your part to assume that Christians are sitting around judging others for drinking while excusing pet sins.
No I am not making an assumption. I know a lot of Christians who think this way. You assumed that I only pretended this was even an issue to have something to complain about. Anddddddd you were wrong.