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Prohibition & Baptists 100 years laterNASHVILLE (BP) -- When the 18th Amendment was ratified 100 years ago and prohibition became law of the land, the Southern Baptist Convention called it "the greatest victory for moral reform in America since the Declaration of Independence."
The convention's jubilance came in part because Southern Baptists had worked at least three decades to secure legal prohibition. They saw the 18th Amendment as a culmination of their labor. They also had come to view prohibition advocacy as a defining mark of Baptist identity.
Still, Southern Baptists wondered whether the anti-alcohol effort that helped bring about prohibition would persist. Read More
Study: Most churchgoers still abstain from alcoholNASHVILLE (BP) -- Most churchgoers say the Bible teaches against drunkenness. But that doesn't stop about 4 in 10 from taking a drink now and then, a study released Tuesday (Nov. 27) shows.
While 41 percent of Protestant churchgoers say they consume alcohol, 59 percent say they do not. That's a slight shift from 10 years ago, according to the LifeWay Research survey, which was conducted Aug. 22-30, 2017.
In a 2007 phone survey by LifeWay Research, 39 percent of Protestant churchgoers said yes they consumed alcohol while 61 percent said no. Read More
Baptists & alcohol: Is the consensus shifting?NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid a years-long battle with postpartum depression, anxiety and insomnia, a therapist gave Jenny Morrison what proved to be a life-altering suggestion: "Why don't you try drinking a small glass of wine at night?"
When Morrison, a longtime follower of Jesus and Southern Baptist, tried it that night, "it made me sleepy and gave me almost immediate" relief "from the depression and anxiety," she said.
So over the course of several years, she drank more, and more, and more -- until she nearly lost her family and her life. Read More
Alcohol use reignites issue among Baptists
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Alcohol consumption has jumped back into Baptist discussions, this time stirred by the termination of a high-profile pastor.
Perry Noble's removal as senior pastor of the multi-campus NewSpring Church in South Carolina was communicated to members and attendees during Sunday worship services, July 10. Read More