I was amazed and disappointed to hear that Moody Bible Institute (founded by Evangelist D. L. Moody in 1886), has dropped their long-held ban against its professors using alcohol.
All my life I’ve heard good things about the conservative, biblical stand of Moody Bible Institute. I’ve recommended them through the years; as my dad did before me.
Evangelist D. L. Moody himself opposed alcohol. But now his school has dropped that biblical conviction.
Now, according to WORLD magazine, the Moody Bible Institute Board Chairman is involved in gambling and poker. This “comes after the board of trustees he chairs established, in August, a new Moody employee policy that permits gambling, tobacco use, and the consumption of alcohol while off duty.” -WORLD, 11-2-2013. See the article at:
In the future, any recommendation of Moody needs a disclaimer concerning their weak stand on alcohol.
As Judge Pressler, one of the leaders in the SBC Conservative Resurgence says,
“The upcoming generations need to know the havoc brought on our society and upon individuals by the use of alcohol. If we use it ourselves, we recommend its use to others. A Christian should not exercise his freedom to put himself and others at such a risk.”
-Judge Paul Pressler, quoted in Ancient Wine and the Bible.
Mark Creech of the American Council on Alcohol Problems (ACAP) has written an article on this issue:
We desperately need more pastors, youth ministers, seminary professors, and laymen willing to speak out on these issues. We need more individuals and churches willing to give to organizations like ACAP. May we stop this backward slide of Christians using drugs for recreational purposes.
-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, October 21, AD 2013.
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