James MacDonald has been known for teaching against drinking alcohol. He has counseled abstinence. Yet despite his teaching he has been known for drinking alcohol despite what he has taught. This is a post that preserves James MacDonald’s teaching and also the recent Twitter discussion about James and alcohol. If someone can provide me a picture of James MacDonald’s wine rack I would love to include that in this post.
“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
“Its liquor is like the sweetest dew from Heaven.”
He strengthened their defenses and put commanders in them, with supplies of food, olive oil and wine.
2 Chronicles 11:11 NIV
This has come up from time to time in differing conversations. People have raised James MacDonald’s teaching about alcohol vs. his behavior. Just to be clear I have no problems with alcohol or people drinking alcohol. What I do have a problem with is a person teaching others one thing, and then not following it themself. James MacDonald has been knowing for teaching against alcohol. Then he has been seen drinking. Earlier I listened to this sermon by James MacDonald where he pushed abstinence. Then earlier there was a discussion on Twitter that looked at James MacDonald’s teaching about alcohol. This post is designed to preserve tat Twitter discussion. If anyone can get me a picture of James MacDonald’s wine rack I would be happy to insert it into this post.